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Tuesday 8 October 1991

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mikey Bolts and Bakermat . In that special week of October people in US were listening to Emotions by Mariah Carey. In UK (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams was in the top 5 hits. Frankie and Johnny, directed by Garry Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991 while J. Edgar Hoover by Curt Gentry was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching I'll Fly Away. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alien Breed or D-Force.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Frankie and Johnny

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Starring: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hector Elizondo

Country: United States

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Directed by: Marc Caro

Starring: Marie-Laure Dougnac, Dominique Pinon, Pascal Benezech

Country: United States

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Night on Earth

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Winona Ryder, Gena Rowlands, Lisanne Falk

Country: United States

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Number 17

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Leon M. Lion, Anne Grey, John Stuart

Country: United States

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Beauty and the Beast

Directed by: Gary Trousdale

Starring: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

I'll Fly Away

Written by: Joshua Brand, John Falsey

Starring: Sam Waterston, Regina Taylor, Jeremy London, Ashlee Levitch

Country: United States

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Good & Evil

Written by: Susan Harris

Starring: Teri Garr, Margaret Whitton, Mark Blankfield, Lane Davies

Country: United States


Written by: Lynn Marie Latham, Bernard Lechowick

Starring: Kyle Chandler, Sammi Davis, Ken Jenkins, Mimi Kennedy

Country: United States

Brooklyn Bridge

Written by: Gary David Goldberg

Starring: Marion Ross, Danny Gerard, Louis Zorich, Amy Aquino

Country: United States

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Oi aparadektoi

Starring: Giannis Bezos, Vlassis Bonatsos, Dimitra Papadopoulou, Spiros Papadopoulos

Country: Greece

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 October 1991 ?

  • French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
  • Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
  • RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
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Famous Deaths:
  • Natalia Ginzburg: Italian Jewish author, novelist, journalist, playwright, and essayist.
  • Croatia votes to sever constitutional relations with Yugoslavia, making the country fully independent
  • In Russia, the KGB is replaced by the SVR.
  • Iraq disarmament crisis: The U.N. Security Council passes Resolution 715, which demands that Iraq ampquotaccept unconditionally the inspectors and all other personnel designated by the Special Commissionampquot. Iraq rejects the resolution, calling it ampquotunlawful.ampquot

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

  • Time: Defusing the Nuclear Threat. U.S. Air Force photograph of the world's first hydrogen bomb blast, En
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9297
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.86


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

J. Edgar Hoover

By: Curt Gentry

"The cumulative effect is overwhelming. Eleanor Roosevelt was right: Hoover’s FBI was an American gestapo."―Newsweek Shocking, grim, frightening, Curt Gentry’s masterful portrait of America’s top policeman is a unique political biography.

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The Dragon Reborn

By: Robert Jordan

The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.Rand

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When You Look Like Your Passport Photo, It'S Time To Go Home

By: Erma Bombeck

America's favorite housewife takes a witty look at family vacations, describing her escapades in Istanbul, the Galapagos Islands, and other locales

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Flowers In The Rain

By: Rosamunde Pilcher

Through thick mist and a cold east wind, Lavinia returns to Scotland. Up at the big house Mrs Farquhar is dying.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Acrobat Mission

Acrobat Mission

Platform: Arcade, Super Famicom

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Taito

Alien Breed

Platform: Amiga, Amiga CD32, MS-DOS, Android, iOS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation Mobile

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Team17, MicroLeague

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Battle Golfer Yui

Battle Golfer Yui

Platform: Mega Drive

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Sega


Platform: Super NES

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Asmik

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Platform: Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Vita, Super NES, iOS, Android

Genre: Action role-playing Action-adventure Real-time strategy; Action role-playing; Action-adventure; Real-time strategy

Publisher: Square Enix (formerly Square)

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