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Thursday 31 August 1995

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Riley McDonough and Ceallach Spellman. In that special week of August people in US were listening to You Are Not Alone by Michael Jackson. In UK Never Forget by Take That was in the top 5 hits. La Haine, directed by Mathieu Kassovitz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995 while The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rownd a Rownd. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Exosquad or Beavis and Butt-head in Virtual Stupidity.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

La Haine

Directed by: Mathieu Kassovitz

Starring: Vincent Cassel, Hubert Kound, Sad Taghmaoui

Country: United States

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Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Joaquim de Almeida

Country: United States

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Mortal Kombat

Directed by: Paul Anderson

Starring: Christopher Lambert, Robin Shou, Linden Ashby

Country: United States

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Directed by: Chris Noonan

Starring: James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski, Christine Cavanaugh

Country: United States

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Directed by: Larry Clark

Starring: Leo Fitzpatrick, Justin Pierce, Chlo Sevigny

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Rownd a Rownd

Starring: Tom Blumberg, Manon Elis, Emyr Gibson, Gwion Tegid

The Clinic

Starring: Danielle Abastado, Emanuel Arruda, Tom Burke, Joe Frank

Country: United States

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Toini ja Heikki Haaman Show

Starring: Jukka Rasila

Country: Finland


Starring: Jonathan Booth

Country: Canada

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The Friday Night Armistice

Starring: Armando Iannucci, Peter Baynham, David Schneider, Danny Erskine

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 August 1995 ?

  • 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)
  • Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
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What news were making the headlines those days in August 1995?

  • Time: The 20th Century Blues. Detail painting 'Automat' (1927) by Edward Hopper; Des Moines Art Center Pe
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9498
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.289290


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

The Celestine Prophecy

By: James Redfield

THE #1 BESTSELLING INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON - NOW WITH A NEW PREFACEYou have never read a book like this before -- a book that comes along once in a lifetime to change lives forever.In

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From Potter's Field

By: Patricia Cornwell

In From Potter's Field, #1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell enters the chilling world of Virginia's Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta—and a bold, brilliant killer from her past.Upon

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Memnoch the Devil

By: Anne Rice

"STARTLING . . . FIENDISH . . . MEMNOCH'S TALE IS COMPELLING."--New York Daily News"Like Interview with the Vampire, Memnoch has a half-maddened, fever-pitch intensity. .

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The Rainmaker

By: John Grisham

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIt’s summer in Memphis. The sweat is sticking to Rudy Baylor’s shirt and creditors are nipping at his heels. Once he had aspirations of breezing through law school and punching his ticket to the good life.

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Platform: Mega Drive/Genesis

Genre: Various

Publisher: Playmates


Platform: Sega CD, Sega 32X CD

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Sega

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Beavis and Butt-head in Virtual Stupidity

Platform: PC (Windows 95), PlayStation (JP Only)

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: JP B-Factory; NA Viacom New Media; EU Viacom New Media

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Blue Ice

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Psygnosis

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Eternal Champions: Challenge From The Dark Side

Eternal Champions: Challenge From The Dark Side

Platform: Sega CD

Genre: Fighting game

Publisher: Sega

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