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Wednesday 17 September 2003

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of September people in US were listening to Shake Ya Tailfeather by Nelly. In UK Where Is The Love? by The Black Eyed Peas was in the top 5 hits. The School of Rock, directed by Richard Linklater, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003 while The South Beach Diet by Arthur Agatston was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Peep Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Big Biz Tycoon 2 or Cabela's Big Game Hunter: 2004 Season.
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Movies

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

The School of Rock

Directed by: Richard Linklater

Starring: Jack Black, Mike White, Joan Cusack

Country: United States

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The Rundown

Directed by: Peter Berg

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Christopher Walken

Country: United States

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Underworld

Directed by: Len Wiseman

Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Shane Brolly

Country: United States

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Love Me If You Dare

Directed by: Yann Samuell

Starring: Guillaume Canet, Marion Cotillard, Thibault Verhaeghe

Country: United States

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Dogville

Directed by: Lars Von Trier

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Paul Bettany, Lauren Bacall

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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Magick

Starring: Barry Jones, Stuart MacLeod

Country: United Kingdom

Monkey Dust

Starring: Morwenna Banks, Frances Barber, Rebecca Front

Country: United Kingdom

Boarding House: North Shore

Starring: Holly Beck

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 September 2003 ?

Holidays:
  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
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Facts:
  • NASA says that capsules similar to those used in the Apollo program are among the options considered as replacements to the Space Shuttle.
  • 26-year-old gunman Harold Kilpatrick, Jr. of Dyersburg, Tennessee, takes a classroom of 12–16 students at Dyersburg State Community College hostage. Kilpatrick, who was mentally ill, was shot dead by police after firing a pistol, ending a nine-hour standoff. Two hostages were slightly wounded.
  • Richard Grasso, chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, resigns amid criticism of his compensation package and the fact that the compensation was approved without input from the exchange's board of directors.
  • Retired United States Army General Wesley Clark announces that he is seeking the nomination of the Democratic Party for the 2004 presidential election, making him the tenth candidate to enter the race. Howard Dean had earlier expressed hopes that Clark would join him as a vice-presidential running mate.
  • The Arab League submits a draft resolution to the annual General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency which calls on Israel to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and to open up its nuclear program to inspections by the United Nations. Israel's nuclear weapons program is believed have developed 100 to 200 nuclear warheads, but officially maintains a policy of ampquotnuclear ambiguityampquot with support from the United States. The move by Arab nations comes in response to

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Political position of Saudi Arabia on terrorism
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9953
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.727728

Books

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

The South Beach Diet

By: Arthur Agatston

The bestselling phenomenon continues with the newest South Beach Diet cookbook.The amazing success of the first three South Beach Diet books has made publishing history with 14 million copies combined - and is still going strong.

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Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right

By: Al Franken

The #1 New York Times bestseller by Senator Al Franken, author of Giant of the SenateAl Franken, one of our “savviest satirists” (People), has been studying the rhetoric of the Right.

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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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Seabiscuit: An American Legend

By: Laura Hillenbrand

Laura Hillenbrand, author of the runaway phenomenon Unbroken, brilliantly re-creates a universal underdog story in this #1 New York Times bestseller. Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

The Adventures of Fatman

The Adventures of Fatman

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Point-and-click adventure

Publisher: SOCKO! Entertainment

Age of Wanderer

Age of Wanderer

Platform: Windows

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: OSC

Big Biz Tycoon 2

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Business simulation game

Publisher: Activision Value

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Cabela's Big Game Hunter: 2004 Season

Cabela's Big Game Hunter: 2004 Season

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Xbox (Cancelled), PS2 (Cancelled), GameCube (Cancelled)

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Activision Publishing, Inc.

Cyber Troopers Virtual-On MARZ

Cyber Troopers Virtual-On MARZ

Platform: PlayStation 2 PlayStation Network

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Sega


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