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Tuesday 21 May 1996

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Indy de Vroome . In that special week of May people in US were listening to Tha Crossroads by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. In UK Fastlove by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. Mission: Impossible, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while Bad As I Wanna Be by Dennis Rodman with Tim Keown was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Klub NLO. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Divide: Enemies Within or FIFA 97.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Mission: Impossible

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Bart

Country: United States

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Dead Man

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Crispin Glover

Country: United States

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Directed by: Jan de Bont

Starring: Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes

Country: United States

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The Craft

Directed by: Andrew Fleming

Starring: Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell

Country: United States

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James and the Giant Peach

Directed by: Henry Selick

Starring: Paul Terry, Joanna Lumley, Pete Postlethwaite

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Forensic Files

Written by: Paul Dowling

Starring: Dayle Hinman, Peter Thomas

Country: United States

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Starring: Adrian Pasdar, Lisa Darr, Lisa Blount, Jack Gwaltney

Country: United States

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The House

Starring: Denyce Graves, Bernard Haitink

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Adam and Joe Show

Starring: Adam Buxton, Joe Cornish, Nigel Buxton

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Organ Works

Starring: Howard Goodall

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 May 1996 ?

  • Saint Constantine the Great
  • Equals-to-the-Apostles
  • Saints Constantine and Helena
  • Saint Mireille
  • Saint Charles-EugFne de Mazenod
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Blackout in many areas of Queens, New York
  • Ken Griffey Jr, 26, is 8th youngest to hits 200 home runs
  • Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens beats Yankees for his 200th win
  • Auctions by Bowers and Merena sells the Louis Eliasberg US 1913 Liberty Head nickel for US$1.485 million, a record for a single coin at auction.
  • The Trappist Martyrs of Atlas are executed.

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Sport Games on 21 May 1996

American Basketball
  • Orlando Magic - Chicago Bulls : 88 - 93
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What news were making the headlines those days in May 1996?

  • Time: University of Oklahoma graduate students using Doppler radar to measure wind speeds in this tornado,
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9535
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.327


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

Bad As I Wanna Be

By: Dennis Rodman with Tim Keown


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Shadows Of The Empire

By: Steve Perry

Shadows of the Empire illuminates the shadowy outlines of a criminal conspiracy that exists in the background of the events in the movies, ruled by a character new to us.

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By: Richard Paul Evans

"Of all, clockmakers and morticians should bear the keenest sense of priority-their lives daily spent in observance of the unflagging procession of time...

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Blood Sport

By: James B. Stewart

Discusses the truth about Whitewater, Vince Foster's suicide, and other White House scandals, explaining how these episodes have been exploited, White House reaction, and the future of the presidency

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

The Divide: Enemies Within

Platform: PlayStation, Windows

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Viacom New Media

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Avalon Hill's Advanced Civilization

Avalon Hill's Advanced Civilization

Platform: DOS

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Avalon Hill



Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X (Game is a text game, played using a custom client based on Windows telnet architecture.)



Platform: Microsoft Windows DOS Game Boy Mega Drive SNES PlayStation Saturn

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Electronic Arts Black Pearl Software (Game Boy)

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Final Doom

Platform: MS-DOS, Windows 95, Macintosh, PlayStation

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: GT Interactive

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