Thursday May 23, 1991

US date format: 5/23/1991, UK date format: 23/5/1991

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 23, 1991). The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Lena Meyer-Landrut . 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. City Slickers, directed by Ron Underwood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991 while In Our Defense by Ellen Alderman and Caroline Kennedy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching All Good Things. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat or Fastest 1.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • World Turtle Day
  • Saint Desiderius
  • Saint Guibert of Gemblours
  • Saint Montana
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Events

  • San Diego Sockers win fourth consecutive Major Soccer League championship.
  • US Supreme Court bars subsidized clinics from discussing abortion.
  • Last Cuban troops leave Angola.

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City Slickers

City Slickers

Directed by: Ron Underwood

Starring: Billy Crystal, Jack Palance, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby

Country: United States of America

Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead

Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead

Directed by: Stephen Herek

Starring: Christina Applegate, Joanna Cassidy, John Getz, Josh Charles

Country: United States of America

The Big Slice

The Big Slice

Directed by: John Bradshaw

Starring: Casey Siemaszko, Leslie Hope, Louis Ferreira, Kenneth Welsh

The Killing Zone

The Killing Zone

Directed by: Addison Randall

Starring: Deron McBee, Armando Silvestre, James Dalesandro, Melissa Moore

Proof

Proof

Directed by: Jocelyn Moorhouse

Starring: Hugo Weaving, Geneviève Picot, Russell Crowe, Heather Mitchell

TV Series

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All Good Things

All Good Things

Directed by: Andrew Jarecki

Vorsicht! Falke!

Vorsicht! Falke!

The Astronomers

The Astronomers

Starring: Vera C. Rubin, Tony Tyson, John Lowry Dobson, John E. Conway

Country: United States of America

Swamp Thing

Swamp Thing

Directed by: Wes Craven

Separate But Equal

Separate But Equal

Days to next May 23

If May 23, 1991 is your birthday you're 29 years, 2 months, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 16 days.
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Books

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In Our Defense by Ellen Alderman and Caroline Kennedy

In Our Defense

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We The People The Bill of Rights defines and defends the freedoms we enjoy as Americans -- from the right to bear arms to the right to a civil jury.

Moving Pictures by Ali MacGraw

Moving Pictures

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This is the autobiography of a former photographer's stylist who became an international film celebrity and married two of Hollywood's biggest names, but then seemed to throw it all away.

The Commanders by Bob Woodward

The Commanders

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It is impossible to examine any part of the war on terrorism in the twenty-first century without seeing the hand of Dick Cheney, Colin Powell or one of their loyalists.

Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

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Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is the perfect send-off for grads—from nursery school, high school, college, and beyond! From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly …

Sleepwalking Through History by Haynes Johnson

Sleepwalking Through History

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In this brilliantly readable book, Haynes Johnson takes us behind the scenes at the turning points of a decade: the poor became homeless while the rich embraced the new religion of

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stone

Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stone

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Publisher: JP Technōs Japan; NA Acclaim Entertainment

Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat

Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat

Platform: Arcade game, NES, Commodore Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Leland Corporation (arcade) Tradewest (NES) Sales Curve (other formats)

Fastest 1

Fastest 1

Platform: Sega Mega Drive

Genre: Formula One racing

Publisher: Human Entertainment

Lemmings

Lemmings

Platform: Amiga, various

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Data East (arcade prototype) Sega (Mega Drive (Genesis PAL), SMS and GG) Ocean Software (GB, NES PAL) Sony (PSP) SunSoft (NES, MD/GEN, SNES, TG-16) Take-Two Interactive (GBC)

Bill Laimbeer's Combat Basketball

Bill Laimbeer's Combat Basketball

Platform: Super NES

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Hudson Soft


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