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Tuesday 24 December 2002

2002-12-24

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. 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. Drunken Master, directed by Woo-ping Yuen, 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 ?

Drunken Master

Directed by: Woo-ping Yuen

Starring: Jackie Chan, Siu Tien Yuen, Jang Lee Hwang

Country: United States

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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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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 24 December 2002 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Kjell Aukrust: Norwegian author poet and painter (d. 2002).
  • Jake Thackray: English singer-songwriter guitarist and journalist (d. 2002).
  • Laci Peterson: American homicide victim, Laci Peterson vanished between December 23 and Christmas Eve morning, 2002.
Facts:
  • A number of US Muslim groups have initiated a class action lawsuit against the US Attorney General, John Ashcroft and the US immigration services over the arrest and detention of Muslim men.
  • Iran's state radio reported quoted a statement by airport officials, saying that pilot ampquotcarelessnessampquot caused a plane carrying Ukrainian and Russian aerospace scientists to crash in central Iran, killing all 46 people on board.
  • Sun Microsystems won a major antitrust victory against Microsoft when a federal judge ordered Microsoft to distribute Sun's Java programming language in its Microsoft Windows operating system.

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Trent Lott -- Dec. 23, 2002
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9880
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.687688

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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Skipping Christmas

By: John Grisham

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERImagine a year without Christmas. No crowded malls, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That’s just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they’ll skip ...

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Baseball Advance

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Genre: Sports

Publisher: THQ/Sega

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Bikini Karate Babes

Bikini Karate Babes

Platform: PC , Macintosh

Genre: Fighting

The Cameron Files: Pharaoh's Curse

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Adventure

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

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Disney Golf

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Disney Interactive Co-Publisher Electronic Arts

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SOCOM

Platform: PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Mobile Phone

Genre: Third-person shooter, tactical shooter

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America

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