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Wednesday 13 August 2008

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to I Kissed A Girl by Katy Perry. Vicky Cristina Barcelona, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while The Host by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Mummy Forensics. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bomberman Touch: The Legend of Mystic Bomb or Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe.
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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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Movies

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

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem

Country: United States

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Tropic Thunder

Directed by: Ben Stiller

Starring: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr.

Country: United States

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Pineapple Express

Directed by: David Gordon Green

Starring: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Gary Cole

Country: United States

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Step Brothers

Directed by: Adam McKay

Starring: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Mary Steenburgen

Country: United States

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The Dark Knight

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 August 2008 ?

Holidays:
  • International Lefthanders Day
  • St. Wigbert
  • RC saints - Pontianus and Hippolytus, Radegunde (help against the pox), Cassianus of Imola (patron of shorthand-writers)
  • In Brasil, Friday 13 August (agosto) is considered to be especially filled with sorrow (desgosto)
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 6 saints: St. Hippolytus
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Bill Gwatney: American political figure (Born 1959).
  • Dino Toso: American Formula 1 engineer (Born 1969).
  • Jack Weil: American businessman (Born 1901).
  • Sandy Allen: American tallest woman in the world (Born 1955).
Facts:
  • At the Beijing Olympics, American swimmer Michael Phelps wins his 10th and 11th career gold medals, in men's 200-metre butterfly and 4x200 freestyle relay in world record 6:58.56). Phelps is now the record holder of most career Olympic gold medals.
  • Bill Gwatney, the current state Chairman of the Democratic Party of Arkansas is shot and killed at the Party headquarters in Little Rock, Arkansas. The man who shot Gwatney is later shot dead by police during a pursuit. (CNN)
  • Princess Lilian of Sweden is taken to hospital after falling and breaking her hip. (''The Local'')
  • 2008 South Ossetia war:
  • The Russian President Dmitry Medvedev announces a national day of mourning in Russia in connection with the Battle of Tskhinvali and the death of a large number of Russian citizens there. Georgian Orthodox Church Patriarch Ilia II announced the national day of mourning for soldiers and civilians who died during the 2008 South Ossetia war. (Newsgeorgia via NitaPress)

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Books

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

The Host

By: Stephenie Meyer

The phenomenal #1 bestseller is now a major motion picture: "Startling and addictive. . . . An epic story of love, family, and loyalty." -USA TodayMelanie Stryder refuses to fade away.

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Tribute

By: Nora Roberts

**This is a Read Pink edition. In October 2010, Penguin Group (USA) launched a new initiative in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Just Too Good To Be True

By: E. Lynn Harris

Harris serves up a treat that will capture and enchant audiences everywhere—a big, bold, and irresistible novel about football, family, and secrets.Brady

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When You Are Engulfed in Flames

By: David Sedaris

"David Sedaris's ability to transform the mortification of everyday life into wildly entertaining art," (The Christian Science Monitor) is elevated to wilder and more entertaining heights than ever in this remarkable new book. Trying

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bomberman Touch: The Legend of Mystic Bomb

Bomberman Touch: The Legend of Mystic Bomb

Platform: iOS

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Hudson Soft

Aces of the Galaxy

Platform: Xbox 360 (XBLA), PC

Genre: Rail shooter

Publisher: Sierra Entertainment

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Beijing 2008

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Genre: Sports (Olympic)

Publisher: Sega

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Crash: Mind over Mutant

Platform: PlayStation 2, Wii, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable

Genre: Platform

Publisher: NA Activision; INT Sierra Entertainment

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Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe

Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Midway Games

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