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Tuesday 26 August 2003

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Crazy In Love by Beyonce. In UK Breathe by Blu Cantrell featuring Sean Paul was in the top 5 hits. Love Me If You Dare, directed by Yann Samuell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003 while Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Seinto Seiya. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge or Championship Manager 4.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

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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Lost in Translation

Directed by: Sofia Coppola

Starring: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi

Country: United States

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S.W.A.T.

Directed by: Clark Johnson

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez

Country: United States

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American Wedding

Directed by: Jesse Dylan

Starring: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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

The Brendan Leonard Show

Written by: Brendan Leonard

Starring: Cathy Leonard, Margarita Leonard, Jack Leonard, Mike Leonard

Country: United States

Most Extreme Elimination Challenge

Starring: Victor Wilson, Christopher Darga, John Cervenka, Mary Scheer

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 August 2003 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
  • Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
  • Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jim Wacker: American football coach (Born 1937).
Facts:
  • The Columbia Accident Investigation Board releases its final reports on Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
  • War on Terrorism: President Bush, speaking to American Legion veterans convention, defends the Iraq policy, declaring the United States had hit terrorism in overthrowing the government of Saddam Hussein. President Bush vows ampquot''no retreat''ampquot from Iraq. President Bush also states that the United States may carry out other pre-emptive strikes.
  • Space Shuttle program: Columbia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB) releases 200 page final dossier over the space shuttle Columbia's destruction (and the death of its seven astronauts). It states the cause is from NASA's cultural traits, lack of funds, and insufficient safety program.
  • Technology: California Supreme Court rules that publishers could be barred from posting DVD descrambling code (DeCSS) online without infringing on free speech rights.
  • O.J. Simpson, giving an interview to Playboy, states that he is still innocent, but says ampquot''dream team''ampquot lawyers saved him. Without the money to pay for a ampquot''dream team''ampquot of lawyers, he says he would not have prevailed by being acquitted. In the interview, he also states that after his acquittal he smoked marijuana to get to sleep.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9950
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.724725
  • Time: California Gubernatorial candidate, actor Arnold Schwarzenegger

Books

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

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 the ...

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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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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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To The Nines

By: Janet Evanovich

The #1 New York Times Bestselling AuthorA Stephanie Plum NovelJanet Evanovich's novels are the hottest bestsellers in America!# 1 New York Times# 1 Wall Street Journal#1 Los Angeles Times#1 Entertainment Weekly#1 Publishers WeeklyStephanie Plum's got rent to pay, people shooting ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Battle Gear 3

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation 2

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Taito

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Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge

Platform: Game Boy Advance, Mobile phones

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: THQ InFusio (mobile)

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Championship Manager 4

Platform: PC, Mac

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

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Command & Conquer: Generals – Zero Hour

Platform: Microsoft Windows Mac OS X

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: EA Games (Windows) MacSoft (Mac OS) Aspyr Media (Mac OS X)

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Double Dragon Advance

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Atlus

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