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Saturday 16 August 2008

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to I Kissed A Girl by Katy Perry. Death Race, directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while Twilight by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Mummy Forensics. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Auditorium or Buzz!: Master Quiz.
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TV Series

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

Mummy Forensics

Starring: Duncan Lees

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Call 911

Starring: J.V. Martin, Adam Sapin, Kieron Elliott, Toni Johnson

Country: United States


Starring: Simon Lane, Hannah Rutherford

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Earth: The Power of the Planet

Starring: Iain Stewart

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Baseball's Golden Age

Starring: Marty Appel, Alec Baldwin, Tom Brokaw, Joe Buck

Country: United States


Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Death Race

Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson

Starring: Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Tyrese Gibson

Country: United States

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Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem

Country: United States

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Tropic Thunder

Directed by: Ben Stiller

Starring: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr.

Country: United States

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Pineapple Express

Directed by: David Gordon Green

Starring: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Gary Cole

Country: United States

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Step Brothers

Directed by: Adam McKay

Starring: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Mary Steenburgen

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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  • 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
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Masanobu Fukuoka: Japanese sustainable farmer and author (Born 1913).
  • Elena Leusteanu: Romanian gymnast and Olympic medalist (Born 1935).
  • Dorival Caymmi: Brazilian singer, songwriter, actor, and painter active for more than 70 years beginning in 1933.
  • Ronnie Drew: Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Dubliners) (d. 2008).
  • 2008 South Ossetia war:
  • Georgian officials claim Abkhazian army, backed by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, takes control of 13 Georgian villages. (AFP via ABC News Australia)
  • The President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev signs the six-point peace plan for a ceasefire in the 2008 South Ossetia War. (Press Trust of India)
  • 2008 Atlantic Hurricane season: The Governor of Florida Charlie Crist declares a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Fay is due to hit Florida on Monday, possibly at hurricane strength. (AP via ''The Guardian'')
  • A bomb explodes outside the house of Mayor Lito Pinol in the city of Mlang, Philippines, but fails to assassinate the Mayor. Police successfully defuse a bomb placed in the market of Kidapawan City. (''Khaleej Times'')

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Sport Games on 16 August 2008

Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Cercle Brugge - Anderlecht : 0 - 3
  • Dender - Standard : 1 - 3
  • Roeselare - Kortrijk : 2 - 2
  • Tubize - Mouscron : 1 - 2
See all Football game results of 16 August 2008
Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Bielefeld - Werder Bremen : 2 - 2
  • Cottbus - Hoffenheim : 0 - 3
  • Karlsruhe - Bochum : 1 - 0
  • Leverkusen - Dortmund : 2 - 3
See all Football game results of 16 August 2008
Le Championnat
Football (France)
  • Caen - Valenciennes : 3 - 1
  • Lille - Le Mans : 1 - 3
  • Nantes - Monaco : 1 - 1
  • Nice - Nancy : 2 - 1
See all Football game results of 16 August 2008
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Barnsley - Coventry : 1 - 2
  • Bristol City - Derby : 1 - 1
  • Burnley - Ipswich : 0 - 3
  • Doncaster - Cardiff : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of 16 August 2008

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

New Moon

By: Stephenie Meyer

Legions of readers entranced by Twilight are hungry for more and they won't be disappointed. In New Moon, Stephenie Meyer delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural twist.

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The Shack

By: William P. Young

Mackenzie Allen Philips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness.

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By: Stephenie Meyer

Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Isabella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn.

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Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox

By: Eoin Colfer

When Artemis Fowl's mother contracts a life-threatening illness, his world is turned upside down. The only hope for a cure lies in the brain fluid of the silky sifaka lemur.

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Platform: Adobe Flash, Windows/Mac OS X (Steam), iOS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable

Genre: Puzzle, strategy


Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: D-Dub Software

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Buzz!: Master Quiz

Platform: PlayStation Portable

Genre: Quiz

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

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American McGee's Grimm

American McGee's Grimm

Platform: Windows

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Turner Broadcasting System


Platform: Windows, Xbox 360, PSP, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad,[1] Android

Genre: Psychological thriller, sci-fi, supernatural, romance

Publisher: Nitroplus (Windows) 5pb. (X360, PS3, PSP, PSV, iOS, ANRD) Naotaka Hayashi (scenario writer) Choco (product designer) Toshimichi Isoe, Takeshi Abo (composers) Mutsumi Sasaki (character designer)

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