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Saturday 11 October 2008

It was Saturday, 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 Whatever You Like by T.I.. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, directed by Mark Herman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while The Given Day by Dennis Lehane was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Review with Myles Barlow. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Anti-Japan War Online 抗战在线 or Aurora Feint.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Earth: The Power of the Planet

Starring: Iain Stewart

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Moon Machines

Starring: Robert Seamans, Wernher von Braun, John F. Kennedy, Frank Borman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'?

Starring: Ashly Burch, Anthony Burch, David Burch

Country: United States

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Great Performances

Written by: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban

Starring: Julie Andrews, Plácido Domingo, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming

Country: United States

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Blue World

Starring: Jonathan Bird, Art Cohen

Country: United States

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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Directed by: Mark Herman

Starring: Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend

Country: United States

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The Wrestler

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood

Country: United States

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Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Starring: Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Idris Elba

Country: United States

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Body of Lies

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong

Country: United States

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Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Colm Feore, Amy Ryan

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 October 2008 ?

Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jorg Haider: Austrian politician (Born 1950).
  • Neil Hefti: American jazz trumpeter, composer and arranger (Born 1922).
  • Former South African President Thabo Mbeki will mediate between the Movement for Democratic Change and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's government after Mugabe takes control of ministries that command the military and the police, an action that allegedly violates the power-sharing agreement reached last month. (AFP via Yahoo News)
  • The U.S. State Department removes North Korea from its list of sponsors of terrorism. (BBC News)
  • An earthquake struck southern Russia with tremors felt across five Russian regions. The epicentre was in Chechnya, with 12 dead. (Russia Today)
  • 2008 Pacific hurricane season: Hurricane Norbert reaches Category 3 strength as it nears Baja California in Mexico. (Canadian Press via Google News)
  • Turkey bombs Kurdish military targets in northern Iraq. (Voice of America)

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Sport Games on 11 October 2008

La Liga Segunda Division
Football (Spain)
  • Alicante - Huesca : 1 - 3
  • Las Palmas - Sevilla B : 2 - 0
  • Murcia - Hercules : 0 - 0
  • Sociedad - Xerez : 0 - 0
See all Football game results of 11 October 2008
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Cambridge - Weymouth : 1 - 0
  • Crawley Town - Barrow : 4 - 0
  • Kidderminster - Ebbsfleet : 3 - 1
  • Lewes - Forest Green : 3 - 2
See all Football game results of 11 October 2008
League 1
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Bristol Rvs - Leyton Orient : 2 - 1
  • Cheltenham - Colchester : 4 - 3
  • Leeds - Brighton : 3 - 1
  • Milton Keynes Dons - Carlisle : 3 - 1
See all Football game results of 11 October 2008
League 2
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Accrington - Bradford : 2 - 3
  • Bournemouth - Rotherham : 0 - 0
  • Bury - Exeter : 0 - 1
  • Chesterfield - Chester : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of 11 October 2008

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

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.1015
  • Time: Vote for One* McCain by Olivier Douliery/MCT/Landov; Obama by Kristoffer Tripplaar/SIPA Press; detai
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11012


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

The Given Day

By: Dennis Lehane

From Dennis Lehane, New York Times bestselling author of Mystic River and Shutter Island, comes the paperback edition of The Given Day, an unflinching family epic that captures the political unrest

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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

By: David Wroblewski

The extraordinary debut novel that became a modern classicBorn mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin.

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Hot Mahogany

By: Stuart Woods

A rock-solid new stone barrington novelStone Barrington is hired to protect a former intelligence agent with a penchant for antique furniture-and a bad case of amnesia.

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The Comforts Of A Muddy Saturday

By: Alexander McCall Smith

ISABEL DALHOUSIE - Book 5 Nothing captures the charm of Edinburgh like the bestselling Isabel Dalhousie series of novels featuring the insatiably curious philosopher and woman detective.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

12Riven: The Psi-Climinal of Integral

Platform: PlayStation 2 Microsoft Windows PlayStation Portable Android iOS

Genre: Visual novel

Publisher: Cyberfront

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Block Breaker Deluxe 2

Block Breaker Deluxe 2

Platform: Mobile phone

Genre: Breakout clone

Publisher: Gameloft

Canaan Online / Pet Forest Online

Canaan Online / Pet Forest Online

Platform: Windows, Mac OS, Linux

Genre: Fantasy MMORPG

Anti-Japan War Online 抗战在线

Anti-Japan War Online 抗战在线

Platform: Personal computer

Genre: Massive multiplayer online roleplaying game

Publisher: PowerNet Technology

Aurora Feint

Aurora Feint

Platform: iOS

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