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Thursday 19 August 1993

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dominic DeAngelis . In that special week of August people in US were listening to Can't Help Falling In Love by UB40. In UK Living On My Own by Freddie Mercury was in the top 5 hits. The Secret Garden, directed by Agnieszka Holland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993 while Days Of Grace by Arthur Ashe and Arnold Rampersad was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching An Exchange of Fire. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cool World or ActRaiser 2.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Secret Garden

Directed by: Agnieszka Holland

Starring: Kate Maberly, Maggie Smith, Heydon Prowse

Country: United States

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The Fugitive

Directed by: Andrew Davis

Starring: Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward

Country: United States

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Robin Hood: Men in Tights

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Cary Elwes, Richard Lewis, Roger Rees

Country: United States

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Hocus Pocus

Directed by: Kenny Ortega

Starring: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy

Country: United States

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In the Line of Fire

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

Starring: Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

An Exchange of Fire

Starring: Frank Finlay, James Fleet, Juliette Caton, Caroline Langrishe

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Danger Theatre

Written by: Mike Scott, Robert Wolterstorff, Penelope Spheeris

Starring: Diedrich Bader, Robert Vaughn, Adam West, Billy Morrissette

Country: United States

I Love My Family

Starring: Xingyu Wen, Dandan Song, Lixin Yang, Ling Guan

Country: China

Coltrane in a Cadillac

Starring: Robbie Coltrane

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Persones humanes

Written by: Miquel Calçada

Starring: Miquel Calçada, Quim Monzó, Xavier Soler, Jaume Santacana

Country: Spain

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 August 1993 ?

  • 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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Famous Deaths:
  • Jean King: Actress (Night Hasa a Thousand Eyes), dies at 76.
  • Lucinda Ballard: US costume designer / Wife of Howard Dietz, dies at 90.
  • 34th Walker Cup: US, 19-5
  • Actress Kim Basinger weds actor Alec Baldwin
  • Dow Jones hits record high of 3612.13
  • George Tiller, abortion doctor, shot in his arms by Rachelle Shannon
  • Mattel and Fisher Price toys merge

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What news were making the headlines those days in August 1993?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Overturning Reaganomics -- Aug. 16, 1993
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9394
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.183


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

Days Of Grace

By: Arthur Ashe and Arnold Rampersad

"Touching and courageous...All of it--the man, the life, the book--is rare and beautiful."COSMOPOLITANDAYS OF GRACE is an inspiring memoir of a remarkable man who was the true embodiment of courage, elegance,

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The Scorpio Illusion

By: Robert Ludlum

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Don’t ever begin a Ludlum novel if you have to go to work the next day.”—Chicago

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By: Danielle Steel

Vanished tells the story of a man and woman faced with an almost unthinkable tragedy—the mysterious abduction of their son. In the late 1930s, in the shadow of the Lindbergh kidnapping, and as war looms in Europe, Marielle Patterson shares ...

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Girl, Interrupted

By: Susanna Kaysen

In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she'd never seen before, eighteen-year-old Susanna Kaysen was put in a taxi and sent to McLean Hospital.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cool World

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Game Boy, MS-DOS

Genre: 2D action platformer

Publisher: Ocean

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Fatal Fury Special

Platform: Arcade, Neo Geo, Neo-Geo CD, FM Towns, Game Gear, Mega-CD, SFC/SNES, TurboGrafx-CD, PlayStation 2, Virtual Console, X68000, Xbox Live Arcade, Android, iOS

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: SNK (Neo Geo) JVC Musical Industries (Mega-CD) Hudson Soft (TurboGrafx-CD) Magical Company (Sharp X68000)

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ActRaiser 2

Platform: Super NES

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: EU Ubisoft; JP/NA Enix

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Batman: The Animated Series

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Action

Publisher: Konami

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Dogfight - 80 Years of Aerial Warfare

Platform: DOS, Atari ST, Amiga

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: MicroProse

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