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Saturday 12 April 2008

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of April people in US were listening to Touch My Body by Mariah Carey. In UK Mercy by Duffy was in the top 5 hits. The Voyeur, directed by Tinto Brass, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while Beautiful Boy by David Sheff was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching NOFX Backstage Passport. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ben 10: Alien Force or BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger.
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TV Series

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

NOFX Backstage Passport

Country: United States

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Dorm Life

Starring: Jim Brandon, Jack De Sena, Pancho Morris, Jordan Riggs

Country: United States

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Life in Cold Blood

Starring: David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Breaking Bad

Written by: Vince Gilligan

Starring: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Country: United States

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The Genius of Photography

Starring: David Byrne

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Directed by: Nicholas Stoller

Starring: Kristen Bell, Jason Segel, Paul Rudd

Country: United States

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Directed by: Robert Luketic

Starring: Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey

Country: United States

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The Bank Job

Directed by: Roger Donaldson

Starring: Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, Stephen Campbell Moore

Country: United States

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Never Back Down

Directed by: Jeff Wadlow

Starring: Sean Faris, Djimon Hounsou, Amber Heard

Country: United States

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Directed by: Doug Liman

Starring: Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Bell

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 April 2008 ?

  • Saint Julius I
  • Saint Zeno of Verona
  • Saint Erkembode
  • Saint Damian
  • Yuri's Night, an international celebration of the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin; in Russia (and formerly in USSR), the Cosmonautics Day.
Famous Birthdays:
See famous people born on 12 April
Famous Deaths:
  • Cecilia Colledge: British ice skater (Born 1920).
  • Jerry Zucker: American film producer and director who began producing movies with brother Dave Zucker, then went on to his own productions of "Ghost,"1990, "First Knight," 1995, and "My Best Friend's Wedding," 1997.
  • The National Assembly of Haiti removes the Prime Minister of Haiti Jacques-Edouard Alexis following a week of food riots in which six deaths had occurred. (Los Angeles Times)
  • The President of the People's Republic of China Hu Jintao meets with the Vice-President-elect of Republic of China (Taiwan) Vincent Siew in the highest level talks between the two sides since 1949. (BBC News)
  • ''The Herald'', a government-run newspaper, reports that Robert Mugabe, the President of Zimbabwe, will not attend the regional crisis meeting in Lusaka, Zambia, to discuss the crisis over the 2008 presidential election. (AP via Google News)
  • International reaction to the 2008 Kosovo declaration of independence:
  • Russia threatens to block Ban Ki Moon from serving a second term as United Nations Secretary-General because of his stance on Kosovo's recent independence. The Kremlin is pressing Ban to ignore, or at least prolong, a proposed 120-day transition period to Kosovo independence from Serbia that expires on 16 June. Renewal of Serbia-Kosovo talks is possible. (''Makfax'')

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Sport Games on 12 April 2008

Serie A
Italian Football
  • Juventus - Milan : 3 - 2
  • Palermo - Catania : 1 - 0
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Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Bergen - Roeselare : 1 - 1
  • Charleroi - Genk : 3 - 1
  • Dender - FC Brussels : 1 - 1
  • Mechelen - Gent : 1 - 0
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Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Bochum - Hertha : 1 - 1
  • Cottbus - Bielefeld : 1 - 0
  • Hamburg - Duisburg : 0 - 1
  • Hannover - Ein Frankfurt : 2 - 1
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La Liga Primera Division
Football (Spain)
  • Recreativo - Barcelona : 2 - 2
  • Valencia - Santander : 1 - 2
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What news were making the headlines those days in April 2008?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.986
  • Time: An ear of corn with hundred dollar bill husks
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.10934


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

Beautiful Boy

By: David Sheff

What had happened to my beautiful boy? To our family? What did I do wrong? Those are the wrenching questions that haunted every moment of David Sheff’s journey through his son

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By: Jonathan Kellerman

Once again, the depths of the criminal mind and the darkest side of a glittering city fuel #1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman’s brilliant storytelling.

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Eat, Pray, Love

By: Elizabeth Gilbert

The 10th anniversary edition of one of the most iconic, beloved, and bestselling books of our time.Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love touched the world and changed countless lives, inspiring and empowering millions of readers to search for their own best ...

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The Other Boleyn Girl

By: Philippa Gregor

Historical fiction: When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of 14, she catches the eye of Henry VIII at first. (P, Touchstone)

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Ai Space

Platform: Windows

Genre: MMOSG, Virtual world

Publisher: Ai Space Production Committee

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Ben 10: Alien Force

Platform: Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: D3 Publisher

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Chicken Hunter

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Action

Publisher: MumboJumbo

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Platform: Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable,[1] iOS, Android

Genre: Adventure game Visual novel

Publisher: Sega (Wii) Spike (PS3/PSP/iOS)

BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Fighting game

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