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Tuesday 24 August 1993

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Alex Babinski . 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 Night Manager by John le Carré was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Asterix and the Great Rescue or Dungeon Hack.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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 24 August 1993 ?

  • Liberia: Flag Day
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
  • Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
  • Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
  • Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
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  • Mars Observer comes closest to Mars
  • Padres scores 14 in 1st vs. Cardinals

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Sport Games on 24 August 1993

Division 1
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Barnsley - Middlesbrough : 1 - 4
  • Charlton - Tranmere : 3 - 1
  • Crystal Palace - Nott'm Forest : 2 - 0
  • Grimsby - Portsmouth : 1 - 1
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Premier League
UK Soccer
  • Arsenal - Leeds : 2 - 1
  • Man City - Blackburn : 0 - 2
  • Oldham - Coventry : 3 - 3
  • Sheffield United - Wimbledon : 2 - 1
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Magazine Covers

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 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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Pigs In Heaven

By: Barbara Kingsolver

Picking up where her modern classic The Bean Trees left off, Barbara Kingsolver’s bestselling Pigs in Heaven continues the tale of Turtle and Taylor Greer, a Native American girl and her

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Pleading Guilty

By: Scott Turow

Returning to the now-renowned locale of Kindle County, Scott Turow gives us Mack Malloy, ex-cop, not-quite-ex-drunk, and partner-on-the-wane in one of the country's most high-powered law firms.

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Like Water For Chocolate

By: Laura Esquivel

Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in tum-of-the-century Mexico became a best-selling phenomenon with its winning blend of poignant romance and bittersweet wit.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Aah! Harimanada

Aah! Harimanada

Platform: Game Gear, Game Boy, Sega Mega Drive

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Sega

Asterix and the Great Rescue

Platform: Genesis/Mega Drive, Game Gear, Sega Master System

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Sega

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Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System Sega Game Gear Phillips CD-i

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Mindscape

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Dungeon Hack

Platform: DOS, NEC PC-9801

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Strategic Simulations Inc

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Fatty Bear's Birthday Surprise

Platform: DOS, Windows, Mac, iOS, Google Play

Genre: Adventure

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