Friday August 30, 1996

US date format: 8/30/1996, UK date format: 30/8/1996

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 30, 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 Rowena Rikkers and Alex Cimorelli. 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 Extreme Pinball or Frantic Flea.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • International Day of the Disappeared
  • Turkey - Victory Day (to commemorate the Battle of Dumlupinar in 1922)
  • Peru - Saint Rose of Lima's Day

Events

  • The attempted raising of a 15-tonne section of the RMS Titanic fails, as 1,700 spectators, including survivors of the wreckage, watch.
  • Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraqi forces launch an offensive into the northern No-Fly Zone and capture Arbil.
  • The Big 12 Conference is inaugurated with a football game between Kansas State University and Texas Tech University in Manhattan, Kansas.

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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

Sport Games on August 30, 1996

Sport Games on August 30, 1996


Division 2

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Plymouth - Preston : 2 - 1
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Division 3

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Swansea - Lincoln : 1 - 2
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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 30

If August 30, 1996 is your birthday you're 24 years, 20 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 11 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

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Extreme Pinball

Extreme Pinball

Platform: DOS, PlayStation, PlayStation Network

Genre: Pinball

Publisher: Electronic Arts

BS Super Mario USA Power Challenge

BS Super Mario USA Power Challenge

Platform: Satellaview

Publisher: Nintendo

Formula 1

Formula 1

Platform: PlayStation, PC

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Psygnosis

Frantic Flea

Frantic Flea

Platform: Super NES

Genre: Action

Publisher: GameTek

Destiny: World Domination from Stone Age to Space Age

Destiny: World Domination from Stone Age to Space Age

Platform: Windows 95

Genre: 4X

Publisher: Interactive Magic


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