It was 1991, the year Indian politician Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated and the Hubble Telescope launched. It was the year that the Soviet Union, officially came to an end.

That year, Anthony Hopkins ate someone’s liver “with fava beans and a nice Chianti” in that most terrifying of horror genre movies, The Silence of The Lambs; and Madonna shed her clothes as she sang Justify My Love to her adoring public.

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