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Friday 5 April 1991

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nathaniel Clyne and Rachel Ballinger. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Coming Out Of The Dark by Gloria Estefan. In UK Should I Stay Or Should I Go by The Clash was in the top 5 hits. Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991 while The Druid Of Shannara by Terry Brooks was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Sleepers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Armed Police Unit Gallop or Death Knights of Krynn.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Yasuo Yamada, Eiko Masuyama, Kiyoshi Kobayashi

Country: United States

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze

Directed by: Michael Pressman

Starring: Paige Turco, David Warner, Michelan Sisti

Country: United States

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La Femme Nikita

Directed by: Luc Besson

Starring: Anne Parillaud, Marc Duret, Patrick Fontana

Country: United States

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The Doors

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Starring: Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan

Country: United States

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Nothing But Trouble

Directed by: Dan Aykroyd

Starring: Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Starring: Nigel Havers, Warren Clarke, David Calder, Michael Gough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Die Kinder

Starring: Miranda Richardson, Frederic Forrest, Hans Kremer, Sam Cox

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Diamond Brothers

Written by: Anthony Horowitz

Starring: Dursley McLinden, Colin Dale, Monique van de Ven, Jenny Agutter

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Starring: Irrfan Khan

Country: India


Starring: Dejan Velkov, Elena Zafirovska, Katerina Angelova, Saso Sofronievski

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 April 1991 ?

  • Saint Geeraard
  • The last day of the tax year in the United Kingdom.
  • Blessed Kreszentia Hoess
  • Saint Vincent Ferrer
  • Arbor Day in South Korea
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Famous Deaths:
  • Kitty Kelly publishes a book knocking Nancy Reagan
  • US begins air drops to Kurdish refugees in Northern Iraq.
  • Joe Dumaars (Detroit Pistons) ends NBA free throw streak of 62 games.
  • Former Texas Republican Senator John Tower (age 65) and 22 others are killed in an airplane crash in Brunswick, Georgia, United States.
  • Space Shuttle STS 37 (Atlantis 8) launched.

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

The Druid Of Shannara

By: Terry Brooks

In the three hundred years since the death of the Druid Allanon, the evil Shadowen have seized control of the Four Lands.

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The Plains of Passage

By: Jean M. Auel

Jean M. Auel’s enthralling Earth’s Children® series has become a literary phenomenon, beloved by readers around the world. In a brilliant novel as vividly authentic and entertaining as those that came before, Jean M.

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Sleepwalking Through History

By: Haynes Johnson

In this brilliantly readable book, Haynes Johnson takes us behind the scenes at the turning points of a decade: the poor became homeless while the rich embraced the new religion of

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Love & Desire & Hate

By: Joan Collins

In 1955 a glittering array of Hollywood talent assembles in Mexico to film an extravaganza on Cortez. They include Nick Stone, the young Greek director; Julian 'Looks' Brook, the English matinee

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

A320 Airbus

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: Thalion Software

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Armed Police Unit Gallop

Armed Police Unit Gallop

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Irem

Another World

Platform: Amiga, Android, Apple IIGS, Atari Jaguar, Atari ST, BlackBerry 10, Game Boy Advance, iOS, Linux, Mac OS, Microsoft Windows, MS-DOS, Nintendo 3DS, OS X, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita,

Genre: Cinematic platformer, action-adventure

Publisher: Delphine Software U.S. Gold Interplay Entertainment Virgin Interactive The Digital Lounge (15th Anniversary) Focus Home Interactive (20th Anniversary) Headup Games (20th Anniversary Edition)

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Dangerous Dave in the Haunted Mansion

Dangerous Dave in the Haunted Mansion

Platform: DOS, Mobile Phones

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Softdisk Publishing

Death Knights of Krynn

Platform: Amiga, C64, MS-DOS, NEC PC-9801

Genre: Role-playing video game, Tactical RPG

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

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