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Friday 13 December 2002

2002-12-13

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Lose Yourself by Eminem. In UK Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word by Blue featuring Elton John was in the top 5 hits. 25th Hour, directed by Spike Lee, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002 while Portrait of a Killer by Patricia Cornwell was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

25th Hour

Directed by: Spike Lee

Starring: Edward Norton, Barry Pepper, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Country: United States

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Catch Me If You Can

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken

Country: United States

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Chicago

Directed by: Rob Marshall

Starring: Rene Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere

Country: United States

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Star Trek: Nemesis

Directed by: Stuart Baird

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner

Country: United States

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Gangs of New York

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Daniel Day-Lewis

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

I Love the '80s

Starring: Andrew Dice Clay, Soleil Moon Frye, Traci Lords, Bret Michaels

Country: United States

The Life of Mammals

Starring: David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom

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3-South

Written by: Mark Hentemann

Starring: Brian Posehn, Mark Hentemann

Country: United States

Top Gear

Starring: Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson, James May, Ben Collins

Country: United Kingdom

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Scratch & Burn

Written by: Jordan Allen-Dutton, GQ, J.A.Q., Erik Weiner

Starring: Parker Shipp, Elizabeth Wittelsbach

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 December 2002 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
  • R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
  • Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
  • In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Zal Yanovsky: Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Lovin' Spoonful) (d. 2002).
Facts:
  • Enlargement of the European Union: The European Union announces that Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia will become members from May 1, 2004.
  • The Vatican announces that Pope John PaulnbspII has accepted the resignation of Boston's Cardinal Bernard Francis Law due to widespread outcry among Boston Catholics over Law's role in covering up pedophilia-related and other sex crimes among priests in his diocese.
  • US Senate majority leader Trent Lott apologizes on television amid growing outcry for his resignation from both ends of the political spectrum for comments made at Senator Strom Thurmond's 100th birthday party which seemed to support Thurmond's 1948 segregationist presidential campaign platform.
  • The Geminid meteor shower peaks tonight. Best viewing is between midnight and dawn.
  • Henry Kissinger stepped down as the chairman of a panel investigating the September 11 attacks, citing conflict of interest with his clients. The choice of Kissinger by President George W. Bush.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 2002?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.686
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11230
  • Time: Arthritis. Inset: Shania Twain by Uli Weber.

Books

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

Portrait of a Killer

By: Patricia Cornwell

The number-one New York Times-bestselling novelist Patricia Cornwell is known the world over for her brilliant storytelling, the courage of her characters, and the state-of-the-art forensic methods they employ.

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Table For Two

By: Nora Roberts

Two delectable tales of romance from the best-selling author includes Summer Desserts, in which dessert chef Summer Lyndon, who is determined never to fall in love, finds herself tempted by her deliciously sexy boss Blake Cocharan, and Lessons Learned, in ...

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A Series of Unfortunate Events No. 9: The Carnivorous Carnival

By: Lemony Snicket

A Series of Unfortunate Events Books 1-13 (entire set). Outer box not included.

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One Door Away from Heaven

By: Dean Koontz

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Michelina Bellsong is on a mission. She is following a missing family to the edge of America . . .

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

AdventureQuest

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Artix Entertainment

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Battle Realms: Winter of the Wolf

Battle Realms: Winter of the Wolf

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Ubisoft

Beatmania IIDX 7th Style

Platform: Arcade & Sony PlayStation 2

Genre: Music

Publisher: Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo

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Blood Omen 2

Platform: PlayStation 2, Xbox, Microsoft Windows, GameCube

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

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Disney Sports Soccer

Platform: Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance

Genre: Sports (soccer)

Publisher: Konami

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