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Wednesday 8 May 1991

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. 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 One And Only by Chesney Hawkes was in the top 5 hits. Switch, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991 while Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Real McCoy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Wordtris or Lemmings.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Ellen Barkin, Jimmy Smits, JoBeth Williams

Country: United States

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Toy Soldiers

Directed by: Daniel Petrie Jr.

Starring: Sean Astin, Wil Wheaton, Keith Coogan

Country: United States

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Directed by: John Landis

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Ornella Muti, Don Ameche

Country: United States

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Drop Dead Fred

Directed by: Ate De Jong

Starring: Phoebe Cates, Rik Mayall, Marsha Mason

Country: United States

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Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Yasuo Yamada, Eiko Masuyama, Kiyoshi Kobayashi

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The Real McCoy

Starring: Robbie Gee, Kulvinder Ghir, Llewella Gideon, Meera Syal

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Astronomers

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

Country: United States

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Starring: Nigel Havers, Warren Clarke, David Calder, Michael Gough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Pirates of Dark Water

Written by: David Kirschner

Starring: Jodi Benson, Hector Elizondo, George Newbern, Frank Welker

Country: United States

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The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

Starring: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams, Colin Jeavons

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 May 1991 ?

  • 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)
  • VE Day
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Famous Deaths:
  • CIA director William H Webster resigns
  • US Central Intelligence Agency director William H Webster resigns.

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What news were making the headlines those days in May 1991?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Scientology Exposed -- May 6, 1991
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9275
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.64


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

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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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.

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The Seventh Commandment

By: Lawrence Sanders

Lawrence Sanders concludes his bestselling Commandment series with a sizzling tale of hot-blooded lust and stone-cold murder Nothing gets by Dora Conti.

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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.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: DOS Game Boy Mac OS Super NES

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Spectrum HoloByte

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The Atlas

Platform: NEC PC-98 FM Towns DOS PC Engine[2] Super Famicom[1] Virtual Console

Genre: Simulation w/ strategy elements

Publisher: Artdink Pack-In-Video[1] (Super Famicom)

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Platform: Platform independent

Genre: Fantasy MUD

Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stone

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Publisher: JP Technōs Japan; NA Acclaim Entertainment

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Platform: Amiga, various

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Data East (arcade prototype) Sega (Mega Drive (Genesis PAL), SMS and GG) Ocean Software (GB, NES PAL) Sony (PSP) SunSoft (NES, MD/GEN, SNES, TG-16) Take-Two Interactive (GBC)

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