Monday June 17, 1991

US date format: 6/17/1991, UK date format: 17/6/1991

It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 17, 1991). The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kenia Ontiveros and Cedric Seabrooks. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Rush Rush by Paula Abdul. In UK I Wanna Sex You Up by Color Me Badd was in the top 5 hits. Terminator 2: Judgment Day, directed by James Cameron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991 while A Soldier Of The Great War by Mark Helprin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching All Good Things. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Fastest 1 or Fastest 1.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick

Country: United States of America

Nekromantik 2

Directed by: Jörg Buttgereit

Starring: Monika M., Mark Reeder, Lena Braun, Jörg Buttgereit

Problem Child 2

Directed by: Brian Levant

Starring: John Ritter, Michael Oliver, Jack Warden, Laraine Newman

Wizards of the Demon Sword

Directed by: Fred Olen Ray

Starring: Lyle Waggoner, Russ Tamblyn, Blake Bahner, Heidi Paine

Fires Within

Directed by: Gillian Armstrong

Starring: Jimmy Smits, Greta Scacchi, Vincent D'Onofrio, Luis Avalos

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 17, 1991?


    Holidays

  • St. Albert Chmielowski.
  • National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
  • Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.

    Events

  • Country entertainer Minnie Pearl suffers a stroke at 78
  • President Zachary Taylors body is exhumed to test how he died
  • South Africa abolishes last of its apartheid laws
  • U.S. President Zachary Taylor is exhumed to discover whether or not his death was caused by arsenic poisoning, instead of acute gastrointestinal illness; no trace of arsenic is found.

TV Series

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

All Good Things

Directed by: Andrew Jarecki

Vorsicht! Falke!

The Astronomers

Starring: Vera C. Rubin, Tony Tyson, John Lowry Dobson, John E. Conway

Country: United States of America

Swamp Thing

Directed by: Wes Craven

Separate But Equal

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Books

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

A Soldier Of The Great War

By: Mark Helprin

From acclaimed novelist Mark Helprin, a lush, literary epic about love, beauty, and the world at war Alessandro Giuliani, the young son of a prosperous Roman lawyer, enjoys an idyllic

Silent Coup

By: Len Colodny and Robert Gettlin

This important political history throws out all previously accepted views of Watergate and reveals the personal motives and secret political goals that combined to cause the downfall of Richard Nixon.

Illiberal Education

By: Dinesh D'Souza

As it "illuminates the crisis of liberal education and offers proposals for reform which deserve full debate" (Morton Halperin, American Civil Liberties Union), "Illiberal Education" "documents how the politics of race

The Commanders

By: Bob Woodward

It is impossible to examine any part of the war on terrorism in the twenty-first century without seeing the hand of Dick Cheney, Colin Powell or one of their loyalists.

The Rustlers Of West Fork

By: Louis L'Amour

In this first of four classic frontier novels, Louis L'Amour adds his own special brand to the life and adventures of one of America's favorite fictional cowboys, Hopalong Cassidy.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Dizzy Down the Rapids

Platform: Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST, DOS

Genre: Action

Publisher: Codemasters

Fastest 1

Platform: Sega Mega Drive

Genre: Formula One racing

Publisher: Human Entertainment

Bart Simpson's Escape from Camp Deadly

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Action platformer

DartMUD

Platform: Platform independent

Genre: Fantasy MUD

Fastest 1

Platform: Sega Mega Drive

Genre: Formula One racing

Publisher: Human Entertainment


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