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Thursday 26 December 1996

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Prodigy and Lacey Claire. 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 Enemy Zero or X-Men vs. Street Fighter.
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 26 December 1996 ?

Holidays:
  • First day of Kwanzaa
  • Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
  • Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
  • Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
  • Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
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Facts:
  • Start of the largest strike in South Korean history.
  • Six-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey is found beaten and strangled in the basement of her family's home in Boulder, Colorado.
  • The largest strike in South Korean history begins.

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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 ?

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

Age of Sail

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Real-time tactics

Publisher: TalonSoft

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Battle Garegga

Battle Garegga

Platform: Arcade, Sega Saturn

Genre: Manic shooter

Publisher: JP Eighting; JP Electronic Arts (SS); NA Fabtek; EU Tuning; HK Metrotainment

Enemy Zero

Platform: Saturn, Windows

Genre: Survival horror, stealth, adventure

Publisher: JP WARP

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X-Men vs. Street Fighter

Platform: Arcade Sega Saturn PlayStation

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Capcom

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