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Sunday 8 August 1993

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Desmond English and Thomas Rawls. 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 Secret Garden, directed by Agnieszka Holland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993 while The Bridges Of Madison County by Robert James Waller was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching An Exchange of Fire. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Breath of Fire or Dashin' Desperadoes.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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

Coltrane in a Cadillac

Starring: Robbie Coltrane

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Riff Raff Element

Starring: Pippa Guard, Richard Hope, Celia Imrie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Monstervision

Starring: John Bloom, Wes Craven

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Secret Garden

Directed by: Agnieszka Holland

Starring: Kate Maberly, Maggie Smith, Heydon Prowse

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 August 1993 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
  • Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
  • Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
  • St. Hormisdas
  • St. Smaragdus (and companions)
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • California State senator Tom Hayden (54) weds actress Barbara Williams (40)
  • Tropical storm Bret ravages Venezuela, about 100 killed

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1993?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.182
  • Time: Inset: Photograph by Bob Talbot.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9392

Books

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

Mixed Blessings

By: Danielle Steel

After the wedding of Diana Goode and Andrew Douglas, Diana teases that they will make a baby on their honeymoon. But long afterward, she is still not pregnant. As

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Dolores Claiborne

By: Stephen King

Now available for the first time in a mass-market premium paperback edition—master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic #1 New York Times bestseller about a housekeeper with a long-hidden secret from her past...one

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Mexico

By: James A. Michener

Pulitzer Prize–winning author James A. Michener, whose novels hurtle from the far reaches of history to the dark corners of the world, paints an intoxicating portrait of a land whose past and present are as turbulent, fascinating, and colorful as ...

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The Pelican Brief

By: John Grisham

In suburban Georgetown, a killer’s Reeboks whisper on the floor of a posh home. In a seedy D.C. porno house, a patron is swiftly garroted to death.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Spider-Man 3: Invasion of the Spider-Slayers

Spider-Man 3: Invasion of the Spider-Slayers

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Platform

Publisher: LJN

Break Time: The National Pool Tour

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Fujisankei

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Breath of Fire

Platform: Super NES, Game Boy Advance

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: JP Capcom; NA Square Soft (SNES); NA Capcom (GBA); EU Ubisoft

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Cliffhanger

Platform: Amiga, Genesis/Mega Drive, Sega CD, SNES, NES, Game Boy, Game Gear

Genre: Action, Platformer

Publisher: Sony Imagesoft, Psygnosis

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Dashin' Desperadoes

Dashin' Desperadoes

Platform: Sega Genesis

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Data East


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