Wednesday July 31, 1996

US date format: 7/31/1996, UK date format: 31/7/1996

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on July 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 Blake Michael . 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 Tomb Raider or Enemy Zero.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. John Columbini
  • Republic of the Congo - Upswing of the Revolution
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Saint Ignatius of Loyola (founder of the Jesuits)
  • St. Conrode (son of Leo and Kurt / El Gauchito Gil's former wife)
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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 31

If July 31, 1996 is your birthday you're 24 years, 1 month, 28 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 3 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Falling Up by Shel Silverstein

Falling Up

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From New York Times bestselling author Shel Silverstein, the classic creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, and Every Thing On It, comes a wondrous book of poems and drawings.Filled

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Dark Savior

Dark Savior

Platform: Saturn

Genre: Platformer Puzzle Adventure Fighting

Publisher: Sega

Alien Trilogy

Alien Trilogy

Platform: PlayStation, Sega Saturn, MS-DOS

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment

Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider

Platform: Android, Dreamcast, Game Boy Advance, iOS, Linux, Mac OS X, MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, Mobile phone, N-Gage 2.0, GameCube, Nintendo DS, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlaySt

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Eidos Interactive (1996–2009) Square Enix (2010–present)

Enemy Zero

Enemy Zero

Platform: Saturn, Windows

Genre: Survival horror, stealth, adventure

Publisher: JP WARP

Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars

Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Palm OS, Windows Mobile

Genre: Point-and-click adventure

Publisher: EU SCEE; NA THQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on July 31, 1996?

On July 31, 1996 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is July 31, 1996?

On July 31, 1996 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on July 31, 1996?

On July 31, 1996 the US President was Bill Clinton (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on July 31, 1996?

On July 31, 1996 the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on July 31, 1996?

On July 31, 1996 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on July 31, 1996?

On July 31, 1996 several famous people were born including, Blake Michael.

Which famous people died on July 31, 1996?

Famous people died on July 31, 1996 include, Joan "Maudie" Warburton, Michael Jinks, Seagram Miller.

What was the number one song in July 31, 1996?

The number one song in the week of July 31, 1996 was Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio in US and Wannabe by The Spice Girls in UK.

What were the top hits on July 31, 1996?

The top hits on July 31, 1996 were Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio, You're Makin' Me High by Toni Braxton, How Do U Want It by 2 Pac in US and Wannabe by The Spice Girls, Macarena by Los Del Rio, Killing Me Softly by Fugees in UK.


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