Friday October 10, 2008

US date format: 10/10/2008, UK date format: 10/10/2008

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra (see zodiac on October 10, 2008). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Gordon Brown (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Whatever You Like by T.I.. Role Models, directed by David Wain, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while Faefever by Karen Marie Moning was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Raising the Bar. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bomberman Touch: The Legend of Mystic Bomb or Code Geass.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 2008, at October 10 across the years or at October 2008 calendar.

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 10, 2008?


Events

  • The 10 October 2008 Orakzai bombing kills 110 and injures 200 more.
  • Pirate spokesman threatens to blow up MV Faina, which has been held off the coast of Somalia since September 25, if $20 million is not paid by October 13. (BBC News)
  • The president of Peru accepts the resignation of his entire cabinet in response to an oil kickbacks scandal. (AP via Yahoo News)
  • Gunmen kill 11 in a bar in Mexico in drug smuggling related violence. (Reuters via Irish Times)
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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Departures

Departures

Directed by: Yôjirô Takita

Starring: Masahiro Motoki, Ryôko Hirosue, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire

Directed by: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan

Starring: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Saurabh Shukla, Anil Kapoor

Country: United States of America

The Wrestler

The Wrestler

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Mark Margolis

Country: United States of America

Frost/Nixon

Frost/Nixon

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell

The Hurt Locker

The Hurt Locker

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow

Starring: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Guy Pearce

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of October 10, 2008?
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Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Whatever You Likeyoutube
  2. - Can't Believe It
  3. - Spotlight
  4. - Need U Bad
  5. - Mrs. Officer

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - No Me Doy Por Vencido
  2. - Dame Tu Amor
  3. - Te Quiero
  4. - Para Siempre
  5. - La Cumbia Del Rio
Sport Games on October 10, 2008

Sport Games on October 10, 2008


Division 2

Football (France)
  • Angers - Strasbourg : 3 - 0
  • Bastia - Dijon : 0 - 0
  • Brest - Montpellier : 0 - 3
  • Chateauroux - Metz : 1 - 1
  • Clermont - Tours : 0 - 0
See all Football game results of October 10, 2008

League 1

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Northampton - Hartlepool : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of October 10, 2008

League 2

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Dag and Red - Barnet : 2 - 0
  • Lincoln - Rochdale : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of October 10, 2008

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar

Directed by: Clay Glen

Destroyed in Seconds

Destroyed in Seconds

Spooks: Code 9

Spooks: Code 9

ETC: Machinima

ETC: Machinima

Los 80

Los 80

Starring: Tamara Acosta, Daniel Muñoz, Lucas Escobar, Tomás Verdejo Urzúa

Country: Chile

How old am I?

If October 10th, 2008 is your birthday find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long it takes for your next birthday.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 2008?

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Faefever by Karen Marie Moning

Faefever

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New York Times bestsellerHe calls me his Queen of the Night. I’d die for him. I’d kill for him, too. When MacKayla Lane receives a page torn from her dead sister’s journal,

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society

By:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.”

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

New Moon

By:

Legions of readers entranced by Twilight are hungry for more and they won't be disappointed. In New Moon, Stephenie Meyer delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural twist.

Hot, Flat, And Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman

Hot, Flat, And Crowded

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A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year A Washington Post Best Book of the Year A Businessweek Best Business Book of the Year A Chicago Tribune Best

The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory

The Other Queen

By:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory—a dazzling new novel about the intriguing, romantic, and maddening Mary, Queen of Scots.Fleeing

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X

Genre: MMORPG

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit

Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit

Platform: PlayStation 3 Xbox 360

Genre: fighting

Publisher: JP / EU Bandai; NA / AUS Atari

Bomberman Touch: The Legend of Mystic Bomb

Bomberman Touch: The Legend of Mystic Bomb

Platform: iOS

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Hudson Soft

Code Geass

Code Geass

Platform: PlayStation 2 PlayStation Portable

Genre: Tragedy, Mecha, Science fantasy

Afrika

Afrika

Platform: PlayStation 3

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: JP Sony Computer Entertainment NA Natsume

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


News articles

  • As Crisis Grows, Driven by Impulse The Times's business reporter, Alex Berenson, discusses the tendency in periods of crisis for investors to be driven impulse. [..]
  • As Crisis Spreads, Global Approach Weighed The U.S. and Britain appear to be coming to a common solution a day before a meeting of financial leaders. [..]
  • See all financial news of October 10th, 2008

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $63.86
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $85.70
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $21.79
  • General Electric GE: opens at $18.70
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $87.41

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 100.72 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.1752 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.1386 CHF
  • 1 USD = 6.8355 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 135.35 JPY

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on October 10, 2008?

On October 10, 2008 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is October 10, 2008?

On October 10, 2008 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 10, 2008?

On October 10, 2008 the US President was George W. Bush (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 10, 2008?

On October 10, 2008 the UK Prime Minister was Gordon Brown (Labour).

Who was the Pope on October 10, 2008?

On October 10, 2008 Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.


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