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Tuesday 19 October 1993

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Abby Sunderland and Hunter King. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Dreamlover by Mariah Carey. In UK Boom! Shake The Room by Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince was in the top 5 hits. The Nightmare Before Christmas, directed by Henry Selick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993 while Care Of The Soul by Thomas Moore was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching La petite vie. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Duke Nukem II or Flash Hiders.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Directed by: Henry Selick

Starring: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara

Country: United States

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Demolition Man

Directed by: Marco Brambilla

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock

Country: United States

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Cool Runnings

Directed by: Jon Turteltaub

Starring: John Candy, Leon, Doug E. Doug

Country: United States

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Directed by: David Anspaugh

Starring: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty

Country: United States

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Directed by: Mike Leigh

Starring: David Thewlis, Lesley Sharp, Katrin Cartlidge

Country: United States

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Written by: Jimmy McGovern

Starring: Robbie Coltrane, Geraldine Somerville, Kieran O'Brien, Lorcan Cranitch

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Starring: Max Casella, Ruth Buzzi, Jim Cummings, April Ortiz

Country: United States

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Written by: Jeff Segal

Starring: Robby Benson, Ken Camroux, Garry Chalk, Garrison Christiohn

Country: United States

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Beakman's World

Written by: Jok R. Church

Starring: Paul Zaloom, Mark Ritts, Eliza Schneider, Alanna Ubach

Country: United States

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Case Closed

Starring: Mike Matthews, Brian Patrick Mulligan, Susie Ross

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 October 1993 ?

  • Niue - Constitution Day in honour of the country's independence (self-governing in free association with New Zealand) in 1974.
  • Brazil - Independence Day of State of Piauf
  • Albania - Mother Teresa Day.
  • Also see October 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Roman Catholic Saints - Saints Jean de BrTbeuf, Isaac Jogues, and Companions; Saint Frideswide
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Famous Deaths:
  • UN authorizes arms, milt and police supply embargo against Haiti
  • Benazir Bhutto becomes the first elected woman to lead a post-colonial Muslim state, in Pakistan.

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Sport Games on 19 October 1993

Division 1
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  • Birmingham - Bolton : 2 - 1
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What news were making the headlines those days in October 1993?

  • Time: Hostage U.S. Army officer Michael Durant in Somalia
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9403
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.192


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

Care Of The Soul

By: Thomas Moore

In this special twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Thomas Moore’s bestselling Care of the Soul, which includes a new introduction by the author, readers are presented with a revolutionary approach to thinking

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Listening To Prozac

By: Peter D. Kramer

Since it was introduced in 1987, Prozac has been prescribed to nearly five million Americans. But what is Prozac? A medication or a mental steroid?

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By: Jerry Seinfeld

Seinfeld. For more than 33 million viewers, the Emmy Award-winning television show has become a Thursday night ritual. Even though the show has ended, Jerry Seinfeld's distinct

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A Dangerous Fortune

By: Ken Follett

In 1866, tragedy strikes the exclusive Windfield School when a young student drowns in a mysterious accident. His death and its aftermath initiate a spiraling circle of treachery that will span

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Duke Nukem II

Platform: MS-DOS, Game Boy Color, iOS, Microsoft Windows, OS X

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Apogee Software (MS-DOS) GT Interactive Software (GBC) Interceptor Entertainment (iOS)

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FIFA International Soccer

Platform: 3DO, Commodore Amiga, MS-DOS, Nintendo Game Boy, Sega Game Gear, Sega Mega Drive, Sega CD, Sega Master System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Sports video game

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Flash Hiders

Flash Hiders

Platform: PC-Engine Super CD-ROM²

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Right Stuff


Platform: MS-DOS, Amiga, Sega CD

Genre: Adventure, strategy

Publisher: Virgin Interactive

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DuckTales 2

Platform: NES, Game Boy

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Capcom

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