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Saturday 2 August 2003

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Crazy In Love by Beyonce. In UK Crazy In Love by Beyonce was in the top 5 hits. S.W.A.T., directed by Clark Johnson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003 while Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tinseltown TV. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits or Crazy Taxi: Catch a Ride.
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TV Series

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

Tinseltown TV

Starring: Matt Damon, Clint Eastwood, Eddie Griffin, Jennifer Love Hewitt


Starring: Barry Jones, Stuart MacLeod

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Monkey Dust

Starring: Morwenna Banks, Frances Barber, Rebecca Front

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Starring: Satomi Kobayashi

Country: Japan

Junkin' with Val and Dave

Directed by: Rod Howell

Starring: David Bird, Val Myers


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


Directed by: Clark Johnson

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez

Country: United States

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American Wedding

Directed by: Jesse Dylan

Starring: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott

Country: United States

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Johnny English

Directed by: Peter Howitt

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, John Malkovich, Natalie Imbruglia

Country: United States

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Directed by: Stephen Norrington

Starring: Sean Connery, Stuart Townsend, Peta Wilson

Country: United States

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Bad Boys II

Directed by: Michael Bay

Starring: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Gabrielle Union

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 August 2003 ?

  • St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
  • St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
  • St. Stephen
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
  • Feast day of Ilya the Prophet in Russian Orthodox Church
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Mike Levey: American television personality (Born 1948).
  • Don Estelle: British actor, a lovable comedian widely known for his role in "It Ain't Half Hot Mum," from 1974-81.
  • Peter Safar: Austrian physician and academic (d. 2003).
  • The ''Daily Telegraph'' in the United Kingdom claims attempts by the British Ministry of Defence (MoD) to destroy allegedly important documents about its treatment of BBC source Dr. David Kelly in the weeks before his suicide were foiled by a security guard, who found the documents scheduled for destruction and called the police. The MoD insists the documents were not that important but will now be preserved and supplied to the Hutton Inquiry into the Kelly case.
  • A huge condominium complex under construction in San Diego, California, is destroyed, supposedly by the Earth Liberation Front.
  • José Bové, a radical French activist against genetically modified food, is released from prison after serving only five weeks of a 10-month jail sentence.
  • Israeli Attorney General Elyakim Rubinstein publicly rebukes Ariel Sharon's son Gilad for refusing to cooperate with an investigation into graft and influence peddling.
  • Scientists announce that the ozone layer may be showing signs of recovery due to an international ban on chlorofluorocarbons.

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Sport Games on 2 August 2003

Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Hamburg - Hannover : 0 - 3
  • Hertha - Werder Bremen : 0 - 3
  • Kaiserslautern - Munich 1860 : 0 - 1
  • Leverkusen - Freiburg : 4 - 1
See all Football game results of 2 August 2003
Division 2
Football (France)
  • Angers - Valence : 0 - 2
  • Chateauroux - St Etienne : 2 - 0
  • Clermont - Rouen : 0 - 0
  • Grenoble - Besancon : 0 - 0
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Le Championnat
Football (France)
  • Auxerre - Nice : 1 - 2
  • Guingamp - Marseille : 0 - 1
  • Lens - Le Mans : 0 - 0
  • Metz - Ajaccio : 0 - 1
See all Football game results of 2 August 2003

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What news were making the headlines those days in August 2003?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.721
  • Esquire
  • Wired: Wired - August, 2003


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

Living History

By: Hillary Rodham Clinton

Author of the Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller What Happened The Phenomenal #1 Worldwide Bestseller—With a New Afterword Hillary Rodham Clinton is known to hundreds of millions of people around the world.

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The Kennedy Curse

By: Edward Klein

Death was merciful to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, for it spared her a parent's worst nightmare: the loss of a child. But if Jackie had lived to see her son, JFK Jr.,

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Gone Too Far

By: Suzanne Brockmann

In her sizzling, award-winning novels of suspense, bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann delves into the adrenaline-rushed world of counter terrorism–and taps into the real passions of its brave men and women.

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To The Nines

By: Janet Evanovich

The #1 New York Times Bestselling AuthorA Stephanie Plum NovelJanet Evanovich's novels are the hottest bestsellers in America!# 1 New York Times# 1 Wall Street Journal#1 Los Angeles Times#1 Entertainment Weekly#1 Publishers WeeklyStephanie Plum's got rent to pay, people shooting ...

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits

Platform: PlayStation 2, PlayStation Network

Genre: Tactical role-playing

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

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Call of Duty

Platform: Microsoft Windows, OS X, N-Gage, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: WW Activision; JP MediaQuest; NA Aspyr (Mac)

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Crazy Taxi: Catch a Ride

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Genre: Racing, Action

Publisher: THQ

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Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge

Platform: Xbox Xbox 360

Genre: Action, Arcade flight

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

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Barbie Horse Adventures: Mystery Ride

Barbie Horse Adventures: Mystery Ride

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action game, adventure game, children's game, racing game, roleplaying game

Publisher: Universal Interactive

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