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Friday 30 August 1996

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Rowena Rikkers and Trevor Jackson. 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 Runaway Jury by John Grisham was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Barry Welsh Is Coming. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 3D Tetris or Age of Sail.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Barry Welsh Is Coming

Starring: John Sparkes, Kim Wall

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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Movies

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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Tin Cup

Directed by: Ron Shelton

Starring: Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Don Johnson

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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Matilda

Directed by: Danny DeVito

Starring: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 August 1996 ?

Holidays:
  • International Day of the Disappeared
  • Turkey - Victory Day (to commemorate the Battle of Dumlupinar in 1922)
  • Peru - Saint Rose of Lima's Day
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Facts:
  • Attempted raising of a 15-tonne section of the RMS Titanic failed as 1,700 spectators, including survivors of the wreck watched.
  • 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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Sport Games on 30 August 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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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

Books

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

The Runaway Jury

By: John Grisham

#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.

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Gods And Generals

By: Jeff Shaara

The New York Times bestselling prequel to the Pulitzer Prize–winning classic The Killer Angels In this brilliantly written epic novel, Jeff Shaara traces the lives, passions, and careers of the

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The Dilbert Principle

By: Scott Adams

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.

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How Stella Got Her Groove Back

By: Terry McMillan

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 ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bruce Jenner's World Class Decathlon

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Decathlon

Publisher: Dallas Multimedia

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3D Tetris

Platform: Virtual Boy

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Nintendo

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Afterlife

Platform: Windows, MS-DOS, Macintosh

Genre: God game

Publisher: LucasArts

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Age of Sail

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Real-time tactics

Publisher: TalonSoft

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CyberJudas

CyberJudas

Platform: PC (DOS)

Genre: Presidential simulation game

Publisher: Merit Studios


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