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Wednesday 28 August 1996

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). 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 Wannabe by The Spice Girls was in the top 5 hits. Sling Blade, directed by Billy Bob Thornton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while The Green Mile, Part 5: Night Journey by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bailey Kipper's P.O.V.. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Digital Pinball: Necronomicon or Dancing Eyes.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Sling Blade

Directed by: Billy Bob Thornton

Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh

Country: United States

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She's the One

Directed by: Edward Burns

Starring: Edward Burns, Jennifer Aniston, John Mahoney

Country: United States

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The Fan

Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Robert De Niro, Wesley Snipes, Ellen Barkin

Country: United States

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Tin Cup

Directed by: Ron Shelton

Starring: Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Don Johnson

Country: United States

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Directed by: Danny DeVito

Starring: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Bailey Kipper's P.O.V.

Written by: Mark Waxman

Starring: Michael Galeota, Meg Wittner, John Achorn, Andi Eystad

Country: United States

Kamber Aga

Starring: Metin Bilgin, Ergin Eren, Bersun Gorica, Hakan Guven

Country: Turkey

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 August 1996 ?

  • Many Christian churches: feast day of Saint Augustine of Hippo.
  • Hong Kong: Liberation Day (1945)
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Famous Deaths:
  • Liam Botham takes 5-67 on 1st-class debut Hants vs. Middlesex
  • Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales divorce.
  • 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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Sport Games on 28 August 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
See all Football game results of 28 August 1996
Le Championnat
Football (France)
  • Bastia - Lille : 0 - 0
  • Cannes - Monaco : 0 - 2
  • Le Havre - Caen : 1 - 1
  • Lens - Montpellier : 3 - 2
See all Football game results of 28 August 1996
Division 1
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Barnsley - Reading : 3 - 0
  • Stoke - Bradford : 1 - 0
  • Swindon - Oldham : 1 - 0
  • Wolves - QPR : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of 28 August 1996
Football (Netherlands)
  • Ajax - AZ Alkmaar : 1 - 0
  • Feyenoord - Graafschap : 2 - 1
  • Groningen - Roda JC : 1 - 1
  • Utrecht - Twente : 0 - 0
See all Football game results of 28 August 1996

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Christopher Reeve -- Aug. 26, 1996
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9549
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.341342


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Green Mile, Part 5: Night Journey

By: Stephen King

Paul Edgecombe and his fellow guards take a huge gamble by taking convicted killer John Coffey away from Death Row in the dead of night to bring him to the bedside of a woman writhing in torment.

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

By: John Berendt

Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and ...

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Cause of Death

By: Patricia Cornwell

Dr. Kay Scarpetta plunges into the murky depths of a ship graveyard to recover the very human remains of Ted Eddings, an investigative reporter. Together with her niece Lucy and police captain Pete Marino, Scarpetta will follow the scents of ...

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Executive Orders

By: Tom Clancy

The President is dead--and the weight, literally, of the world falls on Jack Ryan's shoulders, in Tom Clancy's newest and most extraordinary novel.I don't know what to do.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bot Soccer

Bot Soccer

Platform: MS-DOS, Windows

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Expert Software

Close Combat

Platform: Windows, Macintosh

Genre: Real-time tactics

Publisher: Microsoft

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Die Hard Arcade

Die Hard Arcade

Platform: Arcade, Sega Saturn, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Network

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Sega

Digital Pinball: Necronomicon

Platform: Sega Saturn

Genre: Pinball

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Dancing Eyes

Dancing Eyes

Publisher: Namco

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