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Tuesday 23 July 1996

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Rachel G Fox and David Dobrik. In that special week of July people in US were listening to You're Makin' Me High by Toni Braxton. In UK Killing Me Softly by Fugees was in the top 5 hits. Matilda, directed by Danny DeVito, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while The Green Mile, Part 4: The Bad Death of Eduard Delacroix by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Daily Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Death Rally or Fantasy General.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


Directed by: Danny DeVito

Starring: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson

Country: United States

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A Time to Kill

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson

Country: United States

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The Frighteners

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson

Country: United States

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Directed by: Danny Boyle

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller

Country: United States

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Criss Cross

Directed by: Robert Siodmak

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Yvonne De Carlo, Dan Duryea

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Daily Show

Written by: Lizz Winstead, Madeleine Smithberg

Starring: Jon Stewart

Country: United States

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Si Doel anak sekolahan

Starring: Rano Karno, Benyamin S., Aminah Cendrakasih, Mandra

Country: Indonesia

Saturday Live

Starring: Lee Hurst

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Klub NLO

Starring: Teodor Elmazov, Katerina Evro, Velko Kynev, Georgi Mamalev

Country: Bulgaria


Starring: Philippe Bas

Country: France

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 July 1996 ?

  • Egypt - Revolution Day (1952)
  • St. Liborius
  • Catholic - the feasts of at least 2 saints: St. Apollinaris
  • Rastafari movement - Celebration of the birthday of Haile Selassie
  • Roman Empire - Neptunalia held in honor of Neptune
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What news were making the headlines those days in July 1996?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Prince William -- July 22, 1996
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9544
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.336


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

The Green Mile, Part 4: The Bad Death of Eduard Delacroix

By: Stephen King

This First Signet Printing of the Complete New Green Mile 6-volume series is being offered as part of an estate liquidation and will not last long at this price.

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Beach Music

By: Pat Conro

Five brothers reunite in South Carolina as their mother is dying. (H, Doubleday)

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The Choice

By: Bob Woodward

The Choice is Bob Woodward's classic story of the quest for power, focusing on the 1996 presidential campaign as a case study of money, public opinion polling, attack advertising, handlers, consultants,

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The Runaway Jury

By: John Grisham

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThey are at the center of a multimillion-dollar legal hurricane: twelve men and women who have been investigated, watched, manipulated, and harassed by high-priced lawyers and consultants who will stop at nothing to secure a verdict.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Blast Chamber

Platform: DOS, PlayStation, Saturn

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision

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Death Rally

Platform: MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, iOS, Android, Kindle Fire

Genre: Vehicular combat, racing

Publisher: Apogee Software (DOS) Remedy Entertainment (iOS, Android)

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Escape Velocity

Platform: Mac OS

Genre: space trading and combat simulator

Publisher: Ambrosia Software

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X-Men: Mojo World

X-Men: Mojo World

Platform: Sega Game Gear, Sega Master System

Genre: Action

Publisher: Sega

Fantasy General

Platform: DOS

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc. Mindscape GOG Ltd

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