Wednesday June 12, 1991

US date format: 6/12/1991, UK date format: 12/6/1991

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 12, 1991). The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican), 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 Avisail García . In that special week of June people in US were listening to Rush Rush by Paula Abdul. In UK I Wanna Sex You Up by Color Me Badd was in the top 5 hits. Fires Within, directed by Gillian Armstrong, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991 while The Commanders by Bob Woodward was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching All Good Things. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Aldynes or Amnios.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Blessed Ternan, bishop, confessor [ GTZ: Scotland]
  • Blessed John of Sahagun, hermit, confessor
  • Roman Empire ? sixth day of the Vestalia in honor of Vesta
  • Philippines ? Araw ng Kalayaan (Independence Day) 1898
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Events

  • 45th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1
  • Boris Yelstin elected President of Russian Federation
  • Mount Pinatubo volcano on Philippines erupts
  • 1991 Kokkadichcholai massacre: the Sri Lankan Army massacres 152 minority Tamil civilians in the village Kokkadichcholai near the eastern province town of Batticaloa, Sri Lanka.

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Movies

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Fires Within

Fires Within

Directed by: Gillian Armstrong

Starring: Jimmy Smits, Greta Scacchi, Vincent D'Onofrio, Luis Avalos

The Channeler

The Channeler

Directed by: Grant Austin Waldman

Starring: Dan Haggerty, David Homb, J. Cynthia Brooks, Robin Sims

Where Angels Fear to Tread

Where Angels Fear to Tread

Directed by: Charles Sturridge

Starring: Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis, Rupert Graves, Helen Mirren

The Rocketeer

The Rocketeer

Directed by: Joe Johnston

Starring: Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin, Timothy Dalton

Country: United States of America

Dying Young

Dying Young

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Starring: Julia Roberts, Campbell Scott, Vincent D'Onofrio, Colleen Dewhurst

TV Series

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All Good Things

All Good Things

Directed by: Andrew Jarecki

Vorsicht! Falke!

Vorsicht! Falke!

The Astronomers

The Astronomers

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

Country: United States of America

Swamp Thing

Swamp Thing

Directed by: Wes Craven

Separate But Equal

Separate But Equal

Days to next June 12

If June 12, 1991 is your birthday you're 29 years, 3 months, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 24 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Commanders by Bob Woodward

The Commanders

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It is impossible to examine any part of the war on terrorism in the twenty-first century without seeing the hand of Dick Cheney, Colin Powell or one of their loyalists.

Heartbeat by Danielle Steel

Heartbeat

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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.

Woody Allen by Eric Lax

Woody Allen

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Few celebrities are as instantly recognizable as Woody Allen. Few are as notoriously shy. And perhaps none are as elusive: Is Woody Allen a comedian who wants to be taken seriously?

If You Really Loved Me by Ann Rule

If You Really Loved Me

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There was only one way to please her father: Murder his wife.... David Brown was the consummate entrepreneur: a computer wizard and millionaire by age thirty-two.

How To Make An American Quilt by Whitney Otto

How To Make An American Quilt

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"Remarkable...An affirmation of the strength and power of individual lives, and the way they cannot help fitting together."THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWAn extraordinay and moving reading experience, HOW TO MAKE

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

The Adventures of Quik & Silva

The Adventures of Quik & Silva

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Amiga Fun (Amiga)

Aldynes

Aldynes

Platform: SuperGrafx PlayStation Network

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Hudson Soft

Battletoads

Battletoads

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Action

Publisher: JP NCS; NA Tradewest; EU Nintendo

Amnios

Amnios

Platform: Amiga

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Psygnosis

Detana!! Twinbee

Detana!! Twinbee

Platform: Arcade, Sharp X68000, PC Engine, Microsoft Windows, Sega Saturn, PlayStation Mobile Phones, PlayStation Portable, Virtual Console, PlayStation Network, Xbox 360

Genre: Vertical Shooter

Publisher: Konami


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