Tuesday August 31, 1993

US date format: 8/31/1993, UK date format: 31/8/1993

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 31, 1993). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Rémi Fraisse and ClaraBabyLegs . In that special week of August people in US were listening to Can't Help Falling In Love by UB40. In UK Mr Vain by Culture Beat was in the top 5 hits. True Romance, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993 while Maybe (Maybe Not) by Robert Fulghum was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The X-Files. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dare to Dream or Blades of Vengeance.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
  • Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
  • Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
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Events

  • Minnesota Twins beat Cleveland Indians 5-4 in 22 innings
  • Venezuela President Carlos Perez flees
  • HMS Mercury closes after 52 years in commission.

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Movies

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True Romance

True Romance

Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer

Country: United States of America

A Bronx Tale

A Bronx Tale

Directed by: Robert De Niro

Starring: Robert De Niro, Chazz Palminteri, Lillo Brancato, Francis Capra

Country: United States of America

The Joy Luck Club

The Joy Luck Club

Directed by: Wayne Wang

Starring: Tamlyn Tomita, Rosalind Chao, Kieu Chinh, Tsai Chin

M. Butterfly

M. Butterfly

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Jeremy Irons, John Lone, Barbara Sukowa, Ian Richardson

Bhaji on the Beach

Bhaji on the Beach

Directed by: Gurinder Chadha

Starring: Kim Vithana, Jimmi Harkishin, Sarita Khajuria, Akbar Kurtha

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 31, 1993?
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Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Mr Vain
  2. - Boom! Shake The Room
  3. - It Keeps Rainin' (Tears From My Eyes)
  4. - Right Here
  5. - Go West

Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - Right Here (Human Nature)/Downtown
  2. - Another Sad Love Song
  3. - If
  4. - Dreamloveryoutube
  5. - Lately
  6. - Lose Control/Girl U For Me
  7. - I Get Around
  8. - One Last Cry
  9. - Alright
  10. - Check Yo Self
Sport Games on August 31, 1993

Sport Games on August 31, 1993


Le Championnat

Football (France)
  • Bordeaux - Toulouse : 2 - 0
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Division 1

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Birmingham - Crystal Palace : 2 - 4
  • Bolton - Oxford : 1 - 0
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Division 2

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Blackpool - Plymouth : 2 - 1
  • Bournemouth - York : 3 - 1
  • Exeter - Cardiff : 2 - 2
  • Fulham - Wrexham : 0 - 0
  • Hull - Brentford : 1 - 0
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Division 3

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Chesterfield - Mansfield : 0 - 2
  • Colchester - Shrewsbury : 3 - 3
  • Crewe - Northampton : 3 - 1
  • Darlington - Scarborough : 0 - 2
  • Gillingham - Doncaster : 0 - 0
See all Football game results of August 31, 1993

TV Series

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The X-Files

The X-Files

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Starring: Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, Mitch Pileggi

Country: United States of America

Legends of the Hidden Temple

Legends of the Hidden Temple

Starring: Kirk Fogg, Dee Bradley Baker

Country: United States of America

Politically Incorrect

Politically Incorrect

Face the Music

Face the Music

Directed by: Carol Wiseman

Labor in Power

Labor in Power

Days to next August 31

If August 31, 1993 is your birthday you're 27 years, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 5 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Maybe (Maybe Not) by Robert Fulghum

Maybe (Maybe Not)

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERI once began a list of the contradictory notions I hold:Look before you leap.He who hesitates is lost.Two

Healing And The Mind by Bill Moyers

Healing And The Mind

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At last, the paperback edition of the monumental best-seller (almost half a million copies in print!) that has changed the way Americans think about sickness and health -- the companion volume to the landmark PBS

The Client by John Grisham

The Client

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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 …

Honor Among Thieves by Jeffrey Archer

Honor Among Thieves

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Spring 1994, Washington, D.C. - While the Clinton Administration grapples with its domestic policies, a sinister plot is being masterminded six thousand miles away in Baghdad.

The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller

The Bridges of Madison County

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The legendary love story, the bestselling hardcover novel of all time, and the major motion picture starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep. This is the story of Robert Kincaid, the photographer and free spirit searching for the covered bridges of …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Eco Fighters

Eco Fighters

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Capcom

F-1 Sensation Formula 1 Sensation

F-1 Sensation Formula 1 Sensation

Platform: NES

Genre: Racing

Dare to Dream

Dare to Dream

Platform: Windows

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Epic MegaGames

Claymates

Claymates

Platform: Super NES

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Interplay

Blades of Vengeance

Blades of Vengeance

Platform: Sega Mega Drive/Genesis

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Electronic Arts


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