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Monday 16 August 1993

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 16, 1993). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Cameron Monaghan and Emily Trebec. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Can't Help Falling In Love by UB40. In UK Living On My Own by Freddie Mercury was in the top 5 hits. The Thing Called Love, directed by Peter Bogdanovich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993 while Days Of Grace by Arthur Ashe and Arnold Rampersad was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Politically Incorrect. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 3rd Super Robot Wars or Final Fight 2.
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What the sky looked like on 16 August 1993

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Thing Called Love

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Starring: River Phoenix, Samantha Mathis, Dermot Mulroney, Sandra Bullock

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Needful Things

Directed by: Fraser C. Heston

Starring: Max von Sydow, Ed Harris, Bonnie Bedelia, Amanda Plummer

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Father Hood

Directed by: Darrell Roodt

Starring: Patrick Swayze, Halle Berry, Sabrina Lloyd, Brian Bonsall

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Son of the Pink Panther

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Roberto Benigni, Herbert Lom, Claudia Cardinale, Shabana Azmi

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Manhattan Murder Mystery

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Jerry Adler, Lynn Cohen

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Politically Incorrect

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Face the Music

Directed by: Carol Wiseman

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Labor in Power

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The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.

Mr Don & Mr George

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 1993 ?

  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
Famous Birthdays:
  • Cameron Monaghan: American actor.
  • Emily Trebec: American noted family, the daughter of 53-year-old game-show host Alex Trebec and his businesswoman wife, Jean, 28.
  • Sam Bashor: YouTube Star.
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Sport Games on 16 August 1993

Premier League
UK Soccer
  • Tottenham - Arsenal : 0 - 1
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 16, 1993 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1993 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Jodeci - Lately
  2. Right Here (Human Nature)/Downtown - SWV
  3. Toni Braxton - Another Sad Love Song
  4. Lose Control/Girl U For Me - Silk
  5. Check Yo Self - Ice Cube Featuring Das EFX
  6. Janet Jackson - If
  7. Something's Goin' On - U.N.V.
  8. Whoomp! (There It Is) - Tag Team
  9. Tony Toni Tone - If I Had No Loot
  10. II D Extreme - Cry No More
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Gloria Estefan - Mi Tierra
  2. Ayer - Luis Miguel
  3. No Debes Jugar - Selena
  4. Ella Es - Los Fantasmas del Caribe
  5. Coronita De Flores - Juan Luis Guerra 440
  6. Primera Vez - Ricardo Arjona
  7. Vicente Fernandez - Lastima Que Seas Ajena
  8. Ricky Martin - Me Amaras
  9. Cuando Se Acaba El Amor - Guillermo Davila
  10. Un Corazon Hecho Pedazos - Ednita Nazario
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Freddie Mercury - Living On My Own
  2. The Key, The Secret - Urban Cookie Collective
  3. Culture Beat - Mr Vain
  4. It Keeps Rainin' (Tears From My Eyes) - Bitty McLean
  5. Pray - Take That


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

Days Of Grace

By: Arthur Ashe and Arnold Rampersad

"Touching and courageous...All of it--the man, the life, the book--is rare and beautiful."COSMOPOLITANDAYS OF GRACE is an inspiring memoir of a remarkable man who was the true embodiment of courage, elegance,

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The Shining Ones

By: David Eddings

Book Two of The Tamuli. The New York Times Bestseller!Years ago, the Child-Goddess Aphrael had hidden Bhelliom, the Stone of Power, at the bottom of the sea.

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Embraced By The Light

By: Betty J. Eadie with Curtis Taylor

Embraced by the Light is an Eadie and Taylor book in which Betty Eadie narrates her near-death experience and the events that followed.

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Pleading Guilty

By: Scott Turow

Returning to the now-renowned locale of Kindle County, Scott Turow gives us Mack Malloy, ex-cop, not-quite-ex-drunk, and partner-on-the-wane in one of the country's most high-powered law firms.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Final Fight 2

Final Fight 2

Platform: Super Famicom/SNES, Virtual Console

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Capcom

3rd Super Robot Wars

Platform: Super Famicom Sony PlayStation

Genre: Tactical role-playing

Publisher: Banpresto

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Batman: The Animated Series

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Action

Publisher: Konami

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Platform: SNES, Game Boy Advance

Genre: Action Platformer

Publisher: Capcom

Bloodstone: An Epic Dwarven Tale

Bloodstone: An Epic Dwarven Tale

Platform: DOS

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Mindcraft Software, Inc.

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Of Mice and Men

Format: VHS release

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Death Becomes Her

Format: VHS release

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Cool World

Format: VHS release

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The Great Muppet Caper

Studio: Fox

Format: VHS re-release for Disney

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Free Willy

Studio: Warner

Format: VHS release

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