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Friday 16 August 2002

2002-08-16

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Dilemma by Nelly. In UK Colourblind by Darius was in the top 5 hits. Mother India, directed by Mehboob, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002 while The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Mother India

Directed by: Mehboob

Starring: Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar

Country: United States

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xXx

Directed by: Rob Cohen

Starring: Vin Diesel, Asia Argento, Marton Csokas

Country: United States

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Signs

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

Starring: Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin

Country: United States

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Austin Powers in Goldmember

Directed by: Jay Roach

Starring: Mike Myers, Beyonc Knowles, Seth Green

Country: United States

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Titanic: The Legend Goes On...

Directed by: Camillo Teti

Starring: Lisa Russo, Mark Thompson-Ashworth, Gisella Mathews

Country: United States

TV Series

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

Contest Searchlight

Written by: Jim Serpico

Starring: Lenny Clarke, Amber Gross, Denis Leary, Michael Lombardi

Country: United States

Madness Combat

Country: United States

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Studio A Entertainment

Starring: Chris McCrackin, Xai Homechan, Joanna Fang, Charlene Griffin

Country: United States

Boston 24/7

Country: United States

The Wire

Written by: David Simon

Starring: Dominic West, John Doman, Deirdre Lovejoy, Wendell Pierce

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 2002 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jeff Corey: NYC, New York -- Actor (Getting Straight, Superman & Mole Men).
  • Abu Nidal: Palestinian political leader (Born 1937).
  • John Roseboro: American baseball player, a left-hitting/right-throwing catcher who played with the Brooklyn / Los Angeles Dodgers (1957–1967), Minnesota Twins (1968–1969), and Washington Senators (1970).
Facts:
  • At the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, in Monterey, California, the 29th Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races are held, over three days. Corvette is the honored marque. Over sixty historic Corvettes are on display and participate in racing, including: Corvette SR-2, Corvette SS, 1959 Sting Ray, CERV-I, Daytona-winning Corvette C5-R, Mako Shark, Aerovette, Grand Sport, 1953 Corvette #2 (EX-122), and plenty of early race Corvettes.

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

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

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.667
  • Time: World Trade Center. Unused plans for a U.S. attack on al-Qaeda.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9864

Books

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

The Lovely Bones

By: Alice Sebold

When we first meet 14-year-old Susie Salmon, she is already in heaven. This was before milk carton photos and public service announcements, she tells us; back in 1973, when Susie mysteriously disappeared, people still believed these things didn't happen.

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A Bend in the Road

By: Nicholas Sparks

Miles Ryan's life seemed to end the day his wife was killed in a hit-and-run accident two years ago. As deputy sheriff of New Bern, North Carolina, he not only grieves for her and worries about their young son Jonah ...

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Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

By: Rebecca Wells

“A big, blowzy romp through the rainbow eccentricities of three generations of crazy bayou debutantes.”—Atlanta Journal-Constitution“A very entertaining and, ultimately, deeply moving novel about the complex bonds between mother and daughter.”—Washington

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The Bachelor

By: Carly Phillips

Romance/ Mystery

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Akira Psycho Ball

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Pinball

Publisher: EU Infogrames

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Clock Tower 3

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Survival horror

Publisher: Capcom

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Dragon Throne: Battle of Red Cliffs

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Strategy First

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Drome Racers

Platform: Microsoft Windows, GameCube, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2, Xbox

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Electronic Arts; Lego Interactive; THQ (GBA)

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Island Xtreme Stunts

Platform: Game Boy Advance; Microsoft Windows; PlayStation 2

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Electronic Arts; Lego Interactive

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