Wednesday October 01, 2008

US date format: 10/1/2008, UK date format: 1/10/2008

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra (see zodiac on October 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 October people in US were listening to Whatever You Like by T.I.. Frost/Nixon, directed by Ron Howard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while Order 66 by Karen Traviss was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Raising the Bar. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Candace Kane's Candy Factory or Brain Challenge.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 2008, at October 01 across the years or at October 2008 calendar.

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 01, 2008?


Holidays

  • Singapore - Children's Day
  • Also see October 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • World Vegetarian Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Cuve (Barrel) Day, tenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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Events

  • Russia's supreme court declares the imperial dynasty victims of political repression, marking the official rehabilitation of the house of Romanov. The decision overturns a lower court ruling that classified the killings as plain murder, and exonerates Emperor Nicholas II and his family of the alleged crimes the Bolshevik regime used to justify their killing. (Reuters)
  • The United States Senate passes the civilian nuclear agreement with India by a vote of 86–13. India has not signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty, but may now undertake nuclear trade to the States (TOI)
  • The National Transportation Safety Board reports that a Metrolink engineer sent a text message 22 seconds before the Chatsworth train collision in Los Angeles, California, that killed 25 people. (CBS)
  • Mayor of Melbourne John So announces his resignation. (news.com.au)
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Famous Deaths

Movies

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

The Dark Knight

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

Country: United States of America

Departures

Departures

Directed by: Yôjirô Takita

Starring: Masahiro Motoki, Ryôko Hirosue, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire

Directed by: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan

Starring: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Saurabh Shukla, Anil Kapoor

Country: United States of America

The Wrestler

The Wrestler

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Mark Margolis

Country: United States of America

Ponyo

Ponyo

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Liam Neeson, Tomoko Yamaguchi

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of October 01, 2008?
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Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Whatever You Likeyoutube
  2. - Can't Believe It
  3. - Need U Bad
  4. - Spotlight
  5. - Mrs. Officer

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - No Me Doy Por Vencido
  2. - Te Quiero
  3. - La Cumbia Del Rio
  4. - Para Siempre
  5. - Dame Tu Amor

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar

Directed by: Clay Glen

Destroyed in Seconds

Destroyed in Seconds

Spooks: Code 9

Spooks: Code 9

ETC: Machinima

ETC: Machinima

Los 80

Los 80

Starring: Tamara Acosta, Daniel Muñoz, Lucas Escobar, Tomás Verdejo Urzúa

Country: Chile

How old am I?

If October 1st, 2008 is your birthday find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long it takes for your next birthday.

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Magazine Covers

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

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Order 66 by Karen Traviss

Order 66

By:

The Clone Wars rage to their bloody climax. Treachery reigns. Treason takes courage. Commandos, Jedi, and the entire Galactic Republic must face the end of life as they know it .

American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld

American Wife

By:

A kind, bookish only child born in the 1940s, Alice Lindgren has no idea that she will one day end up in the White House, married to the president.

Dewey by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter

Dewey

By:

CHINESE EDITION. 275 pages.

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society

By:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.”

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

By:

The extraordinary debut novel that became a modern classicBorn mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Platform: PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, iOS, mobile phone, N-Gage, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X

Genre: Action-adventure, hack and slash

Publisher: LucasArts THQ Wireless (iOS, mobile phone, N-Gage) Activision (Japanese version)

Candace Kane's Candy Factory

Candace Kane's Candy Factory

Platform: Nintendo DS, Wii, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action, Puzzle

Publisher: Destineer

Brain Challenge

Brain Challenge

Platform: Mobile phones, iOS, iPod, Mac OS X, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Network, PlayStation Portable, Xbox Live Arcade, N-Gage 2.0, WiiWare, Microsoft Windows, Zeebo, DSiWare, Cloud (OnLive)

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Gameloft Ubisoft

The Club

The Club

Platform: Microsoft Windows PlayStation 3 Xbox 360

Genre: Third-person shooter

Publisher: Sega

Belief & Betrayal

Belief & Betrayal

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Graphic adventure game

Publisher: Lighthouse Interactive

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


News articles

  • Labeled as a Bailout, Plan Was Hard to Sell to a Skeptical Public Politics is as much about marketing as anything else, and from the beginning, the plan often came across as a taxpayer-financed parachute for high-flying tycoons. [..]
  • Many Foods Will Soon Be Labeled by Country of Origin Under the new rule, grocery stores will have to identify the country of origin for meats, produce and certain nuts. [..]
  • See all financial news of October 1st, 2008

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $77.19
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $111.92
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $26.38
  • General Electric GE: opens at $24.00
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $115.51

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 105.83 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.0626 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.1256 CHF
  • 1 USD = 6.8441 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 148.24 JPY

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on October 01, 2008?

On October 01, 2008 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is October 01, 2008?

On October 01, 2008 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 01, 2008?

On October 01, 2008 the US President was George W. Bush (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 01, 2008?

On October 01, 2008 the UK Prime Minister was Gordon Brown (Labour).

Who was the Pope on October 01, 2008?

On October 01, 2008 Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people died on October 01, 2008?

Famous people died on October 01, 2008 include, John Biddle, Nick Reynolds, John Biddle.


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