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Wednesday 15 October 2008

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 15, 2008). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Live Your Life by T.I.. Milk, directed by Gus Van Sant, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while Anathem by Neal Stephenson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Raising the Bar. If you liked videogames you were probably playing BoneTown or Iron Man.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Gus Van Sant

Starring: Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emile Hirsch, Diego Luna

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Directed by: John Patrick Shanley

Starring: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis

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Quantum of Solace

Directed by: Marc Forster

Starring: Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Judi Dench

Country: United States

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The Informers

Directed by: Gregor Jordan

Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Kim Basinger, Mickey Rourke, Jon Foster

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The Haunting of Molly Hartley

Directed by: Mickey Liddell

Starring: Haley Bennett, Chace Crawford, Jake Weber, Shannon Woodward

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TV Series

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Raising the Bar

Directed by: Clay Glen

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Destroyed in Seconds

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Spooks: Code 9

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 October 2008 ?

  • United States - White Cane Safety Day, National Grouch Day, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Teresa of Avila
  • Roman festivals - the Equirria or October equus: sacrifice of a horse to Mars
  • French Republican Calendar - Amaryllis (Amaryllis) Day, twenty-fourth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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  • The US Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank, and the Swiss National Bank announce they will allow unlimited loans in US dollars.
  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average index falls 733 points (7.87 percent) to 8,577 points, its biggest percentage fall since October 1987. The United Kingdon's FTSE 100 falls 7.16 percent, Germany's Dax drops 6.49 percent, and France's Cac 40 loses 6.82 percent.
  • 2008 Atlantic hurricane season: Hurricane Omar strengthens to a Category 3 hurricane as it nears the United States and United States Virgin Islands. (AP via ABC News)
  • Retail sales in the United States decline by 1.2% in September 2008, a third successive month in decline and the sharpest decline in three years, further evidence that the United States economy is in a recession. (''USA Today'')
  • The International Maritime Bureau claims that pirates have hijacked a bulk carrier with 21 crew members in the Gulf of Aden near Somalia. (AP via the ''Charlotte Observer'')

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of October 2008 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. T.I. - Whatever You Like
  2. Jennifer Hudson - Spotlight
  3. Can't Believe It - T-Pain Featuring Lil Wayne
  4. Jazmine Sullivan - Need U Bad
  5. Ne-Yo - Miss Independent
  6. Mrs. Officer - Lil Wayne Featuring Bobby Valentino & Kidd Kidd
  7. Got Money - Lil Wayne Featuring T-Pain
  8. Live Your Life - T.I. Featuring Rihanna
  9. Heaven Sent - Keyshia Cole
  10. Robin Thicke - Magic
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. No Me Doy Por Vencido - Luis Fonsi
  2. Vicente Fernandez - Para Siempre
  3. Dame Tu Amor - Alacranes Musical
  4. Flex - Te Quiero
  5. Lloro Por Ti - Enrique Iglesias
  6. La Cumbia Del Rio - Los Pikadientes de Caborca
  7. Amor Inmortal - Chayanne
  8. Hasta El Dia De Hoy - Dareyes de La Sierra
  9. Si No Te Hubieras Ido - Mana
  10. Cinco Minutos - Gloria Trevi


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


By: Neal Stephenson

A #1 New York Times Bestseller, Anathem is perhaps the most brilliant literary invention to date from the incomparable Neal Stephenson, who rocked the world with Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon, and The

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The Lucky One

By: Nicholas Sparks

In his 14th book, bestselling author Nicholas Sparks tells the unforgettable story of a man whose brushes with death lead him to the love of his life.

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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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The Other Queen

By: Philippa Gregory

From #1 New York Times bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory—a dazzling new novel about the intriguing, romantic, and maddening Mary, Queen of Scots.Fleeing

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

All Star Cheer Squad

Platform: Wii Nintendo DS

Genre: Rhythm game

Publisher: THQ

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Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: D-Dub Software

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Conflict: Denied Ops

Platform: Xbox 360; PlayStation 3; Microsoft Windows; Cloud (OnLive)

Genre: Tactical shooter

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

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Iron Man

Platform: PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360, Mobile, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action

Publisher: Sega

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Chrysler Classic Racing

Platform: Wii, Nintendo DS

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Zoo Entertainment

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Home videos

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

Burn After Reading

Studio: DVD and Blu-ray

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What Happens in Vegas

Studio: DVD and Blu-ray

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How to Rob a Bank

Studio: DVD

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Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

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