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Thursday 19 December 2002

2002-12-19

It was Thursday, 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 Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum) by Cheeky Girls was in the top 5 hits. 25th Hour, directed by Spike Lee, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002 while Prey by Michael Crichton was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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

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 19 December 2002 ?

Holidays:
  • 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
  • Roman festivals - Opalia
  • Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
See famous people born on 19 December
Famous Deaths:
  • Arthur Rowley: English footballer cricketer and manager (d. 2002).
Facts:
  • U.S. plan to invade Iraq: After reviewing a 12,000 page Iraqi weapons declaration document, U.S. officials state that Iraq has failed to account for all its chemical and biological agents and that Iraq is in material breach of a United Nations Security Council resolution.
  • Hundreds of Middle Eastern immigrants in Southern California who came to INS officials to register, as per new regulations, are arrested and imprisoned for various INS violations, many of them due to official delays in processing necessary forms. Critics compared the action to the Japanese internment in the same region during World WarnbspII. Others claimed that the people are in violation of United States immigration law, and the arrests are valid.
  • Pope John Paul II will approve the miracle needed to beatify Mother Teresa, whose dedication to the destitute earned her a special place in the pontiff's heart. A second miracle then will be needed to declare Mother Teresa a saint.
  • AOL Time Warner announces that they have been issued a patent for instant messaging. AOL says that they have no plans to enforce the patent, but it could cause problems for the purveyors of other instant messaging systems, in particular Microsoft and Yahoo!.
  • Rebels in the Côte d'Ivoire seize the key western city of Man from government forces.

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Books

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

Prey

By: Michael Crichton

In the Nevada desert, an experiment has gone horribly wrong. A cloud of nanoparticles—micro-robots—has escaped from the laboratory. This cloud is self-sustaining and self-reproducing. It is intelligent and learns from experience.

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Bush at War

By: Bob Woodward

Bush at War reveals in stunning detail how an untested president with a sweeping vision for remaking the world and war cabinet members often at odds with each other responded to the September 11 terrorist attacks and prepared to confront ...

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Four Blind Mice

By: James Patterson

On the verge of resigning from the D.C. police force, Detective Alex Cross knows he can't refuse this case. His partner John Sampson has a friend who has been framed for murder and is facing the gas chamber.

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Midnight Bayou

By: Nora Roberts

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents a novel set deep in the bayou of Louisiana—where the only witness to a long-ago tragedy is a once-grand house…Declan Fitzgerald had always been the family maverick, but even he couldn't ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Big Air Freestyle

Platform: GameCube

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Infogrames

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Black & White: Creature Isle

Platform: Windows PC, Macintosh

Genre: Real-time strategy, God game

Publisher: Electronic Arts Feral Interactive (Mac OS X)

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Butt Ugly Martians: Zoom or Doom

Platform: Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2

Genre: Racing, action

Publisher: Crave Entertainment, Vivendi Games

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The Cameron Files: Pharaoh's Curse

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: DreamCatcher Interactive (NA) The Adventure Company (EU)

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Virtua Fighter 4

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation 2

Genre: Fighting game

Publisher: Sega

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