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Friday 20 December 2002

2002-12-20

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 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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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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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 20 December 2002 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
  • Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.
Famous Birthdays:
See famous people born on 20 December
Famous Deaths:
  • Bernard King: Australian chef and television personality (Born 1934).
Facts:
  • Barbara Joyce Williams Ferrell, daughter of baseball player Ted Williams, has dropped her lawsuit to have the body of her father removed from a cryonics storage facility and cremated.
  • Maoist guerrillas ambushed a police van in Jharkhand, a state in eastern India, killing 18 people, mostly police officers. At least 20 policemen were wounded in the ambush and the gunbattle that followed.
  • Senator Trent Lott resigned as Senate Majority Leader, concluding that his approving statements of fellow Senator Strom Thurmond's segregationist run for President of the United States in 1948 had limited his effectiveness and that of his fellow Republicans.
  • Portland Trail Blazers players, Golden State Warriors players and Warriors' fans get involved in a melee after the Trail Blazers beat the Warriors, 113–111 in Oakland. It might be the first time in NBA history that a home team's fans attack the visiting team during or after a game.
  • Speed skater Catriona Le May Doan won the Lou Marsh Trophy, given annually to Canada's outstanding athlete. She edgted out Dallas Mavericks guard Steve Nash.

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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 ?

Activision Anthology

Platform: PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Game Boy Advance, digiBlast, PlayStation Portable, iOS, Android

Genre: Compilation

Publisher: Activision

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AdventureQuest

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Artix Entertainment

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Baseball Advance

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Genre: Sports

Publisher: THQ/Sega

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Da Capo (visual novel)

Da Capo (visual novel)

Platform: PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable

Genre: Fantasy, Harem, Romantic comedy

Publisher: Circus (PC) Kadokawa Shoten (PS2 Plus Situation, PS2 Four Seasons, PSP I & II Plus Situation Portable) Sweets (PS2 The Origin, PS2 Innocent Finale) Idea Factory (PSP Girl's Symphony Pocket) EU MangaGa

Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project

Platform: Microsoft Windows Xbox 360 (Xbox Live Arcade) Steam (Windows & OS X) iOS

Genre: Platform

Publisher: NA Arush Entertainment; EU Ubisoft

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