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Thursday 24 August 1995

1995-08-24

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Kiss From A Rose by Seal. In UK Never Forget by Take That was in the top 5 hits. Desperado, directed by Robert Rodriguez, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995 while From Potter's Field by Patricia Cornwell was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Desperado

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Joaquim de Almeida

Country: United States

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Mortal Kombat

Directed by: Paul Anderson

Starring: Christopher Lambert, Robin Shou, Linden Ashby

Country: United States

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Babe

Directed by: Chris Noonan

Starring: James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski, Christine Cavanaugh

Country: United States

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Kids

Directed by: Larry Clark

Starring: Leo Fitzpatrick, Justin Pierce, Chlo Sevigny

Country: United States

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Waterworld

Directed by: Kevin Reynolds

Starring: Kevin Costner, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Dennis Hopper

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The Clinic

Starring: Danielle Abastado, Emanuel Arruda, Tom Burke, Joe Frank

Country: United States

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The Friday Night Armistice

Starring: Armando Iannucci, Peter Baynham, David Schneider, Danny Erskine

Country: United Kingdom

Rock Family Trees

Starring: John Peel

Country: United Kingdom

Trailer Park

Starring: Tom Davis

Country: United States

Father Ted

Starring: Dermot Morgan, Ardal O'Hanlon, Frank Kelly, Pauline McLynn

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 August 1995 ?

Holidays:
  • Liberia: Flag Day
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
  • Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
  • Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
  • Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Erich Geiringer: General Practitioner campaigner, dies at 78.
  • Gary Crosby: American actor and noted family, the first of four sons of Bing and Dixie Crosby.
Facts:
  • Fire that wipes 6,000 acres begins in Hamptons on Long Island
  • Microsoft releases the Windows 95 operating system. This is the first consumer Windows version that does not require MS-DOS pre-installed. New features include integrated TCP/IP stack, dial-up networking, and long filenames. The software comprises over 11 million lines of code. The US$250 million publicity campaign includes US$12 million for the rights to the "Start Me Up" song by the Rolling Stones. This is the biggest marketing extravaganza for a consumer product ever. First day sales total

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1995?

  • Time: Soldier wearing helmet with goggles as fire burns in background
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9497
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.288

Books

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

From Potter's Field

By: Patricia Cornwell

In From Potter's Field, #1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell enters the chilling world of Virginia's Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta—and a bold, brilliant killer from her past.Upon

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The Body Farm

By: Patricia Cornwell

When an eleven-year-old girl is found murdered, Kay Scarpetta, Chief Medical Examiner for the Commonwealth of Virginia, gets another chance at stopping one of the most heartless and horrifying serial killers of her career: the demented Temple Gault.

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Memnoch the Devil

By: Anne Rice

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

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Beach Music

By: Pat Conro

Five brothers reunite in South Carolina as their mother is dying. (H, Doubleday)

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

ClayFighter 2: Judgment Clay

Platform: Super NES

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Interplay

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Dark Seed II

Dark Seed II

Platform: Microsoft Windows 3.x, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, Mac OS

Genre: Interactive movie, point-and-click adventure, psychological horror

Publisher: Cyberdreams (PC) Bandai Visual (SS) B-Factory (PS)

Donkey Kong Land

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Platforming

Publisher: Nintendo

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Flight of the Amazon Queen

Platform: Amiga, MS-DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Renegade Software

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Coach K College Basketball

Coach K College Basketball

Platform: Sega Genesis

Genre: Sports

Publisher: EA Sports


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