Saturday December 21, 1996

US date format: 12/21/1996, UK date format: 21/12/1996

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 21, 1996). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. 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 Silent Honor by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Out of Sight. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Breakers or Down in the Dumps.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 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.

Events

  • Pakistan all out 67 to lose to Tasmania by an inning.

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Movies

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I'm Not Rappaport

I'm Not Rappaport

Directed by: Herb Gardner

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

Little Witches

Little Witches

Directed by: Jane Simpson

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

Scream

Scream

Directed by: Wes Craven

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

Country: United States of America

Marvin's Room

Marvin's Room

Directed by: Jerry Zaks

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

Ghosts of Mississippi

Ghosts of Mississippi

Directed by: Rob Reiner

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

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 21, 1996?
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Top #4 songs in the UK

  1. - Breathe
  2. - One And One
  3. - Knockin' On Heaven's Door / Throw These Guns Away
  4. - A Different Beat

Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - I Believe I Can Fly (From "Space Jam")
  2. - Nobody
  3. - Un-Break My Heartyoutube
  4. - Pony
  5. - Don't Let Go (Love)
  6. - No Diggity
  7. - You Don't Have To Worry/I'm Still In Love With You
  8. - What Kind Of Man Would I Be
  9. - No Time
  10. - Last Night (From "The Nutty Professor")

Top #1 Latin songs

  1. - Trapecista
Sport Games on December 21, 1996

Sport Games on December 21, 1996


NBA

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
  • Los Angeles Lakers - Minnesota Timberwolves : 88 - 103
See all Basketball game results of December 21, 1996

NFL

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 December 21, 1996

Jupiler League

Football (Belgium)
  • Antwerp - Charleroi : 3 - 1
  • Cercle Brugge - Mechelen : 1 - 2
  • Genk - Lokeren : 0 - 1
  • Gent - Germinal : 2 - 0
  • Harelbeke - Club Brugge : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of December 21, 1996

La Liga Primera Division

Football (Spain)
  • Valladolid - Real Madrid : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of December 21, 1996

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Out of Sight

Out of Sight

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Staying Alive

Staying Alive

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Two Fat Ladies

Two Fat Ladies

Starring: Clarissa Dickson Wright, Jennifer Paterson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Brambly Hedge

Brambly Hedge

Vuelta y vuelta

Vuelta y vuelta

Days to next December 21

If December 21, 1996 is your birthday you're 23 years, 9 months, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 21 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Silent Honor by Danielle Steel

Silent Honor

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In her 38th bestselling novel, Danielle Steel creates a powerful, moving portrayal of families divided, lives shattered and a nation torn apart by prejudice during a shameful episode in recent American history.

Desperation by Stephen King

Desperation

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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.

I'M Not Really Here by Tim Allen

I'M Not Really Here

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The popular actor and comedian shares his observations on why things are the way they are while sharing his offbeat opinions about the meaning of life and his personal role in

Forever, Erma by Erma Bombeck

Forever, Erma

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When Erma Bombeck died on April 22, 1996, she left behind something that few writers could hope to bequeath--a written legacy of more than 4,500 columns and twelve bestselling books and

This Year It Will Be Different by Maeve Binchy

This Year It Will Be Different

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Circle of Friends and The Glass Lake comes This Year It Will Be Different, a stunning new work that brings us the magic

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Breakers

Breakers

Platform: Arcade, Neo Geo

Genre: Fighting game

Publisher: Visco, SNK

Aquarium

Aquarium

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Excellent System

Radical Dreamers

Radical Dreamers

Platform: Super Famicom

Genre: Visual novel

Publisher: Square

16 Tales

16 Tales

Publisher: Lightspan

Down in the Dumps

Down in the Dumps

Platform: MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, Apple Macintosh

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Philips Media

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 21, 1996?

On December 21, 1996 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is December 21, 1996?

On December 21, 1996 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 21, 1996?

On December 21, 1996 the US President was Bill Clinton (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 21, 1996?

On December 21, 1996 the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 21, 1996?

On December 21, 1996 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 21, 1996?

On December 21, 1996 several famous people were born including, Kaitlyn Dever, Atanas Kolev (rapper), Maya Nilsen.

Which famous people died on December 21, 1996?

Famous people died on December 21, 1996 include, Olga Maria Nicolis di Robilant.

What was the number one song in December 21, 1996?

The number one song in the week of December 21, 1996 was Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton in US and Breathe by The Prodigy in UK.

What were the top hits on December 21, 1996?

The top hits on December 21, 1996 were Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton, I Believe I Can Fly by R. Kelly, No Diggity by BLACKstreet in US and Breathe by The Prodigy, One And One by Robert Miles featuring Maria Nayler in UK.


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