Wednesday May 08, 1991

US date format: 5/8/1991, UK date format: 8/5/1991

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 8, 1991). The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ethan Gage and Valentijn Lietmeijer. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Joyride by Roxette. In UK The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) by Cher was in the top 5 hits. Thelma & Louise, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991 while Damage by Josephine Hart was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching All Good Things. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Aussie Rules Footy or FireHawk.
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Thelma & Louise

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen

Country: United States of America

Backdraft

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Robert De Niro, Donald Sutherland

Country: United States of America

Only the Lonely

Directed by: Chris Columbus

Starring: John Candy, Maureen O'Hara, Ally Sheedy, Kevin Dunn

Drop Dead Fred

Directed by: Ate de Jong

Starring: Phoebe Cates, Rik Mayall, Marsha Mason, Tim Matheson

Country: United States of America

Hudson Hawk

Directed by: Michael Lehmann

Starring: Bruce Willis, Danny Aiello, Andie MacDowell, James Coburn

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 08, 1991?


    Holidays

  • Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
  • Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
  • Parents' Day in South Korea
  • Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
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    Events

  • CIA director William H Webster resigns

    Famous Deaths

  • Lloyd Ford: stuntman, dies at age 79.

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

All Good Things

Directed by: Andrew Jarecki

Vorsicht! Falke!

The Astronomers

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

Country: United States of America

Swamp Thing

Directed by: Wes Craven

Separate But Equal

Magazine Covers

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Books

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

Damage

By: Josephine Hart

“A passionate, elegant, ruthless story.” —Iris Murdoch The New York Times bestselling novel—now available as an ebookDamage is the gripping story of a man’s desperate obsession and scandalous love affair.

As The Crow Flies

By: Jeffrey Archer

Growing up in the slums of East End London, Charlie Trumper dreams of someday running his grandfather's fruit and vegetable barrow.

The Promised Land

By: Nicholas Lemann

A New York Times bestseller, the groundbreaking authoritative history of the migration of African-Americans from the rural South to the urban North.

The Eagle Has Flown

By: Jack Higgins

Higgins he picks up where he left off in The Eagle Has Landed with Nazi commando Kurt Steiner and killer/Irish patriot Liam Devlin.

Moving Pictures

By: Ali MacGraw

This is the autobiography of a former photographer's stylist who became an international film celebrity and married two of Hollywood's biggest names, but then seemed to throw it all away.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Platform: TurboGrafx-16 Game Boy Advance

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Ubisoft

Command HQ

Platform: MS-DOS Mac OS

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Microplay Software

Aussie Rules Footy

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Mattel

Platform: NES, MS-DOS, Sega Master System, Sega Genesis, Amiga, Sega Game Gear, Amiga CD32

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Codemasters

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System, Atari ST, Commodore Amiga

Genre: Action

Publisher: Camerica


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