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Saturday 5 October 1991

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Betty Who . In that special week of October people in US were listening to Good Vibrations by Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch. In UK (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams was in the top 5 hits. Frankie and Johnny, directed by Garry Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991 while Saint Maybe by Anne Tyler was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching I'll Fly Away. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alien Breed or Checkered Flag.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Frankie and Johnny

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Starring: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hector Elizondo

Country: United States

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Directed by: Marc Caro

Starring: Marie-Laure Dougnac, Dominique Pinon, Pascal Benezech

Country: United States

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Night on Earth

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Winona Ryder, Gena Rowlands, Lisanne Falk

Country: United States

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Number 17

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Leon M. Lion, Anne Grey, John Stuart

Country: United States

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Beauty and the Beast

Directed by: Gary Trousdale

Starring: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

I'll Fly Away

Written by: Joshua Brand, John Falsey

Starring: Sam Waterston, Regina Taylor, Jeremy London, Ashlee Levitch

Country: United States

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Good & Evil

Written by: Susan Harris

Starring: Teri Garr, Margaret Whitton, Mark Blankfield, Lane Davies

Country: United States


Written by: Lynn Marie Latham, Bernard Lechowick

Starring: Kyle Chandler, Sammi Davis, Ken Jenkins, Mimi Kennedy

Country: United States

Brooklyn Bridge

Written by: Gary David Goldberg

Starring: Marion Ross, Danny Gerard, Louis Zorich, Amy Aquino

Country: United States

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Oi aparadektoi

Starring: Giannis Bezos, Vlassis Bonatsos, Dimitra Papadopoulou, Spiros Papadopoulos

Country: Greece

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 October 1991 ?

Famous Birthdays:
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  • Actor Ted Shackelford (Knots Landing) weds Annett Wolf
  • Fresno State ties NCAA record with 49 points in a quarter, as they route New Mexico 94-17
  • Military transport plane crashes at Djakarta, 133 dies
  • New Jersey Devils begin their 10th Anniversary with a 7-2 win over the Blues
  • USSR reduces nuclear weapons arsenal

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

Saint Maybe

By: Anne Tyler

9 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list!"A novel that attests once again to Ms. Tyler's enormous gifts as a writer."--THE

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Dave Barry Talks Back

By: Dave Barry

Yet another collection of Barry wit and wisdom by the Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist and the author of Dave Barry Turns 40.

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Oh, the Places You'll Go!

By: Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is the perfect send-off for grads—from nursery school, high school, college, and beyond! From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly ...

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Hard Courts

By: John Feinstein

The new edition of this bestseller in hardcover features never-before-published, all-new inside info on the money, personalities and politics of pro-tennis: Jimmy, Monica, Boris, Martina, et al.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Alien Breed

Platform: Amiga, Amiga CD32, MS-DOS, Android, iOS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation Mobile

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Team17, MicroLeague

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CJ's Elephant Antics

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Atari ST Amiga NES (included in Quattro Arcade)

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Codemasters

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Eliminator Boat Duel

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Electro Brain

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7 Colors

Platform: Amiga, DOS, NEC PC-9801

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Infogrames PC-9801 HOT-B

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Checkered Flag

Platform: Atari Lynx Atari Jaguar

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari Corporation

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