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Thursday 26 August 1993

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Keke Palmer and Blake Grigsby. 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 Listening To Prozac by Peter D. Kramer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Family Passions. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blob or Dark Wizard.
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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 ?

Family Passions

Starring: Andrew Jackson, Donald Burda

Country: Germany

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 August 1993 ?

  • RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
  • Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
  • Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
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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 ?

Listening To Prozac

By: Peter D. Kramer

Since it was introduced in 1987, Prozac has been prescribed to nearly five million Americans. But what is Prozac? A medication or a mental steroid?

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After All These Years

By: Susan Isaacs

The day after her lavish wedding anniversary bash, Rosie Meyers gets a big surprise: her nouveau riche husband, Richie, is leaving her for a sultry, sophisticated, size-six MBA.

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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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Days Of Grace

By: Arthur Ashe and Arnold Rampersad

"Touching and courageous...All of it--the man, the life, the book--is rare and beautiful."COSMOPOLITANDAYS OF GRACE is an inspiring memoir of a remarkable man who was the true embodiment of courage, elegance,

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Amiga

Genre: Platform Puzzle

Publisher: Core Design

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Dark Wizard

Platform: Sega CD

Genre: Tactical RPG

Publisher: Sega

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Flash Hiders

Flash Hiders

Platform: PC-Engine Super CD-ROM²

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Right Stuff

FIFA (video game series)

FIFA (video game series)

Platform: Amiga, DOS, Nokia N-gage, Sega 32X, Sega Mega-CD/Sega CD, Master System, Sega Game Gear, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Sega Saturn, GameCube, Gizmondo, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStatio

Genre: Sports, simulation

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Championship Pool

Platform: NES, SNES, Game Boy, Mega Drive/Genesis

Genre: Sports simulation – pool

Publisher: Mindscape

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