Wednesday August 08, 2012

US date format: 8/8/2012, UK date format: 8/8/2012

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 8, 2012). The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen. The Odd Life of Timothy Green, directed by Peter Hedges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012 while Broken Harbor by Tana French was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bad Education. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cytus or Dishonored.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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The Odd Life of Timothy Green

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Directed by: Peter Hedges

Starring: Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, CJ Adams, Odeya Rush

Country: United States of America



Directed by: P.J. Hogan

Starring: Toni Collette, Anthony LaPaglia, Liev Schreiber, Rebecca Gibney



Directed by: Salim Akil

Starring: Jordin Sparks, Carmen Ejogo, Whitney Houston, Derek Luke

Country: United States of America

Andala Rakshasi

Andala Rakshasi

Directed by: Hanumantha Rao Raghavapudi

Starring: Naveen Chandra, Rahul Ravindran, Lavanya Tripathi

The Expendables 2

The Expendables 2

Directed by: Simon West

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Liam Hemsworth, Randy Couture, Jean-Claude Van Damme

Country: United States of America


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 08, 2012?


  • 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
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  • Armed men open fire at a checkpoint in the Egyptian city of Arish on the Sinai Peninsula. (Reuters)
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 08, 2012?
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Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - Mercy
  2. - No Lie
  3. - Lemme See
  4. - Climax
  5. - Bag Of Money
  6. - Nobody's Perfect
  7. - Heart Attack
  8. - 2 Reasons
  9. - Take It To The Head
  10. - Amen

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Bad Education

Bad Education

Directed by: Pedro Almodovar

Hotel Hell

Hotel Hell

Directed by: Derrick Granado

True Love

True Love

Directed by: Michael J. Saul



Directed by: Neil Berkeley

Burning Love

Burning Love

Directed by: Ken Marino


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Broken Harbor by Tana French

Broken Harbor


An addictive thriller from New York Times bestseller and the acclaimed author of In the Woods and Faithful PlaceTana French’s rise can only be called meteoric.

The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian

The Sandcastle Girls


When Elizabeth Endicott arrives in Aleppo, Syria, she has a diploma from Mount Holyoke, a crash course in nursing, and only the most basic grasp of the Armenian language.

Wild by Cheryl Strayed



#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLERAt twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed.

Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James

Fifty Shades Freed


MORE THAN 100 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDESOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTUREWhen unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably.

Bailout by Neil Barofsky



“Bailout is a jaw-dropping play-by-play of how the Treasury Department bungled the financial bailouts…With a prosecutor’s logic and copious footnotes, Barofsky makes it clear that things are rarely what they seem


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?


Platform: iOS, Android, PlayStation Vita (PlayStation Mobile)

Genre: Rhythm game

Publisher: Rayark Games

El Chavo

Platform: Wii

Genre: Party

Publisher: Slang Publishing[2] Televisa Home Entertainment

CityVille 2

Platform: Internet

Genre: City-building, construction and management simulation

Publisher: Zynga


Platform: Xbox 360,[1] PlayStation 3

Genre: Survival horror, stealth

Publisher: Lexis Numérique


Platform: Microsoft Windows PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4 Xbox 360 Xbox One

Genre: Action-adventure, stealth

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks


Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

News articles

  • Business Day Live | August 8, 2012 What the Starbucks partnership with Square will mean for cash. | Ultrarich in France consider exodus over tax proposal. | Charging companies with fraud, but sparing individuals. [..]
  • Church of England Sells News Corp. Stake Over Hacking The church, which owned nearly $3 million in shares, said it had wanted the company to separate the jobs of chairman and chief executive, which are both held by Rupert Murdoch. [..]
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Stock Markets

  • Gilead Sciences GILD: opens at $56.98
  • Union Pacific UNP: opens at $123.22
  • United Technologies UTX: opens at $78.06
  • HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $19.48
  • Visa V: opens at $130.78

Exchange Rates

  • 1 CHF = 6.5474 CNY
  • 1 CAD = 6.397 CNY
  • 1 CAD = 0.9763 CHF
  • 1 AUD = 6.727 CNY
  • 1 AUD = 1.0269 CHF

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