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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 The Wild Within. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cryptozookeeper or Cubixx HD.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

The Wild Within

Starring: Steven Rinella

Country: United States

Downton Abbey

Written by: Julian Fellowes

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

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Starring: Derek Muller

Country: Australia


Country: Australia

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda

Starring: Josh Casaubon, Joe Kenda, Carl Marino, Sandra Mann

Country: United States


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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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.
See other famous people born on 08 January
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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What news were making the headlines those days in January 2011?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.1136
  • Esquire
  • Wired: Wired - January, 2011


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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By: Jonathan Franzen

#1 National BestsellerWinner of the John Gardner Fiction AwardA National Book Critics Circle Award FinalistA Los Angeles Times Book Prize FinalistIn his first novel since The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen has given us an epic of contemporary love and marriage.

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Full Dark, No Stars

By: Stephen King

Includes the story “1922”—now a Netflix original film starring Thomas Jane and Molly Parker. Four unforgettable novellas that explore the dark side of human nature from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King."Does

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The Confession

By: John Grisham

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFirst time in paperbackAn innocent man is about to be executed.Only a guilty man can save him. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, Travis Boyette abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high ...

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Aliens Infestation

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: 2D Side-scrolling

Publisher: Sega

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Platform: IBM PC, Macintosh, Linux

Genre: Interactive Fiction

Publisher: Robb Sherwin

Dead Island

Platform: Windows, OS X, Linux,[4] PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Genre: Action role-playing, survival horror

Publisher: Deep Silver

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Civilization World

Platform: Facebook Platform

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: 2K Games

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Cubixx HD

Cubixx HD

Platform: PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Laughing Jackal Ghostlight (PC)

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