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Monday 21 October 1991

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jacky Chamoun and Tom Eastman. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Emotions by Mariah Carey. In UK (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams was in the top 5 hits. Frankie and Johnny, directed by Garry Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991 while Iron John by Robert Bly was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Avanzi. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Armageddon or Cobra Mission: Panic in Cobra City.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Frankie and Johnny

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Starring: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hector Elizondo

Country: United States

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Directed by: Marc Caro

Starring: Marie-Laure Dougnac, Dominique Pinon, Pascal Benezech

Country: United States

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Night on Earth

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Winona Ryder, Gena Rowlands, Lisanne Falk

Country: United States

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Number 17

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Leon M. Lion, Anne Grey, John Stuart

Country: United States

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Beauty and the Beast

Directed by: Gary Trousdale

Starring: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Starring: Corrado Guzzanti, Pierfrancesco Loche, Marco Messeri, Stefano Masciarelli

Country: Italy

Jute City

Starring: David O'Hara, Joanna Roth, Clive Russell, John McGlynn

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

I'll Fly Away

Written by: Joshua Brand, John Falsey

Starring: Sam Waterston, Regina Taylor, Jeremy London, Ashlee Levitch

Country: United States

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Good & Evil

Written by: Susan Harris

Starring: Teri Garr, Margaret Whitton, Mark Blankfield, Lane Davies

Country: United States


Written by: Lynn Marie Latham, Bernard Lechowick

Starring: Kyle Chandler, Sammi Davis, Ken Jenkins, Mimi Kennedy

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 October 1991 ?

  • Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
  • R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
  • Trafalgar Day ? celebrated throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th Century.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Lorenc Antoni: Kosovo-Albanian composer and conductor (d. 1991).
  • 24 die in a fire in Oakland, California
  • Former California gov Jerry Brown announce run for presidency
  • US hostage Jesse Turner released from 5 years in captivity in Beirut
  • The Oakland Hills firestorm in California kills 25 and destroys 3,469 homes and apartments.
  • Lebanese kidnappers release Jesse Turner, a mathematics professor who had been held hostage for more than 4 years.

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Sport Games on 21 October 1991

American Football
  • Cincinnati Bengals - Buffalo Bills : 16 - 35
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What news were making the headlines those days in October 1991?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Anita Hill & Clarence Thomas -- Oct. 21, 1991
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9299
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.88


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

Iron John

By: Robert Bly

In this deeply learned book, poet and translator Robert Bly offers nothing less than a new vision of what it is to be a man.Bly's

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Cruel Doubt

By: Joe McGinniss

From the New York Times bestselling author of Fatal Vision comes a shocking true account of murder, family secrets, and final justice now available for the first time as an e-book...One

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Saint Maybe

By: Anne Tyler

9 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list!"A novel that attests once again to Ms. Tyler's enormous gifts as a writer."--THE

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The Firm

By: John Grisham

When Mitch McDeere signed on with Bendini, Lambert & Locke of Memphis, he thought that he and his beautiful wife, Abby, were on their way.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Platform independent

Genre: Low fantasy roleplaying MUD

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Duke Nukem

Platform: MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, OS X

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Apogee Software

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Cobra Mission: Panic in Cobra City

Cobra Mission: Panic in Cobra City

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Adventure Game, eroge

Cobra Mission: Panic in Cobra City

Cobra Mission: Panic in Cobra City

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Adventure Game, eroge


Platform: Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Vita, Super NES, iOS, Android

Genre: Action role-playing Action-adventure Real-time strategy; Action role-playing; Action-adventure; Real-time strategy

Publisher: Square Enix (formerly Square)

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