Monday 16 August 2004

US date format: 8/16/2004, UK date format: 16/8/2004

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 16, 2004). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Lean Back by Terror Squad. In UK Thunderbirds / 3AM by Busted was in the top 5 hits. Mysterious Skin, directed by Gregg Araki, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004 while The Rule Of Four by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Epitafios. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Acky's XP Breakout or Blockland.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Mysterious Skin

Directed by: Gregg Araki

Starring: Brady Corbet, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elisabeth Shue, Chase Ellison

Country: United States of America

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Directed by: Bill Condon

Starring: Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Chris O'Donnell, Peter Sarsgaard

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Directed by: Dylan Kidd

Starring: Laura Linney, Topher Grace, Marcia Gay Harden, Gabriel Byrne

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Directed by: Paul Abascal

Starring: Cole Hauser, Robin Tunney, Dennis Farina, Daniel Baldwin

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Directed by: Sanjay Gadhvi

Starring: Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra, John Abraham, Esha Deol

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TV Series

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Directed by: Jorge Nisco

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Beauty School

Directed by: Amy Nicholson

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Written by: Doug Ellin

Directed by: David Frankel

Starring: Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara

Country: United States of America

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Directed by: Not specifed

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Salem's Lot

Directed by: Tobe Hooper

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 2004 ?

  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
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Famous Deaths:
  • Same-sex marriage in Canada: Federal justice minister Irwin Cotler announces that the federal government will no longer resist court proceedings aiming to require provincial governments to issue same-sex marriage licences. (Toronto Star)
  • At the 100th anniversary ceremony of the Herero uprising, Germany apologises for the genocide in Namibia, but rules out reparations. (Guardian)
  • In the standoff between the Jaish-i-Mahdi militia and Iraqi and US forces, fears of a major assault on Najaf mount. The city is closed to journalists and some Iraqi government soldiers are reported to desert. Some delegates at the national conference call on Iraqi interim Prime Minister Allawi to end military operations against Muqtada al-Sadr. (BBC) (Knight Ridder)
  • NASA/ESA Spacecraft Cassini–Huygens discovers two new natural satellites of Saturn. They are provisionally named "S/2004 S 1" (later named "Methone") and "S/2004 S 2" (later named "Pallene"). (NASA)
  • After 60 mm (2.4 in) of rain in two hours, severe flash flooding at Boscastle in Cornwall, UK, results in buildings, roads, and over 50 cars swept away. Flood waters race through town at speeds up to 65 km/h (40 mph). Many have to leave their homes; helicopters airlift 150 people to safety. (BBC) (Reuters)

Sport Games on 16 August 2004

Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Cottbus - Dresden : 2 - 1
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Division 2
Football (France)
  • Sedan - Guingamp : 3 - 0
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League 1
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Huddersfield - Hartlepool : 0 - 2
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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 2004 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Terror Squad - Lean Back
  2. Kanye West - Jesus Walks
  3. Sunshine - Lil' Flip Featuring Lea
  4. Diary - Alicia Keys Featuring Tony! Toni! Tone!
  5. Slow Motion - Juvenile Featuring Soulja Slim
  6. Goodies - Ciara Featuring Petey Pablo
  7. Why? - Jadakiss Featuring Anthony Hamilton
  8. Usher - Confessions Part II
  9. My Place - Nelly Featuring Jaheim
  10. Monica - U Should've Known Better
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Que De Raro Tiene - Los Temerarios
  2. Soy Tu Mujer - Alicia Villarreal
  3. Carlos Vives - Como Tu
  4. Algo Tienes - Paulina Rubio
  5. Duele El Amor - Aleks Syntek With Ana Torroja
  6. Vivo Y Muero En Tu Piel - Jennifer Pena
  7. Ahora Quien - Marc Anthony
  8. No Me Quiero Enamorar - Kalimba
  9. Dos Locos - Los Horoscopos de Durango
  10. Miedo - Pepe Aguilar
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Thunderbirds / 3AM - Busted
  2. Dry Your Eyes - The Streets
  3. 3 Of A Kind - Baby Cakes
  4. The Shapeshifters - Lola's Theme
  5. Natasha Bedingfield - These Words


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

The Rule Of Four

By: Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason

“One part The Da Vinci Code, one part The Name of the Rose and one part A Separate Peace . . . a smart, swift, multitextured tale that both entertains and informs.”—San

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To Be The Man

By: Mark Madden

Excellent Book

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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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American Soldier

By: Tommy Franks with Malcolm McConnell

"When war comes, you look for certain special qualities in the people you'll be working with. General Tom Franks embodies those qualities: strength, experience, a keen mind, energy, honor, good humor, and a deep loyalty to his troops and to …

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: Windows, Mac OS X

Genre: Sandbox

Publisher: Step 1 Games LLC & Blockland LLC

Acky's XP Breakout

Acky's XP Breakout

Platform: Microsoft Windows Windows Mobile Mac OS X

Genre: Breakout clone

Publisher: Isotope 244

The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius: Attack of the Twonkies

The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius: Attack of the Twonkies

Platform: Game Boy Advance GameCube PlayStation 2 Xbox (cancelled)

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: THQ

CSI: Dark Motives

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Ubisoft

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Burnout 3: Takedown

Burnout 3: Takedown

Platform: PlayStation 2, Xbox

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets
  • Gilead Sciences GILD: opens at $63.20
  • Union Pacific UNP: opens at $55.24
  • United Technologies UTX: opens at $90.87
  • HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $16.53
Exchange Rates
  • 1 AUD = 0.8918 CHF
  • 1 AUD = 0.939 CAD
  • 1 GBP = 2.2834 CHF
  • 1 GBP = 2.4048 CAD

Home videos

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

Ned Kelly

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Crimson Gold

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Starsky & Hutch

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Broken Wings

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Cabin Fever

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