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Monday 21 January 1991

It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Craig Roberts and Paige and Ryanne Kettner. In that special week of January people in US were listening to The First Time by Surface. In UK Sadness Part 1 by Enigma was in the top 5 hits. New Jack City, directed by Mario Van Peebles, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991 while Cold Fire by Dean R. Koontz was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Boys from the Bush. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Crude Buster or The Flintstones: The Rescue of Dino & Hoppy.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

New Jack City

Directed by: Mario Van Peebles

Starring: Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Allen Payne

Country: United States

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Not Without My Daughter

Directed by: Brian Gilbert

Starring: Sally Field, Alfred Molina, Sheila Rosenthal

Country: United States

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Directed by: Sheldon Lettich

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Harrison Page, Deborah Rennard

Country: United States

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Kindergarten Cop

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller, Pamela Reed

Country: United States

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The Godfather: Part III

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Andy Garcia

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Boys from the Bush

Written by: Douglas Livingstone

Starring: Tim Healy, Chris Haywood, Mark Haddigan, Nadine Garner

Country: Australia

T-Bag and the Rings of Olympus

Starring: Georgina Hale, John Hasler, Natalie Wood

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Tokyo Love Story

Starring: Hideyuki Nakayama

Country: Japan

The Timberwood Tales

Starring: Radford Harris, Neeld Kelly, Sam Richards, William Sage

Billy Webb's Amazing Story

Starring: Scott Riley

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 January 1991 ?

  • National Hugging Day
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agnes.
  • Mauritius - Thaipoosam Cavadee.
  • UN Arms Day
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Famous Deaths:
  • Richard Bolling, American politician (Representative-Democrat-Missouri)/US civil-rights leader, dies at age 74.
  • CBS News correspondent Bob Simon captured by Iraqis in Persian Gulf.
  • Harald V formally takes the throne as King of Norway, succeeding his father, Olav V of Norway.
  • Three SCUDs and one Patriot missile hit Ramat Gan in Israel, injuring 96 people 3 elderly people die of heart attacks.
  • British Army SAS patrol, Bravo Two Zero is deployed in Iraq during the Gulf War. All but one of eight members are killed or captured.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Saddam Hussein -- Jan. 21, 1991
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9260
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.49


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

Cold Fire

By: Dean R. Koontz

'There is an Enemy. It is coming. It is relentless.' Schoolteacher Jim Ironheart flies on an impulse to Portland, Oregon. There he risks his life to save a child from being

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All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten

By: Robert Fulghum

Twenty-five years ago, Robert Fulghum published a simple credo—a credo that became the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.

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By: Philip Roth

Patrimony, a true story, touches the emotions as strongly as anything Philip Roth has ever written. Roth watches as his eighty-six-year-old father—famous for his vigor, charm, and his repertoire of Newark

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By: W. E. B. Griffin

W.E.B. Griffin is a bestselling phenomenom, an American master of authentic military action and drama. Now, in this electrifying new novel, he reveals the story of one of the bloodiest conflicts

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: SuperGrafx PlayStation Network

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Hudson Soft

Alpha Mission II

Alpha Mission II

Platform: Arcade, Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: SNK Corporation

E.S.S. Mega

Platform: MS-DOS, Atari ST, Amiga CDTV

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Tomahawk

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Crude Buster

Crude Buster

Platform: Arcade Sega Genesis

Genre: Beat 'em up, platform

Publisher: Data East

The Flintstones: The Rescue of Dino & Hoppy

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Action platformer

Publisher: JP Taito; NA Taito; EU Taito

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