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Wednesday 16 August 1995

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Michael Hogman . In that special week of August people in US were listening to Waterfalls by TLC. In UK Never Forget by Take That was in the top 5 hits. Mortal Kombat, directed by Paul Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995 while Rose Madder by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Clinic. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Batman Forever or Bug!.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Mortal Kombat

Directed by: Paul Anderson

Starring: Christopher Lambert, Robin Shou, Linden Ashby

Country: United States

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Directed by: Chris Noonan

Starring: James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski, Christine Cavanaugh

Country: United States

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Directed by: Larry Clark

Starring: Leo Fitzpatrick, Justin Pierce, Chlo Sevigny

Country: United States

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Directed by: Kevin Reynolds

Starring: Kevin Costner, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Dennis Hopper

Country: United States

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Directed by: Amy Heckerling

Starring: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Clinic

Starring: Danielle Abastado, Emanuel Arruda, Tom Burke, Joe Frank

Country: United States

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Toini ja Heikki Haaman Show

Starring: Jukka Rasila

Country: Finland


Starring: Jonathan Booth

Country: Canada

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The Friday Night Armistice

Starring: Armando Iannucci, Peter Baynham, David Schneider, Danny Erskine

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Rock Family Trees

Starring: John Peel

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 1995 ?

  • 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
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Famous Deaths:
  • Bermudans reject independence in a referendum.

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Sport Games on 16 August 1995

Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Aalst - Harelbeke : 2 - 0
  • Cercle Brugge - Gent : 0 - 0
  • Charleroi - Beveren : 3 - 1
  • Lierse - Lommel : 3 - 1
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What news were making the headlines those days in August 1995?

  • Time: Mysteries the Deep represented by the deep water species Melanocetus, aka the anglerfish.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9496
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.287


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

Rose Madder

By: Stephen King

The #1 national bestseller about a woman who escapes an abusive marriage is “one of Stephen King’s most engrossing horror novels. Relentlessly paced and brilliantly orchestrated...fueled

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A Good Walk Spoiled

By: John Feinstein

In the highly acclaimed bestseller A Good Walk Spoiled, John Feinstein captures the world of professional golf as it has never been captured before.

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By: Stephen King

A #1 national bestseller—“A yarn so packed with suspense, romance, literary reference, fascinating miscellaneous knowledge, and heart that only Stephen King could have written it. Marvelous—that is, full of marvels” (Booklist).“Sleep,

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From Potter's Field

By: Patricia Cornwell

In From Potter's Field, #1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell enters the chilling world of Virginia's Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta—and a bold, brilliant killer from her past.Upon

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

ATR: All Terrain Racing

ATR: All Terrain Racing

Platform: Amiga[2] Amiga CD32

Genre: Racing Side-scrolling

Publisher: Team17

Ball Bullet Gun: Survival Game Simulation

Ball Bullet Gun: Survival Game Simulation

Platform: Super Famicom

Genre: Modern turn-based strategy

Publisher: I'Max

Batman Forever

Platform: Super NES, Genesis, Game Gear, Game Boy, PC

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: BR Tectoy

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Platform: Sega Saturn, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Sega

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Fatal Racing

Fatal Racing

Platform: DOS

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Gremlin Interactive

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