Thursday October 31, 1996, Halloween

US date format: 10/31/1996, UK date format: 31/10/1996

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 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. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio. In UK Say You'll Be There by The Spice Girls was in the top 5 hits. Shiloh, directed by Dale Rosenbloom, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while The Law Of Love by Laura Esquivel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Out of Sight. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Eye of Typhoon or The Divide: Enemies Within.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 31, 1996?


Holidays

  • October 31st is Nevada Day
  • Protestant Church - Reformation Day: Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the Wittenberg church on this day in 1517
  • Wikipedia - Wikipedia:Tim Starling Day
  • Cornwall - Allantide
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Events

  • A Fokker F100 operating as TAM Transportes Aereos Regionais Flight 402 crashes into several houses in Sao Paulo, Brazil killing 98 including 2 on the ground.
  • November ndash Iraq disarmament crisis: UNSCOM inspectors uncover buried prohibited missile parts. Iraq refuses to allow UNSCOM teams to remove remnants of missile engines for analysis outside of the country
  • U.S. presidential election, 1996: Democratic incumbent Bill Clinton defeats Republican challenger Bob Dole to win his second term.
  • Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto's government is dismissed by President Farooq Leghari after widespread allegations of corruption.
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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Shiloh

Shiloh

Directed by: Dale Rosenbloom

Starring: Blake Heron, Michael Moriarty, Scott Wilson, Bonnie Bartlett

Head Above Water

Head Above Water

Directed by: Jim Wilson

Starring: Harvey Keitel, Cameron Diaz, Craig Sheffer, Billy Zane

The English Patient

The English Patient

Directed by: Anthony Minghella

Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas

Country: United States of America

Romeo + Juliet

Romeo + Juliet

Directed by: Baz Luhrmann

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, John Leguizamo, Harold Perrineau

Country: United States of America

The Mirror Has Two Faces

The Mirror Has Two Faces

Directed by: Barbra Streisand

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Jeff Bridges, Lauren Bacall, George Segal

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of October 31, 1996?
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Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Say You'll Be There
  2. - What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted
  3. - If You Ever
  4. - Un-Break My Heartyoutube
  5. - Breathe

Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - No Diggity
  2. - What Kind Of Man Would I Be
  3. - Nobody
  4. - Pony
  5. - This Is For The Lover In You
  6. - Last Night (From "The Nutty Professor")
  7. - Tell Me (From "Eddie")
  8. - If Your Girl Only Knew
  9. - Un-Break My Heartyoutube
  10. - Missing You (From "Set It Off")

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Out of Sight

Out of Sight

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Staying Alive

Staying Alive

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Two Fat Ladies

Two Fat Ladies

Starring: Clarissa Dickson Wright, Jennifer Paterson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Dark Skies

Dark Skies

Directed by: Scott Stewart

Safe and Sound

Safe and Sound

Directed by: Clark Davis

Days to next October 31

If October 31, 1996 is your birthday you're 23 years, 10 months, 20 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 11 days.
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 1996?

  • LIFE: Marilyn Monroe
  • Time: Digital photomontage by Arthur Hochstein. Sky by Richard Kaylin-Tony Stone Images; Earth from NASA
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9558
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.350
  • Wired: Wired - October, 1996

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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The Law Of Love by Laura Esquivel

The Law Of Love

By:

/ESQUIVEL LAURA/ The intensely anticipated new novel from the author of the international bestseller Like Water for Chocolate tells a cosmic love story, a Mexican Midsummer Night's Dream that stretches from

Icon by Frederick Forsyth

Icon

By:

From the master of the novel of international intrigue comes a riveting new book as timely and unsettling as tomorrow's headlines.It

My Gal Sunday by Mary Higgins Clark

My Gal Sunday

By:

A dashing ex-president and his young congresswoman bride become an irresistible sleuthing duo in four acclaimed stories from the Queen of Suspense.Henry

James Herriot'S Favorite Dog Stories by James Herriot

James Herriot'S Favorite Dog Stories

By:

"When I decided to be a vet, I knew that I wanted to be a dog doctor, so I could spend all my time with dogs."

The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard

The Deep End of the Ocean

By:

"Masterful...A big story about human connection and emotional survival" - Los Angeles Times The first book ever chosen by Oprah's Book ClubFew first novels receive the kind of attention and acclaim showered on this powerful story—a nationwide bestseller, a critical …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

BurningMUD

BurningMUD

Genre: Fantasy MUD

Black Dawn

Black Dawn

Platform: PlayStation, Saturn

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Virgin Interactive

The Eye of Typhoon

The Eye of Typhoon

Platform: 3DO, MS-DOS, Neo-Geo (cancelled)

Genre: 2D Versus fighting

Publisher: Viccom (MS-DOS version) LG (3DO version)

Deadly Rooms of Death (Webfoot)

Deadly Rooms of Death (Webfoot)

Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac OS

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Webfoot Technologies

The Divide: Enemies Within

The Divide: Enemies Within

Platform: PlayStation, Windows

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Viacom New Media


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