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Saturday 21 December 1996

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 21, 1996). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kaitlyn Dever and Atanas Kolev (rapper). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton. I'm Not Rappaport, directed by Herb Gardner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Out of Sight. If you liked videogames you were probably playing DX-Ball or Defender 2000.
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What the sky looked like on 21 December 1996

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

I'm Not Rappaport

Directed by: Herb Gardner

Starring: Walter Matthau, Ossie Davis, Amy Irving, Craig T. Nelson

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Little Witches

Directed by: Jane Simpson

Starring: Mimi Rose, Sheeri Rappaport, Jennifer Rubin, Jack Nance

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Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Skeet Ulrich

Country: United States

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Ghosts of Mississippi

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Alec Baldwin, James Woods, Whoopi Goldberg, Virginia Madsen

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Marvin's Room

Directed by: Jerry Zaks

Starring: Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Out of Sight

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

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Staying Alive

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

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Two Fat Ladies

Starring: Clarissa Dickson Wright, Jennifer Paterson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Brambly Hedge

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 December 1996 ?

  • Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
  • Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Pakistan all out 67 to lose to Tasmania by an inning.

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Sport Games on 21 December 1996

American Basketball
  • Atlanta Hawks - Charlotte Hornets : 93 - 98
  • Boston Celtics - New Jersey Nets : 100 - 101
  • Chicago Bulls - Philadelphia 76ers : 111 - 105
  • Detroit Pistons - New York Knicks : 92 - 95
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American Football
  • New England Patriots - New York Giants : 23 - 22
  • New Orleans Saints - St. Louis Rams : 13 - 14
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Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Antwerp - Charleroi : 3 - 1
  • Cercle Brugge - Mechelen : 1 - 2
  • Genk - Lokeren : 0 - 1
  • Gent - Germinal : 2 - 0
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La Liga Primera Division
Football (Spain)
  • Valladolid - Real Madrid : 1 - 1
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 21, 1996 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1996 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. I Believe I Can Fly (From "Space Jam") - R. Kelly
  2. Nobody - Keith Sweat Featuring Athena Cage
  3. Toni Braxton - Un-Break My Heart
  4. Ginuwine - Pony
  5. En Vogue - Don't Let Go (Love)
  6. No Diggity - BLACKstreet (Featuring Dr. Dre)
  7. New Edition - You Don't Have To Worry/I'm Still In Love With You
  8. Mint Condition - What Kind Of Man Would I Be
  9. No Time - Lil' Kim Featuring Puff Daddy
  10. Last Night (From "The Nutty Professor") - Az Yet
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Trapecista - Enrique Iglesias
  2. Asi Como Te Conoci - Marco Antonio Solis
  3. No Pude Enamorarme Mas - Los Tigres del Norte
  4. Siempre Hace Frio - Selena
  5. Palomita Blanca - Michael Salgado
  6. El Principe - Limite
  7. Amanda Miguel - Amame Una Vez Mas
  8. Solamente Tu Amor - Chayanne
  9. Emmanuel - Amor Total
  10. Ni Como Amigos - Los Mismos


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Book of Ruth

By: Jane Hamilton

Winner of the 1989 PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award for best first novel, this exquisite book confronts real-life issues of alienation and violence from which the author creates a stunning testament to the human capacity for mercy, compassion and love.

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My Gal Sunday

By: Mary Higgins Clark

A dashing ex-president and his young congresswoman bride become an irresistible sleuthing duo in four acclaimed stories from the Queen of Suspense.Henry

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The Christmas Tree

By: Julie Salamon

The Christmas Tree is the tale of a little girl named Anna, who is orphaned and sent to live in a convent.

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By: Stephen King

Stephen King’s #1 national bestseller about a little mining town, Desperation, that many will enter on their way to somewhere else. But getting out is not easy as it would seem…"I see holes like eyes.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Iron Man and X-O Manowar in Heavy Metal

Platform: PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Game Boy, Game Gear, DOS

Genre: Action

Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment Marvel Comics Valiant Comics

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Platform: MS-DOS (Windows, OS X and Linux through Dosbox)

Genre: Shooter (first and third-person)

Publisher: Accolade Inc.

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Platform: Windows, DOS

Genre: RTS

Publisher: Electronic Arts


Platform: Windows Mac OS 6 or higher.

Genre: Breakout clone

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Defender 2000

Platform: Atari Jaguar

Genre: Shooter

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Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Lover Come Back

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The Absent-Minded Professor

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Aladdin and the King of Thieves

Studio: Disney

Format: direct-to-video VHS release

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Studio: Touchstone

Format: VHS release

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Studio: Columbia/Tristar

Format: VHS release

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