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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. Oscar, directed by John Landis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991 while The Seeress Of Kell by David Eddings was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Astronomers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Desert Assault or Clutch Hitter.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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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Sleepers

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Die Kinder

Starring: Miranda Richardson, Frederic Forrest, Hans Kremer, Sam Cox

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Diamond Brothers

Written by: Anthony Horowitz

Starring: Dursley McLinden, Colin Dale, Monique van de Ven, Jenny Agutter

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Oscar

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Ornella Muti, Don Ameche

Country: United States

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Toy Soldiers

Directed by: Daniel Petrie Jr.

Starring: Sean Astin, Wil Wheaton, Keith Coogan

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 April 1991 ?

Holidays:
  • 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
Famous Birthdays:
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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).
Facts:
  • 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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Magazine Covers

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

Books

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

Jurassic Park

By: Michael Crichton

From the author of Timeline, Sphere, and Congo, this is the classic thriller of science run amok that took the world by storm. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Wonderful .

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The Plains Of Passage

By: Jean M. Auel

Jean M. Auel’s enthralling Earth’s Children® series has become a literary phenomenon, beloved by readers around the world. In a brilliant novel as vividly authentic and entertaining as those that came before, Jean M.

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Four Past Midnight

By: Stephen King

The #1 New York Times bestseller—four chilling novellas from Stephen King that will “grab you and not let go” (The Washington Post).One Past Midnight: “The Langoliers” takes a red-eye flight from Los Angeles to Boston into a most unfriendly sky.

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The Witching Hour

By: Anne Rice

Demonstrating once again her gift for spellbinding stoyrtelling, Anne Rice makes real a family of witches--a family given to poetry and incest, to murder and philsophy, a family that is itself haunted by a powerful, dangerous and seductive being."Unfolds

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Desert Assault

Desert Assault

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Data East

Devilish

Platform: Sega Mega Drive Game Gear

Genre: Action, Breakout clone

Publisher: Sage's Creation Hot B Tec Toy Sega Samsung

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Aerostar

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Vic Tokai

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Clutch Hitter

Platform: Arcade, Game Gear

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Sega

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Crisis in the Kremlin

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Strategy (with managerial aspects)

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