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Thursday 17 October 1991

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Madison Burge and Agathe Auproux. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Emotions by Mariah Carey. In UK (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams was in the top 5 hits. Frankie and Johnny, directed by Garry Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991 while Flowers In The Rain by Rosamunde Pilcher was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching I'll Fly Away. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Brainies or Championship Rally (1991 video game).
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Frankie and Johnny

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Starring: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hector Elizondo

Country: United States

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Directed by: Marc Caro

Starring: Marie-Laure Dougnac, Dominique Pinon, Pascal Benezech

Country: United States

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Night on Earth

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Winona Ryder, Gena Rowlands, Lisanne Falk

Country: United States

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Number 17

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Leon M. Lion, Anne Grey, John Stuart

Country: United States

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Beauty and the Beast

Directed by: Gary Trousdale

Starring: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

I'll Fly Away

Written by: Joshua Brand, John Falsey

Starring: Sam Waterston, Regina Taylor, Jeremy London, Ashlee Levitch

Country: United States

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Good & Evil

Written by: Susan Harris

Starring: Teri Garr, Margaret Whitton, Mark Blankfield, Lane Davies

Country: United States


Written by: Lynn Marie Latham, Bernard Lechowick

Starring: Kyle Chandler, Sammi Davis, Ken Jenkins, Mimi Kennedy

Country: United States

Brooklyn Bridge

Written by: Gary David Goldberg

Starring: Marion Ross, Danny Gerard, Louis Zorich, Amy Aquino

Country: United States

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Oi aparadektoi

Starring: Giannis Bezos, Vlassis Bonatsos, Dimitra Papadopoulou, Spiros Papadopoulos

Country: Greece

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 October 1991 ?

  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
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Famous Deaths:
  • Angel Cordero is 3rd jockey to win 7,000 horse races
  • Atlanta Braves beat Pittsburgh Pirates for NL pennant in 7 games
  • News anchor Bree Walker Lampley files an FCC complaint that LA radio KFI-AM personally attacked her by discuss her having a disformed baby
  • Pittsburgh Penguin Paul Coffey sets NHL defenseman scoring record with 1,053 career points (309 goals & 744 assists)
  • Tennessee Ernie Ford, American country singer ("16 Tons"), dies at age 72 (born 1919).

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Sport Games on 17 October 1991

American Football
  • Chicago Bears - Green Bay Packers : 10 - 0
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What news were making the headlines those days in October 1991?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Jodie Foster -- Oct. 14, 1991
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9298
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.87


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

Flowers In The Rain

By: Rosamunde Pilcher

Through thick mist and a cold east wind, Lavinia returns to Scotland. Up at the big house Mrs Farquhar is dying.

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Toujours Provence

By: Peter Mayle

NATIONAL BESTSELLERTaking up where his beloved A Year in Provence leaves off, Peter Mayle offers us another funny, beautifully (and deliciously) evocative book about life in Provence.

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Den Of Thieves

By: James B. Stewart

A #1 bestseller from coast to coast, Den of Thieves tells the full story of the insider-trading scandal that nearly destroyed Wall Street, the men who pulled it off, and the

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Harlot'S Ghost

By: Norman Mailer

With unprecedented scope and consummate skill, Norman Mailer unfolds a rich and riveting epic of an American spy. Harry Hubbard is the son and godson of CIA legends.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cosmo Gang: The Video

Platform: Arcade, Super NES

Genre: Fixed shooter,[1] Cute 'em up

Publisher: Namco

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The Brainies

Platform: Super NES[1] Amiga[2] Amstrad CPC Atari ST MS-DOS Apple IIgs Macintosh

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Titus Software

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Championship Rally (1991 video game)

Championship Rally (1991 video game)

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System,

Genre: Racing


Platform: PC, Amiga, Amiga CD32, Atari ST

Genre: arcade adventure

Publisher: Mindscape

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Flight of the Intruder

Platform: PC (DOS), Commodore Amiga, Atari ST, Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: Spectrum HoloByte (PC, Amiga, Atari ST), Mindscape (NES)

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