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Monday 16 December 2002

It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Lose Yourself by Eminem. In UK Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum) by Cheeky Girls was in the top 5 hits. Catch Me If You Can, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002 while Reversible Errors by Scott Turow was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching I Love the '80s. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ace Lightning or Cabela's Ultimate Deer Hunt 2.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Catch Me If You Can

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken

Country: United States

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25th Hour

Directed by: Spike Lee

Starring: Edward Norton, Barry Pepper, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Country: United States

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Directed by: Rob Marshall

Starring: Rene Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere

Country: United States

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Star Trek: Nemesis

Directed by: Stuart Baird

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner

Country: United States

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Gangs of New York

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Daniel Day-Lewis

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Life of Mammals

Starring: David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Top Gear

Starring: Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson, James May, Ben Collins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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History of Football: The Beautiful Game

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Written by: Joss Whedon

Starring: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin

Country: United States

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Still Game

Starring: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill, Paul Riley, Mark Cox

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 December 2002 ?

  • R.C. Saints - O Sapientia ; Adelaide of Italy
  • South Africa - Day of Reconciliation
  • Nepal - Constitution Day (To be confirmed)
  • Kazakhstan - Independence Day
  • Bahrain - National Day
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  • Former Bosnian Serb President Biljana Plavšić pled guilty to one count of crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague for her part in atrocities against Bosnian Muslims and Croats during the 1992–95 Bosnian War.
  • Opposition protesters blockaded highways in and around the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, angered by President Hugo Chávez's resolve to hang on to power, called for an escalation in its campaign to remove him.
  • Former Vice President and 2000 Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore announces on the CBS News' ''60 Minutes'' that he will not seek election to the presidency in 2004.

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Sport Games on 16 December 2002

Premier League
UK Soccer
  • Bolton - Leeds : 0 - 3
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Ethniki Katigoria
Football (Greece)
  • Iraklis - AEK : 0 - 2
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Serie B
Football (Italy)
  • Verona - Siena : 1 - 2
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Liga I
Football (Portugal)
  • Beira Mar - Boavista : 3 - 3
  • Porto - Pacos Ferreira : 2 - 1
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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 2002 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott - Work It
  2. Love Of My Life (An Ode To Hip Hop) - Erykah Badu Featuring Common
  3. Musiq - dontchange
  4. Eminem - Lose Yourself
  5. Air Force Ones - Nelly Featuring Kyjuan, Ali & Murphy Lee
  6. LL Cool J - Luv U Better
  7. '03 Bonnie & Clyde - Jay-Z Featuring Beyonce Knowles
  8. Sean Paul - Gimme The Light
  9. Fabulous - Jaheim Featuring Tha Rayne
  10. B2K & P. Diddy - Bump, Bump, Bump
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Ricardo Arjona - El Problema
  2. Suena - Intocable
  3. Si No Estas - Area 305
  4. Cuando Me Miras Asi - Cristian
  5. Si No Fuera Por Ti - Jon Secada
  6. Es Por Ti - Juanes
  7. Las Ketchup - Asereje
  8. El Dolor De Tu Presencia - Jennifer Pena
  9. Que Me Quedes Tu - Shakira
  10. Todo Mi Amor [The One You Love] - Paulina Rubio


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

Reversible Errors

By: Scott Turow

Corporate lawyer Arthur Raven is the court-appointed attorney for a Death Row inmate. Convinced his client is innocent thanks to new evidence, Raven is a fervent crusader--and also a rookie in

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By: Bruce Feiler

Both immediate and timeless, Abraham tells the powerful story of one man's search for the shared ancestor of Judaism, Christianity, andIslam.

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Bush at War

By: Bob Woodward

Bush at War reveals in stunning detail how an untested president with a sweeping vision for remaking the world and war cabinet members often at odds with each other responded to the September 11 terrorist attacks and prepared to confront ...

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Esther'S Gift

By: Jan Karon

Readers flocked home to Mitford last Christmas, making The Mitford Snowmen a New York Times bestseller. In Esther's Gift, Esther Bolick is filled with the holiday spirit as she prepares

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Ace Lightning

Platform: PlayStation 2, IBM PC Game Boy Advance

Genre: Action-adventure, third person shooter, platform game

Publisher: BBC Multimedia

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Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter

Platform: PlayStation 2, Xbox, PlayStation 3 (PSN), PlayStation 4

Genre: Action

Publisher: LucasArts

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American Pool

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Sports simulation – pool

Publisher: Digicube (Japan) Mad Duck Productions (North America) Midas Interactive Entertainment (Europe)

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Cabela's Ultimate Deer Hunt 2

Platform: Windows

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Activision Publishing, Inc.

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Dragon Ball Z: Budokai

Platform: PlayStation 2 PlayStation Portable GameCube PlayStation 3 Xbox 360

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: JP / EU Bandai; NA / AUS Infogrames; NA / AUS Atari, Inc.

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