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Friday 24 December 1993

1993-12-24

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Hero by Mariah Carey. In UK Mr Blobby by Mr Blobby was in the top 5 hits. In the Name of the Father, directed by Jim Sheridan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993 while Slow Waltz In Cedar Bend by Robert James Waller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

In the Name of the Father

Directed by: Jim Sheridan

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite, Alison Crosbie

Country: United States

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Tombstone

Directed by: George P. Cosmatos

Starring: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott

Country: United States

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Philadelphia

Directed by: Jonathan Demme

Starring: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Roberta Maxwell

Country: United States

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What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Directed by: Lasse Hallstrm

Starring: Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis

Country: United States

Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit

Directed by: Bill Duke

Starring: Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Najimy, Maggie Smith

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Adventures of Pete & Pete

Written by: Will McRobb, Chris Viscardi

Starring: Michael C. Maronna, Danny Tamberelli, Judy Grafe, Alison Fanelli

Country: United States

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Life in the Freezer

Starring: David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom

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UFC PPV Events

Starring: Renan Barao, Bethe Correia, Jessamyn Duke, Anthony Johnson

Country: United States

The Wartime Kitchen and Garden

Starring: Harry Dodson

Country: United Kingdom

Strange But True?

Starring: Michael Aspel

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1993 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Norman Vincent Peale: reverend (Power of Positive Thinking), dies at age 95.
  • Yen Chia-kan: Chinese lawyer and politician President of the Republic of China (d. 1993).
Facts:
  • Alexander Mackendrick, British/US director (Lady Killers, Whiskey Galore!), dies at age 81.

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1993?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.202
  • Time: Gun Violence. Gun photograph for TIME by Dennis Chalkin; background from Nassau County Police-Gamma
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9412

Books

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

Dolores Claiborne

By: Stephen King

Now available for the first time in a mass-market premium paperback edition—master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic #1 New York Times bestseller about a housekeeper with a long-hidden secret from her past...one

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Mixed Blessings

By: Danielle Steel

After the wedding of Diana Goode and Andrew Douglas, Diana teases that they will make a baby on their honeymoon. But long afterward, she is still not pregnant. As

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Mexico

By: James A. Michener

Pulitzer Prize–winning author James A. Michener, whose novels hurtle from the far reaches of history to the dark corners of the world, paints an intoxicating portrait of a land whose past and present are as turbulent, fascinating, and colorful as ...

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The Pelican Brief

By: John Grisham

In suburban Georgetown a killer's Reeboks whisper on the front floor of a posh home... In a seedy D.C. porno house a patron is swiftly garroted to death... The next day America learns that two of its Supreme Court justices ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold

Platform: DOS

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Apogee Software

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Campaign II

Platform: MS-DOS, Commodore Amiga

Genre: Wargame, Vehicle simulation

Publisher: Empire Interactive

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Claymates

Claymates

Platform: Super NES

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Interplay

Crash 'n Burn

Platform: 3DO

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Crystal Dynamics

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Final Lap R

Final Lap R

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Namco


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