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Friday 8 May 2009

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 8, 2009). The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Boom Boom Pow by The Black Eyed Peas. The White Ribbon, directed by Michael Haneke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009 while Loitering With Intent by Stuart Woods was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Incredible Human Journey. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bomberman Blitz or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized.
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What the sky looked like on 8 May 2009

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

The White Ribbon

Directed by: Michael Haneke

Starring: Christian Friedel, Ernst Jacobi, Leonie Benesch, Ulrich Tukur

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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Christopher Plummer, Lily Cole, Heath Ledger, Andrew Garfield

Country: United States

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Directed by: Lars von Trier

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Storm Acheche Sahlstrøm

Country: United States

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Middle Men

Directed by: George Gallo

Starring: Luke Wilson, Giovanni Ribisi, Gabriel Macht, James Caan

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Bright Star

Directed by: Jane Campion

Starring: Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Paul Schneider, Kerry Fox

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TV Series

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

The Incredible Human Journey

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Little Krishna

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Out of the Wild: The Alaska Experiment

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Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire

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Diplomatic Immunity

Directed by: Peter Maris

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 May 2009 ?

  • Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
  • Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
  • Parents' Day in South Korea
  • Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
  • VE Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Bud Shrake: American journalist, sportswriter, novelist, biographer and screenwriter.
  • Dom DiMaggio: American baseball player and soldier (d. 2009).
  • Fannie Mae, the largest provider of U.S. home mortgage funding, reports a US$23.2 billion loss in the first quarter, and seeks US$19 billion in additional funding from the US Treasury.
  • Thunderstorms throughout the Midwestern United States kill five people. (''New York Times'')
  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai demands that the United States halt airstrikes in the war against the Taliban. (Reuters)
  • Louis Caldera resigns as Director of the White House Military Office. (''New York Times'')
  • Islamic terrorist and Singaporean fugitive Mas Selamat bin Kastari is arrested in Malaysia. (AP via Google News)

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Sport Games on 8 May 2009

Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Germinal - Mechelen : 3 - 1
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Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Leverkusen - Bielefeld : 2 - 2
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Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Frankfurt FSV - Duisburg : 0 - 0
  • Kaiserslautern - Augsburg : 1 - 0
  • Munich 1860 - Hansa Rostock : 3 - 3
  • Oberhausen - Wehen : 0 - 1
See all Football game results of 8 May 2009
Division 2
Football (France)
  • Ajaccio - Bastia : 1 - 1
  • Angers - Metz : 1 - 1
  • Clermont - Sedan : 3 - 0
  • Nimes - Chateauroux : 1 - 0
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 08, 2009 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 2009 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Blame It - Jamie Foxx Featuring T-Pain
  2. Rockin' That Thang - The-Dream
  3. Boyfriend #2 - Pleasure P
  4. Turnin Me On - Keri Hilson Featuring Lil Wayne
  5. Turn My Swag On - Soulja Boy Tell'em
  6. Dead And Gone - T.I. Featuring Justin Timberlake
  7. Jennifer Hudson - If This Isn't Love
  8. Kiss Me Thru The Phone - Soulja Boy Tell 'em Featuring Sammie
  9. Kid Cudi - Day 'N' Nite
  10. Magnificent - Rick Ross Featuring John Legend
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Tu No Eres Para Mi - Fanny Lu
  2. El Amor - Tito "El Bambino" El Patron
  3. Te Presumo - Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga
  4. Que Te Queria - La Quinta Estacion
  5. Por Un Segundo - Aventura
  6. No Me Doy Por Vencido - Luis Fonsi
  7. Aqui Estoy Yo - Luis Fonsi
  8. El Ultimo Beso - Vicente Fernandez
  9. El Trono de Mexico - Almas Gemelas
  10. Sin Ti...Sin Mi - Ricardo Arjona


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

Loitering With Intent

By: Stuart Woods

Key West is a great place to unwind, unless you?re Stone Barrington, and you?re looking for someone who doesn?t want to be found.

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Breaking Dawn

By: Stephenie Meyer

When you loved the one who was killing you, it left you no options. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give, how ...

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By: Stephenie Meyer

Readers captivated by Twilight and New Moon will eagerly devour the paperback edition Eclipse, the third book in Stephenie Meyer's riveting vampire love saga. As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her ...

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Tea Time For The Traditionally Built

By: Alexander McCall Smith

THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 10Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

The Conduit

Platform: Wii, Android

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Nintendo Sega Android High Voltage Software

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Bomberman Blitz

Bomberman Blitz

Platform: DSiWare

Genre: Action

Publisher: Hudson Soft

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Activision

Cursed Mountain

Platform: Wii, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Adventure, Survival horror

Publisher: Deep Silver

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Bit.Trip Beat

Bit.Trip Beat

Platform: Wii, iOS, Windows, Mac OS X, Nintendo 3DS, Android, Linux

Genre: Action, Music

Publisher: Aksys Games (Wii & 3DS, North America and Europe) Arc System Works (Wii & 3DS, Japan) Gaijin Games (PC, Android) Namco Bandai (iOS)

Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

News articles
Findings, but No Final Word

The numbers in the stress test report that are most impressive — perhaps shocking should be the word — are the estimates of possible losses from differing categories of assets. [..]

In Strategy Shift, G.E. Plans Lower-Cost Health Products

General Electric is shifting the strategy in its $17 billion-a-year health equipment and technology business, seeking to broaden its reach with more lower-cost products. [..]

Stock Markets
  • Gilead Sciences GILD: opens at $44.67
  • Union Pacific UNP: opens at $51.33
  • United Technologies UTX: opens at $52.42
  • HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $34.84
Exchange Rates
  • 1 CHF = 6.1727 CNY
  • 1 CAD = 5.9327 CNY
  • 1 CAD = 0.961 CHF
  • 1 AUD = 5.245 CNY

Home videos

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

The Day the Earth Stood Still

Studio: DVD and Blu-ray

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The International

Studio: DVD and Blu-ray

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Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

Studio: DVD and Blu-ray

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Paranormal Activity

Studio: DVD and Blu-ray

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Easy Virtue

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