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Wednesday 8 August 2001

US date format: 8/8/2001, UK date format: 8/8/2001

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 8, 2001). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Aubrey Miller and Zion Barrino. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Bootylicious by Destiny's Child. In UK Eternal Flame by Atomic Kitten was in the top 5 hits. The Legend of Suriyothai, directed by Chatrichalerm Yukol, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001 while The Bear and the Dragon by Tom Clanc was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Manhunt. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Carnivores Ice Age or e-Racer.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 8 August 2001

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

The Legend of Suriyothai

Directed by: Chatrichalerm Yukol

Starring: M.L. Piyapas Bhirombhakdi, Sarunyu Wongkrachang, Chatchai Plengpanich, Johnny Anfone

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Directed by: Roger Nygard

Starring: Joe Yanetty, Jake Johannsen, Daniel Benzali, David Ackert

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American Outlaws

Directed by: Les Mayfield

Starring: Colin Farrell, Scott Caan, Ali Larter, Gabriel Macht

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The Fourth Angel

Directed by: John Irvin

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Forest Whitaker, Jason Priestley, Briony Glassco

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Directed by: John Sjogren

Starring: Chelsy Reynolds, Bradley Armstrong Donohue, Tamara Cholakian, Robert Baugh

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?


Directed by: Greg Barker

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All About Us

Directed by: Christine Swanson

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Cruel Summer

Directed by: Phillip Escott

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Life as We Know It

Directed by: Greg Berlanti

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Hell in the Pacific

Directed by: John Boorman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 August 2001 ?

  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
  • Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
  • Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
  • St. Hormisdas
  • St. Smaragdus (and companions)
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 08, 2001 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 2001 ?

Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Cristian - Azul
  2. O Me Voy O Te Vas - Marco Antonio Solis
  3. Como Se Cura Una Herida - Jaci Velasquez
  4. Olga Tanon - Como Olvidar
  5. Con Cada Beso - Huey Dunbar
  6. Pepe Aguilar - Me Vas A Extranar
  7. Juan Gabriel - Abrazame Muy Fuerte
  8. Besame - Ricardo Montaner
  9. Pueden Decir - Gilberto Santa Rosa
  10. Palomo - No Me Conoces Aun
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Atomic Kitten - Eternal Flame
  2. Eternity / The Road To Mandalay - Robbie Williams
  3. So Solid Crew - 21 Seconds
  4. Ian Van Dahl - Castles In The Sky
  5. Five - Let's Dance


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

The Bear and the Dragon

By: Tom Clanc

President Jack Ryan faces a world crisis. (P, Berkley)

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The Botany Of Desire

By: Michael Pollan

The book that helped make Michael Pollan, the New York Times bestselling author of Cooked and The Omnivore’s Dilemma, one of the most trusted food experts in AmericaEvery schoolchild learns about the mutually beneficial dance of honeybees and

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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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Stolen Lives

By: Malika Oufkir and Michèle Fitoussi

A gripping memoir that reads like a political thriller--the story of Malika Oufkir's turbulent and remarkable life. Born in 1953, Malika Oufkir was the eldest daughter of General Oufkir, the King

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Alcatraz: Prison Escape

Alcatraz: Prison Escape

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: First person action, Survival

Publisher: Activision Value

Carnivores Ice Age

Carnivores Ice Age

Platform: Microsoft Windows, iOS, Android, PlayStation Portable

Genre: Sport (hunting) First-person shooter

Publisher: WizardWorks Software, Infogrames

Beach Spikers

Beach Spikers

Platform: Arcade, GameCube

Genre: Sports (beach volleyball)

Publisher: Sega



Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Racing game

Publisher: Rage Software

Boong-Ga Boong-Ga

Boong-Ga Boong-Ga

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: TaffSystem

Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets
  • Gilead Sciences GILD: opens at $50.97
  • Union Pacific UNP: opens at $53.80
  • United Technologies UTX: opens at $73.15
  • HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $25.12
Exchange Rates
  • 1 AUD = 0.8859 CHF
  • 1 AUD = 0.7922 CAD
  • 1 GBP = 2.4206 CHF
  • 1 GBP = 2.1768 CAD

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Charlotte's Web

Studio: Paramount

Format: VHS and DVD release

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Studio: DreamWorks

Format: VHS and DVD release

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Red Letters

Studio: Paramount

Format: VHS and DVD release

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3000 Miles to Graceland

Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Format: VHS and DVD release

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The Bible: In the Beginning

Studio: DVD release

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