Wednesday May 01, 1991

US date format: 5/1/1991, UK date format: 1/5/1991

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 1, 1991). The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican), 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 Kerry Shawcross and Marcus Stroman. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Baby Baby by Amy Grant. In UK The One And Only by Chesney Hawkes was in the top 5 hits. Barton Fink, directed by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991 while Riders On The Storm by John Densmore was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching All Good Things. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cool Croc Twins or Lemmings.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint James the Less.
  • Saint Sigismund of Burgundy.
  • Saint Florine
  • Saint Augustin Schoeffer
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Events

  • Will Rogers Follies opens at Palace Theater NYC for 983 performances
  • Actor Robert Duvall weds Sharon Brophy
  • Rickey Henderson of the Oakland Athletics steals his 939th base, making him the all-time leader in this category. However, his accomplishment is overshadowed later that evening by Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers, when he pitches his seventh career no-hitter, breaking his own record.
  • Skin-Spit-Skin featuring lesbain, homosexual and hetrosexual nude couples caressing, is seen by 5,000 in New York City
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Movies

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Barton Fink

Barton Fink

Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Starring: John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner

Country: United States of America

What About Bob?

What About Bob?

Directed by: Frank Oz

Starring: Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss, Julie Hagerty, Charlie Korsmo

Country: United States of America

Robin Hood

Robin Hood

Directed by: John Irvin

Starring: Patrick Bergin, Uma Thurman, Jürgen Prochnow, Edward Fox

Sweet Talker

Sweet Talker

Directed by: Michael Jenkins

Starring: Bryan Brown, Karen Allen, Justin Rosniak, Chris Haywood

Yôkai hantâ: Hiruko

Yôkai hantâ: Hiruko

Directed by: Shin'ya Tsukamoto

Starring: Kenji Sawada, Masaki Kudou, Hideo Murota, Naoto Takenaka

TV Series

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All Good Things

All Good Things

Directed by: Andrew Jarecki

Vorsicht! Falke!

Vorsicht! Falke!

The Astronomers

The Astronomers

Starring: Vera C. Rubin, Tony Tyson, John Lowry Dobson, John E. Conway

Country: United States of America

Swamp Thing

Swamp Thing

Directed by: Wes Craven

Separate But Equal

Separate But Equal

Days to next May 01

If May 01, 1991 is your birthday you're 29 years, 4 months, 22 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 8 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Riders On The Storm by John Densmore

Riders On The Storm

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Here is the book that Rolling Stone called "the first Doors biography that feels like it was written for the right reasons, and it is easily the most informed account of

In Our Defense by Ellen Alderman and Caroline Kennedy

In Our Defense

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We The People The Bill of Rights defines and defends the freedoms we enjoy as Americans -- from the right to bear arms to the right to a civil jury.

Cold Fire by Dean R. Koontz

Cold Fire

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'There is an Enemy. It is coming. It is relentless.' Schoolteacher Jim Ironheart flies on an impulse to Portland, Oregon. There he risks his life to save a child from being

Nancy Reagan by Kitty Kelley

Nancy Reagan

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An expose of the life of Nancy Reagan which claims she was the ruthless and ambitious power behind Ronald Reagan's presidency.

Heartbeat by Danielle Steel

Heartbeat

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Bill Thigpen, writer producer of the No.1 daytime TV drama was so busy watching his career soar that he never noticed his marriage collapse.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Asmik-kun Land

Asmik-kun Land

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Action

Publisher: Asmik

Elvira: The Arcade Game

Elvira: The Arcade Game

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, PC (DOS), Commodore 64

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Flair Software

Cool Croc Twins

Cool Croc Twins

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Empire Software

Lemmings

Lemmings

Platform: Amiga, various

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Data East (arcade prototype) Sega (Mega Drive (Genesis PAL), SMS and GG) Ocean Software (GB, NES PAL) Sony (PSP) SunSoft (NES, MD/GEN, SNES, TG-16) Take-Two Interactive (GBC)

Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey

Platform: Amiga, PC

Genre: Flight simulation

Publisher: Electronic Arts


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