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Friday 23 August 1996

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio. In UK Wannabe by The Spice Girls was in the top 5 hits. Sling Blade, directed by Billy Bob Thornton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while The Green Mile, Part 5: Night Journey by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Leaving Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Chex Quest or Chronicles of the Sword.
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TV Series

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

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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Saturday Live

Starring: Lee Hurst

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Buzzkill

Written by: Dave Sheridan

Starring: Travis Draft

Country: United States

The Forensic Files

Written by: Paul Dowling

Starring: Dayle Hinman, Peter Thomas

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Sling Blade

Directed by: Billy Bob Thornton

Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh

Country: United States

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She's the One

Directed by: Edward Burns

Starring: Edward Burns, Jennifer Aniston, John Mahoney

Country: United States

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Tin Cup

Directed by: Ron Shelton

Starring: Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Don Johnson

Country: United States

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The Fan

Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Robert De Niro, Wesley Snipes, Ellen Barkin

Country: United States

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Matilda

Directed by: Danny DeVito

Starring: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 August 1996 ?

Holidays:
  • Astrology - Last day of sun sign Leo in the tropical zodiac
  • Swaziland - Umhlanga Day
  • Romania - Liberation Day (1944)
  • RC Saints - Saint Rose of Lima
  • Roman festivals - Vulcanalia
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Margaret Tucker: Indigenous Australian activist and autobiographer (Born 1904).
Facts:
  • Osama bin Laden allegedly writes "The Declaration of Jihad on the Americans Occupying the Country of the Two Sacred Places," his first open call for war.
  • Chun Doo-hwan is sentenced to death, after being found guilty of mutiny and treason.
  • Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law.
  • Iraqi expatriates seeking refuge hijack a Sudanese airliner en route from Khartoum to Amman.

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Sport Games on 23 August 1996

Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Hansa Rostock - Hamburg : 0 - 1
  • St Pauli - Schalke 04 : 4 - 4
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Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Mainz - Essen : 2 - 1
  • Unterhaching - Zwickau : 2 - 1
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Le Championnat
Football (France)
  • Nancy - Paris SG : 0 - 0
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Division 1
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Portsmouth - QPR : 1 - 2
  • Tranmere - Grimsby : 3 - 2
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Magazine Covers

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

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.341342
  • Time: Inset: Photograph from NASA via Reuters; background photo by John Sanford-SPL/Photo Researchers
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9548

Books

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

The Green Mile, Part 5: Night Journey

By: Stephen King

Paul Edgecombe and his fellow guards take a huge gamble by taking convicted killer John Coffey away from Death Row in the dead of night to bring him to the bedside of a woman writhing in torment.

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Servant of the Bones

By: Anne Rice

Anne Rice, among the most iconic creators in horror, brings one of her richest stories to the graphic novel form. A tale of murder, demonic revenge, and the redemptive power of faith, Servant of the Bones is ornately illustrated by ...

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A Time to Kill

By: John Grisham

Don’t miss a sneak peek of Sycamore Row, John Grisham’s new novel inspired by A Time to Kill, in the back of the book.The life of a ten-year-old girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young men.

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The Last Don

By: Mario Puzo

A masterful saga of the last great American Mafia family and its powerful reach into Hollywood and Las Vegas, from the author of The Godfather The Last Don is Domenico Clericuzio, a wise and ruthless old man who is determined ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Chex Quest

Chex Quest

Platform: MS-DOS Microsoft Windows

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Digital Café

Archimedean Dynasty

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Submarine Flight simulator

Publisher: Blue Byte Software

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Midway presents Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 1

Midway presents Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 1

Platform: PlayStation Sega Saturn Super Nintendo

Genre: Compilation (various)

Publisher: Midway Games

Chronicles of the Sword

Platform: DOS, PlayStation

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Psygnosis

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Flying Corps

Platform: PC (DOS and Windows

Genre: World War I flight simulator

Publisher: Empire Interactive

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