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Wednesday 21 October 1992

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bernard Tomic and Benjamin Keough. In that special week of October people in US were listening to End Of The Road by Boyz II Men. In UK End Of The Road by Boyz II Men was in the top 5 hits. A River Runs Through It, directed by Robert Redford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992 while Care Of The Soul by Thomas Moore was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Count Duckula 2 or Day Dreamin' Davey.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

1492: Conquest of Paradise

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Grard Depardieu, Armand Assante, Sigourney Weaver

Country: United States

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A River Runs Through It

Directed by: Robert Redford

Starring: Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt, Tom Skerritt

Country: United States

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Under Siege

Directed by: Andrew Davis

Starring: Steven Seagal, Gary Busey, Tommy Lee Jones

Country: United States

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Of Mice and Men

Directed by: Gary Sinise

Starring: John Malkovich, Gary Sinise, Ray Walston

Country: United States

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Directed by: Bernard Rose

Starring: Virginia Madsen, Xander Berkeley, Tony Todd

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files

Written by: Yoshihiro Togashi

Starring: Nozomu Sasaki, Justin Cook, Laura Bailey, Christopher Sabat

Country: Japan

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Dai si doi

Starring: Adam Cheng

Country: Hong Kong

Foreign Affairs

Starring: Anne E. Curry, Michèle Duquet, Rene Frank, Hugo Halbrich

Country: Netherlands

American Justice

Starring: Bill Kurtis

Country: United States

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Packing Them In

Starring: Frank Skinner, Jenny Eclair, Roger Mann, Kevin Eldon

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 October 1992 ?

  • 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:
  • Jackson Weaver: Voice of Smokey the Bear, dies of diabetes.
  • Jim Garrison: Louisiana DA (investigate JFK assassination), dies at 70.
  • Tens of thousands of coal miners march in London to protest government plans to close coal mines and reduce the number of coal miners.

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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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Leaving Cold Sassy

By: Olive Ann Burns

Anyone who came under the spell of Olive Ann Burns’s classic novel Cold Sassy Tree will delight in Leaving Cold Sassy, which returns to the story of the unforgettable Will Tweedy.

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The Bridges of Madison County

By: Robert James Waller

The legendary love story, the bestselling hardcover novel of all time, and the major motion picture starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep. This is the story of Robert Kincaid, the photographer and free spirit searching for the covered bridges of ...

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Tangled Vines

By: Janet Dailey

Elegant ninety-year-old Katherine Rutledge runs her family’s Napa Valley winery. Her estranged son runs a rival winery, and an alcoholic neighbor, Len Dougherty, lives on ten acres of the Rutledge vineyard

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Platform: ZX Spectrum, SAM Coupé

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Revelation

Count Duckula 2

Count Duckula 2

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Alternative Software

Day Dreamin' Davey

Day Dreamin' Davey

Platform: NES

Genre: Action

Publisher: HAL Laboratory

Battle Grand Prix

Platform: Super NES

Genre: Formula One racing[1] (with top-down perspective[3])

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Caltron 6 in 1

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Various

Publisher: NA Caltron; NA Myriad; AUS HES; BR Dynacom; WW NTDEC

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