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Thursday 15 May 2003

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Get Busy by Sean Paul. In UK Ignition Remix by R Kelly was in the top 5 hits. The Matrix Reloaded, directed by The Wachowski Brothers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003 while The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Todo sobre Camila. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Active Lancer or ChoroQ.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Bryan Singer

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry

Country: United States

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Directed by: James Mangold

Starring: John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet

Country: United States

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Directed by: Andrew Davis

Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight

Country: United States

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Phone Booth

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Starring: Colin Farrell, Kiefer Sutherland, Forest Whitaker

Country: United States

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Anger Management

Directed by: Peter Segal

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Adam Sandler, Marisa Tomei

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Most Extreme Elimination Challenge

Starring: Victor Wilson, Christopher Darga, John Cervenka, Mary Scheer

Country: United States

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The Office

Starring: Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook, Lucy Davis

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Chappelle's Show

Written by: Neal Brennan, Dave Chappelle

Starring: Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings, Neal Brennan, Rudy Rush

Country: United States

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Written by: Jimmy Gardner, Robert Jones

Starring: Lennie James, Stephen Walters, Connor McIntyre, Jane Hazlegrove

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Life of Mammals

Starring: David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 May 2003 ?

  • Paraguay - Independence Day. Celebrations for the anniversary of the independence begin on Flag Day, 14 May.
  • Nakba Day in Palestinian communities.
  • Roman Empire - Mercuralia in honor of Mercury held.
  • International day of climate changes.
  • International conscientious objectors' day.
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Famous Deaths:
  • The date predicted by Pana-Wave Laboratory, a Japanese cult, on which a close encounter with an unknown planet would result in the extinction of most of humankind.
  • The journal ''Nature'' reports that all species of large fish in the world's oceans have been so thoroughly overfished that just 10% of the population that there was in 1950 remains. The scientists who authored the report conclude that the world's oceans are no longer even close to their natural state. Sharks, Atlantic cod, and Pacific sardines are tapped as particularly imperilled with extinction. The scientists recommend drastic measures to reduce ocean fishing. BBC
  • The United States Senate approves a tax-cut bill designed to cut revenues by a total of tax cut passed by the House on May 10.
  • United States federal prosecutors indict Jamal Ahmed Ali al-Badawi and Fahd al-Quso, ''in absentia'', in connection with the USS Cole bombing in Yemen on October 12, 2000.

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What news were making the headlines those days in May 2003?

  • Time: Cast of the film 'Matrix Reloaded' FISHBURNE, LAURENCE; MOSS, CARRIE ANNE; PINKETT, JADA; REEVES, K
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9917
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.709


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

The Da Vinci Code

By: Dan Brown

PREMIUM MASS MARKET EDITION #1 Worldwide Bestseller—More Than 80 Million Copies Sold As millions of readers around the globe have already discovered, The Da Vinci Code is a reading experience unlike any other.

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The Lovely Bones

By: Alice Sebold

When we first meet 14-year-old Susie Salmon, she is already in heaven. This was before milk carton photos and public service announcements, she tells us; back in 1973, when Susie mysteriously disappeared, people still believed these things didn't happen.

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Shutter Island

By: Dennis Lehane

The year is 1954. U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels and his new partner, Chuck Aule, have come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane, to investigate the disappearance

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No Second Chance

By: Harlan Coben

When the first bullet hit my chest, I thought of my daughter... Dr. Marc Seidman has been shot twice, his wife has been murdered, and his six-month-old daughter has been kidnapped.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Active Lancer

Platform: Mac OS, Mac OS X

Genre: Shoot Em Up

Publisher: Freeverse

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Bloody Roar 4

Platform: PlayStation 2 PlayStation 3 (HD)

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Konami

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Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Racing, Role-playing video game

Publisher: JP Takara; NA Atlus; EU Zoo Digital Publishing

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Dance Dance Revolution Party Collection

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Music, Exercise

Publisher: Konami

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Deus Ex: Invisible War

Platform: Microsoft Windows; Xbox

Genre: Action role-playing

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

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