Friday October 08, 1993

US date format: 10/8/1993, UK date format: 8/10/1993

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 8, 1993). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), 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 Barbara Palvin and Molly 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. Fearless, directed by Peter Weir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993 while Wouldn'T Take Nothing For My Journey Now by Maya Angelou was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching La petite vie. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Fatal Fury Special or Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold.
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Historical Events

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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
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Events

  • 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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Movies

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Fearless

Fearless

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Isabella Rossellini, Rosie Perez, Tom Hulce

Judgment Night

Judgment Night

Directed by: Stephen Hopkins

Starring: Emilio Estevez, Cuba Gooding Jr., Denis Leary, Stephen Dorff

Mazeppa

Mazeppa

Directed by: Bartabas

Starring: Miguel Bosé, Bartabas, Brigitte Marty, Eva Schakmundes

Mr. Wonderful

Mr. Wonderful

Directed by: Anthony Minghella

Starring: Matt Dillon, Annabella Sciorra, Mary-Louise Parker, William Hurt

The Beverly Hillbillies

The Beverly Hillbillies

Directed by: Penelope Spheeris

Starring: Diedrich Bader, Erika Eleniak, Jim Varney, Cloris Leachman

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TV Series

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La petite vie

La petite vie

Starring: Claude Meunier, Serge Thériault, Marc Messier, Diane Lavallée

Country: Canada

Cracker

Cracker

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Directed by: Charles McDougall

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Against the Grain

Against the Grain

Directed by: Elias Mael

It Had to Be You

It Had to Be You

Directed by: Sasha Gordon

The X-Files

The X-Files

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Starring: Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, Mitch Pileggi

Country: United States of America

Days to next October 08

If October 08, 1993 is your birthday you're 26 years, 11 months, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 15 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Wouldn'T Take Nothing For My Journey Now by Maya Angelou

Wouldn'T Take Nothing For My Journey Now

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Maya Angelou, one of the best-loved authors of our time, shares the wisdom of a remarkable life in this best-selling spiritual classic.

The Golden Mean by Nick Bantock

The Golden Mean

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Sabine -- I was sure I understood. Yet you were not here when I returned and there was no sign that you ever had been here....

Further Along The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck

Further Along The Road Less Traveled

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Further Along the Road Less Traveled takes the lectures of Dr. Peck and presents his profound insights into the issues that confront and challenge all of us today: spirituality, forgiveness, relationships,

Sacred Clowns by Tony Hillerman

Sacred Clowns

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During a kachina ceremony at the Tano Pueblo, the antics of a dancing koshare fill the air with tension. Moments later, the clown is found bludgeoned to death, in the same

The Client by John Grisham

The Client

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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 …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

FIFA (video game series)

FIFA (video game series)

Platform: Amiga, DOS, Nokia N-gage, Sega 32X, Sega Mega-CD/Sega CD, Master System, Sega Game Gear, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Sega Saturn, GameCube, Gizmondo, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStatio

Genre: Sports, simulation

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Brutal Sports Football

Brutal Sports Football

Platform: Amiga Atari Jaguar MS-DOS

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Gremlin Graphics

Fatal Fury Special

Fatal Fury Special

Platform: Arcade, Neo Geo, Neo-Geo CD, FM Towns, Game Gear, Mega-CD, SFC/SNES, TurboGrafx-CD, PlayStation 2, Virtual Console, X68000, Xbox Live Arcade, Android, iOS

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: SNK (Neo Geo) JVC Musical Industries (Mega-CD) Hudson Soft (TurboGrafx-CD) Magical Company (Sharp X68000)

F-117 Night Storm

F-117 Night Storm

Platform: Sega Mega Drive

Genre: Flight simulation

Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold

Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold

Platform: DOS

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Apogee Software


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