Tuesday December 31, 1996, NewYear’s Eve

US date format: 12/31/1996, UK date format: 31/12/1996

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 31, 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 Khoudia Diop . In that special week of December people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey. In UK Earth Song by Michael Jackson was in the top 5 hits. Lost Highway, directed by David Lynch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Two Fat Ladies. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dragon Ball Z: The Legend or Ganbare Goemon: Uchū Kaizoku Akogingu.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 31, 1996?


Holidays

  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.

Events

  • The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway is merged with the Burlington Northern Railroad to form the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, making it one of the largest railroad mergers in U.S. history.
  • The Hacienda in Las Vegas is imploded to make way for the Mandalay Bay.

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Movies

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Lost Highway

Lost Highway

Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, John Roselius, Louis Eppolito

Country: United States of America

Love Jones

Love Jones

Directed by: Theodore Witcher

Starring: Larenz Tate, Nia Long, Isaiah Washington, Lisa Nicole Carson

Eight Days a Week

Eight Days a Week

Directed by: Michael Davis

Starring: Joshua Schaefer, Keri Russell, R.D. Robb, Mark L. Taylor

Strays

Strays

Directed by: Vin Diesel

Starring: Vin Diesel, Joey Dedio, T.K. Kirkland, Mike Epps

Beverly Hills Ninja

Beverly Hills Ninja

Directed by: Dennis Dugan

Starring: Chris Farley, Nicollette Sheridan, Robin Shou, Nathaniel Parker

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 31, 1996?
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Two Fat Ladies

Two Fat Ladies

Starring: Clarissa Dickson Wright, Jennifer Paterson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Staying Alive

Staying Alive

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Out of Sight

Out of Sight

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

La Femme Nikita

La Femme Nikita

King of the Hill

King of the Hill

Days to next December 31

If December 31, 1996 is your birthday you're 23 years, 8 months, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 7 days.
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1997?

  • LIFE: The Virgin Mary
  • Time: AIDS researcher Dr. David Ho, TIME's Man the Year, examines enlarged image of a T cell infected wit
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9567
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.359360
  • Wired: Wired - December, 1996

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice

Memnoch the Devil

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"STARTLING . . . FIENDISH . . . MEMNOCH'S TALE IS COMPELLING."--New York Daily News"Like Interview with the Vampire, Memnoch has a half-maddened, fever-pitch intensity. .

The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans

The Christmas Box

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A special anniversary edition of the unforgettable Christmas classic that has touched the hearts of millions of readers: “the most popular holiday tale since Tiny Tim” (Newsweek).Since

Silent Night by Mary Higgins Clark

Silent Night

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In New York with his mother and brother to be with their father, who is undergoing treatment at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, a young boy watches a woman steal his mother's wallet and ventures into the city's dangerous subway system …

Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher

Coming Home

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Against the backdrop of an elegant Cornwall mansion before World War II and a vast continent-spanning canvas during the turbulent war years, this involving story tells of an extraordinary young woman's coming of age, coming to grips with love and …

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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Dragon Ball Z: The Legend

Dragon Ball Z: The Legend

Platform: Sega Saturn PlayStation

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Bandai

Alien Incident

Alien Incident

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Graphic adventure game

Publisher: GameTek

Ganbare Goemon: Uchū Kaizoku Akogingu

Ganbare Goemon: Uchū Kaizoku Akogingu

Platform: PlayStation, PlayStation Store

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Konami

The Adventures of Lomax

The Adventures of Lomax

Platform: PlayStation, Windows

Genre: 2D platformer

Publisher: Psygnosis

Casper

Casper

Platform: PlayStation, Sega Saturn, 3DO, Game Boy, SNES, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Windows 95, Windows 98

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Interplay Entertainment Natsume (GB & SNES) Microïds (GBA) WizardWorks Software (PC)


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