Sunday December 29, 1996

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

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 29, 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 Dylan Minnette and Sana (singer). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton. Retroactive, directed by Louis Morneau, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while Beware, the Snowman by R.L. Stine was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Out of Sight. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Chōkūkan Night Pro Yakyū King or Discworld II: Missing Presumed...!?.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 29, 1996?


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


  • 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.
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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Directed by: Louis Morneau

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

Dinosaur Valley Girls

Dinosaur Valley Girls

Directed by: Donald F. Glut

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

I'm Not Rappaport

I'm Not Rappaport

Directed by: Herb Gardner

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

Little Witches

Little Witches

Directed by: Jane Simpson

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



Directed by: Wes Craven

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

Country: United States of America

vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 29, 1996?
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Top #10 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
  6. - I Believe In You And Me (From "The Preacher's Wife")
  7. - What Kind Of Man Would I Be
  8. - No Diggity
  9. - No Time
  10. - You Don't Have To Worry/I'm Still In Love With You

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Trapecista
  2. - Asi Como Te Conoci
  3. - No Pude Enamorarme Mas
  4. - Palomita Blanca
  5. - El Principe
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
See all American Football game results of December 29, 1996

Premier League

UK Soccer
  • Southampton - Liverpool : 0 - 1
See all Football game results of December 29, 1996

TV Series

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

Out of Sight

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

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

The Adventures of Shirley Holmes

The Adventures of Shirley Holmes

L.A. Heat

L.A. Heat

Days to next December 29

If December 29, 1996 is your birthday you're 23 years, 8 months, 22 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 9 days.

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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Beware, the Snowman by R.L. Stine

Beware, the Snowman


They're baa-ack! Make way for the bestselling children's series of all time! With a fresh new look, GOOSEBUMPS is set to scare a whole new generation of kids.

The Fallen Man by Tony Hillerman

The Fallen Man


Human bones lie on a ledge under the peak of Ship Rock mountain, the remains of a murder victim undisturbed for more than a decade. Three hundred miles across the Navajo reservation, a harmless old canyon guide is felled by …

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

The Notebook


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.

Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt

Angela's Ashes


A Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, Angela’s Ashes is Frank McCourt’s masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland.“When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all.

The Christmas Tree by Julie Salamon

The Christmas Tree


The Christmas Tree is the tale of a little girl named Anna, who is orphaned and sent to live in a convent.


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Black Dawn

Black Dawn

Platform: PlayStation, Saturn

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Virgin Interactive

Chōkūkan Night Pro Yakyū King

Chōkūkan Night Pro Yakyū King

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Imagineer

Dragon Ball Z: The Legend

Dragon Ball Z: The Legend

Platform: Sega Saturn PlayStation

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Bandai



Platform: Arcade, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360

Genre: Role-playing, Social simulation

Publisher: JP Atlus, ASCII Corporation; NA Atlus; EU Koei, Ghostlight, Sega, Square Enix, NIS America, Zen United

Discworld II: Missing Presumed...!?

Discworld II: Missing Presumed...!?

Platform: DOS, Windows, PlayStation, Saturn

Genre: Point-and-click adventure

Publisher: Psygnosis (PC, PSX) Sega (Saturn)

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