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Saturday 12 January 1991

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Pixie Lott and Matt Srama. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Justify My Love by Madonna. In UK Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me by George Michael & Elton John was in the top 5 hits. New Jack City, directed by Mario Van Peebles, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991 while Heartbeat by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Boys from the Bush. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Arcus Odyssey or CJ's Elephant Antics.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

New Jack City

Directed by: Mario Van Peebles

Starring: Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Allen Payne

Country: United States

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Not Without My Daughter

Directed by: Brian Gilbert

Starring: Sally Field, Alfred Molina, Sheila Rosenthal

Country: United States

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Directed by: Sheldon Lettich

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Harrison Page, Deborah Rennard

Country: United States

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Kindergarten Cop

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller, Pamela Reed

Country: United States

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The Godfather: Part III

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Andy Garcia

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Boys from the Bush

Written by: Douglas Livingstone

Starring: Tim Healy, Chris Haywood, Mark Haddigan, Nadine Garner

Country: Australia

T-Bag and the Rings of Olympus

Starring: Georgina Hale, John Hasler, Natalie Wood

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Tokyo Love Story

Starring: Hideyuki Nakayama

Country: Japan

The Timberwood Tales

Starring: Radford Harris, Neeld Kelly, Sam Richards, William Sage

Billy Webb's Amazing Story

Starring: Scott Riley

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 January 1991 ?

  • In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
  • In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
  • In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
  • Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day
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Famous Deaths:
  • Vasco Pratolini: Italian writer, a novelist and short story writer who won a number of prizes.
  • Largest crowd to watch Atlantic Coast Womens Basketball game (11,520).
  • Melvin Stewart swims world record 200 metre butterfly (1 55.69).
  • Gulf War: An act of the U.S. Congress authorizes the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait.
  • Soviet forces storm Vilnius to stop Lithuanian independence. January Events (Lithuania).
  • A fight and stampede at a pre-season exhibition match between South African football teams Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates in the town of Orkney near Johannesburg, South Africa leaves 42 dead.

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Sport Games on 12 January 1991

American Football
  • Miami Dolphins - Buffalo Bills : 34 - 44
  • Washington Redskins - San Francisco 49ers : 10 - 28
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?


By: Danielle Steel

Bill Thigpen, writer producer of the No.1 daytime TV drama was so busy watching his career soar that he never noticed his marriage collapse.

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Memories of Midnight

By: Sidney Sheldon

In THE OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT, they played the ultimate game of love, lust, and death.Now, in MEMORIES OF MIDNIGHT, the survivors meet to play one last time...Shadowed

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Friday Night Lights

By: H. G. Bissinger

The 25th anniversary edition of the #1 New York Times bestseller and Sports Illustrated’s best football book of all time, with a new afterword by the authorReturn once again to the

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The Doomsday Conspiracy

By: Sidney Sheldon

When a mysterious weather balloon crashes to earth in the Swiss Alps, the head of the NSA handpicks Robert Bellamy to track down and identify the ten known witnesses to the

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Arcus Odyssey

Platform: Sharp X68000 Mega Drive Super NES

Genre: Action role-playing

Publisher: Renovation Products

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Avenging Spirit

Avenging Spirit

Platform: Arcade game, Game Boy, 3DS Virtual Console

Genre: Platform game

CJ's Elephant Antics

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Atari ST Amiga NES (included in Quattro Arcade)

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Codemasters

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Platform: Amiga and Atari ST

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Activision

Acrobat Mission

Acrobat Mission

Platform: Arcade, Super Famicom

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Taito

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