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Wednesday 16 July 2003

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of July people in US were listening to Crazy In Love by Beyonce. In UK Crazy In Love by Beyonce was in the top 5 hits. Johnny English, directed by Peter Howitt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003 while East of Eden by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Suika. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ant War or Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg.
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TV Series

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

Suika

Starring: Satomi Kobayashi

Country: Japan

Junkin' with Val and Dave

Directed by: Rod Howell

Starring: David Bird, Val Myers

Boarding House: North Shore

Starring: Holly Beck

Country: United States

The Brendan Leonard Show

Written by: Brendan Leonard

Starring: Cathy Leonard, Margarita Leonard, Jack Leonard, Mike Leonard

Country: United States

Todo sobre Camila

Starring: Scarlet Ortiz, Segundo Cernadas, Yvonne Frayssinet, Mariella Trejos

Country: Peru

Movies

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

Johnny English

Directed by: Peter Howitt

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, John Malkovich, Natalie Imbruglia

Country: United States

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Directed by: Stephen Norrington

Starring: Sean Connery, Stuart Townsend, Peta Wilson

Country: United States

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Bad Boys II

Directed by: Michael Bay

Starring: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Gabrielle Union

Country: United States

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Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Directed by: Jonathan Mostow

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Kristanna Loken

Country: United States

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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

Starring: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 July 2003 ?

Holidays:
  • Botswana - President's Day (2nd day)
  • Catholic - Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Celia Cruz: Cuban salsa singer (Born 1924).
  • Carol Shields: American-Canadian author poet and playwright (d. 2003).
Facts:
  • An Australian research team led by Graham Giles of The Cancer Council publishes a medical study which concludes that frequent masturbation by males may help prevent the development of prostate cancer.
  • Seán Ó Muireagáin, a Northern Irish journalist, arrested by Israel and held for five days without legal representation in a case of mistaken identity, is released and leaves Israel. The affair causes considerable embarrassment to the Israeli and British secret services, the former having arrested Ó Mureagáin on the advice of the latter, who claimed incorrectly that he was a Real IRA man with the same name. In the confused aftermath, the Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman suggests that Ó
  • A coup d'état takes place in São Tomé and Príncipe the prime minister Maria das Neves is arrested.
  • Following the 500,000-people protest on July 1, the government of Hong Kong is hit by two resignations of high-ranking officials in one day. One is the Financial Secretary Antony Leung and the other is the Security Secretary Regina Ip, who was in charge of the controversial Article 23.
  • Noor Fatima, a two-and-a-half-year-old Pakistani girl, was successfully operated on in an Indian hospital today to plug holes in her heart, making her father term it, ampquotthe resumption of a new era of friendship between India and Pakistanampquot.

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What news were making the headlines those days in July 2003?

  • Time: U.S. soldier during a raid in Baghdad after official cessation of war
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9945
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.718

Books

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

East of Eden

By: John Steinbeck

A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of one of America’s most enduring authorsIn his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden "the first book," and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of ...

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The Face

By: Dean Koontz

He’s Hollywood’s most dazzling star, inspiring the worship of millions and the hatred of one twisted soul. His perfectly ordered existence is under siege as a series of terrifying “messages” penetrates

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Johnny Angel

By: Danielle Steel

In her fifty-eighth bestselling novel, Danielle Steel tells the breathtaking story of a mother’s love and a son’s gift, of the tragedy that nearly destroyed a family...and

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Leap Of Faith

By: Queen Noor

Born in 1951 to a distinguished Arab-American family, Lisa Najeeb Halaby became the fourth wife of King Hussein at age 27. With her husband being not only Jordan's monarch but the spiritual leader of all Muslims, Lisa was unsure what ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Ant War

Platform: PC

Genre: Strategy simulation game

Publisher: Anarchy Enterprises

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Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu

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

Genre: Action, beat 'em up

Publisher: Ubi Soft Entertainment

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Blue's Clues Kindergarten

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Edutainment

Publisher: Infogrames Entertainment, SA

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Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg

Platform: GameCube Microsoft Windows Mac OS X

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Sega

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Bookworm

Platform: Windows, Macintosh, iOS, Game Boy Advance, Xbox Live Arcade, PDA, Smartphone, Java ME, BREW, DSiWare, Nintendo DS

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: PopCap Games

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