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Thursday 26 December 2002

2002-12-26

It was Thursday, 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. Irreversible, directed by Gaspar No, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002 while Prey by Michael Crichton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Irreversible

Directed by: Gaspar No

Starring: Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Albert Dupontel

Country: United States

28 Days Later...

Directed by: Danny Boyle

Starring: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

DNA

Starring: Jeff Goldblum

Country: United States

Designing for the Sexes

Starring: Lisa LaPorta, Michael Payne, Susan Hunt

Country: United States

Beautiful Homes & Great Estates

Starring: Arick Salmea, Jason Oppenheim

Country: United States

The Enforcers: True Stories from the Police Files

Starring: Tiffany Baldwin, Robert Floyd, Douglas Haddad, Maiz Lucero

Country: United States

I Love the '80s

Starring: Andrew Dice Clay, Soleil Moon Frye, Traci Lords, Bret Michaels

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 December 2002 ?

Holidays:
  • Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
  • Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
  • Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
  • Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
  • Mandala Pooja at Sabarimala in Kerala, India
Famous Birthdays:
  • McKenzie Morales: Dancer.
  • Eve Clone: European first human cloned birth, a healthy female born C-section as the mother had a prior child that way.
See other famous people born on 26 December
Famous Deaths:
  • Herb Ritts: American photographer; Ritts is best known for his celebrity photography, especially for the covers of Rolling Stone magazine and for his work celebrating the human body.
  • Armand Zildjian: American cymbal manufacturer (Born 1921).
Facts:
  • North Korea is reactivating a plutonium producing nuclear power plant north of Pyongyang after removing United Nations seals on the reactor and degrading the capability of surveillance cameras. This same reactor is thought by U.S. officials as the source for plutonium for two previously produced atomic bombs. North Korea has been named by the George W. Bush Administration as part of the so-called ampquotaxis of evilampquot.
  • War on Terrorism: A Washington Post article quotes numerous anonymous CIA agents who confirm that the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States uses so-called ampquotstress and duressampquot interrogation techniques, which are claimed by human rights activists to be acts of torture. The anonymous agents defend the practice as necessary in light of the September 11 terrorist attacks publicly, US government officials deny the charges, while declining to address specifics. Privately,
  • Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Israel announces it will begin with temporarily providing social services such as education, healthcare, and licenses in the West Bank. The Israeli government claims the move is necessary to provide badly needed services to the Palestinian people in light of the Palestinian Authority's inability to do so. Palestinian officials claim the move is an attempt to undermine the legitimacy of the Palestinian Authority and tantamount to the reinstatement of the Israeli
  • A 55-year-old contractor from Putnam County, West Virginia named Andrew ampquotJackampquot Whittaker Jr won the Christmas Day Powerball jackpot which is the biggest undivided lottery prize in American history.

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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 ?

Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Universal Interactive

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Digimon Battle Online

Digimon Battle Online

Platform: Windows

Genre: Massively multiplayer online role-playing

Publisher: movegames, Bandai, CDC Games

Dragon Ball Z: Legendary Super Warriors

Platform: Game Boy Color

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Infogrames Banpresto

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Dual Hearts

Platform: PlayStation 2, PlayStation Network

Genre: Action role-playing

Publisher: JP Sony Computer Entertainment; NA Atlus

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Dynasty Tactics

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Tactical role-playing game

Publisher: Koei

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