Sunday August 16, 2009

US date format: 8/16/2009, UK date format: 16/8/2009

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 16, 2009). The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Gordon Brown (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church. In that special week of August people in US were listening to I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas. The Descent: Part 2, directed by Jon Harris, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009 while Shanghai Girls by Lisa See was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching My Fair Lady. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Adam's Venture or Blue Toad Murder Files.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 16, 2009?


Holidays

  • 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

Events

  • A 6.9 magnitude earthquake occurs near Siberut Island, Sumatra, Indonesia, at 14:38 local time, injuring at least seven people. (France24.com)
  • Police clash with hundreds of protesters in Peru demonstrating over the failure of President Alan García's government to rebuild the city of Pisco two years since it was devastated by a powerful earthquake. (''The Irish Times'')
  • Two Russian Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jets collide during a training flight southeast of Moscow, killing the commander of the Russian Knights demonstration team. (RIA Novosti) (Xinhua) (BBC)
  • Tropical Storm Claudette becomes the first tropical cyclone to affect the U.S. mainland in 2009. (Weather.com)

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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The Descent: Part 2

The Descent: Part 2

Directed by: Jon Harris

Starring: Michael J. Reynolds, Shauna Macdonald, Jessika Williams, Douglas Hodge

9

9

Directed by: Shane Acker

Starring: Elijah Wood, Jennifer Connelly, Crispin Glover, Christopher Plummer

A Call Girl

A Call Girl

Directed by: Damjan Kozole

Starring: Nina Ivanisin, Peter Musevski, Primoz Pirnat, Marusa Kink

Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever

Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever

Directed by: Ti West

Starring: Rider Strong, Noah Segan, Alexi Wasser, Rusty Kelley

The Secret in Their Eyes

The Secret in Their Eyes

Directed by: Juan José Campanella

Starring: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago, Carla Quevedo

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 16, 2009?
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Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - Pretty Wings
  2. - Best I Ever Had
  3. - Break Up
  4. - Ego
  5. - Last Chance
  6. - Every Girl
  7. - Trust
  8. - I Need A Girl
  9. - Wetter (Calling You Daddy)
  10. - Successful
Sport Games on August 16, 2009

Sport Games on August 16, 2009


Jupiler League

Football (Belgium)
  • Charleroi - Germinal : 1 - 0
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Bundesliga 1

Football (Germany)
  • M'gladbach - Hertha : 2 - 1
  • Schalke 04 - Bochum : 3 - 0
See all Football game results of August 16, 2009

Bundesliga 2

Football (Germany)
  • Ahlen - Kaiserslautern : 0 - 1
  • Augsburg - Oberhausen : 2 - 2
  • Koblenz - Bielefeld : 3 - 2
See all Football game results of August 16, 2009

Le Championnat

Football (France)
  • Boulogne - Grenoble : 2 - 1
  • Marseille - Lille : 1 - 0
  • Nice - Rennes : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of August 16, 2009

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady

Directed by: Kate Scholefield

Special Ops Mission

Special Ops Mission

Directed by: Military Channel

Nite Tales: The Series

Nite Tales: The Series

Directed by: Deon Taylor

Bollywood Hero

Bollywood Hero

Directed by: Diederik Van Rooijen

Little White Lie

Little White Lie

Directed by: Lacey Schwartz

Days to next August 16

If August 16, 2009 is your birthday you're 10 years, 11 months, 20 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 days.
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 2009?

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Shanghai Girls by Lisa See

Shanghai Girls

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In 1937 Shanghai—the Paris of Asia—twenty-one-year-old Pearl Chin and her younger sister, May, are having the time of their lives. Both are beautiful, modern, and carefree—until the day their father tells

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Outliers

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In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful.

Liberty And Tyranny by Mark R. Levin

Liberty And Tyranny

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Don’t miss syndicated radio host and author Mark Levin's #1 New York Times acclaimed and longtime bestselling manifesto for the conservative movement.When

Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

Eclipse

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Readers captivated by Twilight and New Moon will eagerly devour the paperback edition Eclipse, the third book in Stephenie Meyer's riveting vampire love saga. As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her …

Unmasked by Ian Halperin

Unmasked

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In late December 2008, Ian Halperin told the world that Michael Jackson had only six months to live. His investigations into Jackson's failing health made headlines around the globe.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Adam's Venture

Adam's Venture

Platform: Microsoft Windows; PlayStation 3; PlayStation 4; Xbox One

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Soedesco

Age of Pirates 2: City of Abandoned Ships

Age of Pirates 2: City of Abandoned Ships

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Playlogic

Art of Murder: Hunt for the Puppeteer

Art of Murder: Hunt for the Puppeteer

Platform: PC (Windows)

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: City Interactive

Again

Again

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Tecmo

Blue Toad Murder Files

Blue Toad Murder Files

Platform: PlayStation 3, Windows iPhone

Publisher: Relentless Software


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