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Thursday 16 July 1992

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Anaïs Pessey and Eleanor Calder. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-A-Lot. In UK Ain't No Doubt by Jimmy Nail was in the top 5 hits. Universal Soldier, directed by Roland Emmerich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992 while A Brilliant Madness by Patty Duke and Gloria Hochman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Late Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Air Zonk or Agony.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Universal Soldier

Directed by: Roland Emmerich

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Ally Walker

Country: United States

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A League of Their Own

Directed by: Penny Marshall

Starring: Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Lori Petty

Country: United States

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Batman Returns

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer

Country: United States

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Patriot Games

Directed by: Phillip Noyce

Starring: Harrison Ford, Sean Bean, Anne Archer

Country: United States

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Sister Act

Directed by: Emile Ardolino

Starring: Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Late Show

Starring: Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Jane Kennedy, Tony Martin

Country: Australia

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Jack's Place

Starring: John Dye, Finola Hughes, Hal Linden

Country: United States

Mr. Wakefield's Crusade

Starring: Peter Capaldi, Richard Griffiths, Pam Ferris, Mossie Smith

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Ude ni oboe ari

Starring: Hiroaki Murakami, Yôko Moriguchi

Country: Japan

Mann & Machine

Written by: Robert De Laurentiis, Dick Wolf

Starring: David Andrews, Yancy Butler, S. Epatha Merkerson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 July 1992 ?

  • Botswana - President's Day (2nd day)
  • Catholic - Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
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  • Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton is nominated for U.S. President and Tennessee Senator Al Gore for Vice President, at the Democratic National Convention in New York City.
  • Independent U.S. presidential candidate H. Ross Perot drops out of the race, saying that the Democratic Party has 'revitalized itself'.

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What news were making the headlines those days in July 1992?

  • Time: A gorilla in the Ndoki park in Congo
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9337
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.126


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

A Brilliant Madness

By: Patty Duke and Gloria Hochman

In her revealing bestseller Call Me Anna, Patty Duke shared her long-kept secret: the talented, Oscar-winning actress who won our hearts on The Patty Duke Show was suffering from a serious-but-treatable-mental

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Eleanor Roosevelt

By: Blanche Wiesen Cook

Eleanor Roosevelt was born into the privileges and prejudices of American aristocracy and into a family ravaged by alcoholism. She overcame debilitating roots: in her public life, fighting against racism and

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By: Robert Harris

Fatherland is set in an alternative world where Hitler has won the Second World War. It is April 1964 and one week before Hitler's 75th birthday.

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Possessing The Secret Of Joy

By: Alice Walker

From the author the New York Times Book Review calls “a lavishly gifted writer,” this is the searing story of Tashi, a tribal African woman first glimpsed in The Color Purple

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Air Zonk

Platform: TurboGrafx 16, Virtual Console

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Hudson Soft

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Chatan Yarakuu Shanku – The Karate Tournament

Chatan Yarakuu Shanku – The Karate Tournament

Platform: Arcade

Genre: 2D Versus Fighting

Publisher: Mitchell Corporation

Dalek Attack

Platform: IBM PC, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST.

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Admiral Software

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European Club Soccer

Platform: Sega Mega Drive/Genesis1

Genre: Sports (football/soccer)

Publisher: Virgin Games Shogakukan

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Platform: Amiga

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Psygnosis

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