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Thursday 4 October 2001

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Fallin' by Alicia Keys. In UK Can't Get You Out Of My Head by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. The Royal Tenenbaums, directed by Wes Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001 while Ava'S Man by Rick Bragg was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Handoku!!!. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Final Fantasy Chronicles or Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?


Directed by: Peter Chelsom

Starring: John Cusack, Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven

Country: United States

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The Royal Tenenbaums

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Starring: Gene Hackman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston

Country: United States

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Training Day

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

Starring: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn

Country: United States

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Mulholland Dr.

Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux

Country: United States

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Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Starring: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus

Country: United States

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TV Series

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


Starring: Munenori Iwamoto, Issei Takahashi

Country: Japan

Eisai to tairi mou

Starring: Alekos Sissovitis, Katerina Lehou, Vassilis Haralambopoulos, Vicky Stavropoulou

Country: Greece

The Blizzard of Odd

Starring: Liam O Mochain, Antoinette Guiney

Country: Ireland

The Isaac Mizrahi Show

Starring: John Leguizamo

Country: United States

Escape of the Artful Dodger

Written by: Roger Mirams

Starring: Rowan Witt, Luke O'Loughlin, Brittany Byrnes, Mathew Waters

Country: Australia

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 October 2001 ?

Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • A hunter shoots a hole in the trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline, causing a leak of 1.1 million litres of oil into the wilderness.
  • Siberia Airlines Flight 1812: a Sibir Airlines Tupolev TU-154 crashes into the Black Sea after being struck by an errant Ukrainian S-200 missile. 78 people are killed.
  • The first case of anthrax attack in the U.S. is announced by federal officials.
  • NATO confirms invocation of Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty.
  • First case of anthrax in the US (attack) is announced by federal officials.

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Sport Games on 4 October 2001

La Liga Primera Division
Football (Spain)
  • Celta - Valencia : 1 - 1
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Division 2
Football (France)
  • Nimes - Nancy : 2 - 2
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Division 2
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Tranmere - Blackpool : 4 - 0
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Ava'S Man

By: Rick Bragg

With the same emotional generosity and effortlessly compelling storytelling that made All Over But the Shoutin’ a national bestseller, Rick Bragg continues his personal history of the Deep South.

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Suzanne'S Diary For Nicholas

By: James Patterson

Katie Wilkinson has finally found the perfect man - but one day he suddenly disappears, leaving behind only a diary written by a new mother named Suzanne for her baby, Nicholas.

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Seabiscuit: An American Legend

By: Laura Hillenbrand

Laura Hillenbrand, author of the runaway phenomenon Unbroken, brilliantly re-creates a universal underdog story in this #1 New York Times bestseller.Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the ...

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A Bend in the Road

By: Nicholas Sparks

Miles Ryan's life seemed to end the day his wife was killed in a hit-and-run accident two years ago. As deputy sheriff of New Bern, North Carolina, he not only grieves for her and worries about their young son Jonah ...

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Batman: Chaos in Gotham

Batman: Chaos in Gotham

Platform: Game Boy Color

Genre: Action

Publisher: Ubi Soft Entertainment



Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: adventure

Publisher: Enix

Final Fantasy Chronicles

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Square

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Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal

Platform: Windows, Macintosh

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Black Isle Studios Interplay Entertainment

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Ford Racing

Platform: PlayStation, PC, Macintosh, PlayStation Network, Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Empire Interactive (PlayStation) HME Inc. (Arcade) Feral Interactive (Mac OS X)

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