Friday August 23, 1996

US date format: 8/23/1996, UK date format: 23/8/1996

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 23, 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. 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 Falling Up by Shel Silverstein was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Safe and Sound. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Civilization II or The Divide: Enemies Within.
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Historical Events

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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
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Events

  • 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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Movies

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Sling Blade

Sling Blade

Directed by: Billy Bob Thornton

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

Country: United States of America

Sleepers

Sleepers

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Robert De Niro, Kevin Bacon, Brad Pitt, Jason Patric

Country: United States of America

Bound

Bound

Directed by: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski

Starring: Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Joe Pantoliano, John P. Ryan

Country: United States of America

Pusher

Pusher

Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn

Starring: Kim Bodnia, Zlatko Buric, Laura Drasbæk, Slavko Labovic

Michael Collins

Michael Collins

Directed by: Neil Jordan

Starring: Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Julia Roberts, Ian Hart

Sport Games on August 23, 1996

Sport Games on August 23, 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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TV Series

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Safe and Sound

Safe and Sound

Directed by: Clark Davis

Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

Directed by: Andrew Davis

The Adventures of Pinocchio

The Adventures of Pinocchio

Directed by: Steve Barron

Mensch, Pia!

Mensch, Pia!

The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest

The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest

Days to next August 23

If August 23, 1996 is your birthday you're 24 years, 30 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 1 day.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Primary Colors by Anonymous

Primary Colors

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A brilliant and penetrating look behind the scenes of modern American politics, Primary Colors is a funny, wise, and dramatic story with characters and events that resemble some familiar, real-life figures.

The Wedding by Julie Garwood

The Wedding

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Only a master could top the stunning success of For the Roses, and Julie Garwood has proven once again why she "attracts readers like beautiful heroines attract dashing heroes" (USA Today)

Unlimited Access by Gary Aldrich

Unlimited Access

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Gary Aldrich was an FBI agent closing out his career with a stint at the White House. What should have been a peaceful exit left him shaken.

Falling Up by Shel Silverstein

Falling Up

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From New York Times bestselling author Shel Silverstein, the classic creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, and Every Thing On It, comes a wondrous book of poems and drawings.Filled

A Time to Kill by John Grisham

A Time to Kill

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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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Civilization II

Civilization II

Platform: Mac OS PlayStation Windows

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: MicroProse

Bogey Dead 6

Bogey Dead 6

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Action, Simulation

Publisher: JP Asmik Ace Entertainment; NA SCEA; EU SCEE

The Divide: Enemies Within

The Divide: Enemies Within

Platform: PlayStation, Windows

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Viacom New Media

Down in the Dumps

Down in the Dumps

Platform: MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, Apple Macintosh

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Philips Media

Casper

Casper

Platform: PlayStation, Sega Saturn, 3DO, Game Boy, SNES, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Windows 95, Windows 98

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Interplay Entertainment Natsume (GB & SNES) Microïds (GBA) WizardWorks Software (PC)


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