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Friday 15 August 2003

5854 days since 15/8/2003

US date format: 8/15/2003, UK date format: 15/8/2003

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 15, 2003). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Crazy In Love by Beyonce. In UK Breathe by Blu Cantrell featuring Sean Paul was in the top 5 hits. Lost in Translation, directed by Sofia Coppola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003 while Sleeping With The Devil by Robert Baer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Wild Card. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Combat Mission: Afrika Korps or Downtown Run.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Lost in Translation

Directed by: Sofia Coppola

Starring: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris

Country: United States of America

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Love Me If You Dare

Directed by: Yann Samuell

Starring: Guillaume Canet, Marion Cotillard, Thibault Verhaeghe, Joséphine Lebas-Joly

Country: United States of America

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Directed by: John Crowley

Starring: Cillian Murphy, Kelly Macdonald, Colin Farrell, Shirley Henderson

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The Legend of Johnny Lingo

Directed by: Steven Ramirez

Starring: George Henare, Rawiri Paratene, Joe Folau, Alvin Fitisemanu

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Anything Else

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Jason Biggs, Christina Ricci, Danny DeVito

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TV Series

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

Wild Card

Directed by: Simon West

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Deal or No Deal

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Directed by: Brian Ackley

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Directed by: Anurag Basu

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Monster House

Directed by: Gil Kenan

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 August 2003 ?

  • Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
  • Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
  • Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  • RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
  • Acadie ? National Day
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Famous Deaths:
  • Oil price increases since 2003: Global oil production begins a 4-year plateau (and subsequent decline) in the face of rising demand, causing new price increases.
  • Power is restored to many, but not all areas of the north-eastern United States and Canada affected by the previous day's blackout
  • Libya formally accepts responsibility for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. It consists of general language that lacks expression of remorse for lives lost.
  • Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein announces that he will abdicate the throne in 2004, in favor of his son, Prince Alois.

Sport Games on 15 August 2003

Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Erzgebirge Aue - Union Berlin : 2 - 1
  • Karlsruhe - Oberhausen : 1 - 2
  • Lubeck - Unterhaching : 0 - 2
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Division 2
Football (France)
  • St Etienne - Lorient : 2 - 1
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Division 2
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Colchester - Swindon : 0 - 1
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Football (Netherlands)
  • Roda JC - PSV Eindhoven : 2 - 2
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Planetary positions on August 15, 2003 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 2003 ?

Top #9 songs in the USA
  1. Beyonce - Crazy In Love
  2. Chingy - Right Thurr
  3. Never Leave You - Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh! - Lumidee
  4. 50 Cent - P.I.M.P.
  5. Ashanti - Rock Wit U (Awww Baby)
  6. matchbox twenty - Unwell
  7. Lil' Kim - Magic Stick
  8. Where Is The Love? - The Black Eyed Peas
  9. Ginuwine - In Those Jeans
Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Pharrell Featuring Jay-Z - Frontin'
  2. Crazy In Love - Beyonce Featuring Jay Z
  3. 50 Cent - P.I.M.P.
  4. Ginuwine - In Those Jeans
  5. Get Low - Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz Featuring Ying Yang Twins
  6. Chingy - Right Thurr
  7. Monica - So Gone
  8. Into You - Fabolous Featuring Tamia Or Ashanti
  9. Sean Paul - Like Glue
  10. Never Leave You - Uh Ooh, Uh Oooh! - Lumidee
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Fotografia - Juanes With Nelly Furtado
  2. Marco Antonio Solis - Tu Amor O Tu Desprecio
  3. Un Siglo Sin Ti - Chayanne
  4. Actos De Un Tonto - Conjunto Primavera
  5. Tal Vez - Ricky Martin
  6. La Oreja de Van Gogh - Puedes Contar Conmigo
  7. Quitemonos La Ropa - Alexandre Pires
  8. Se Me Olvido Tu Nombre - Shalim
  9. Sueltalo - Millie
  10. Mariposa Traicionera - Mana


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

Sleeping With The Devil

By: Robert Baer

“Saudi Arabia is more and more an irrational state—a place that spawns global terrorism even as it succumbs to an ancient and deeply seated isolationism, a kingdom led by a royal

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Lucia, Lucia

By: Adriana Trigiani

Set in the glittering, vibrant New York City of 1950, Lucia, Lucia is the enthralling story of a passionate, determined young woman whose decision to follow her heart changes her life

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Naked Empire

By: Terry Goodkind

Beginning with Wizard's First Rule and continuing with six subsequent fantasy masterpieces, Terry Goodkind has thrilled and awed millions of readers worldwide.

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Living History

By: Hillary Rodham Clinton

Author of the Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller What Happened The Phenomenal #1 Worldwide Bestseller—With a New Afterword Hillary Rodham Clinton is known to hundreds of millions of people around the world.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Combat Mission: Afrika Korps

Combat Mission: Afrika Korps

Platform: PC, Mac

Genre: Turn-based tactics, War sim

Publisher: CDV

Dance Dance Revolution Party Collection

Dance Dance Revolution Party Collection

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Music, Exercise

Publisher: Konami



Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Beat 'em up, hack and slash

Publisher: JP Taito; NA BAM! Entertainment; EU 505 Gamestreet

Downtown Run

Downtown Run

Platform: PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo GameCube, mobile game

Genre: Racing game

Publisher: Ubisoft

America's 10 Most Wanted

Platform: PlayStation 2, PC

Genre: Action, First Person Shooter

Publisher: NA Encore Software; EU Play It!

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets
  • Gilead Sciences GILD: opens at $62.77
  • Union Pacific UNP: opens at $60.95
  • United Technologies UTX: opens at $76.80
  • HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $21.39
Exchange Rates
  • 1 AUD = 0.9038 CHF
  • 1 AUD = 0.9125 CAD
  • 1 GBP = 2.1895 CHF
  • 1 GBP = 2.2112 CAD

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?


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A Bug's Life

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8 Mile

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Blue Crush

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