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Sunday 16 March 2003

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of March people in US were listening to In Da Club by 50 Cent. In UK Beautiful by Christina Aguilera was in the top 5 hits. Phone Booth, directed by Joel Schumacher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003 while The Cat Who Brought Down The House by Lilian Jackson Braun was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Swag. If you liked videogames you were probably playing American Conquest or Blitzkrieg series.
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TV Series

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

The Office

Starring: Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook, Lucy Davis

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Chappelle's Show

Written by: Neal Brennan, Dave Chappelle

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

Country: United States

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Written by: Jimmy Gardner, Robert Jones

Starring: Lennie James, Stephen Walters, Connor McIntyre, Jane Hazlegrove

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Phone Booth

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Starring: Colin Farrell, Kiefer Sutherland, Forest Whitaker

Country: United States

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Anger Management

Directed by: Peter Segal

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Adam Sandler, Marisa Tomei

Country: United States

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Cradle 2 the Grave

Directed by: Andrzej Bartkowiak

Starring: Jet Li, DMX, Mark Dacascos

Country: United States

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Old School

Directed by: Todd Phillips

Starring: Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Will Ferrell

Country: United States

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Directed by: Mark Steven Johnson

Starring: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Colin Farrell

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 March 2003 ?

  • St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
  • Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
  • Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
  • Saint Eusebia (+680)
  • Saint Benedicta (+1260)
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Famous Deaths:
  • Rachel Corrie: American activist killed in a demonstration in Palestine when an Israeli military bulldozer struck her on March 16, 2003.
  • Ronald Ferguson: American acturary and CEO in charge of the reinsurance company of General Re.
  • The leaders of the United States, Britain, Portugal, and Spain meet at a summit in the Azores Islands. U.S. President Bush calls March 17 the "moment of truth", meaning that the "coalition of the willing" will make its final effort to extract a resolution from the U.N. Security Council, giving Iraq an ultimatum to disarm immediately or be disarmed by force.
  • The United States Department of State ordered non-essential diplomats and embassy dependents out of Kuwait, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Damascus.
  • Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Rachel Corrie, a college student from Olympia, Washington and member of the Palestinian International Solidarity Movement, is killed by an Israeli bulldozer when she tries to prevent it as a human shield from demolishing the house of the Palestinian Dr. Samir Masri.
  • Zoran Živković, a former Interior Minister, was elected by the Democratic Party to succeed the assassinated Prime Minister of Serbia, Zoran Đinđić. He is expected to be elected for Prime Minister in few days at parliament.
  • Wen Jiabao was elected Premier of the People's Republic of China by the National People's Congress. He replaced Zhu Rongji.

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Sport Games on 16 March 2003

Serie A
Italian Football
  • Bologna - Udinese : 1 - 0
  • Brescia - Torino : 1 - 0
  • Chievo - Parma : 0 - 4
  • Inter - Como : 4 - 0
See all Football game results of 16 March 2003
Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Bergen - Anderlecht : 1 - 2
  • Germinal - Standard : 0 - 1
  • Lierse - Mouscron : 1 - 0
  • Louvieroise - Westerlo : 0 - 0
See all Football game results of 16 March 2003
Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Munich 1860 - Stuttgart : 0 - 1
  • Nurnberg - Hertha : 0 - 3
See all Football game results of 16 March 2003
Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Braunschweig - Burghausen : 0 - 0
  • Ein Frankfurt - Aachen : 1 - 1
  • Lubeck - Karlsruhe : 2 - 0
  • Oberhausen - St Pauli : 3 - 0
See all Football game results of 16 March 2003

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

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.700
  • Time: Man whitewashing picture of Iraq leader Saddam Hussein.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9908


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

The Cat Who Brought Down The House

By: Lilian Jackson Braun

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.

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The Confessor

By: Daniel Silva

Detective Gabriel Allon returns in this stunning thriller of ancient and modern betrayal, long-buried secrets and unthinkable deeds. In Munich, writer Benjamin Stern enters his flat to find a man

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Someone To Watch Over Me

By: Judith McNaught

#1 New York Times bestselling author Judith McNaught crafts a thrilling tale filled with unrelenting suspense, unforgettable characters, and powerful undercurrents of greed, ambition, and desire.

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Pattern Recognition

By: William Gibson

The accolades and acclaim are endless for William Gibson's coast-to-coast bestseller. Set in the post-9/11 present, Pattern Recognition is the story of one woman's never-ending search for the now.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

American Conquest

Platform: Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP

Genre: Real-Time Strategy

Publisher: CDV

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Atari - 80 Classic Games in One!

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Compilation

Publisher: Atari, Inc. (CD-ROM) Atari, SA/Atari Interactive, Inc. (download version)

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Battle Engine Aquila

Platform: Xbox PlayStation 2 Windows

Genre: First-person shooter, Simulation

Publisher: Atari Encore Software (Windows)

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Blitzkrieg series

Blitzkrieg series

Platform: Windows, Mac

Genre: PC real-time tactics (RTT)

Publisher: CDV 1C Company Virtual Programming (OS X version)

Brave Shot

Platform: Mobile phones

Genre: Brave Shot Scrolling shooter Brave Shot 2 Run and gun game

Publisher: Square Enix

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