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Thursday 25 July 1996

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Maria-Olympia . 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 How Stella Got Her Groove Back by Terry McMillan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Leaving Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Contra: Legacy of War or The Eye of Typhoon.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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 ?

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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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 July 1996 ?

  • St. Thea
  • Roman festivals - Furinalia
  • Cuba - Eve of Revolution Day
  • Mexico - Anniversary of the Foundation of Santiago de QuerTtaro
  • Puerto Rico - Constitution Day (1952)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Maria-Olympia : Greek royalty, the first child of Crown Prince Pavlos and American heiress Marie-Chantal Miller (now styled as Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, Princess of Denmark) who married on 1 July 1995.
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  • Kim LaPlante of Washington state crowned Mrs United States
  • In a military coup in Burundi, Pierre Buyoya deposes Sylvestre Ntibantunganya.

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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 ?

How Stella Got Her Groove Back

By: Terry McMillan

Stella Payne is forty-two, divorced, a high-powered investment analyst, mother of eleven-year-old Quincy- and she does it all. In fact, if she doesn't do it, it doesn't get done, from Little League carpool duty to analyzing portfolios to folding the ...

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The Tenth Insight

By: James Redfield

240pages. in8. Broché.

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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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The Wedding

By: Julie Garwood

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)

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bang Bang Ball

Bang Bang Ball

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Kunihiko Tashiro and Good House

BVE TrainSim

BVE TrainSim

Platform: Windows 95 Windows 98 Windows ME Windows 2000 Windows XP Windows Vista (With .dll add ons & BVE 5) Windows 7 (With .dll add ons/Windows XP Mode/VMLite XP Mode & BVE 5) Windows 8 (With .dll add ons)

Genre: Train simulator

College Slam

Platform: Super NES, Genesis, Game Boy, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, DOS

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Acclaim

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Contra: Legacy of War

Platform: PlayStation Saturn

Genre: Third-person shooter

Publisher: Konami of America

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The Eye of Typhoon

The Eye of Typhoon

Platform: 3DO, MS-DOS, Neo-Geo (cancelled)

Genre: 2D Versus fighting

Publisher: Viccom (MS-DOS version) LG (3DO version)

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