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Friday 17 May 1991

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Daniel Curtis Lee and Jill Duggar. In that special week of May people in US were listening to I Like The Way (The Kissing Game) by Hi-Five. In UK The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) by Cher was in the top 5 hits. Hudson Hawk, directed by Michael Lehmann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991 while The Druid Of Shannara by Terry Brooks was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Real McCoy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Choplifter II or Dizzy Down the Rapids.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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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Sleepers

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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Hudson Hawk

Directed by: Michael Lehmann

Starring: Bruce Willis, Danny Aiello, Andie MacDowell

Country: United States

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Backdraft

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Robert De Niro

Country: United States

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Thelma & Louise

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel

Country: United States

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What About Bob?

Directed by: Frank Oz

Starring: Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss, Julie Hagerty

Country: United States

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Switch

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Ellen Barkin, Jimmy Smits, JoBeth Williams

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 May 1991 ?

Holidays:
  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
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Facts:
  • Lupita Jones, 23, of MTxico, crowned 40th Miss Universe.
  • Disney's Port Orleans Resort hotel opens in Walt Disney World. It has 1008 guest rooms.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.66
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Kids Addicted to Crack -- May 13, 1991
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9276

Books

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

The Druid Of Shannara

By: Terry Brooks

In the three hundred years since the death of the Druid Allanon, the evil Shadowen have seized control of the Four Lands.

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Moving Pictures

By: Ali MacGraw

This is the autobiography of a former photographer's stylist who became an international film celebrity and married two of Hollywood's biggest names, but then seemed to throw it all away.

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Sleepwalking Through History

By: Haynes Johnson

In this brilliantly readable book, Haynes Johnson takes us behind the scenes at the turning points of a decade: the poor became homeless while the rich embraced the new religion of

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There Are No Children Here

By: Alex Kotlowitz

This is the moving and powerful account of two remarkable boys struggling to survive in Chicago's Henry Horner Homes, a public housing complex disfigured by crime and neglect.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Catacomb 3-D

Catacomb 3-D

Platform: DOS

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Softdisk

Choplifter II

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Shoot 'em up / Strategy

Publisher: Victor Interactive Software

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Dizzy Down the Rapids

Dizzy Down the Rapids

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

Genre: Action

Publisher: Codemasters

Dusk of the Gods

Platform: DOS

Genre: Role-playing game

Publisher: Interstel

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Fantastic Dizzy

Platform: NES, MS-DOS, Sega Master System, Sega Genesis, Amiga, Sega Game Gear, Amiga CD32

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Codemasters

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