Wednesday December 25, 1996, Christmas

US date format: 12/25/1996, UK date format: 25/12/1996

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 25, 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. 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. Retroactive, directed by Louis Morneau, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while Beware, the Snowman by R.L. Stine was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Out of Sight. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 16 Tales or Gekisou Sentai Carranger: Zenkai! Racer Senshi.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 25, 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.

Events

  • Six-year-old JonBenét Ramsey is murdered in the basement of her parents' home in Boulder, Colorado.

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Retroactive

Retroactive

Directed by: Louis Morneau

Starring: Jim Belushi, Kylie Travis, Shannon Whirry, Frank Whaley

Dinosaur Valley Girls

Dinosaur Valley Girls

Directed by: Donald F. Glut

Starring: Jeff Rector, William Marshall, Griffin Drew, Harrison Ray

I'm Not Rappaport

I'm Not Rappaport

Directed by: Herb Gardner

Starring: Walter Matthau, Ossie Davis, Amy Irving, Craig T. Nelson

Little Witches

Little Witches

Directed by: Jane Simpson

Starring: Mimi Rose, Sheeri Rappaport, Jennifer Rubin, Jack Nance

Scream

Scream

Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Skeet Ulrich

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 25, 1996?
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Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - I Believe I Can Fly (From "Space Jam")
  2. - Un-Break My Heartyoutube
  3. - Nobody
  4. - Don't Let Go (Love)
  5. - Pony
  6. - I Believe In You And Me (From "The Preacher's Wife")
  7. - What Kind Of Man Would I Be
  8. - No Diggity
  9. - No Time
  10. - You Don't Have To Worry/I'm Still In Love With You

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Trapecista
  2. - Asi Como Te Conoci
  3. - No Pude Enamorarme Mas
  4. - Palomita Blanca
  5. - El Principe
Sport Games on December 25, 1996

Sport Games on December 25, 1996


NBA

American Basketball
  • Detroit Pistons - Chicago Bulls : 83 - 95
  • Los Angeles Lakers - Phoenix Suns : 108 - 87
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Out of Sight

Out of Sight

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Staying Alive

Staying Alive

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Two Fat Ladies

Two Fat Ladies

Starring: Clarissa Dickson Wright, Jennifer Paterson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Adventures of Shirley Holmes

The Adventures of Shirley Holmes

L.A. Heat

L.A. Heat

Days to next December 25

If December 25, 1996 is your birthday you're 23 years, 9 months, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 25 days.
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Magazine Covers

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

  • LIFE: The Virgin Mary
  • 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
  • Wired: Wired - December, 1996

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Beware, the Snowman by R.L. Stine

Beware, the Snowman

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They're baa-ack! Make way for the bestselling children's series of all time! With a fresh new look, GOOSEBUMPS is set to scare a whole new generation of kids.

The Fallen Man by Tony Hillerman

The Fallen Man

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Human bones lie on a ledge under the peak of Ship Rock mountain, the remains of a murder victim undisturbed for more than a decade. Three hundred miles across the Navajo reservation, a harmless old canyon guide is felled by …

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

The Notebook

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Every so often a love story so captures our hearts that it becomes more than a story-it becomes an experience to remember forever. The Notebook is such a book.

Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt

Angela's Ashes

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A Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, Angela’s Ashes is Frank McCourt’s masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland.“When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all.

The Christmas Tree by Julie Salamon

The Christmas Tree

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The Christmas Tree is the tale of a little girl named Anna, who is orphaned and sent to live in a convent.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

2Xtreme

2Xtreme

Platform: PlayStation, PlayStation Network

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America

Bang Bang Ball

Bang Bang Ball

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Kunihiko Tashiro and Good House

16 Tales

16 Tales

Publisher: Lightspan

Amok

Amok

Platform: Saturn, MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action

Publisher: NA Scavenger; JP Koei; EU Scavenger; BR Tec Toy

Gekisou Sentai Carranger: Zenkai! Racer Senshi

Gekisou Sentai Carranger: Zenkai! Racer Senshi

Platform: Super Famicom

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Bandai

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 25, 1996?

On December 25, 1996 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is December 25, 1996?

On December 25, 1996 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on December 25, 1996?

On December 25, 1996 the US President was Bill Clinton (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 25, 1996?

On December 25, 1996 the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 25, 1996?

On December 25, 1996 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 25, 1996?

On December 25, 1996 several famous people were born including, Edward Khamidullin.

Which famous people died on December 25, 1996?

Famous people died on December 25, 1996 include, JonBenet Ramsey, Derek Prouse, Jon Benet Ramsey.


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