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Wednesday 25 December 1996, Christmas

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Edward Khamidullin . In that special week of December people in US were listening to Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton. Scream, directed by Wes Craven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Really Wild Animals. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Corpse Party or Chill Manor.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Really Wild Animals

Starring: Dudley Moore, Billy West

Country: United States

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Coltrane's Planes and Automobiles

Starring: Robbie Coltrane

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Monkey Business

Starring: Mike Colbourne

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Beyond Bizarre

Starring: Clint Catalyst, Charles Gatewood, Tim Cridland, John Hartley

Country: United States

Bingo & Molly

Written by: Tom Broadbridge, Alice Donenfeld, Robin Goodrow, Parker Page

Starring: Robin Goodrow, Frank Italiano, Larissa Matheson, Rachel More

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Scream

Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette

Country: United States

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Mars Attacks!

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Pierce Brosnan, Sarah Jessica Parker

Country: United States

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Jerry Maguire

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

Starring: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Rene Zellweger

Country: United States

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Daylight

Directed by: Rob Cohen

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen

Country: United States

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101 Dalmatians

Directed by: Stephen Herek

Starring: Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 December 1996 ?

Holidays:
  • Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
  • Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
  • British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
  • Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Derek Prouse: Writer actor / director (Le Scandale), dies at 74.
  • Jon Benet Ramsey: Colo child beauty queen, murdered at 6.
  • Rupert John: Governor-General of Grenadines (1970-76), dies.
  • JonBenet Ramsey: American homicide victim, one of the most famous and frustrating cases of the '90s.
  • Bill Hewitt: Canadian journalist and sportscaster (d. 1996).

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Inset: photos (L-R): Phil Bray-Miramax; Michele Gregolin-Reuters; Chris Buck-Outline; Steve Sands-Ou
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9566
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.358

Books

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

The Book of Ruth

By: Jane Hamilton

Winner of the 1989 PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award for best first novel, this exquisite book confronts real-life issues of alienation and violence from which the author creates a stunning testament to the human capacity for mercy, compassion and love.

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Airframe

By: Michael Crichton

From the author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes this extraordinary thriller about airline safety, business intrigue, and a deadly cover-up. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “The pacing is fast, the suspense nonstop.”—People

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Song of Solomon

By: Toni Morrison

Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly.

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Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul

By: Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Jennifer Read Hawthorne, Marci Shimoff

There are many ways to define a woman: daughter, mother, wife, professional, friend, student... We are each special and unique, yet we share a common connection.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Corpse Party

Platform: NEC PC-9801; Microsoft Windows; PlayStation Portable; PlayStation Vita; iOS; Nintendo 3DS

Publisher: Kenix Soft (1996); Team GrisGris (2008); 5pb. (2010–present); Marvelous USA (2011–present); GrindHouse (2013–present)

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Disruptor

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Universal Interactive Studios

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2Xtreme

2Xtreme

Platform: PlayStation, PlayStation Network

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America

Aquarium

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Excellent System

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Chill Manor

Chill Manor

Platform: DOS

Genre: Educational game, First Person Shooter

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Interactive


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