Sunday December 29, 1996: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 12/29/1996, UK date format: 29/12/1996

December 29th, 1996 was the 364th day of the year 1996 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Capricorn. The day of the week was Sunday.

Famous birthdays on this day include Dylan Minnette and Sana (singer).

The number one song in US was Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton.

Retroactive, directed by Louis Morneau, was one of the most viewed movie released in 1996 while A Reporter's Life by Walter Cronkite was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Out of Sight. If you liked videogames you were probably playing X-Men vs. Street Fighter or X-Men: Mojo World.

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.

But much more happened that day: find out below.

Events | Famous Birthdays | Famous Deaths | Zodiac | Calendar and Day of Week | Holidays and Observances | Lunar and Planetary phase | Movies | TV Series | Music charts | Magazine covers | Books | Videogames

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December 29, 1996 Events

What happened on December 29, 1996?

Historical Events

  • Dreams & Nightmares closes at Martin Beck Theater, New York City
  • Skylight closes at Royale Theater NYC after
  • Taking Sides closes at Atkinson Theater, New York City
  • In the Indian state of Assam, a passenger train is bombed by Bodo separatists, killing 26.
  • Proposed budget cuts by Benjamin Netanyahu spark protests from 250,000 workers, who shut down services across Israel.
  • The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway is merged with the Burlington Northern Railroad to form the BNSF Railway, making it one of the largest railroad mergers in U.S. history.
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What happened on December 29 in history? Find out the list of December 29th major events

What was 1996 famous for? Discover everything about 1996


December 29, 1996 Famous Birthdays

Who was born on December 29, 1996?

Other December 29th famous birthdays

  • Jude Law

    English actor, producer, director.

  • French TV actor, comedian, and impersonator.

  • American actress.

  • Jon Voight

    American actor, who received Oscar nominations for movies such as 1969's "Deliverance", and "Midnight Cowboy" in addition to a few minor...

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How old am I?

If December 29, 1996 is your birthday you are 26 years old. Find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long until your next birthday on December 29.

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December 29, 1996 Famous Deaths

Who died on December 29, 1996?

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December 29, 1996 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Capricorn personality

Who should a Capricorn marry?

Babies born in December are either Sagittarius or Capricorn. People born before December 21st are Sagittarius, while people born from December 22nd have the sign of Capricorn

Personality of December born

Chinese Zodiac

Rat chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Rat

Element: Fire

Rat personality

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December 29, 1996 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was December 29, 1996?

The day of the week was Sunday.

December 29th marks the 363rd day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 1996.

There are 2 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


December 29, 1996 Holidays and Observances

What is special on December 29, 1996?


  • The fourth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • R.C. Saints - Thomas Becket (optional memorial)
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Music charts

What was the number one song on December 29, 1996? Which were the top hits on December 29, 1996?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Un-Break My Heartyoutube
  2. - I Believe I Can Fly
  3. - Don't Let Go (Love)
  4. - No Diggity
  5. - Nobody

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - I Believe I Can Fly (From "Space Jam")
  2. - Un-Break My Heartyoutube
  3. - Nobody
  4. - Don't Let Go (Love)
  5. - Pony

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Trapecista
  2. - Asi Como Te Conoci
  3. - No Pude Enamorarme Mas
  4. - Palomita Blanca
  5. - El Principe

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Release year: 1996

Directed by: Louis Morneau

Starring: Jim Belushi, Kylie Travis, Shannon Whirry, Frank Whaley

Dinosaur Valley Girls

Dinosaur Valley Girls

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Donald F. Glut

Starring: Jeff Rector, William Marshall, Griffin Drew, Harrison Ray

I'm Not Rappaport

I'm Not Rappaport

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Herb Gardner

Starring: Walter Matthau, Ossie Davis, Amy Irving, Craig T. Nelson

Little Witches

Little Witches

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Jane Simpson

Starring: Mimi Rose, Sheeri Rappaport, Jennifer Rubin, Jack Nance



Release year: 1996

Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Skeet Ulrich

Country: United States of America

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Out of Sight

Out of Sight

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Staying Alive

Staying Alive

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Two Fat Ladies

Two Fat Ladies

Release year: 1996

Starring: Clarissa Dickson Wright, Jennifer Paterson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

L.A. Heat

L.A. Heat

Release year: 1996

Country: United States of America

Magazine Covers

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

  • LIFE: The Virgin Mary
  • 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.359360
  • Wired: Wired - December, 1996


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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A Reporter's Life by Walter Cronkite

A Reporter's Life



The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans

The Christmas Box


An anniversary edition of the timeless Christmas classic that touched the hearts millions of readers: "The most popular holiday tale ever since Tiny Tim" (Newsweek).

My Gal Sunday by Mary Higgins Clark

My Gal Sunday



Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

Song of Solomon


Milkman Dead was created shortly after an eccentric from the neighborhood attempted to fly off a roof. He will continue to try and fly for the rest of his days.

This Year It Will Be Different by Maeve Binchy

This Year It Will Be Different


This Year It will Be Different is the stunning new book by The Glass Lake's New York Times bestseller, Circle of Friends.

Birth chart on this day

Discover the planets positions on December 29th, 1996 as well as what the sky looked like at your place

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

X-Men vs. Street Fighter

X-Men vs. Street Fighter

Platform: Arcade Sega Saturn PlayStation

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Capcom

X-Men: Mojo World

X-Men: Mojo World

Platform: Sega Game Gear, Sega Master System

Genre: Action

Publisher: Sega

Back Street Soccer

Back Street Soccer

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Traditional soccer simulation

Publisher: SunA

Bad Mojo

Bad Mojo

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Macintosh

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment

Gender Wars

Gender Wars

Platform: DOS

Genre: Real time tactics, action

Publisher: GT Interactive Software Sales Curve


December 29, 1996 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

Last Quarter

The moon phase for December 29, 1996 is Last Quarter.

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Sport Games on December 29, 1996

Sport Games on December 29, 1996


American Basketball
  • Miami Heat - Milwaukee Bucks : 95 - 94
  • New Jersey Nets - Indiana Pacers : 110 - 102
  • Philadelphia 76ers - Los Angeles Lakers : 102 - 115
  • San Antonio Spurs - Portland Trail Blazers : 86 - 110
See all Basketball game results of December 29, 1996


American Football
  • Indianapolis Colts - Pittsburgh Steelers : 14 - 42
  • Philadelphia Eagles - San Francisco 49ers : 0 - 14
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Premier League

UK Soccer
  • Southampton - Liverpool : 0 - 1
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