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Saturday 31 August 1996

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). 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 Star Wars: Shield of Lies by Michael P. Kube-McDowell 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 Baseball or Marvel vs. Capcom.
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 31 August 1996 ?

Holidays:
  • Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
  • Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
  • Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
  • Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
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Sport Games on 31 August 1996

La Liga Primera Division
Football (Spain)
  • La Coruna - Real Madrid : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of 31 August 1996
La Liga Segunda Division
Football (Spain)
  • Almeria - Las Palmas : 0 - 0
  • Leganes - Orense : 5 - 0
  • Levante - Salamanca : 2 - 2
  • Lleida - Osasuna : 0 - 0
See all Football game results of 31 August 1996
Division 1
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Bradford - Tranmere : 1 - 0
  • Grimsby - Portsmouth : 0 - 1
  • Huddersfield - Crystal Palace : 1 - 1
  • Morton - Falkirk : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of 31 August 1996
Division 2
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Blackpool - Wycombe : 0 - 0
  • Bournemouth - Peterboro : 1 - 2
  • Bristol Rvs - Stockport : 1 - 1
  • Bury - Bristol City : 4 - 0
See all Football game results of 31 August 1996

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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 ?

Star Wars: Shield of Lies

By: Michael P. Kube-McDowell

As Leia must deal with a new threat to the fragile alliance that binds the New Republic, Lando becomes a prisoner aboard a runaway spacecraft of unknown origin.

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

By: John Berendt

Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and ...

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Lily White

By: Susan Isaacs

Meet Lily White, Long Island criminal defense lawyer. Smart, savvy, and down-to-earth, Lee can spot a phony the way her haughty mother can spot an Armani.

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Passage To Dawn

By: R. A. Salvatore

Revenge and Resurrection in a Frozen Wasteland!Drizzt and Catti-brie have been away from Mithral Hall for six long years, but the pain of a lost companion still weighs heavily on their

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

3D Baseball

Platform: PlayStation, Sega Saturn

Genre: Sports

Publisher: JP BMG Japan; NA Crystal Dynamics (NA)

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Disney's Pinocchio

Platform: Super NES, Game Boy, Sega Mega Drive

Genre: Puzzle, Adventure

Publisher: NA / EU Nintendo; JP Capcom; EU Sega; NA THQ; EU Nintendo; NA Black Pearl Software

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Aquarium

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Excellent System

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Daikaijuu Monogatari II

Daikaijuu Monogatari II

Platform: SNES

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Hudson Soft

Marvel vs. Capcom

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Capcom, Acclaim Entertainment (Children of the Atom home port)

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