Thursday January 17, 1991

US date format: 1/17/1991, UK date format: 17/1/1991

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 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 Trevor Bauer and Willa Fitzgerald. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Love Will Never Do (Without You) by Janet Jackson. In UK Sadness Part 1 by Enigma was in the top 5 hits. The Silence of the Lambs, directed by Jonathan Demme, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991 while A Life On The Road by Charles Kuralt was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching All Together Now. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Armed Police Unit Gallop or Famicon Jump II: Saikyō no Shichinin.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
  • Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed

Events

  • Iraq fires 8 Scud missiles on Israel
  • Mountie Jacques Rougeau beats Hart for WWF intercontinental title.
  • Harald V becomes King of Norway on the death of his father, Olav V.
  • Gulf War: Operation Desert Storm begins early in the morning. Iraq fires 8 Scud missiles into Israel in an unsuccessful bid to provoke Israeli retaliation.

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Movies

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The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs

Directed by: Jonathan Demme

Starring: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons

Country: United States of America

Mediterraneo

Mediterraneo

Directed by: Gabriele Salvatores

Starring: Diego Abatantuono, Claudio Bigagli, Giuseppe Cederna, Claudio Bisio

Daughters of the Dust

Daughters of the Dust

Directed by: Julie Dash

Starring: Cora Lee Day, Alva Rogers, Barbarao, Trula Hoosier

Poison

Poison

Directed by: Todd Haynes

Starring: Edith Meeks, Larry Maxwell, Susan Norman, Millie White

Queens Logic

Queens Logic

Directed by: Steve Rash

Starring: Kevin Bacon, Linda Fiorentino, John Malkovich, Joe Mantegna

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TV Series

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All Together Now

All Together Now

Directed by: Alexander Mirecki

Coasting

Coasting

Directed by: Michael P. Noens

The Baby-Sitters Club

The Baby-Sitters Club

Directed by: Melanie Mayron

Davis Rules

Davis Rules

Lazarus & Dingwall

Lazarus & Dingwall

Days to next January 17

If January 17, 1991 is your birthday you're 29 years, 8 months, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 24 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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A Life On The Road by Charles Kuralt

A Life On The Road

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

Possession by A. S. Byatt

Possession

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National Bestseller Winner of England’s Booker Prize and the literary sensation of the year, Possession is an exhilarating novel of wit and romance, at once an intellectual mystery and triumphant love

Powershift by Alvin Toffler

Powershift

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Toffler argues that while headlines focus on shifts of power at the global level, equally significant shifts are taking place in our everyday world--supermarkets, hospitals, banks, television, and politics.

The Witching Hour by Anne Rice

The Witching Hour

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Demonstrating once again her gift for spellbinding stoyrtelling, Anne Rice makes real a family of witches--a family given to poetry and incest, to murder and philsophy, a family that is itself haunted by a powerful, dangerous and seductive being."Unfolds

The New Russians by Hedrick Smith

The New Russians

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The bestselling author of The Russians and The Power Game takes the reader inside Russia today--a country in the throes of dramatic change.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Armed Police Unit Gallop

Armed Police Unit Gallop

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Irem

Flames of Freedom

Flames of Freedom

Platform: Amiga, DOS, Atari ST

Genre: First-person shooter, action role-playing game, simulation game

Publisher: Rainbird/MicroProse

Famicon Jump II: Saikyō no Shichinin

Famicon Jump II: Saikyō no Shichinin

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Action RPG

Publisher: Bandai

Armageddon

Armageddon

Platform: Platform independent

Genre: Low fantasy roleplaying MUD

Dusk of the Gods

Dusk of the Gods

Platform: DOS

Genre: Role-playing game

Publisher: Interstel


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