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Friday 17 October 2003

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include John Brown . In that special week of October people in US were listening to Baby Boy by Beyonce. In UK Where Is The Love? by The Black Eyed Peas was in the top 5 hits. Scary Movie 3, directed by David Zucker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003 while The Ultimate Weight Solution by Phillip C. McGraw was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Anders och Måns. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Colin McRae Rally 04 or Crash Nitro Kart.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Scary Movie 3

Directed by: David Zucker

Starring: Anna Faris, Charlie Sheen, Regina Hall

Country: United States

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21 Grams

Directed by: Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu

Starring: Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro, Naomi Watts

Country: United States

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Directed by: Marcus Nispel

Starring: Jessica Biel, Jonathan Tucker, Andrew Bryniarski

Country: United States

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Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah

Country: United States

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The Ring

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Carl Brisson, Lillian Hall-Davis, Ian Hunter

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Secret Life of...

Starring: Jim O'Connor

Country: United States

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The Mark Steel Lectures

Starring: Mark Steel, Martin Hyder

Country: United Kingdom

Potter Puppet Pals

Starring: Neil Cicierega

Country: United States

Peep Show

Written by: Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain, Andrew O'Connor

Starring: David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Matt King, Olivia Colman

Country: United Kingdom

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QI

Starring: Stephen Fry, Alan Davies

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 October 2003 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
Famous Birthdays:
  • John Brown: Scottish noted family member, the son of Gordon Brown and his wife Sarah.
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Facts:
  • Bolivian President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada is ousted from office, ending the bolivian gas conflict, and flees to the United States.
  • US: A former employee of Diebold Election Systems (now Premier Election Solutions) has accused the firm of violating state and federal election-certification rules during Georgia's 2002 gubernatorial election, the outcome of which defied all polls.
  • Occupation of Iraq: Four US troops and at least two police officers are killed in an ambush in Karbala and another incident in Iraq.
  • Airport security: In a challenge of airport security, box cutters turned up on Southwest Airlines planes in New Orleans and Houston, prompting a search of all U.S. commercial aircraft (See Nathaniel Heatwole).
  • Economy of the People's Republic of China: China's economy grows at 9% in the latest period, on course to become the largest economy in the world by 2050.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 2003?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.733
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The War Over the Leak -- Oct. 13, 2003
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9957

Books

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

The Ultimate Weight Solution

By: Phillip C. McGraw

You have a decision to make. Those are the opening words Dr. Phil uses in his new and groundbreaking weight loss book. You know he is talking to you if you are among the millions who have chased one fad ...

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The South Beach Diet

By: Arthur Agatston

For years, cardiologist Arthur Agatston, M.D., urged his patients to lose weight for the sake of their hearts, but every diet was too hard to follow or its restrictions were too harsh.

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Bleachers

By: John Grisham

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERHigh school all-American Neely Crenshaw was probably the best quarterback ever to play for the legendary Messina Spartans. Fifteen years have gone by since those glory days, and Neely has come home to Messina to bury ...

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The Da Vinci Code

By: Dan Brown

PREMIUM MASS MARKET EDITION #1 Worldwide Bestseller—More Than 80 Million Copies Sold As millions of readers around the globe have already discovered, The Da Vinci Code is a reading experience unlike any other.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cartoon Network Speedway

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Majesco Entertainment

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Colin McRae Rally 04

Platform: PlayStation 2 Xbox Windows

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Codemasters

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Crash Nitro Kart

Platform: PlayStation 2; GameCube; Xbox; Game Boy Advance; N-Gage; Zeebo

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Vivendi Universal Games Konami (Japan) Sierra Entertainment (Some editions)

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CTU: Marine Sharpshooter

Platform: Windows, iOS

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Groove Games

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Cyberchase: Carnival Chaos

Platform: PC

Genre: Edutainment

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