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Wednesday 12 August 2009

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas. District 9, directed by Neill Blomkamp, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009 while The Help by Kathryn Stockett was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The WiseGuys. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Arcade Hoops Basketball or Star Wars: The Clone Wars Republic Heroes.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

District 9

Directed by: Neill Blomkamp

Starring: Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope

Country: United States

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G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Directed by: Stephen Sommers

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Channing Tatum, Marlon Wayans

Country: United States

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Julie & Julia

Directed by: Nora Ephron

Starring: Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Chris Messina

Country: United States

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Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra

Starring: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman

Country: United States

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The Ugly Truth

Directed by: Robert Luketic

Starring: Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler, Bree Turner

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The WiseGuys

Starring: J. Anthony McCarthy, Steve Sabo

Country: United States

SMBC Theater

Starring: James Ashby, John-Paul Nickel, Zach Weiner, Jon M. Brence

Country: United States

Video Games AWESOME!

Written by: Fraser Agar

Starring: Fraser Agar, Ben Taylor, Becky Blow, Baby Hank

Country: Canada

Whose Line Brazil

Starring: Chico Flávio, Gustavo Goulart, Fábio Güeré, Talita Olivieri

Country: Brazil

Film Riot

Starring: Ryan Connolly, Josh Connolly, Timmy Allen, Arris Quinones

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 August 2009 ?

Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Les Paul: American musician, a jazz guitarist and electric guitar's designer.
  • At a meeting in Caracas, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner sign agreements expanding trade between their two countries. (MercoPress)
  • It is discovered that the Killer Whale creates and visits 'social clubs'. (BBC)
  • Yemeni troops, backed by tanks and fighter aircraft, launch a major offensive on the stronghold of Shia fighters in northern Yemen. (Al Jazeera)
  • Thirty people are killed in Warrap state in southern Sudan, in a resurgence of the nomadic conflicts. (IOL)
  • Russia's navy is deployed to find the , a missing ship reportedly hijacked three weeks ago in the Baltic Sea. (BBC News)

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What news were making the headlines those days in August 2009?

  • Time: President Barack Obama wearing a doctor's white coat
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11276
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.1059


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

The Help

By: Kathryn Stockett

Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who's always taken orders quietly, but lately she's unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer ...

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Bobby And Jackie

By: C. David Heymann

The bestselling author uses his impressive list of sources and impeccable insight to reveal the true story of the relationship between Jacqueline Kennedy and her brother-in-law, Robert F.

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Michael Jackson

By: J. Randy Taraborrelli

So much has how been said and written about the life and career of Michael Jackson that it has become almost impossible to disentangle the man from the myth.

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Twenties Girl

By: Sophie Kinsella

Lara Lington has always had an overactive imagination, but suddenly that imagination seems to be in overdrive. Normal professional twenty-something young women don’t get visited by ghosts.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Brave: Shaman's Challenge

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Puzzle video game

Publisher: SouthPeak Interactive

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Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2010

Platform: PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360

Publisher: Activision

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Arcade Hoops Basketball

Arcade Hoops Basketball

Platform: iOS, Nintendo DSi (DSiWare)

Genre: Sports, arcade

Publisher: Skyworks Interactive


Platform: Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Linux, Android, PlayStation Home via PlayStation 3

Genre: Puzzle

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars Republic Heroes

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2 (United States only), Nintendo DS

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: LucasArts

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