Monday July 29, 1996

US date format: 7/29/1996, UK date format: 29/7/1996

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on July 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. In that special week of July 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. Basquiat, directed by Julian Schnabel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while Falling Up by Shel Silverstein was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Safe and Sound. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Arcade Classics or Down in the Dumps.
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Historical Events

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Events

  • Sarah Balabagan returns to the Philippines.
  • A pro-democracy demonstration supporting Megawati Sukarnoputri in Indonesia is broken up by riot police.

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Movies

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Basquiat

Basquiat

Directed by: Julian Schnabel

Starring: Jeffrey Wright, Michael Wincott, Benicio Del Toro, Claire Forlani

Brilliant Lies

Brilliant Lies

Directed by: Richard Franklin

Starring: Gia Carides, Anthony LaPaglia, Zoe Carides, Ray Barrett

Jack

Jack

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Robin Williams, Diane Lane, Brian Kerwin, Jennifer Lopez

Body of Influence 2

Body of Influence 2

Directed by: Brian J. Smith

Starring: Jodie Fisher, Daniel Anderson, Jonathan Goldstein, Pat Brennan

The Stupids

The Stupids

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: Tom Arnold, Jessica Lundy, Bug Hall, Alex McKenna

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!

Hum Dono

Hum Dono

Directed by: B. S. Glaad

Days to next July 29

If July 29, 1996 is your birthday you're 24 years, 1 month, 25 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 6 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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I Was Amelia Earhart by Jane Mendelsohn

I Was Amelia Earhart

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In this brilliantly imagined novel, Amelia Earhart tells us what happened after she and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared off the coast of New Guinea one glorious, windy day in 1937.

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

Moonlight Becomes You by Mary Higgins Clark

Moonlight Becomes You

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From Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark, a thriller “that grabs you with the first paragraph and never lets go” (USA TODAY) about a woman desperate to uncover the truth behind her beloved stepmother’s death.At

Outrage by Vincent Bugliosi

Outrage

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“Provocative and entertaining. ... A powerful and damning diatribe on Simpson’s acquittal.”―People Here is the account of the O. J. Simpson case that no one dared to write, that no one

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Defender 2000

Defender 2000

Platform: Atari Jaguar

Genre: Shooter

Spider-Man Web of Fire

Spider-Man Web of Fire

Platform: Sega 32X

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Sega

Arcade Classics

Arcade Classics

Platform: Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Game Gear

Genre: Compilation

Publisher: Sega

3D Tetris

3D Tetris

Platform: Virtual Boy

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Nintendo

Down in the Dumps

Down in the Dumps

Platform: MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, Apple Macintosh

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Philips Media


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