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Friday 5 December 2008

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include River Robertson . In that special week of December people in US were listening to Live Your Life by T.I.. The Day the Earth Stood Still, directed by Scott Derrickson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while Just After Sunset by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Get Your Face on with Napoleon Perdis. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Burning Wheels or CosmicBreak.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

The Day the Earth Stood Still

Directed by: Scott Derrickson

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates

Country: United States

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The Reader

Directed by: Stephen Daldry

Starring: Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz

Country: United States

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Gran Torino

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang, Christopher Carley

Country: United States

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Directed by: Catherine Hardwicke

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Billy Burke

Country: United States

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Quantum of Solace

Directed by: Marc Forster

Starring: Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Get Your Face on with Napoleon Perdis

Starring: Jennifer Karl, Napoleon Perdis

Country: United States


Written by: Joe Heally

Starring: Gary Anthony Williams

Country: United States

Raja Shivchhatrapati

Starring: Rujuta Deshmukh, Sunil Godse, Yatin Karyekar, Amol Kolhe

Country: India

Fighting Angels: The Series

Starring: Ondie Daniel, Brian Stretch, Lem Collins, Shelby Keith

Country: United States

Um Mundo Catita

Starring: Manuel João Vieira, Karley Aida, Duarte Barrilaro Ruas, Phil Mendrix

Country: Portugal

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 December 2008 ?

  • Thailand - The King's Birthday, National Day, Father's Day
  • Day of the Ninja
  • Austria - Krampus
  • Also see December 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - formerly: Saint Sabas
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • The US White House and congressional democrats agree on a plan to provide a US$15 billion emergency loan to the country's automakers.
  • The Federated States of Micronesia recognize Kosovo. (New Kosova Report)
  • O. J. Simpson is sentenced to 15-33 years in prison with eligibility for parole after 9 years for kidnapping and robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas, Nevada, casino. (AFP via ''Melbourne Age'')
  • Sri Lankan Civil War: the Sri Lankan military enters Alampil, nearing the primary LTTE-held town of Mullaitivu. (BBC)
  • NASA delays the launch of the Mars Science Laboratory by two years because of lengthening delays and lingering technical issues. (NY Times)

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Sport Games on 5 December 2008

Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Cercle Brugge - Gent : 3 - 1
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Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Bayern Munich - Hoffenheim : 2 - 1
See all Football game results of 5 December 2008
Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Aachen - Munich 1860 : 2 - 0
  • Ingolstadt - Frankfurt FSV : 1 - 1
  • Mainz - Greuther Furth : 0 - 1
See all Football game results of 5 December 2008
Division 2
Football (France)
  • Bastia - Ajaccio : 6 - 2
  • Boulogne - Tours : 3 - 3
  • Brest - Vannes : 0 - 1
  • Chateauroux - Nimes : 0 - 0
See all Football game results of 5 December 2008

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

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.1024
  • Time: Closeup of a doctor using a tongue depressor to check a person's throat
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11033


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

Just After Sunset

By: Stephen King

Internationally bestselling author Stephen King—who has written more than fifty books, dozens of #1 New York Times bestsellers, and many unforgettable movies—delivers an astonishing collection of short stories.

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Letter To My Daughter

By: Maya Angelou

Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter reveals Maya Angelou’s path to living well and living a life with meaning.

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Why We Suck

By: Denis Leary

The New York Times bestseller One of America’s most original and biting comic satirists, Denis Leary takes on all the poseurs, politicians, and pop culture icons who have sucked in public

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Salvation In Death

By: J. D. Robb

Seconds after partaking of wine during a Catholic funeral mass, Father Miguel Flores is dead on the altar. Detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas confirms that the consecrated wine contained enough potassium cyanide

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bejeweled Twist

Platform: PC (Windows), Java ME, Mobile, Zeebo, Browser game (Flash), Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi (DSiWare), Symbian^3

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: PopCap Games

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Burning Wheels

Burning Wheels

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360

Publisher: RTL Interactive

Blitz: The League II

Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Genre: Sports, American football

Publisher: Midway Games

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Platform: Windows (2K/XP/Vista/7)

Genre: Free-to-play, Third-person shooter

Publisher: CyberStep

Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe

Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Midway Games

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