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Saturday 8 January 2011

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine of Denmark and Josephine . In that special week of January people in US were listening to Grenade by Bruno Mars. TRON: Legacy, directed by Joseph Kosinski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011 while Port Mortuary by Patricia Cornwell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Downton Abbey. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Anomaly: Warzone Earth or Asphalt: Injection.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

TRON: Legacy

Directed by: Joseph Kosinski

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde

Country: United States

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True Grit

Directed by: Ethan Coen

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld

Country: United States

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The Fighter

Directed by: David O. Russell

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams

Country: United States

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Directed by: Nathan Greno

Starring: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy

Country: United States

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Directed by: David Yates

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint

Country: United States

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What the sky looked like on 8 January 2011

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Downton Abbey

Written by: Julian Fellowes

Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle

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The Wild Within

Starring: Steven Rinella

Country: United States


Starring: Derek Muller

Country: Australia


Country: Australia

Jet Set

Starring: Mariana Arandjelovic, Marko Gizdavic, Srdjan Jovanovic

Country: Serbia

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 January 2011 ?

  • Commonwealth Day is celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine of Denmark: twin children of Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark.
  • Josephine : Danish royalty, the fourth child and youngest daughter of Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, and his Australian-born wife, Crown Princess Mary.
  • Vincent : Danish royalty, the third child and youngest son of Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, and his Australian-born wife, Crown Princess Mary.
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Famous Deaths:
  • An attempted assassination of Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and subsequent shooting in Casas Adobes, Arizona at a Safeway grocery store kills 6 people and wounds 13, including Giffords.
  • Several people are killed in clashes with security forces in Southern Sudan, a day before the independence referendum. (Al Jazeera)
  • Two French hostages kidnapped in Niger on Friday are killed during a rescue attempt by the Nigerien military. (Al Jazeera)
  • Israel responds to the shooting dead of a 65-year-old Palestinian civilian in his bed during a pre-dawn raid by ordering an investigation. Troops were attempting to re-arrest five Hamas members who had been released from prison the previous day when they made the fatal error. (''Irish Independent'')
  • Three academics at Istanbul Bilgi University are fired due to a controversial dissertation project submitted by a student. (BBC)

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Sport Games on 8 January 2011

La Liga Primera Division
Football (Spain)
  • La Coruna - Barcelona : 0 - 4
  • Malaga - Ath Bilbao : 1 - 1
  • Sociedad - Sevilla : 2 - 3
See all Football game results of 8 January 2011
La Liga Segunda Division
Football (Spain)
  • Alcorcon - Recreativo : 2 - 1
  • Barcelona B - Girona : 1 - 2
  • Cartagena - Salamanca : 1 - 0
  • Cordoba - Ponferradina : 3 - 3
See all Football game results of 8 January 2011
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Barrow - Cambridge : 1 - 2
  • Bath City - Luton : 0 - 0
  • Darlington - AFC Wimbledon : 0 - 0
  • Eastbourne Borough - Mansfield : 1 - 3
See all Football game results of 8 January 2011
League 1
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Bournemouth - Plymouth : 3 - 0
  • Dag and Red - Rochdale : 0 - 1
  • Exeter - Milton Keynes Dons : 1 - 1
  • Oldham - Swindon : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of 8 January 2011

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 2011 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Can't Be Friends - Trey Songz
  2. Aston Martin Music - Rick Ross Featuring Drake & Chrisette Michele
  3. What's My Name? - Rihanna Featuring Drake
  4. No Hands - Waka Flocka Flame Featuring Roscoe Dash & Wale
  5. Right Thru Me - Nicki Minaj
  6. Make A Movie - Twista Featuring Chris Brown
  7. Deuces - Chris Brown Featuring Tyga & Kevin McCall
  8. Lay It Down - Lloyd
  9. Wiz Khalifa - Black And Yellow
  10. No BS - Chris Brown
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Danza Kuduro - Don Omar & Lucenzo
  2. Loca - Shakira Featuring El Cata
  3. Ni Lo Intentes - Julion Alvarez y Su Norteno Banda
  4. Bon, Bon - Pitbull
  5. Me Encantaria - Fidel Rueda
  6. Corazon Sin Cara - Prince Royce
  7. Arrastrando Las Patas - Larry Hernandez
  8. Nina De Mi Corazon - La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho
  9. Sergio Vega - Millonario de Amor
  10. La Despedida - Daddy Yankee


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

Port Mortuary

By: Patricia Cornwell

The world's bestselling crime writer Patricia Cornwell presents an extraordinary novel in which Kay Scarpetta is confronted with a case that could ruin her professionally-and personally.

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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

By: Stieg Larsson

Murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue combine into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel, the first in Stieg Larsson's thrilling Millenium series featuring Lisbeth Salander.

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By: Emma Donoghue

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE -- nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best PictureTo five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world. . . . It's where he was born, it's where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn.

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Cross Fire

By: James Patterson

Wedding bells ringDetective Alex Cross and Bree's wedding plans are put on hold when Alex is called to the scene of the perfectly executed assassination of two of Washington D.C.'s

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Chaos Code

Platform: Arcade PlayStation 3

Genre: Fighting game

Publisher: Arc System Works

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – Defiance

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – Defiance

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Activision

Anomaly: Warzone Earth

Platform: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, iOS, Android, Xbox 360, PlayStation Network, Blackberry 10

Genre: Real-time strategy, Reversed tower defense

Publisher: Headup Games (Germany)

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Carnival Island

Platform: PlayStation 3

Genre: Party game

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

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Asphalt: Injection

Platform: PlayStation Vita

Genre: Racing

Publisher: JP Konami

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