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Monday 19 August 1991

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Brock O'Hurn and Nathan Lopez. In that special week of August people in US were listening to (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams. In UK (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams was in the top 5 hits. Barton Fink, directed by Joel Coen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991 while Loves Music, Loves To Dance by Mary Higgins Clark was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Best of the Worst. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bonk's Revenge or Dracula the Undead (video game).
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Barton Fink

Directed by: Joel Coen

Starring: John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis

Country: United States

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East of Shanghai

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Henry Kendall, Joan Barry, Percy Marmont

Country: United States

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Double Impact

Directed by: Sheldon Lettich

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Geoffrey Lewis, Alonna Shaw

Country: United States

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Return to the Blue Lagoon

Directed by: William A. Graham

Starring: Brian Krause, Milla Jovovich, Lisa Pelikan

Country: United States

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Hot Shots!

Directed by: Jim Abrahams

Starring: Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes, Valeria Golino

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 19 August 1991 ?

  • Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
  • RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
  • Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
  • National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
  • National Aviation Day, USA
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  • Janajev and KGB coup in Russia deposes Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Janel Bishop, 17, of New Hampshire, crowned 9th Miss Teen USA
  • dissolution of the Soviet Union, August Coup: Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev is placed under house arrest while on holiday in the town of Foros, Crimea.

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

  • Time: Anderson via AP; McCarthy by Martin Cleaver-AP
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9290
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.79


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

Loves Music, Loves To Dance

By: Mary Higgins Clark

New York's trendy magazines are a source of peril when a killer enacts a bizarre dance of death, using the personal ads to lure his victims...

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Fire In The Belly

By: Sam Keen

Written for both men and women, this groundbreaking book takes the reader on a journey to discover new routes to authentic manhood and create alternatives to definitions of masculinity that no

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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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Heir To The Empire

By: Timothy Zahn

It's five years after Return of the Jedi: the Rebel Alliance has destroyed the Death Star, defeated Darth Vader and the Emperor, and driven out the remnants of the old Imperial

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

3D Construction Kit

Platform: Acorn Archimedes, Amiga 500/600, Amstrad CPC 464/664/6128, Atari ST/Mega STE, Commodore 64/128, IBM PC (DOS), Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48/128/+3, Commodore Plus 4(unofficial)

Genre: Construction kit, game creation, utility, simulation

Publisher: Domark, Incentive Software (DOS version only)

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Bonk's Revenge

Platform: TurboGrafx-16, Game Boy, Virtual Console, PlayStation Network, Windows Store

Genre: 2D side scrolling platform game

Publisher: Hudson Soft NEC Home Electronics

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Crude Buster

Crude Buster

Platform: Arcade Sega Genesis

Genre: Beat 'em up, platform

Publisher: Data East

Dracula the Undead (video game)

Dracula the Undead (video game)

Platform: Atari Lynx

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari


Platform: Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Vita, Super NES, iOS, Android

Genre: Action role-playing Action-adventure Real-time strategy; Action role-playing; Action-adventure; Real-time strategy

Publisher: Square Enix (formerly Square)

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