Friday February 01, 2008

US date format: 2/1/2008, UK date format: 1/2/2008

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 1, 2008). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Gordon Brown (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Low by Flo Rida. In UK Now You're Gone by Basshunter featuring DJ Mental Theo's Bazzheadz was in the top 5 hits. The Chaser, directed by Hong-jin Na, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while An Inconvenient Book by Glenn Beck and Kevin Balfe was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Monster House. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Call of Duty: World at War or Crash Commando.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 01, 2008?


Holidays

  • St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
  • In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
  • Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
  • The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
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Events

  • A small plane crashes at Mount Airy, North Carolina resulting in the death of six passengers. (WSLS)
  • Iraq War: At least 43 people are killed and 85 injured as a result of two bombings in markets in central Baghdad. (News Limited)
  • RORO ferry MS ''Riverdance'' runs aground in Blackpool, England after its cargo shifts in heavy seas. All passengers and crew are airlifted to safety. (''Blackpool Gazette'')
  • A third fiber-optic submarine communications cable, FALCON, is cut two days after SEA-ME-WE 4 and FLAG were damaged. (BBC News)

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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The Chaser

The Chaser

Directed by: Hong-jin Na

Starring: Yoon-Seok Kim, Jung-woo Ha, Yeong-hie Seo, Yoo-Jeong Kim

Happy-Go-Lucky

Happy-Go-Lucky

Directed by: Mike Leigh

Starring: Sally Hawkins, Alexis Zegerman, Samuel Roukin, Elliot Cowan

Elegy

Elegy

Directed by: Isabel Coixet

Starring: Ben Kingsley, Penélope Cruz, Patricia Clarkson, Dennis Hopper

Dream Boy

Dream Boy

Directed by: James Bolton

Starring: Stephan Bender, Thomas Jay Ryan, Diana Scarwid, Tom Gilroy

The Accidental Husband

The Accidental Husband

Directed by: Griffin Dunne

Starring: Uma Thurman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Justina Machado, Colin Firth

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of February 01, 2008?
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Sport Games on February 01, 2008

Sport Games on February 01, 2008


Bundesliga 1

Football (Germany)
  • Hansa Rostock - Bayern Munich : 1 - 2
See all Football game results of February 01, 2008

Bundesliga 2

Football (Germany)
  • FC Koln - St Pauli : 1 - 1
  • M'gladbach - Kaiserslautern : 1 - 1
  • Wehen - Hoffenheim : 0 - 2
See all Football game results of February 01, 2008

Division 2

Football (France)
  • Le Havre - Clermont : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of February 01, 2008

Eredivisie

Football (Netherlands)
  • NAC Breda - Twente : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of February 01, 2008

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Monster House

Monster House

Directed by: Gil Kenan

The Battery's Down

The Battery's Down

Directed by: Jake Wilson

Sold

Sold

Directed by: Jeffrey D. Brown

Monarchy: The Royal Family at Work

Monarchy: The Royal Family at Work

Directed by: Matt Reid

Kleiner Dodo

Kleiner Dodo

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in February 2008?

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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An Inconvenient Book by Glenn Beck and Kevin Balfe

An Inconvenient Book

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The world is a mess. It seems that every time you turn around, there's another problem: Iran is developing nuclear capabilities.

Atonement by Ian McEwan

Atonement

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National Bestseller Ian McEwan’s symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness provides all the satisfaction of a brilliant narrative and the provocation we have come to expect from this master of English prose.

The Shooters by W. E. B. Griffin

The Shooters

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A key DEA agent has been kidnapped by drugrunners. As much as the news angers Presidential Agent Castillo, he thinks there’s no way he could get permission to rescue the man.

The Choice by Nicholas Sparks

The Choice

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERNicholas Sparks turns his unrivaled talents to a tale about love found and lost, and the choices we hope we'll never have to make.Travis

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

The Pillars of the Earth

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View our Ken Follett feature page. Learn more about The Pillars of the Earth miniseries on Starz. A departure for the bestselling thriller writer, this historical epic—a twelfth-century tale of the building of a mighty Gothic cathedral—stunned readers and critics …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Call of Duty: World at War

Call of Duty: World at War

Platform: Microsoft Windows PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Wii

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Activision

Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath

Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Casebook

Casebook

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Interactive movie, Point-and-click adventure

Publisher: Big Fish Games

Conflict: Denied Ops

Conflict: Denied Ops

Platform: Xbox 360; PlayStation 3; Microsoft Windows; Cloud (OnLive)

Genre: Tactical shooter

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

Crash Commando

Crash Commando

Platform: PlayStation 3

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


News articles

  • China Tries to Reassure U.S. About Its Investing Plans Seeking to reassure those nervous about foreign takeovers, the head of China’s government investment fund said Thursday that China would invest mostly in portfolios. [..]
  • Electronic Arts Posts Loss, Citing a Revamp The video game maker largely met Wall Street’s forecasts, despite posting a quarterly loss because of reorganization charges and deferred revenue. [..]
  • See all financial news of February 01, 2008

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $87.70
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $136.24
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $31.06
  • General Electric GE: opens at $35.41
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $107.21

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 106.42 JPY
  • 1 USD = 0.9934 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.0886 CHF
  • 1 USD = 7.1815 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 157.74 JPY

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