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Thursday 17 August 1995

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gracie Gold . In that special week of August people in US were listening to Waterfalls by TLC. In UK Never Forget by Take That was in the top 5 hits. Mortal Kombat, directed by Paul Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995 while The Rainmaker by John Grisham was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Clinic. If you liked videogames you were probably playing ClayFighter 2: Judgment Clay or Donald in Maui Mallard Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Mortal Kombat

Directed by: Paul Anderson

Starring: Christopher Lambert, Robin Shou, Linden Ashby

Country: United States

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Directed by: Chris Noonan

Starring: James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski, Christine Cavanaugh

Country: United States

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Directed by: Larry Clark

Starring: Leo Fitzpatrick, Justin Pierce, Chlo Sevigny

Country: United States

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Directed by: Kevin Reynolds

Starring: Kevin Costner, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Dennis Hopper

Country: United States

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Directed by: Amy Heckerling

Starring: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Clinic

Starring: Danielle Abastado, Emanuel Arruda, Tom Burke, Joe Frank

Country: United States

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Toini ja Heikki Haaman Show

Starring: Jukka Rasila

Country: Finland


Starring: Jonathan Booth

Country: Canada

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The Friday Night Armistice

Starring: Armando Iannucci, Peter Baynham, David Schneider, Danny Erskine

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Rock Family Trees

Starring: John Peel

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 August 1995 ?

  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
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What news were making the headlines those days in August 1995?

  • Time: Mysteries the Deep represented by the deep water species Melanocetus, aka the anglerfish.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9496
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.287


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

The Rainmaker

By: John Grisham

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIt’s summer in Memphis. The sweat is sticking to Rudy Baylor’s shirt and creditors are nipping at his heels. Once he had aspirations of breezing through law school and punching his ticket to the good life.

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Beach Music

By: Pat Conro

Five brothers reunite in South Carolina as their mother is dying. (H, Doubleday)

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The Celestine Prophecy

By: James Redfield

THE #1 BESTSELLING INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON - NOW WITH A NEW PREFACEYou have never read a book like this before -- a book that comes along once in a lifetime to change lives forever.In

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Spontaneous Healing

By: Andrew Weil

The body can heal itself. Spontaneous healing is not a miracle but a fact of biology--the result of the natural healing system that each one of us is born with.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Attack of the Mutant Penguins

Attack of the Mutant Penguins

Platform: Atari Jaguar

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari

ClayFighter 2: Judgment Clay

Platform: Super NES

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Interplay

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Chōkyūkai Miracle Nine

Chōkyūkai Miracle Nine

Platform: Mega Drive

Genre: Traditional baseball simulation[1]

Publisher: SEGA Enterprises Ltd.[1]

Donald in Maui Mallard Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow

Donald in Maui Mallard Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow

Platform: Sega Genesis, SNES, Microsoft Windows, Game Boy

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: BR Tec Toy (GEN); EU Sega (GEN); NA Nintendo (SNES); EU Nintendo (SNES); JP Capcom (SNES); NA Disney Interactive Studios (PC); NA Sunsoft (Game Boy)

Fever Pitch Soccer (Head-On Soccer)

Fever Pitch Soccer (Head-On Soccer)

Platform: Genesis, Super NES, Atari Jaguar

Genre: Sports, Soccer (Football)

Publisher: Atari Games (Atari Jaguar), U.S. Gold (Another)

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