Monday 16 August 2004US 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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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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- 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 2Football (Germany)
- Cottbus - Dresden : 2 - 1
Division 2Football (France)
- Sedan - Guingamp : 3 - 0
League 1Football (United Kingdom)
- Huddersfield - Hartlepool : 0 - 2
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 2004 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #10 R&B songs
- Terror Squad - Lean Back
- Kanye West - Jesus Walks
- Sunshine - Lil' Flip Featuring Lea
- Diary - Alicia Keys Featuring Tony! Toni! Tone!
- Slow Motion - Juvenile Featuring Soulja Slim
- Goodies - Ciara Featuring Petey Pablo
- Why? - Jadakiss Featuring Anthony Hamilton
- Usher - Confessions Part II
- My Place - Nelly Featuring Jaheim
- Monica - U Should've Known Better
Top #10 Latin songs
- Que De Raro Tiene - Los Temerarios
- Soy Tu Mujer - Alicia Villarreal
- Carlos Vives - Como Tu
- Algo Tienes - Paulina Rubio
- Duele El Amor - Aleks Syntek With Ana Torroja
- Vivo Y Muero En Tu Piel - Jennifer Pena
- Ahora Quien - Marc Anthony
- No Me Quiero Enamorar - Kalimba
- Dos Locos - Los Horoscopos de Durango
- Miedo - Pepe Aguilar
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Stock Markets and Exchange Rates
- 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
- 1 AUD = 0.8918 CHF
- 1 AUD = 0.939 CAD
- 1 GBP = 2.2834 CHF
- 1 GBP = 2.4048 CAD
Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?