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Thursday 21 October 1993

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kane Brown and Louriza Tronco. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Dreamlover by Mariah Carey. In UK Boom! Shake The Room by Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince was in the top 5 hits. The Nightmare Before Christmas, directed by Henry Selick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993 while Maybe (Maybe Not) by Robert Fulghum was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching La petite vie. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ancients 1: Deathwatch or Chi Chi's Pro Challenge Golf Top Pro Golf 2.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Directed by: Henry Selick

Starring: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara

Country: United States

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Demolition Man

Directed by: Marco Brambilla

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock

Country: United States

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Cool Runnings

Directed by: Jon Turteltaub

Starring: John Candy, Leon, Doug E. Doug

Country: United States

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Directed by: David Anspaugh

Starring: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty

Country: United States

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Directed by: Mike Leigh

Starring: David Thewlis, Lesley Sharp, Katrin Cartlidge

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Written by: Jimmy McGovern

Starring: Robbie Coltrane, Geraldine Somerville, Kieran O'Brien, Lorcan Cranitch

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Starring: Max Casella, Ruth Buzzi, Jim Cummings, April Ortiz

Country: United States

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Written by: Jeff Segal

Starring: Robby Benson, Ken Camroux, Garry Chalk, Garrison Christiohn

Country: United States

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Beakman's World

Written by: Jok R. Church

Starring: Paul Zaloom, Mark Ritts, Eliza Schneider, Alanna Ubach

Country: United States

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Case Closed

Starring: Mike Matthews, Brian Patrick Mulligan, Susie Ross

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 October 1993 ?

  • 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:
  • Twilight of the Golds opens at Booth Theater NYC for 29 performances
  • Gary Kasparov defeats Nigel Short for chess championship

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What news were making the headlines those days in October 1993?

  • Time: Hostage U.S. Army officer Michael Durant in Somalia
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9403
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.192


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

Maybe (Maybe Not)

By: Robert Fulghum

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERI once began a list of the contradictory notions I hold:Look before you leap.He who hesitates is lost.Two

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The Fountain Of Age

By: Betty Friedan

Struggling to hold on to the illusion of youth, Friedan wrote, we have denied the reality and evaded the new triumphs of growing older.

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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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Smilla'S Sense Of Snow

By: Peter Hoeg

She thinks more highly of snow and ice than she does of love. She lives in a world of numbers, science and memories--a dark, exotic stranger in a strange land. And

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Ancients 1: Deathwatch

Ancients 1: Deathwatch

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Role playing game

Publisher: Farr-Ware (1991), Epic Games (1993)

Breath of Fire

Platform: Super NES, Game Boy Advance

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: JP Capcom; NA Square Soft (SNES); NA Capcom (GBA); EU Ubisoft

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Citadel 2

Citadel 2

Platform: BBC Micro

Genre: Platform game, Puzzle game

Publisher: Superior Software

Crime Patrol

Platform: Arcade, CD-i, 3DO, Sega CD, Laserdisc, DVD Video

Genre: Light gun shooter

Publisher: American Laser Games

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Crayon Shin-Chan: Ora to Poi Poi

Crayon Shin-Chan: Ora to Poi Poi

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Action Puzzle

Publisher: Bandai

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