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Saturday 21 December 1996

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. 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. Scream, directed by Wes Craven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while The Fallen Man by Tony Hillerman was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing DX-Ball or Defender 2000.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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


Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette

Country: United States

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Mars Attacks!

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Pierce Brosnan, Sarah Jessica Parker

Country: United States

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Jerry Maguire

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

Starring: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Rene Zellweger

Country: United States

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Directed by: Rob Cohen

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen

Country: United States

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Star Trek: First Contact

Directed by: Jonathan Frakes

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner

Country: United States

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What the sky looked like on 21 December 1996

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TV Series

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

Pop-Up Video

Country: United States

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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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Roger and the Rottentrolls

Starring: Rebecca Front

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Leaving Home

Starring: Oliver Knussen

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Daily Show

Written by: Lizz Winstead, Madeleine Smithberg

Starring: Jon Stewart

Country: United States

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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.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Pakistan all out 67 to lose to Tasmania by an inning.

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1996?

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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
See all Basketball game results of 21 December 1996
American Football
  • New England Patriots - New York Giants : 23 - 22
  • New Orleans Saints - St. Louis Rams : 13 - 14
See all American Football game results of 21 December 1996
Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Antwerp - Charleroi : 3 - 1
  • Cercle Brugge - Mechelen : 1 - 2
  • Genk - Lokeren : 0 - 1
  • Gent - Germinal : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of 21 December 1996
La Liga Primera Division
Football (Spain)
  • Valladolid - Real Madrid : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of 21 December 1996

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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 Fallen Man

By: Tony Hillerman

Human bones lie on a ledge under the peak of Ship Rock mountain, the remains of a murder victim undisturbed for more than a decade. Three hundred miles across the Navajo reservation, a harmless old canyon guide is felled by ...

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Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul

By: Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Jennifer Read Hawthorne, Marci Shimoff

There are many ways to define a woman: daughter, mother, wife, professional, friend, student... We are each special and unique, yet we share a common connection.

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Everyone Is Entitled To My Opinion

By: David Brinkley

Make it easy on yourself - read David Brinkley in Large Print!* All Random House Large Print Editions are published in a 16-point typefaceNo matter how seriously we take our politics,

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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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