Friday March 08, 1991

US date format: 3/8/1991, UK date format: 8/3/1991

It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 8, 1991). The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican), 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 Devon Werkheiser and Miriam Bryant. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Someday by Mariah Carey. In UK Should I Stay Or Should I Go by The Clash was in the top 5 hits. Defending Your Life, directed by Albert Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991 while The Secret Pilgrim by John le Carré was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Get the Picture. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Back to the Future Part III or Art Alive!.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Philemon (d. 305)
  • Albania, Romania - Mother's Day.
  • Catholicism Saint John of God.
  • Hudson's Birthday - The Second Coming Of Christmas.
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Events

  • Harry Hamlin and Nicollette Sheridan wed
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • Planeloads of US troops arrive home from the Persian Gulf, Iraq hands over 40 foreign journalists and two American soldiers it captured.
  • 17th People's Choice Awards: Julia Roberts, Bill Cosby, Pretty Woman.

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Defending Your Life

Defending Your Life

Directed by: Albert Brooks

Starring: Albert Brooks, Meryl Streep, Rip Torn, Michael Durrell

'Merci la vie'

'Merci la vie'

Directed by: Bertrand Blier

Starring: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Anouk Grinberg, Michel Blanc, Jean Carmet

Guilty by Suspicion

Guilty by Suspicion

Directed by: Irwin Winkler

Starring: Robert De Niro, Annette Bening, George Wendt, Patricia Wettig

Class Action

Class Action

Directed by: Michael Apted

Starring: Gene Hackman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Colin Friels, Joanna Merlin

True Colors

True Colors

Directed by: Herbert Ross

Starring: John Cusack, James Spader, Imogen Stubbs, Mandy Patinkin

TV Series

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Get the Picture

Get the Picture

Directed by: Cathy Pearson

Eggshells

Eggshells

Directed by: Tobe Hooper

All Together Now

All Together Now

Directed by: Alexander Mirecki

The Baby-Sitters Club

The Baby-Sitters Club

Directed by: Melanie Mayron

Live & Sweaty

Live & Sweaty

Days to next March 08

If March 08, 1991 is your birthday you're 29 years, 6 months, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 17 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Patrimony by Philip Roth

Patrimony

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Patrimony, a true story, touches the emotions as strongly as anything Philip Roth has ever written. Roth watches as his eighty-six-year-old father—famous for his vigor, charm, and his repertoire of Newark

Iron John by Robert Bly

Iron John

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In this deeply learned book, poet and translator Robert Bly offers nothing less than a new vision of what it is to be a man.Bly's

Battleground by W. E. B. Griffin

Battleground

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W.E.B. Griffin is a bestselling phenomenom, an American master of authentic military action and drama. Now, in this electrifying new novel, he reveals the story of one of the bloodiest conflicts

The Japan That Can Say No by Shintaro Ishihara

The Japan That Can Say No

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Asserts that Japan has overtaken the United States economically, technologically, and politically.

You Just Don'T Understand by Deborah Tannen

You Just Don'T Understand

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Women and men live in different worlds...made of different words.Spending nearly four years on the New York Times bestseller list, including eight months at number one, You Just Don't Understand is

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Back to the Future Part III

Back to the Future Part III

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Sega Master System, Sega Mega Drive, and ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade Western

Publisher: Image Works Arena Entertainment

Crisis in the Kremlin

Crisis in the Kremlin

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Strategy (with managerial aspects)

Art Alive!

Art Alive!

Platform: Sega Mega Drive

Genre: Educational game

Publisher: Sega Tec Toy

Discworld MUD

Discworld MUD

Platform: Platform independent

Genre: Comic fantasy MUD

Civilization

Civilization

Platform: DOS Windows Amiga Macintosh Atari ST Sega Saturn Super NES PlayStation N-Gage

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: MicroProse


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