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Thursday 31 October 1996, Halloween

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio. In UK Breakfast At Tiffany's by Deep Blue Something was in the top 5 hits. The English Patient, directed by Anthony Minghella, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while The Dilbert Principle by Scott Adams was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Theater Talk. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bruce Jenner's World Class Decathlon or Soul.
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 ?

Theater Talk

Starring: Susan Haskins, Michael Riedel

Country: United States

Sai yau gei

Starring: Dicky Cheung, Wah Kong, Yiu-Cheung Lai, Cheung-Ching Mak

Country: Hong Kong

Two Fat Ladies

Starring: Clarissa Dickson Wright, Jennifer Paterson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Gullage's

Starring: Frank Barry, Torquil Colbo, Mercedes Barry, Brian Best

Vidas de Sal

Starring: Mariana Rey Monteiro, Armando Cortez, Virgílio Castelo, Simone de Oliveira

Country: Portugal

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The English Patient

Directed by: Anthony Minghella

Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe

Country: United States

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Romeo + Juliet

Directed by: Baz Luhrmann

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, John Leguizamo

Country: United States

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Thinner

Directed by: Tom Holland

Starring: Joe Mantegna, Robert John Burke, Lucinda Jenney

Country: United States

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Sleepers

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Robert De Niro, Kevin Bacon, Brad Pitt

Country: United States

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Underground

Directed by: Emir Kusturica

Starring: Miki Manojlovic, Lazar Ristovski, Mirjana Jokovic

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 October 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
  • October 31st is Halloween; also see Samhain (an approximate date)
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • 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.
  • A devastating category 4 Cyclone strikes Andhra Pradesh, India. The storm surge sweeps fishing villages out to sea, over 2,000 people die. 95 percent of the crops are completely destroyed.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • 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

Books

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

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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My Gal Sunday

By: Mary Higgins Clark

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

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Falling Up

By: Shel Silverstein

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

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His Holiness

By: Carl Bernstein and Marco Politi

With compelling journalism, drama, history, and biography, this detailed chronicle of the life and circumstances surrounding Pope John Paul II draws on hundreds of interviews with key players and

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Deus

Platform: Microsoft Windows, DOS

Genre: Survival simulation

Publisher: ReadySoft

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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)

Bruce Jenner's World Class Decathlon

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Decathlon

Publisher: Dallas Multimedia

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Darby the Dragon

Darby the Dragon

Platform: Windows, Macintosh

Genre: Graphic adventure

Publisher: Brøderbund

Soul

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation, Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox, Wii, Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Network, Android, iOS

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment

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