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Friday 8 October 1993

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Angus T Jones and Molly C Quinn. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Dreamlover by Mariah Carey. In UK Boom! Shake The Room by Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince was in the top 5 hits. The Nightmare Before Christmas, directed by Henry Selick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993 while Case Closed by Gerald Posner was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching AHL Weekly. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Fields of Glory or The Excellent Dizzy Collection.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Cracker

Written by: Jimmy McGovern

Starring: Robbie Coltrane, Geraldine Somerville, Kieran O'Brien, Lorcan Cranitch

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Exosquad

Written by: Jeff Segal

Starring: Robby Benson, Ken Camroux, Garry Chalk, Garrison Christiohn

Country: United States

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Cro

Starring: Max Casella, Ruth Buzzi, Jim Cummings, April Ortiz

Country: United States

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Beakman's World

Written by: Jok R. Church

Starring: Paul Zaloom, Mark Ritts, Eliza Schneider, Alanna Ubach

Country: United States

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Case Closed

Starring: Mike Matthews, Brian Patrick Mulligan, Susie Ross

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Directed by: Henry Selick

Starring: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara

Country: United States

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Demolition Man

Directed by: Marco Brambilla

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock

Country: United States

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Cool Runnings

Directed by: Jon Turteltaub

Starring: John Candy, Leon, Doug E. Doug

Country: United States

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Naked

Directed by: Mike Leigh

Starring: David Thewlis, Lesley Sharp, Katrin Cartlidge

Country: United States

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Rudy

Directed by: David Anspaugh

Starring: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 October 1993 ?

Holidays:
  • 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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Facts:
  • Howard Stern releases his 1st book Private Parts
  • UN lifts remaining economic sanctions against South Africa
  • David Miscavige announces the IRS has granted full tax exemption to the Church of Scientology International and affiliated churches and organizations ending the Church's 40-year battle with the IRS and resulting in religious recognition in the United States.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 1993?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.191
  • Time: Mahmud Abouhalima. No photo credit given
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9401

Books

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

Case Closed

By: Gerald Posner

The assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, continues to inspire interest ranging from well-meaning speculation to bizarre conspiracy theories and controversial filmmaking.

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Pigs In Heaven

By: Barbara Kingsolver

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

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The Night Manager

By: John le Carré

"A beautifully polished, utterly knowing and palpitating book."TIMEEnter the new world of post Cold War espionage. Penetrate the secret world of ruthless arms dealers and drug smugglers who have risen to

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The Client

By: John Grisham

In a weedy lot on the outskirts of Memphis, two boys watch a shiny Lincoln pull up to the curb...Eleven-year-old Mark Sway and his younger brother were sharing a forbidden cigarette when a chance encounter with a suicidal lawyer left ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cliffhanger

Platform: Amiga, Genesis/Mega Drive, Sega CD, SNES, NES, Game Boy, Game Gear

Genre: Action, Platformer

Publisher: Sony Imagesoft, Psygnosis

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Fields of Glory

Platform: DOS, Amiga, Amiga CD32

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: MicroProse

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Star Wars Arcade

Platform: Arcade, Sega 32X

Genre: Action, Space simulation

Publisher: Sega

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The 7th Saga

Platform: SNES

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Enix

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The Excellent Dizzy Collection

The Excellent Dizzy Collection

Platform: Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear

Genre: Action game, Puzzle Game, Adventure game

Publisher: Codemasters


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