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Monday 5 August 1991

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Chris Gaskell and Esteban Gutiérrez. In that special week of August people in US were listening to (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams. In UK (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams was in the top 5 hits. Double Impact, directed by Sheldon Lettich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991 while Heir To The Empire by Timothy Zahn was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Joking Apart. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sonic the Hedgehog or Aussie Rules Footy.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Double Impact

Directed by: Sheldon Lettich

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Geoffrey Lewis, Alonna Shaw

Country: United States

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Return to the Blue Lagoon

Directed by: William A. Graham

Starring: Brian Krause, Milla Jovovich, Lisa Pelikan

Country: United States

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Hot Shots!

Directed by: Jim Abrahams

Starring: Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes, Valeria Golino

Country: United States

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Directed by: Michael Karbelnikoff

Starring: Christian Slater, Patrick Dempsey, Costas Mandylor

Country: United States

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Point Break

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow

Starring: Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Real McCoy

Starring: Robbie Gee, Kulvinder Ghir, Llewella Gideon, Meera Syal

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Astronomers

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

Country: United States

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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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The Pirates of Dark Water

Written by: David Kirschner

Starring: Jodi Benson, Hector Elizondo, George Newbern, Frank Welker

Country: United States

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The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

Starring: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams, Colin Jeavons

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 August 1991 ?

  • St. Memmius
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
  • St. Afra and her companions
  • Burkina Faso - Independence Day
  • Croatia - Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day
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Famous Deaths:
  • Soichiro Hondo: CEO and founder (Honda), dies of liver cancer at age 84.
  • Paul Brown: American NFL founder and coach (Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals), dies at age 82 (born 1908).

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What news were making the headlines those days in August 1991?

  • Time: Photomontage of Kuwait's burning oil fields by Christopher Morris-Black Star & Hussein by Susan
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9288
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.77


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

Heir To The Empire

By: Timothy Zahn

It's five years after Return of the Jedi: the Rebel Alliance has destroyed the Death Star, defeated Darth Vader and the Emperor, and driven out the remnants of the old Imperial

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Woody Allen

By: Eric Lax

Few celebrities are as instantly recognizable as Woody Allen. Few are as notoriously shy. And perhaps none are as elusive: Is Woody Allen a comedian who wants to be taken seriously?

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The Kitchen God'S Wife

By: Amy Tan

Winnie and Helen have kept each other's worst secrets for more than fifty years. Now, because she believes she is dying, Helen wants to expose everything.

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Sky Masters

By: Dale Brown

Publication Date: 1971 When Lieutenant Colonel Patrick McLanahan is offered the chance to test-fly a new B-2 bomber in strategic warfare training sorties, he jumps at the chance.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Sonic the Hedgehog

Genre: Platform, racing, puzzle, sports, party

Publisher: Sega

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Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, ZX Spectrum, C64, DOS, Mac OS Classic, arcade

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: EU Infogrames; NA Spectrum HoloByte

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Aussie Rules Footy

Aussie Rules Footy

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Mattel


Platform: PC-9801, MS-DOS, FM Towns, SNES, PC Engine (Brandish) PlayStation Portable (Brandish: The Dark Revenant)

Genre: Action role-playing

Publisher: Nihon Falcom (PC-9801, FM Towns, PSP) Mantra (DOS) NEC (PC Engine CD-ROM²) Koei (SNES) XSEED Games (PSP)

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Game Boy Wars

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: turn-based tactics

Publisher: Nintendo

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