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Monday 23 August 1993

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Can't Help Falling In Love by UB40. In UK Living On My Own by Freddie Mercury was in the top 5 hits. The Secret Garden, directed by Agnieszka Holland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993 while The Client by John Grisham was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Aladdin or NBA Jam.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Secret Garden

Directed by: Agnieszka Holland

Starring: Kate Maberly, Maggie Smith, Heydon Prowse

Country: United States

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The Fugitive

Directed by: Andrew Davis

Starring: Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward

Country: United States

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Robin Hood: Men in Tights

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Cary Elwes, Richard Lewis, Roger Rees

Country: United States

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Hocus Pocus

Directed by: Kenny Ortega

Starring: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy

Country: United States

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In the Line of Fire

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

Starring: Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

An Exchange of Fire

Starring: Frank Finlay, James Fleet, Juliette Caton, Caroline Langrishe

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Danger Theatre

Written by: Mike Scott, Robert Wolterstorff, Penelope Spheeris

Starring: Diedrich Bader, Robert Vaughn, Adam West, Billy Morrissette

Country: United States

I Love My Family

Starring: Xingyu Wen, Dandan Song, Lixin Yang, Ling Guan

Country: China

Coltrane in a Cadillac

Starring: Robbie Coltrane

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Persones humanes

Written by: Miquel Calçada

Starring: Miquel Calçada, Quim Monzó, Xavier Soler, Jaume Santacana

Country: Spain

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 August 1993 ?

  • Astrology - Last day of sun sign Leo in the tropical zodiac
  • Swaziland - Umhlanga Day
  • Romania - Liberation Day (1944)
  • RC Saints - Saint Rose of Lima
  • Roman festivals - Vulcanalia
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Famous Deaths:
  • Fred McGriff and David Justice are 6th to hit back-to-back HRs twice in same game
  • New York Dow Jones index reaches record high of 3,638.96 points

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Sport Games on 23 August 1993

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  • Aston Villa - Man United : 1 - 2
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What news were making the headlines those days in August 1993?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: America the Violent -- Aug. 23, 1993
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9395
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.184


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

The Client

By: John Grisham

In a weedy lot on the outskirts of Memphis, two boys watch a shiny Lincoln pull up to the curb...Eleven-year-old Mark Sway and his younger brother were sharing a forbidden cigarette when a chance encounter with a suicidal lawyer left ...

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By: Danielle Steel

Vanished tells the story of a man and woman faced with an almost unthinkable tragedy—the mysterious abduction of their son. In the late 1930s, in the shadow of the Lindbergh kidnapping, and as war looms in Europe, Marielle Patterson shares ...

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The Night Manager

By: John le Carré

"A beautifully polished, utterly knowing and palpitating book."TIMEEnter the new world of post Cold War espionage. Penetrate the secret world of ruthless arms dealers and drug smugglers who have risen to

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Women Who Run With The Wolves

By: Clarissa Pinkola Estes

UPDATED, WITH NEW MATERIAL BY THE AUTHOR"WOMEN WHO RUN WITH THE WOLVES isn't just another book. It is a gift of profound insight, wisdom, and love.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Accele Brid

Accele Brid

Platform: Super Famicom

Genre: Action Shooter

Publisher: Tomy

Dino Dini's Goal

Dino Dini's Goal

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS, Mega Drive/Genesis, Super NES

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Virgin Games


Platform: SNES, Game Boy Advance

Genre: Action Platformer

Publisher: Capcom

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The Settlers

Platform: Amiga, PC-DOS, MS-DOS, Mac OS, Nintendo DS, Microsoft Windows, OS X, iOS, Symbian, Android

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Ubisoft

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Platform: Various (see table)

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Midway, Acclaim, Electronic Arts

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