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Saturday 17 August 1991

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Austin Butler and Mikhail Moseyevich Botvinnik. 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. Barton Fink, directed by Joel Coen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991 while The Kitchen God'S Wife by Amy Tan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Best of the Worst. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Chuck Yeager's Air Combat or Detana!! Twinbee.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Barton Fink

Directed by: Joel Coen

Starring: John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis

Country: United States

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East of Shanghai

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Henry Kendall, Joan Barry, Percy Marmont

Country: United States

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Double Impact

Directed by: Sheldon Lettich

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Geoffrey Lewis, Alonna Shaw

Country: United States

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Return to the Blue Lagoon

Directed by: William A. Graham

Starring: Brian Krause, Milla Jovovich, Lisa Pelikan

Country: United States

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Hot Shots!

Directed by: Jim Abrahams

Starring: Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes, Valeria Golino

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Real McCoy

Starring: Robbie Gee, Kulvinder Ghir, Llewella Gideon, Meera Syal

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 August 1991 ?

  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
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Famous Deaths:
  • West of Crescent City, California, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake occurs.

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

The Kitchen God'S Wife

By: Amy Tan

Winnie and Helen have kept each other's worst secrets for more than fifty years. Now, because she believes she is dying, Helen wants to expose everything.

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Loves Music, Loves To Dance

By: Mary Higgins Clark

New York's trendy magazines are a source of peril when a killer enacts a bizarre dance of death, using the personal ads to lure his victims...

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By: Len Deighton

Deep in Marxist Guerilla territory a hopeless war is being fought.The Berlin Wall is demolished. Marx is dead. Try telling that to Ramon and his desperate men hiding in the jungle

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The Wild Rose

By: Doris Mortman

A Classic Doris Mortman released for the first time on Kindle... Catapulting from the old world elegance of Budapest to the urban underworld of Manhattan, to the glittering capitals of

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Chuck Yeager's Air Combat

Platform: MS-DOS, Apple Macintosh

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Detana!! Twinbee

Platform: Arcade, Sharp X68000, PC Engine, Microsoft Windows, Sega Saturn, PlayStation Mobile Phones, PlayStation Portable, Virtual Console, PlayStation Network, Xbox 360

Genre: Vertical Shooter

Publisher: Konami

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Alien Breed

Platform: Amiga, Amiga CD32, MS-DOS, Android, iOS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation Mobile

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Team17, MicroLeague

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Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Action

Publisher: JP NCS; NA Tradewest; EU Nintendo

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Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Action

Publisher: LJN

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