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Thursday 22 February 1996

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Cole Pendery and Nicholas Martinez. In that special week of February people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey. In UK Spaceman by Babylon Zoo was in the top 5 hits. Bottle Rocket, directed by Wes Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while The Rainmaker by John Grisham was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Mark Thomas Comedy Product. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Genewars or Radical Dreamers.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

Bottle Rocket

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Starring: Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Ned Dowd

Country: United States

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Happy Gilmore

Directed by: Dennis Dugan

Starring: Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald, Julie Bowen

Country: United States

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Beautiful Girls

Directed by: Ted Demme

Starring: Matt Dillon, Timothy Hutton, Noah Emmerich

Country: United States

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From Dusk Till Dawn

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

Starring: Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, Juliette Lewis

Country: United States

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Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood

Directed by: Paris Barclay

Starring: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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Starring: Jacques Pepin, Claudine Pepin

Country: United States

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Big Cat Diary

Starring: Simon King, Jonathan Scott, Saba Douglas-Hamilton

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 22 February 1996 ?

  • Blessed Saint Isabel of France (+1270)
  • United States - Washington's Birthday (traditionally).
  • Ash Wednesday in 2023.
  • Saint Lucia - independence (1979).
  • The Scouting movement celebrates this day as "B.-P. day" or "Founder's Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Bus Stop opens at Circle in the Square Theater NYC for 29 performances
  • STS 75 (Columbia 19), launches into orbit
  • Actress Halle Berry files for divorce from David Justice.
  • Disney launches the Disney.com web site on the Internet. Primary purpose of the site is to provide travel info on Disneyland and Walt Disney World, and to promote Disney merchandise.

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Sport Games on 22 February 1996

American Basketball
  • Chicago Bulls - Atlanta Hawks : 96 - 91
  • Denver Nuggets - Portland Trail Blazers : 78 - 107
  • Golden State Warriors - Seattle SuperSonics : 90 - 106
  • Houston Rockets - Cleveland Cavaliers : 86 - 80
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Netscape's Marc Andreessen -- Feb. 19, 1996
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9522
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.314


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

The Rainmaker

By: John Grisham

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIt’s summer in Memphis. The sweat is sticking to Rudy Baylor’s shirt and creditors are nipping at his heels. Once he had aspirations of breezing through law school and punching his ticket to the good life.

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The Moor'S Last Sigh

By: Salman Rushdie

Time Magazine's Best Book of the YearBooker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie combines a ferociously witty family saga with a surreally imagined and sometimes blasphemous chronicle of modern India and flavors the

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The Web

By: Jonathan Kellerman

Psychologist-detective Dr. Alex Delaware finds terror in the heart of paradise in this relentlessly sinister novel by America's premier writer of psychological suspense, the author of ten successive New York Times

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Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot

By: Al Franken

In the grand satirical tradition of Swift, Rabelais, and Twain comes...Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot, and Other Observations...a scathing--but uncompromisingly fair--look at America's largest talk show host and the rest of the Republican right. Penned

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Beggar Prince

Beggar Prince

Platform: Mega Drive/Genesis PC

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: C&E Inc. Super Fighter Team

Chronicles of the Sword

Platform: DOS, PlayStation

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Psygnosis

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Daikaijuu Monogatari II

Daikaijuu Monogatari II

Platform: SNES

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Hudson Soft



Platform: Windows, DOS

Genre: RTS

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Radical Dreamers

Radical Dreamers

Platform: Super Famicom

Genre: Visual novel

Publisher: Square

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