Sunday August 08, 1993

US date format: 8/8/1993, UK date format: 8/8/1993

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 8, 1993). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Jessie Rogers and Sanja Vucic. 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. Searching for Bobby Fischer, directed by Steven Zaillian, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993 while After All These Years by Susan Isaacs was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Politically Incorrect. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blob or ActRaiser 2.
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Historical Events

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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
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Events

  • California State senator Tom Hayden (54) weds actress Barbara Williams (40)
  • Tropical storm Bret ravages Venezuela, about 100 killed

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Movies

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Searching for Bobby Fischer

Searching for Bobby Fischer

Directed by: Steven Zaillian

Starring: Joe Mantegna, Ben Kingsley, Max Pomeranc, Joan Allen

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Directed by: Agnieszka Holland

Starring: Kate Maberly, Maggie Smith, Heydon Prowse, Andrew Knott

Country: United States of America

Heart and Souls

Heart and Souls

Directed by: Ron Underwood

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Charles Grodin, Alfre Woodard, Kyra Sedgwick

Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday

Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday

Directed by: Adam Marcus

Starring: John D. LeMay, Kari Keegan, Kane Hodder, Steven Williams

Gumrah

Gumrah

Directed by: Mahesh Bhatt

Starring: Sanjay Dutt, Sridevi, Anupam Kher, Rahul Roy

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Music charts

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TV Series

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Politically Incorrect

Politically Incorrect

Face the Music

Face the Music

Directed by: Carol Wiseman

Labor in Power

Labor in Power

Storm from the East

Storm from the East

Weinerville

Weinerville

Days to next August 08

If August 08, 1993 is your birthday you're 27 years, 1 month, 17 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 14 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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After All These Years by Susan Isaacs

After All These Years

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The day after her lavish wedding anniversary bash, Rosie Meyers gets a big surprise: her nouveau riche husband, Richie, is leaving her for a sultry, sophisticated, size-six MBA.

I'Ll Be Seeing You by Mary Higgins Clark

I'Ll Be Seeing You

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A young news reporter on assignment at a large metropolitan hospital is horrified when she sees that a young Jane Doe whom paramedics have failed to save has a

Pigs In Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver

Pigs In Heaven

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Picking up where her modern classic The Bean Trees left off, Barbara Kingsolver’s bestselling Pigs in Heaven continues the tale of Turtle and Taylor Greer, a Native American girl and her

Pleading Guilty by Scott Turow

Pleading Guilty

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Returning to the now-renowned locale of Kindle County, Scott Turow gives us Mack Malloy, ex-cop, not-quite-ex-drunk, and partner-on-the-wane in one of the country's most high-powered law firms.

Secret Ceremonies by Deborah Laake

Secret Ceremonies

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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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Blob

Blob

Platform: Amiga

Genre: Platform Puzzle

Publisher: Core Design

The Settlers

The Settlers

Platform: Amiga, PC-DOS, MS-DOS, Mac OS, Nintendo DS, Microsoft Windows, OS X, iOS, Symbian, Android

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Ubisoft

The 7th Guest

The 7th Guest

Platform: PC, CD-i, Mac OS, iOS, OS X, Linux

Genre: Interactive movie, Puzzle adventure

Publisher: Virgin Interactive

ActRaiser 2

ActRaiser 2

Platform: Super NES

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: EU Ubisoft; JP/NA Enix

Bram Stoker's Dracula

Bram Stoker's Dracula

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Action platformer

Publisher: Sony Imagesoft


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