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Wednesday 16 January 1991

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Julie Dubela and Seike . In that special week of January people in US were listening to Love Will Never Do (Without You) by Janet Jackson. In UK Sadness Part 1 by Enigma 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 All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Boys from the Bush. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Championship Rally (1991 video game) or Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge.
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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 16 January 1991 ?

  • National Religious Freedom Day in the United States, to commemorate the adoption of Thomas Jefferson's landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786
  • Teacher's Day in Thailand
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  • 7th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Live wins
  • US and 27 allies attack Iraq for occupying Kuwait (US time)
  • U.S. serial killer Aileen Wuornos confesses to the murders of six men.
  • The United States goes to war with Iraq, beginning the Gulf War (U.S. Time).

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What news were making the headlines those days in January 1991?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Breast Cancer -- Jan. 14, 1991
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9259
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.48


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

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten

By: Robert Fulghum

Twenty-five years ago, Robert Fulghum published a simple credo—a credo that became the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.

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Iron John

By: Robert Bly

In this deeply learned book, poet and translator Robert Bly offers nothing less than a new vision of what it is to be a man.Bly's

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Lady Boss

By: Jackie Collins


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The Secret Pilgrim

By: John le Carré

Nothing is as it was. Old enemies embrace. The dark staging grounds of the Cold War—whose shadows barely obscured the endless games of espionage—are flooded with light; the rules are rewritten,

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Blaster Master Jr.

Blaster Master Jr.

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Action

Championship Rally (1991 video game)

Championship Rally (1991 video game)

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System,

Genre: Racing

Crisis Force

Crisis Force

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Konami


Platform: Amiga, DOS, Windows

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Karmasoft (Amiga) Apogee Software (DOS)

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Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge

Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Platforming

Publisher: Konami

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