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Wednesday 17 July 1991

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lexi Giovagnoli and Kevin Chénais. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Unbelievable by EMF. In UK (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams was in the top 5 hits. Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, directed by Pete Hewitt, 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 Joking Apart. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Battle of Kingdom or DartMUD.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Point Break

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow

Starring: Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey

Country: United States

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Boyz n the Hood

Directed by: John Singleton

Starring: Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Hudhail Al-Amir

Country: United States

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong

Country: United States

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The Naked Gun 2 1/2 The Smell of Fear

Directed by: David Zucker

Starring: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy

Country: United States

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The Rocketeer

Directed by: Joe Johnston

Starring: Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin

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 July 1991 ?

  • Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
  • Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
  • South Korea - Constitution Day
  • Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
  • Feast Day of St Cynllo
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  • President Bush and President Gorbachev reach an agreement on START II, which is formally signed on July 31.

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What news were making the headlines those days in July 1991?

  • Time: Misleading Food Labels. Label design by Javier Romero.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9285
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.74


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

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

By: Dr. Seuss

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 ...

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By: Larry Bond

Set in South Africa of the early 1990s, this military thriller has fascist ultraconservative Afrikaners staging a coup and taking over the Pretoria government.

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Paul Harvey'S For What It'S Worth

By: Paul Harvey Jr

Paul Harvey is the most listened-to radio personality in America. Millions of loyal listeners tune in every week to hear his unique blend of news and views. Now

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Amazing Tater

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Atlus

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Battle of Kingdom

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Strategy Board game[1] Action

Publisher: Meldac

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Platform: Platform independent

Genre: Fantasy MUD

D. D. Crew

Platform: Arcade

Genre: 2D Beat 'em up

Publisher: Sega

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Sonic the Hedgehog

Genre: Platform, racing, puzzle, sports, party

Publisher: Sega

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