Thursday January 16, 2003

US date format: 1/16/2003, UK date format: 16/1/2003

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 16, 2003). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Lose Yourself by Eminem. In UK Sound Of The Underground by Girls Aloud was in the top 5 hits. The Sleeping Dictionary, directed by Guy Jenkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003 while Forever by Pete Hamill was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Chappelle's Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Big Biz Tycoon 2 or Duel Masters.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • National Religious Freedom Day in the United States, to commemorate the adoption of Thomas Jefferson's landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786
  • Teacher's Day in Thailand

Events

  • The Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS-107 which would be its final one. Columbia disintegrated 16 days later on re-entry.
  • President Bush visits the University of Scranton in downtown Scranton, Pennsylvania, to give a speech on medical liability reform amidst major medical malpractice in northeastern Pennsylvania. Bush criticized state attorneys for ampquotfrivolous lawsuitsampquot, vowing to decrease excessive jury awards and propose a $250,000 cap on non-economic damages. The president later paid a visit to Scranton's Mercy Hospital.
  • US Senator Russ Feingold introduces a bill to halt the Information Awareness Office and Total Information Awareness pending a review of privacy issues involved. The US Congress attempting to suspend an internal Department of Defense project is a highly unusual step.
  • UN weapons inspectors in Iraq stated that they found empty rocket warheads, designed to carry chemical warfare agents, at the Ukhaider Ammunition Storage Area.
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Movies

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The Sleeping Dictionary

The Sleeping Dictionary

Directed by: Guy Jenkin

Starring: Jessica Alba, Brenda Blethyn, Hugh Dancy, Bob Hoskins

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Directed by: Donald Petrie

Starring: Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Adam Goldberg, Kathryn Hahn

Country: United States of America

Final Destination 2

Final Destination 2

Directed by: David R. Ellis

Starring: A.J. Cook, Ali Larter, Tony Todd, Michael Landes

Pieces of April

Pieces of April

Directed by: Peter Hedges

Starring: Katie Holmes, Oliver Platt, Patricia Clarkson, Derek Luke

Owning Mahowny

Owning Mahowny

Directed by: Richard Kwietniowski

Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Minnie Driver, John Hurt, Maury Chaykin

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Music charts

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Sport Games on January 16, 2003

Sport Games on January 16, 2003


Division 2

Football (France)
  • Metz - Toulouse : 0 - 0
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TV Series

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Chappelle's Show

Chappelle's Show

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Directed by: Todd Broder

Starring: Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings, Neal Brennan, Rudy Rush

Country: United States of America

Fish Tales

Fish Tales

Directed by: Alki David

Magpakailanman

Magpakailanman

Directed by: Joyce Bernal

Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt

Directed by: John Paddy Carstairs

Panique au village

Panique au village

Days to next January 16

If January 16, 2003 is your birthday you're 17 years, 8 months, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 24 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Forever by Pete Hamill

Forever

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This widely acclaimed bestseller is the magical, epic tale of an extraordinary man who arrives in New York in 1740 and remains ...

By The Light Of The Moon by Dean Koontz

By The Light Of The Moon

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER On the road, on a hot Arizona night, Dylan O’Conner is overpowered by a stranger who injects him with an unknown substance.

My Losing Season by Pat Conroy

My Losing Season

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERPat Conroy, one of America’s premier novelists, has penned a deeply affecting coming-of-age memoir about family, love, loss, basketball—and life itself.

Visions of Sugar Plums by Janet Evanovich

Visions of Sugar Plums

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It's five days before Christmas and things are not looking merry for Fugitive Apprehension Agent Stephanie Plum. She hasn't got a tree. She hasn't bought any presents.

Portrait of a Killer by Patricia Cornwell

Portrait of a Killer

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The best-selling novelist turns her attention to the real-life, century-old series of crimes that terrorized London in the 1880s, drawing on meticulous research, state-of-the art forensic science, and insights into the criminal mind to reveal the true identity of the …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Big Biz Tycoon 2

Big Biz Tycoon 2

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Business simulation game

Publisher: Activision Value

Conspiracies

Conspiracies

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Adventure, Interactive movie

Publisher: NA Got Game Entertainment; EU GMX Media

Duel Masters

Duel Masters

Platform: GameCube, PlayStation 2

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: NA / PAL Atari

Beanotown Racing

Beanotown Racing

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Zoo Digital Publishing

X2: Wolverine's Revenge

X2: Wolverine's Revenge

Platform: GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Microsoft Windows, Xbox, PlayStation 2

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision Aspyr (Mac version)

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $35.18
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $14.21
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $56.32
  • General Electric GE: opens at $25.50
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $87.40

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 117.78 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.5333 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.3743 CHF
  • 1 EUR = 125.01 JPY
  • 1 EUR = 0.6581 GBP

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