Wednesday August 28, 1996

US date format: 8/28/1996, UK date format: 28/8/1996

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 28, 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 Josiah Duggar . In that special week of August people in US were listening to Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio. In UK Ready Or Not by Fugees was in the top 5 hits. The Funeral, directed by Abel Ferrara, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while The Dilbert Principle by Scott Adams was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Safe and Sound. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Escape Velocity or Diablo.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Many Christian churches: feast day of Saint Augustine of Hippo.
  • Hong Kong: Liberation Day (1945)

Events

  • Liam Botham takes 5-67 on 1st-class debut Hants vs. Middlesex
  • U.S. President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore are renominated at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
  • A Russian Tupolev 154 jetliner crashes into a mountain as it approaches the airport at Spitsbergen, Norway, killing all 141 people on board.

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Movies

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The Funeral

The Funeral

Directed by: Abel Ferrara

Starring: Christopher Walken, Chris Penn, Annabella Sciorra, Isabella Rossellini

Unhook the Stars

Unhook the Stars

Directed by: Nick Cassavetes

Starring: Gena Rowlands, Marisa Tomei, Gérard Depardieu, Jake Lloyd

Kissed

Kissed

Directed by: Lynne Stopkewich

Starring: Molly Parker, Peter Outerbridge, Jay Brazeau, Natasha Morley

Bulletproof

Bulletproof

Directed by: Ernest R. Dickerson

Starring: Damon Wayans, Adam Sandler, James Caan, Jeep Swenson

Bogus

Bogus

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Whoopi Goldberg, Gérard Depardieu, Haley Joel Osment, Andrea Martin

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Sport Games on August 28, 1996

Sport Games on August 28, 1996


Bundesliga 1

Football (Germany)
  • Bayern Munich - Leverkusen : 4 - 2
  • Bielefeld - Duisburg : 1 - 1
  • Dusseldorf - Munich 1860 : 0 - 0
  • FC Koln - Hansa Rostock : 0 - 2
  • Karlsruhe - St Pauli : 4 - 0
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Le Championnat

Football (France)
  • Bastia - Lille : 0 - 0
  • Cannes - Monaco : 0 - 2
  • Le Havre - Caen : 1 - 1
  • Lens - Montpellier : 3 - 2
  • Lyon - Nancy : 2 - 0
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Division 1

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Barnsley - Reading : 3 - 0
  • Stoke - Bradford : 1 - 0
  • Swindon - Oldham : 1 - 0
  • Wolves - QPR : 1 - 1
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Eredivisie

Football (Netherlands)
  • Ajax - AZ Alkmaar : 1 - 0
  • Feyenoord - Graafschap : 2 - 1
  • Groningen - Roda JC : 1 - 1
  • Utrecht - Twente : 0 - 0
  • Vitesse - Sparta : 1 - 1
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TV Series

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Safe and Sound

Safe and Sound

Directed by: Clark Davis

Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

Directed by: Andrew Davis

The Adventures of Pinocchio

The Adventures of Pinocchio

Directed by: Steve Barron

Mensch, Pia!

Mensch, Pia!

Superman

Superman

Days to next August 28

If August 28, 1996 is your birthday you're 24 years, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 7 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Dilbert Principle by Scott Adams

The Dilbert Principle

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The creator of Dilbert, the fastest-growing comic strip in the nation (syndicated in nearly 1000 newspapers), takes a look at corporate America in all its glorious lunacy.

How Stella Got Her Groove Back by Terry McMillan

How Stella Got Her Groove Back

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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 …

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.

Undaunted Courage by Stephen E. Ambrose

Undaunted Courage

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From the bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day, the definitive book on Lewis and Clark’s exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, the most momentous expedition in American history and one

The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield

The Celestine Prophecy

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THE #1 BESTSELLING INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON - NOW WITH A NEW PREFACEYou have never read a book like this before -- a book that comes along once in a lifetime to change lives forever.In

Videogames

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Avalon Hill's Advanced Civilization

Avalon Hill's Advanced Civilization

Platform: DOS

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Avalon Hill

Arabian Nights: Sabaku no Seirei-ō

Arabian Nights: Sabaku no Seirei-ō

Platform: Super Famicom

Genre: Role-playing game

Publisher: Takara

Escape Velocity

Escape Velocity

Platform: Mac OS

Genre: space trading and combat simulator

Publisher: Ambrosia Software

Diablo

Diablo

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, PlayStation

Genre: Action role-playing, hack and slash

Publisher: NA Blizzard Entertainment; EU Ubi Soft Entertainment; NA / EU Electronic Arts

Gekisou Sentai Carranger: Zenkai! Racer Senshi

Gekisou Sentai Carranger: Zenkai! Racer Senshi

Platform: Super Famicom

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Bandai


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