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Wednesday 30 January 1991

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jason Gastrow and Chase Ryan. In that special week of January people in US were listening to The First Time by Surface. In UK Sadness Part 1 by Enigma was in the top 5 hits. The Silence of the Lambs, directed by Jonathan Demme, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991 while Iron John by Robert Bly was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Boys from the Bush. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Adventures of Willy Beamish or The Blues Brothers.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Silence of the Lambs

Directed by: Jonathan Demme

Starring: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney

Country: United States

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New Jack City

Directed by: Mario Van Peebles

Starring: Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Allen Payne

Country: United States

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Not Without My Daughter

Directed by: Brian Gilbert

Starring: Sally Field, Alfred Molina, Sheila Rosenthal

Country: United States

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Directed by: Sheldon Lettich

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Harrison Page, Deborah Rennard

Country: United States

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Kindergarten Cop

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller, Pamela Reed

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Boys from the Bush

Written by: Douglas Livingstone

Starring: Tim Healy, Chris Haywood, Mark Haddigan, Nadine Garner

Country: Australia

T-Bag and the Rings of Olympus

Starring: Georgina Hale, John Hasler, Natalie Wood

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Tokyo Love Story

Starring: Hideyuki Nakayama

Country: Japan

The Timberwood Tales

Starring: Radford Harris, Neeld Kelly, Sam Richards, William Sage

Billy Webb's Amazing Story

Starring: Scott Riley

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 January 1991 ?

Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • John McIntire: Spokane, Washington -- Actor (Naked City, Wagon Train, Virginian).
  • Clifton C Edom: American photojournalism educator (Born 1907).

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

  • Time: Coalition bombing of Baghdad
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9261
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.50


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

Iron John

By: Robert Bly

In this deeply learned book, poet and translator Robert Bly offers nothing less than a new vision of what it is to be a man.Bly's

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By: A. S. Byatt

National Bestseller Winner of England’s Booker Prize and the literary sensation of the year, Possession is an exhilarating novel of wit and romance, at once an intellectual mystery and triumphant love

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By: Philip Roth

Patrimony, a true story, touches the emotions as strongly as anything Philip Roth has ever written. Roth watches as his eighty-six-year-old father—famous for his vigor, charm, and his repertoire of Newark

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter 2.0

Platform: Amiga, MS-DOS, Mac OS, PC-98

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: MicroProse

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3D Construction Kit

Platform: Acorn Archimedes, Amiga 500/600, Amstrad CPC 464/664/6128, Atari ST/Mega STE, Commodore 64/128, IBM PC (DOS), Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48/128/+3, Commodore Plus 4(unofficial)

Genre: Construction kit, game creation, utility, simulation

Publisher: Domark, Incentive Software (DOS version only)

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The Adventures of Willy Beamish

Platform: Amiga, MS-DOS, Macintosh, Sega CD

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Sierra On-Line

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The Blues Brothers

Platform: IBM PC Amstrad CPC Amiga Commodore 64 Atari ST NES SNES Game Boy

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Titus Software

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Fatal Fury: King of Fighters

Platform: Arcade, Neo Geo, Neo-Geo CD, Mega Drive/Genesis, Sharp X68000, Super Famicom/SNES, PlayStation 2, Virtual Console

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: SNK Magical Company (Sharp X68000)

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