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Tuesday 21 May 1991

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Joshua Burt and Kayla Itsines. In that special week of May people in US were listening to I Don't Wanna Cry by Mariah Carey. In UK The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) by Cher was in the top 5 hits. Hudson Hawk, directed by Michael Lehmann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991 while Life Is Too Short by Mickey Rooney was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Born in the USSR. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bomberman II or Darius Twin.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Hudson Hawk

Directed by: Michael Lehmann

Starring: Bruce Willis, Danny Aiello, Andie MacDowell

Country: United States

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Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Robert De Niro

Country: United States

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Thelma & Louise

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel

Country: United States

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What About Bob?

Directed by: Frank Oz

Starring: Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss, Julie Hagerty

Country: United States

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Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Ellen Barkin, Jimmy Smits, JoBeth Williams

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 21 May 1991 ?

  • Saint Constantine the Great
  • Equals-to-the-Apostles
  • Saints Constantine and Helena
  • Saint Mireille
  • Saint Charles-EugFne de Mazenod
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Famous Deaths:
  • Former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi is assassinated by a female suicide bomber near Madras.
  • Mengistu Haile Mariam, president of the People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, flees Ethiopia, effectively bringing the Ethiopian Civil War to an end.

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

  • Time: Inset: heads (clockwise from lower L): Carroll Campbell by Diana Walker; Dick Cheney by Jacques Witt
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9277
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.66


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

Life Is Too Short

By: Mickey Rooney

He soared form the wrong side of Brooklyn to the top of the world. And he's still hot six decades later.

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Aspen Gold

By: Janet Dailey

Kit Masters, born and brought up on an Aspen ranch, left to pursue an acting career in Hollywood but she is a woman with a strong sense of family, loyalty, and

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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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The Novel

By: James A. Michener

In this novel the author departs from the historical sagas which made his reputation to present a story set in the changing world of contemporary writing and publishing.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade Game, TurboGrafx-16, Sega Mega Drive

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Taito

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Bomberman II

Platform: Family Computer/NES

Genre: Puzzle, Maze

Publisher: JP/NA/EU Hudson Soft; AUS Mattel

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Extra Innings Hakunetsu Pro Yakyuu Ganba League

Platform: Super NES

Genre: Traditional baseball simulation

Bart Simpson's Escape from Camp Deadly

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Action platformer

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Darius Twin

Platform: Super Famicom/SNES, Wii (Virtual Console)

Genre: Horizontal scrolling shooter

Publisher: Taito

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