Wednesday August 21, 1991

US date format: 8/21/1991, UK date format: 21/8/1991

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 21, 1991). The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Jesse James Rutherford and Christian Navarro. 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. Black Robe, directed by Bruce Beresford, 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 Land of the Lost. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 2nd Super Robot Wars or Decap Attack.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Orthodox - Thaddaeus
  • RC saints - Pope Pius X
  • Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held

Events

  • Communist coup is crushed in the USSR in 2 days
  • Latvia declares renewal of its full independence after the occupation of Soviet Union.
  • Coup attempt against Mikhail Gorbachev collapses.

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Movies

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Black Robe

Black Robe

Directed by: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Lothaire Bluteau, Aden Young, Sandrine Holt, August Schellenberg

Little Man Tate

Little Man Tate

Directed by: Jodie Foster

Starring: Jodie Foster, Dianne Wiest, Adam Hann-Byrd, Alex Lee

Close My Eyes

Close My Eyes

Directed by: Stephen Poliakoff

Starring: Alan Rickman, Clive Owen, Saskia Reeves, Karl Johnson

Company Business

Company Business

Directed by: Nicholas Meyer

Starring: Gene Hackman, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Kurtwood Smith, Terry O'Quinn

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

Directed by: Rachel Talalay

Starring: Robert Englund, Lisa Zane, Shon Greenblatt, Lezlie Deane

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Land of the Lost

Land of the Lost

Directed by: Brad Silberling

Luv und Lee

Luv und Lee

Directed by: Hans-Joachim Hildebrandt

The Hidden Room

The Hidden Room

Directed by: Sinister Cinema

NFL Live

NFL Live

Darkwing Duck

Darkwing Duck

Days to next August 21

If August 21, 1991 is your birthday you're 28 years, 11 months, 14 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 17 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Loves Music, Loves To Dance by Mary Higgins Clark

Loves Music, Loves To Dance

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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...

Dave Barry Talks Back by Dave Barry

Dave Barry Talks Back

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Yet another collection of Barry wit and wisdom by the Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist and the author of Dave Barry Turns 40.

Beast by Peter Benchley

Beast

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"Makes the shark from "Jaws" look like a pet goldfish . . ." USA Weekend Straight from the cutting edge of science and the logs of ancient mariners comes an immense

The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf

The Beauty Myth

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The bestselling classic that redefined our view od the relationship between beauty and female identity. In today's world, women have more power, legal recognition, and professional success than ever before.

Woody Allen by Eric Lax

Woody Allen

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Few celebrities are as instantly recognizable as Woody Allen. Few are as notoriously shy. And perhaps none are as elusive: Is Woody Allen a comedian who wants to be taken seriously?

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Darkman: The Video Game

Darkman: The Video Game

Platform: NES, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Amiga, Game Boy, ZX Spectrum, Atari ST

Genre: Action

Publisher: Ocean Software

Alpha Mission II

Alpha Mission II

Platform: Arcade, Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: SNK Corporation

2nd Super Robot Wars

2nd Super Robot Wars

Platform: Famicom Game Boy Sony PlayStation

Genre: Tactical role-playing

Publisher: Banpresto

Decap Attack

Decap Attack

Platform: Sega Genesis PlayStation 2 PlayStation Portable PlayStation 3 Xbox 360

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Sega

Final Match Tennis

Final Match Tennis

Platform: PC Engine

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Human Entertainment


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