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Friday 26 April 1991

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Shahira Barry and Ignacio Varela. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Baby Baby by Amy Grant. In UK The One And Only by Chesney Hawkes was in the top 5 hits. Toy Soldiers, directed by Daniel Petrie Jr., was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991 while Riders On The Storm by John Densmore was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Astronomers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bahamut Senki or Dahna: Megami Tanjō.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Toy Soldiers

Directed by: Daniel Petrie Jr.

Starring: Sean Astin, Wil Wheaton, Keith Coogan

Country: United States

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Directed by: John Landis

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Ornella Muti, Don Ameche

Country: United States

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Drop Dead Fred

Directed by: Ate De Jong

Starring: Phoebe Cates, Rik Mayall, Marsha Mason

Country: United States

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Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Yasuo Yamada, Eiko Masuyama, Kiyoshi Kobayashi

Country: United States

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze

Directed by: Michael Pressman

Starring: Paige Turco, David Warner, Michelan Sisti

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Astronomers

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

Country: United States

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Starring: Nigel Havers, Warren Clarke, David Calder, Michael Gough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Pirates of Dark Water

Written by: David Kirschner

Starring: Jodi Benson, Hector Elizondo, George Newbern, Frank Welker

Country: United States

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The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

Starring: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams, Colin Jeavons

Country: United States

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Starring: Jonathan Miller

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 April 1991 ?

  • World Intellectual Property Day (since 2001).
  • Florida and Georgia, USA - Confederate Memorial Day.
  • Shi'a Islam - Mawlid, Muhammad's birthday (2005).
  • Tanzania - Union Day.
  • Feast day of the following saint in the Orthodox Church: Stephen of Perm - also Old Permic Alphabet Day
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Famous Deaths:
  • Leo Arnaud: French-American composer, arranger and conductor, often of film scores, best known for "Bugler's Dream", which is used as the theme by television networks presenting the Olympic Games in the United States.
  • Emily McLaughlin: American actress, known to millions of soap fans as Nurse Jessie Brewer on ABC's "General Hospital.
  • Richard Hatfield: Canadian lawyer and politician 26th Premier of New Brunswick (d. 1991).
  • Dinosaurs premieres on ABC-TV
  • 23 killed in Kansas and Okla by tornadoes
  • Carmine Coppola, American composer/conductor/father of Francis Ford Coppola, dies (born 1910).
  • Soccer star Diego Maradona, suspended for using cocaine, arrested in Argentina for possession and distribution of illegal narcotics.
  • Seventy tornadoes break out in the central United States. Before the outbreak's end, Andover, Kansas, would record the year's only F5 tornado (see Andover, Kansas Tornado Outbreak).

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What news were making the headlines those days in April 1991?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.63
  • Time: Collage for TIME by Stephen Kronninger
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9273


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

Riders On The Storm

By: John Densmore

Here is the book that Rolling Stone called "the first Doors biography that feels like it was written for the right reasons, and it is easily the most informed account of

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The Promised Land

By: Nicholas Lemann

A New York Times bestseller, the groundbreaking authoritative history of the migration of African-Americans from the rural South to the urban North.

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The Druid Of Shannara

By: Terry Brooks

In the three hundred years since the death of the Druid Allanon, the evil Shadowen have seized control of the Four Lands.

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You'Ll Never Eat Lunch In This Town Again

By: Julia Phillips

Oscar-winning producer Julia Phillps's work on Taxi Driver, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and The Sting, made her famous. This is the memoir that made her infamous—a downfall chronicle of

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bahamut Senki

Platform: Sega Mega Drive Virtual Console

Genre: Tactical role-playing

Publisher: Sega

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Dahna: Megami Tanjō

Platform: Sega Mega Drive

Genre: Action

Publisher: IGS

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Crude Buster

Crude Buster

Platform: Arcade Sega Genesis

Genre: Beat 'em up, platform

Publisher: Data East

Detana!! Twinbee

Platform: Arcade, Sharp X68000, PC Engine, Microsoft Windows, Sega Saturn, PlayStation Mobile Phones, PlayStation Portable, Virtual Console, PlayStation Network, Xbox 360

Genre: Vertical Shooter

Publisher: Konami

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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)

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