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Wednesday 8 October 2003

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Baby Boy by Beyonce. In UK Where Is The Love? by The Black Eyed Peas was in the top 5 hits. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, directed by Marcus Nispel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003 while Benjamin Franklin by Walter Isaacson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Secret Life of.... If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cafe Little Wish or Apocalyptica.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

The Secret Life of...

Starring: Jim O'Connor

Country: United States

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Shiroi kyotô

Starring: Toshiaki Karasawa, Yôsuke Eguchi, Hitomi Kuroki, Sei Hiraizumi

Country: Japan

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The Mark Steel Lectures

Starring: Mark Steel, Martin Hyder

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Potter Puppet Pals

Starring: Neil Cicierega

Country: United States

Peep Show

Written by: Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain, Andrew O'Connor

Starring: David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Matt King, Olivia Colman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Directed by: Marcus Nispel

Starring: Jessica Biel, Jonathan Tucker, Andrew Bryniarski

Country: United States

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Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah

Country: United States

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The Ring

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Carl Brisson, Lillian Hall-Davis, Ian Hunter

Country: United States

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Mystic River

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon

Country: United States

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The School of Rock

Directed by: Richard Linklater

Starring: Jack Black, Mike White, Joan Cusack

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 October 2003 ?

Holidays:
  • French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
  • Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
  • RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Nobel Prize: The Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded jointly to Peter Agre and Roderick MacKinnon for discoveries concerning aquaporins and ion channels in cell membranes.
  • California recall: Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger wins the election with 48.6% after voters decide to recall California Governor Gray Davis. Schwarzenegger's closest rival was the Democratic Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante, with 31.7%.
  • Surveillance: The FBI admits that hidden listening devices planted in the office of the Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, were placed there by FBI agents. It is currently not known if the Mayor of Philadelphia is a target of an investigation nor is there any details provided about the nature of the probe that the device was part of. A law enforcement official cautions that the presence of the listening devices does not necessarily mean that the mayor, himself, is under investigation.
  • Palestinians: Yasser Arafat has suffered a mild heart attack. Palestinian leadership officials tried to hide condition of the president. ampquot''Although he has had a slight heart attack, the doctors say he will make a full recovery. He is in full control. There is nothing to worry about'',ampquot states close aide to Arafat. Officials state that it would ampquot''have created panic at a critical time when the Israelis are threatening Arafat's life''ampquot.

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Sport Games on 8 October 2003

Serie B
Football (Italy)
  • Ascoli - Genoa : 0 - 1
  • Atalanta - Venezia : 0 - 0
  • Livorno - Messina : 3 - 0
  • Palermo - Piacenza : 1 - 1
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 2003?

  • Time: Mission Not Accomplished.' Photograph of President George W. Bush
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9956
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.731

Books

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

Benjamin Franklin

By: Walter Isaacson

In this authoritative and engrossing full-scale biography, Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of Einstein and Steve Jobs, shows how the most fascinating of America's founders helped define our national character.Benjamin

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The Namesake

By: Jhumpa Lahiri

Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies established this young writer as one the most brilliant of her generation. Her stories are one of the very few debut works -- and only a

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The Devil Wears Prada

By: Lauren Weisberger

A delightfully dishy novel about the all-time most impossible boss in the history of impossible bosses and the basis for the major motion picture starring Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep.

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Shut Up & Sing

By: Laura Ingraham

Meet the elites. They think you're stupid. They think all freedom-loving Americans are stupid. They think patriotism is stupid. They think churchgoing is stupid.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

1080° Avalanche

Platform: GameCube

Genre: Racing, extreme sports

Publisher: Nintendo

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After...

Platform: Windows 98, Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, Blu-ray, DVD

Genre: Visual novel, Eroge

Publisher: Ciel (PC) Pionesoft (DC, PS2)

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Amped 2

Platform: Xbox

Genre: Extreme sports

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

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Cafe Little Wish

Platform: Windows Dreamcast PlayStation 2

Genre: Eroge, Visual novel

Publisher: Digital Works (Windows) Princess Soft (DC, PS2)

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Apocalyptica

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Third-person shooter

Publisher: Konami

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