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Thursday 1 May 2008

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Lollipop by Lil Wayne. In UK American Boy by Estelle featuring Kanye West was in the top 5 hits. What Happens in Vegas, directed by Tom Vaughan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching NOFX Backstage Passport. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bomberman Blast or Captain Rainbow.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

What Happens in Vegas

Directed by: Tom Vaughan

Starring: Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Rob Corddry

Country: United States

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Iron Man

Directed by: Jon Favreau

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard

Country: United States

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Let the Right One In

Directed by: Tomas Alfredson

Starring: Kre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar

Country: United States

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Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Directed by: Nicholas Stoller

Starring: Kristen Bell, Jason Segel, Paul Rudd

Country: United States

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The Bank Job

Directed by: Roger Donaldson

Starring: Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, Stephen Campbell Moore

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

NOFX Backstage Passport

Country: United States

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VS. Arashi

Starring: Satoshi Ôno, Shô Sakurai, Masaki Aiba, Kazunari Ninomiya

Country: Japan

Los simuladores

Written by: Damián Szifrón

Starring: Alejandro Calva, Arath de la Torre, Ruben Zamora, Antonio de la Vega

Country: Mexico

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2

Starring: Adam Bobrow

Country: Japan

Red vs Blue: Recollection Trilogy

Starring: Mark Bellman, Burnie Burns, Yomary Cruz, Leigh Eddy

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 May 2008 ?

  • Saint James the Less.
  • Saint Sigismund of Burgundy.
  • Saint Florine
  • Saint Augustin Schoeffer
  • Saint Theodulf.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • A US navy ship off the coast of Somalia makes a missile attack on the home of Aden Hashi Ayro in Dusamareb, killing him and at least ten other people. Ayro was military leader of al-Shabab, in control of most of Somalia.
  • The London Agreement on translation of European patents, concluded in 2000, enters into force in 14 of the 34 Contracting States to the European Patent Convention.
  • The United States Air Force grounds all T-38C training aircraft following two fatal accidents within 8 days. (AP via CNN)
  • Sudanese cameraman Sami Mohy El Din Muhammed Al Hajj is released from the Guantanamo Bay detention camp after more than six years in captivity. (AFP via Google News)
  • The President of the United States George W. Bush authorises tougher sanctions on Myanmar including a freeze on assets held by Myanmar state owned companies held in the United States. (Reuters)

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

The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao

By: Junot Díaz

Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd who—from the New Jersey home he shares with his old world mother and rebellious sister—dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R.

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A Thousand Splendid Suns

By: Khaled Hosseini

Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, ...

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By: Carolyn Jessop with Laura Palmer

The dramatic first-person account of life inside an ultra-fundamentalist American religious sect, and one woman’s courageous flight to freedom with her eight children.When

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In Defense Of Food

By: Michael Pollan

#1 New York Times BestsellerFood. There's plenty of it around, and we all love to eat it. So why should anyone need to defend it?Because

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

California Games

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Atari 2600, Atari Lynx, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, MSX, NES, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Sega Master System, ZX Spectrum, Virtual Console

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Epyx

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Best of Tests DS

Best of Tests DS

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Educational game Puzzle game

Publisher: Conspiracy Entertainment

Bomberman 2

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Action

Publisher: Hudson Soft

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Bomberman Blast

Platform: Wii, WiiWare

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Hudson Soft, Nintendo

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Captain Rainbow

Platform: Wii

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Nintendo

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