Saturday August 17, 1991

US date format: 8/17/1991, UK date format: 17/8/1991

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 17, 1991). The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Austin Butler and Montana Fishburne. In that special week of August people in US were listening to (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams. In UK (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams was in the top 5 hits. The Man in the Moon, directed by Robert Mulligan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991 while Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Luv und Lee. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Wordtris or Eliminator Boat Duel.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes

Events

  • West of Crescent City, California, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake occurs.

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Movies

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The Man in the Moon

The Man in the Moon

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Sam Waterston, Tess Harper, Gail Strickland, Reese Witherspoon

Country: United States of America

Dead Again

Dead Again

Directed by: Kenneth Branagh

Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Andy Garcia, Derek Jacobi

Johnny Suede

Johnny Suede

Directed by: Tom DiCillo

Starring: Brad Pitt, Richard Boes, Cheryl Costa, Michael Luciano

Child's Play 3

Child's Play 3

Directed by: Jack Bender

Starring: Justin Whalin, Perrey Reeves, Jeremy Sylvers, Travis Fine

Country: United States of America

Showdown in Little Tokyo

Showdown in Little Tokyo

Directed by: Mark L. Lester

Starring: Dolph Lundgren, Brandon Lee, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Tia Carrere

TV Series

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Luv und Lee

Luv und Lee

Directed by: Hans-Joachim Hildebrandt

The Hidden Room

The Hidden Room

Directed by: Sinister Cinema

The House of Eliott

The House of Eliott

What Would You Do?

What Would You Do?

The 1991 US Open Tennis Championships

The 1991 US Open Tennis Championships

Days to next August 17

If August 17, 1991 is your birthday you're 29 years, 1 month, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 24 days.
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Books

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Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

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Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is the perfect send-off for grads—from nursery school, high school, college, and beyond! From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly …

Chutzpah by Alan M. Dershowitz

Chutzpah

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Lawyer and columnist Dershowitz, author of Reversal of Fortune looks back over his life experiences, specific cases, and historic causes to reflect on his generation of Jews in the US -

Parliament Of Whores by P. J. O'Rourke

Parliament Of Whores

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Called "an everyman's guide to Washington" (The New York Times), P. J. O'Rourke's savagely funny and national best-seller Parliament of Whores has become a classic in understanding the workings of the

Boss Of Bosses by Joseph F. O'Brien and Andris Kurins

Boss Of Bosses

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Paul Castellano headed New York's immensely powerful Gambino crime family for more than ten years. On December 16, 1985, he was gunned down in a spectacular shooting on Manhattan's fashionable

When You Look Like Your Passport Photo, It'S Time To Go Home by Erma Bombeck

When You Look Like Your Passport Photo, It'S Time To Go Home

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America's favorite housewife takes a witty look at family vacations, describing her escapades in Istanbul, the Galapagos Islands, and other locales

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Elvira: The Arcade Game

Elvira: The Arcade Game

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, PC (DOS), Commodore 64

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Flair Software

The First Samurai

The First Samurai

Platform: Amiga, C64, Atari ST, PC-DOS, Super NES, iOS (At Spectrum:Elite Collection)

Genre: Action, Platform, Strategy

Publisher: Image Works (Amiga, Atari ST, C64) Ubi Soft Entertainment Software (DOS) Kotobuki System Co., Ltd. (SNES)

Wordtris

Wordtris

Platform: DOS Game Boy Mac OS Super NES

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Spectrum HoloByte

Blue Almanac

Blue Almanac

Platform: Mega Drive[1] PC

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Kodansha Ltd.

Eliminator Boat Duel

Eliminator Boat Duel

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Electro Brain


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