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Monday 2 August 1993

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ryan and Kyle Pepi and Cassidy Gifford. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Can't Help Falling In Love by UB40. In UK Living On My Own by Freddie Mercury was in the top 5 hits. The Fugitive, directed by Andrew Davis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993 while Secret Ceremonies by Deborah Laake was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching An Exchange of Fire. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Beyond Shadowgate or Championship Pool.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Fugitive

Directed by: Andrew Davis

Starring: Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward

Country: United States

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Robin Hood: Men in Tights

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Cary Elwes, Richard Lewis, Roger Rees

Country: United States

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Hocus Pocus

Directed by: Kenny Ortega

Starring: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy

Country: United States

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In the Line of Fire

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

Starring: Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo

Country: United States

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The Firm

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

An Exchange of Fire

Starring: Frank Finlay, James Fleet, Juliette Caton, Caroline Langrishe

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Danger Theatre

Written by: Mike Scott, Robert Wolterstorff, Penelope Spheeris

Starring: Diedrich Bader, Robert Vaughn, Adam West, Billy Morrissette

Country: United States

I Love My Family

Starring: Xingyu Wen, Dandan Song, Lixin Yang, Ling Guan

Country: China

Coltrane in a Cadillac

Starring: Robbie Coltrane

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Persones humanes

Written by: Miquel Calçada

Starring: Miquel Calçada, Quim Monzó, Xavier Soler, Jaume Santacana

Country: Spain

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 August 1993 ?

  • St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
  • St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
  • St. Stephen
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
  • Feast day of Ilya the Prophet in Russian Orthodox Church
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  • Peter Angelos and William DeWitt purchase Orioles
  • Train crash in tunnel at Vega de Anzo Spain, 12 killed

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

Secret Ceremonies

By: Deborah Laake

A member of the Mormon Church describes the voodoo-like rituals and behaviors revealed to her on her wedding day and the male dominance, strange teachings, and divine revelations characteristic

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Care Of The Soul

By: Thomas Moore

In this special twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Thomas Moore’s bestselling Care of the Soul, which includes a new introduction by the author, readers are presented with a revolutionary approach to thinking

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Streets Of Laredo

By: Larry McMurtry

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author Larry McMurtry comes the sequel and final book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy. An exhilarating tale of legend and heroism, Streets of Laredo is classic Texas

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Women Who Run With The Wolves

By: Clarissa Pinkola Estes

UPDATED, WITH NEW MATERIAL BY THE AUTHOR"WOMEN WHO RUN WITH THE WOLVES isn't just another book. It is a gift of profound insight, wisdom, and love.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

The Flash

Platform: Sega Master System Game Boy

Genre: Action Platform

Publisher: Sega (Master System) THQ (Game Boy)

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Dark Sun: Shattered Lands

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

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Eco Fighters

Eco Fighters

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Capcom

Beyond Shadowgate

Platform: TurboGrafx CD

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Turbo Technologies Inc.

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Championship Pool

Platform: NES, SNES, Game Boy, Mega Drive/Genesis

Genre: Sports simulation – pool

Publisher: Mindscape

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