Wednesday August 01, 2012

US date format: 8/1/2012, UK date format: 1/8/2012

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 1, 2012). The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen. Andala Rakshasi, directed by Hanumantha Rao Raghavapudi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012 while Wild by Cheryl Strayed was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching True Love. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends or Dead or Alive 5.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the whole 2012 or at August 01 across the years.

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 01, 2012?


Holidays

  • Orthodox Christianity - Procession of the Cross
  • Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago - Emancipation Day
  • St. Pellegrini/Peregrinus
  • Angola - Armed Forces Day
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Events

  • Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 suspense thriller ''Vertigo'' is named as the greatest film of all time in a poll by the British Film Institute's ''Sight and Sound'' magazine. (BBC)
  • Power is restored in India following an earlier blackout in three grids that left over 600 million people without power. (AFP via France 24)
  • Saudi Aramco is ranked by ''Forbes'' as the first among the world's 25 largest oil companies. (Global Financial Network)
  • Heading toward Taiwan, slow-moving Typhoon Saola's torrential rains lead to the deaths of at least 12 people and displacement of 154,000 in the Philippines. (''The Washington Post'')
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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Andala Rakshasi

Andala Rakshasi

Directed by: Hanumantha Rao Raghavapudi

Starring: Naveen Chandra, Rahul Ravindran, Lavanya Tripathi

The Expendables 2

The Expendables 2

Directed by: Simon West

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Liam Hemsworth, Randy Couture, Jean-Claude Van Damme

Country: United States of America

Hope Springs

Hope Springs

Directed by: David Frankel

Starring: Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carell, Jean Smart

Country: United States of America

The Dinosaur Project

The Dinosaur Project

Directed by: Sid Bennett

Starring: Richard Dillane, Peter Brooke, Matt Kane, Natasha Loring

Freelancers

Freelancers

Directed by: Jessy Terrero

Starring: 50 Cent, Robert De Niro, Forest Whitaker, Malcolm Goodwin

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 01, 2012?
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Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - Mercy
  2. - Lemme See
  3. - No Lie
  4. - Climax
  5. - Bag Of Money
  6. - Nobody's Perfect
  7. - Heart Attack
  8. - Take It To The Head
  9. - 2 Reasons
  10. - Amen

Top #5 Rock songs

  1. - Oh Love
  2. - Burn It Down
  3. - Gold On The Ceiling
  4. - Days Go By
  5. - Little Talks

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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True Love

True Love

Directed by: Michael J. Saul

Harmontown

Harmontown

Directed by: Neil Berkeley

Burning Love

Burning Love

Directed by: Ken Marino

Daybreak

Daybreak

Directed by: Stephen Tolkin

Satyamev Jayate

Satyamev Jayate

Starring: Aamir Khan

Country: India

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Beautiful Ruins

By:

The acclaimed, award-winning author of the national bestseller The Financial Lives of the Poets returns with his funniest, most romantic, and most purely enjoyable novel yet.

A Dance With Dragons by George R. R. Martin

A Dance With Dragons

By:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • THE BOOK BEHIND THE FIFTH SEASON OF THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONESDon’t miss the thrilling sneak peek of George R.

A Year Up by Gerald Chertavian

A Year Up

By:

“[Chertavian] demonstrates that with hard work and the right supports … young adults can overcome even the toughest of circumstances.” —Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO, Harlem Children’s ZoneThere are many good

The Communist by Paul Kengor

The Communist

By:

“I admire Russia for wiping out an economic system which permitted a handful of rich to exploit and beat gold from the millions of plain people.

I, Michael Bennett by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

I, Michael Bennett

By:

Police officers shot Detective Michael Bennett arrests an infamous Mexican crime lord in a deadly chase that leaves Bennett's lifelong friend Hughie McDonough dead. From jail, the prisoner vows to rain epic violence down upon New York City-and to get …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends

Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Evolved Games

The Basement Collection

The Basement Collection

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X

ChefVille

ChefVille

Platform: Internet

Genre: Social simulation game

Colors! 3D

Colors! 3D

Platform: Nintendo 3DS eShop

Genre: Raster graphics editor

Publisher: JP Arc System Works

Dead or Alive 5

Dead or Alive 5

Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Genre: Fighting game

Publisher: Koei Tecmo

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


News articles

  • A Campus Built by Labor Is Going on the Block National Labor College, founded by the AFL -CIO, is selling its 47-acre campus in Silver Spring, Md. [..]
  • After Splashy Introduction, Airtime Seems to Deflate Airtime, the video-chat service started by the founders of Napster, does not appear to be attracting many users, despite a flashy unveiling and millions in venture funding. [..]
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Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $87.02
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $615.91
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $29.59
  • General Electric GE: opens at $20.86
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $196.96

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 78.42 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.005 CAD
  • 1 USD = 0.9824 CHF
  • 1 USD = 6.3685 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 95.9 JPY

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