Saturday October 26, 1996

US date format: 10/26/1996, UK date format: 26/10/1996

It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 26, 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 Spencer Kane and Joe Taranto. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio. In UK Breakfast At Tiffany's by Deep Blue Something was in the top 5 hits. The English Patient, directed by Anthony Minghella, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while Slouching Towards Gomorrah by Robert H. Bork was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Staying Alive. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Escape Velocity or Donkey Kong Land 2.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Nauru - Angam Day
  • Austria - National Day: Anniversary of the Declaration of Neutrality (1955)
  • Also see October 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • St. Quadragesimus
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Events

  • The New York Yankees win the World Series for the first time since 1978, defeating the Atlanta Braves 3–2 to win the series in 6 games.

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Movies

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The English Patient

The English Patient

Directed by: Anthony Minghella

Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas

Country: United States of America

Romeo + Juliet

Romeo + Juliet

Directed by: Baz Luhrmann

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, John Leguizamo, Harold Perrineau

Country: United States of America

The Mirror Has Two Faces

The Mirror Has Two Faces

Directed by: Barbra Streisand

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Jeff Bridges, Lauren Bacall, George Segal

Bad Moon

Bad Moon

Directed by: Eric Red

Starring: Mariel Hemingway, Michael Paré, Mason Gamble, Ken Pogue

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Directed by: Fran Rubel Kuzui

Starring: Kristy Swanson, Donald Sutherland, Paul Reubens, Rutger Hauer

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of October 26, 1996?
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Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - No Diggity
  2. - This Is For The Lover In You
  3. - Last Night (From "The Nutty Professor")
  4. - Nobody
  5. - What Kind Of Man Would I Be
  6. - Pony
  7. - Tell Me (From "Eddie")
  8. - If Your Girl Only Knew
  9. - Twisted
  10. - Missing You (From "Set It Off")
Sport Games on October 26, 1996

Sport Games on October 26, 1996


Jupiler League

Football (Belgium)
  • Charleroi - Mechelen : 1 - 0
  • Genk - Cercle Brugge : 2 - 0
  • Germinal - Aalst : 6 - 1
  • Lierse - Gent : 2 - 1
  • Molenbeek - Mouscron : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of October 26, 1996

Bundesliga 1

Football (Germany)
  • Dortmund - Bielefeld : 5 - 0
  • Dusseldorf - Bayern Munich : 0 - 2
  • FC Koln - Schalke 04 : 3 - 1
  • Hamburg - Karlsruhe : 2 - 0
  • Munich 1860 - Duisburg : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of October 26, 1996

Bundesliga 2

Football (Germany)
  • Kaiserslautern - Oldenburg : 6 - 2
See all Football game results of October 26, 1996

La Liga Primera Division

Football (Spain)
  • Barcelona - Valencia : 3 - 2
  • Betis - Espanol : 1 - 2
  • Real Madrid - Tenerife : 0 - 0
  • Sp Gijon - Ath Madrid : 0 - 1
See all Football game results of October 26, 1996

TV Series

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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

Dark Skies

Dark Skies

Directed by: Scott Stewart

Safe and Sound

Safe and Sound

Directed by: Clark Davis

Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

Directed by: Andrew Davis

Days to next October 26

If October 26, 1996 is your birthday you're 23 years, 10 months, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 5 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Slouching Towards Gomorrah by Robert H. Bork

Slouching Towards Gomorrah

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In this New York Times bestselling book, Robert H. Bork, our country's most distinguished conservative scholar, offers a prophetic and unprecedented view of a culture in decline, a nation in such

The Rules by Ellen Fein, Sherrie Schneider

The Rules

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Hardcover book in great shape, no bent pages, no markings. Will provide the "Rules" in paperback for free but is discolored due to age.

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.

The Tenth Insight by James Redfield

The Tenth Insight

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240pages. in8. Broché.

The Runaway Jury by John Grisham

The Runaway Jury

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#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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

The Incredible Hulk: The Pantheon Saga

The Incredible Hulk: The Pantheon Saga

Platform: PlayStation Saturn MS-DOS

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Eidos Interactive Marvel Comics

Escape Velocity

Escape Velocity

Platform: Mac OS

Genre: space trading and combat simulator

Publisher: Ambrosia Software

AD&D Masterpiece Collection

AD&D Masterpiece Collection

Platform: Windows

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: SSI

Donkey Kong Land 2

Donkey Kong Land 2

Platform: Game Boy, 3DS Virtual Console

Genre: Platforming

Publisher: Nintendo

Die Hard Trilogy

Die Hard Trilogy

Platform: PlayStation, Microsoft Windows, Sega Saturn

Genre: Third-person shooter, Light gun shooter, Racing

Publisher: Fox Interactive


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