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Wednesday 17 April 1991

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Augusta Xu-Holland and Tessa James. In that special week of April people in US were listening to You're In Love by Wilson Phillips. In UK The One And Only by Chesney Hawkes was in the top 5 hits. Drop Dead Fred, directed by Ate De Jong, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991 while The Plains of Passage by Jean M. Auel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Astronomers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing DartMUD or Duke Nukem.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Drop Dead Fred

Directed by: Ate De Jong

Starring: Phoebe Cates, Rik Mayall, Marsha Mason

Country: United States

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Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Yasuo Yamada, Eiko Masuyama, Kiyoshi Kobayashi

Country: United States

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze

Directed by: Michael Pressman

Starring: Paige Turco, David Warner, Michelan Sisti

Country: United States

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La Femme Nikita

Directed by: Luc Besson

Starring: Anne Parillaud, Marc Duret, Patrick Fontana

Country: United States

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The Doors

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Starring: Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Astronomers

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

Country: United States

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Starring: Nigel Havers, Warren Clarke, David Calder, Michael Gough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Pirates of Dark Water

Written by: David Kirschner

Starring: Jodi Benson, Hector Elizondo, George Newbern, Frank Welker

Country: United States

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The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

Starring: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams, Colin Jeavons

Country: United States

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Starring: Jonathan Miller

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 April 1991 ?

  • Pope Anicetus (died 166)
  • Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
  • Saint Landricus
  • Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
  • Saint Stephen Harding (d. 1134)
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  • Railroad workers go on strike in the US.
  • Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 3,000 for first time (3,004.46).
  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 3,000 for the first time ever, at 3,004.46.

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

The Plains of Passage

By: Jean M. Auel

Jean M. Auel’s enthralling Earth’s Children® series has become a literary phenomenon, beloved by readers around the world. In a brilliant novel as vividly authentic and entertaining as those that came before, Jean M.

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A Life On The Road

By: Charles Kuralt

"A professional memoir of a gifted, good-humored and gracious man...The book has the feel of good conversation on a long trip."THE

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The Prize

By: Daniel Yergin

Deemed "the best history of oil ever written" by Business Week and with more than 300,000 copies in print, Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize–winning account of the global pursuit of oil, money,

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Magic Hour

By: Susan Isaacs

Movie producer Sy Spencer -- one of the premier summer residents of the Hamptons, Long Island's oh-so-fashionable beach resort for everyone who is anyone -- has hosted his last power clambake,

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: Platform independent

Genre: Fantasy MUD

Duke Nukem

Platform: MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, OS X

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Apogee Software

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Davis Cup Tennis

Platform: TurboGrafx-16 Game Boy Advance

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Ubisoft

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Final Fantasy IV

Platform: PlayStation WonderSwan Color Game Boy Advance Nintendo DS (Remake) FOMA 903i / 703i PlayStation Portable iOS (Remake) Android (Remake) Microsoft Windows (Remake); PlayStation; WonderSwan Color; Game B

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Super NES Square PlayStation JP Square NA Square Electronic Arts PAL Sony Computer Entertainment Game Boy Advance NA Nintendo JP Square Enix EU Nintendo; Super NES; Square; PlayStation; JP Square NA S

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Platform: DOS, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Turn-based tactics

Publisher: Gremlin Interactive

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