Monday October 13, 2003

US date format: 10/13/2003, UK date format: 13/10/2003

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 13, 2003). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Fallon Chapman . In that special week of October people in US were listening to Baby Boy by Beyonce. In UK Where Is The Love? by The Black Eyed Peas was in the top 5 hits. The Matrix Revolutions, directed by Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003 while The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Chicken Shoot or Devil May Cry 2.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • RC Saints - translation (1163) of Saint Edward the Confessor; memorial of Saint Gerald of Aurillac
  • Roman festivals - Fontanalia: festival dedicated to Fontus
  • French Republican Calendar - POche (Peach) Day, twenty-second day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Events

  • 2003 occupation of Iraq: New draft resolution being circulated at UN aims at getting international aid. The resolution sets a deadline for initial steps, if only for a transitional step, toward restoring Iraqi sovereignty, giving the Iraqi Governing Council until December 15 to develop a timetable for writing a constitution and holding elections. The Bush administration proposes that the United Nations recognize the Iraqi Governing Council as a unit that ''ampquotwill embody the
  • Mass media: Rush Limbaugh's drug addiction revealed by housekeeper. Newsweek reports Limbaugh's exposure as a pain-pill addict began when Wilma Cline (who had worked at Limbaugh from 1997 to July 2001) showed up at the Palm Beach County state attorney's office late last year eager to sic the cops on her former boss. Cline had delivered enough pills to Limbaugh ampquot''to kill an elephant''ampquot, she stated to The National Enquirer.
  • Ireland: The Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, and the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, have begun talks in Downing Street on a possible restoration of devolved government in Northern Ireland.
  • Medicine-The conjoined twins do well after their first night apart. They are in drug-induced comas, and will be for several more days, to aid their recovery.
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Movies

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The Matrix Revolutions

The Matrix Revolutions

Directed by: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Country: United States of America

Uncle Nino

Uncle Nino

Directed by: Robert Shallcross

Starring: Joe Mantegna, Anne Archer, Pierrino Mascarino, Trevor Morgan

Beyond Borders

Beyond Borders

Directed by: Martin Campbell

Starring: Clive Owen, Angelina Jolie, Linus Roache, Teri Polo

Scary Movie 3

Scary Movie 3

Directed by: David Zucker

Starring: Anna Faris, Charlie Sheen, Regina Hall, Pamela Anderson

Country: United States of America

Sylvia

Sylvia

Directed by: Christine Jeffs

Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Daniel Craig, Lucy Davenport, David Birkin

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Music charts

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TV Series

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Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion

Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion

Directed by: Bruce Pittman

Peep Show

Peep Show

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Starring: David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Matt King, Olivia Colman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Wild Card

Wild Card

Directed by: Simon West

The 'Bu

The 'Bu

Churchill

Churchill

Days to next October 13

If October 13, 2003 is your birthday you're 16 years, 11 months, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 20 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom

The Five People You Meet In Heaven

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A specially produced paperback edition--with flaps--of the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller, that has sold more than six million copies in hardcover Eddie is a grizzled war veteran who feels trapped in a meaningless life of fixing rides at …

Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson

Quicksilver

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In which Daniel Waterhouse, fearless thinker and courageous Puritan, pursues knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque-era Europe -- in a chaotic world where reason wars with the

A Series of Unfortunate Events No. 10: The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket

A Series of Unfortunate Events No. 10: The Slippery Slope

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Klaus and Violet attempt to follow their sister, who is trapped by Count Olaf in a car driving fast up the mountain. First they must stop the caravan they are travelling in hurtling over a cliff.

Shut Up & Sing by Laura Ingraham

Shut Up & Sing

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Meet the elites. They think you're stupid. They think all freedom-loving Americans are stupid. They think patriotism is stupid. They think churchgoing is stupid.

Bushwhacked by Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose

Bushwhacked

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A simultaneously rollicking and sobering indictment of the policies of President George W. Bush, Bushwhacked chronicles the destructive impact of the Bush administration on the very people who put him in

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Ed, Edd n Eddy: Jawbreakers!

Ed, Edd n Eddy: Jawbreakers!

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Cartoon Network Interactive

Batman: Dark Tomorrow

Batman: Dark Tomorrow

Platform: Xbox, GameCube

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Kemco Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment DC Comics

Chicken Shoot

Chicken Shoot

Platform: Nintendo DS, Wii, PC

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Zuxxez/TopWare Interactive (PC) DSI Games (NA, NDS/Wii) Zoo Digital Publishing (EU, NDS/Wii)

Beanotown Racing

Beanotown Racing

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Zoo Digital Publishing

Devil May Cry 2

Devil May Cry 2

Platform: PlayStation 2 PlayStation 3 (HD) Xbox 360 (HD)

Genre: Action-adventure, hack and slash

Publisher: Capcom

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $38.37
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $23.73
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $28.98
  • General Electric GE: opens at $29.52
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $93.10

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 109.01 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.3221 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.3221 CHF
  • 1 EUR = 127.49 JPY
  • 1 EUR = 0.7022 GBP

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