Wednesday May 16, 2007

US date format: 5/16/2007, UK date format: 16/5/2007

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 16, 2007). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Makes Me Wonder by Maroon5. In UK Beautiful Liar by Beyonce & Shakira was in the top 5 hits. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, directed by Julian Schnabel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007 while Kingdom Come by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching El Pantera. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Air Traffic Chaos or Coded Arms: Contagion.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in those months ?

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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Directed by: Julian Schnabel

Starring: Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze, Anne Consigny

Ocean's Thirteen

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Michael Mantell

Country: United States of America

We Own the Night

Directed by: James Gray

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Danny Hoch

A Mighty Heart

Directed by: Michael Winterbottom

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Dan Futterman, Irrfan Khan, Archie Panjabi

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

Directed by: Cristian Mungiu

Starring: Anamaria Marinca, Laura Vasiliu, Vlad Ivanov, Alexandru Potocean


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 16, 2007?


  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
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  • Over 18 people have been wounded by approximately thirty Qassam rockets being fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel. Hamas has claimed responsibility and sources believe the rocket attacks are an attempt to lure Israel into the ongoing internal conflict between Hamas and Fatah. (JPost)
  • Nicolas Sarkozy succeeds Jacques Chirac as President of the French Republic after prevailing over Ségolène Royal in the 2007 French presidential election. (CNN)
  • A flare dropped from a New Jersey National Guard F-16 Fighting Falcon is believed to be the cause of a wildfire that has burned 20 square miles (52 km) at the edge of Pinelands National Reserve, New Jersey, burning three homes and causing the evacuation of 2,500 other homes. (CNN)
  • The United Nations General Assembly, recognizing that genuine multilingualism promotes unity in diversity and international understanding, proclaims 2008 the International Year of Languages.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 2007?

    Top #10 songs in the USA

  1. Makes Me Wonder - Maroon5
  2. Ne-Yo - Because Of You
  3. Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin') - T-Pain
  4. Avril Lavigne - Girlfriend
  5. Timbaland - Give It To Me
  6. I'll Stand By You - Carrie Underwood
  7. Fergie - Glamorous
  8. Akon - Don't Matter
  9. I Tried - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
  10. Gwen Stefani - The Sweet Escape

    Top #10 R&B songs

  1. Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin') - T-Pain Featuring Yung Joc
  2. Robin Thicke - Lost Without U
  3. I'm A Flirt - R. Kelly Or Bow Wow (Featuring T.I. & T-Pain)
  4. Musiq Soulchild - Buddy
  5. Please Don't Go - Tank
  6. Pop, Lock & Drop It - Huey
  7. Ciara - Like A Boy
  8. Lloyd - Get It Shawty
  9. Ne-Yo - Because Of You
  10. Akon - Don't Matter

TV Series

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

El Pantera

Directed by: -

Madame Hollywood

Directed by: Mirek Bohusz


Directed by: Herschel Faber

Rad Girls


Directed by: EDDIE LENGYEL

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

Kingdom Come

By: Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins

The horrors of the Tribulation are over, and Jesus Christ has set up his perfect kingdom on earth. Believers all around the world enjoy a newly perfected relationship with their Lord,

The River Knows

By: Amanda Quick

A lady with a secret past. A man in search of a killer. They thought they had nothing in common- until their first kiss.

Fresh Disasters

By: Stuart Woods

From the New York Times bestselling author A chance encounter with a small-time crook sends Stone Barrington straight into the heart of New York's mafia underworld...

At the Center of the Storm: My Years at the CIA

By: George Tenet

In the whirlwind of accusations and recriminations that emerged in the wake of 9/11 and the Iraq war, one man's vital testimony has been conspicuously absent.

All Together Dead

By: Charlaine Harris

Betrayed by her longtime vampire love, Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse must now not only deal with a possible new man in her life—the oh-so-handsome shapeshifter Quinn—but also contend with a


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Cabela's Monster Bass

Platform: PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 (Cancelled), PlayStation Portable (Cancelled), Xbox 360 (Cancelled), Wii (Cancelled)

Genre: Sports (Fishing)

Publisher: Activision Value

Barbie as the Island Princess

Platform: PlayStation 2, PC, Nintendo GameCube, Wii, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Activision Vivendi Games Sierra Entertainment

Air Traffic Chaos

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Simulation game

Publisher: Majesco Games

Boing! Docomodake DS

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Puzzle/Platformer

Publisher: JP AQ Interactive

Coded Arms: Contagion

Platform: PlayStation Portable

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Konami

Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

    News articles

  • A Home That Heats and Cools Itself An interview with Michael Sykes, inventor of the Enertia house. [..]
  • Art Dealers Scramble for Space in Chelsea The art market is red-hot and many prominent New York dealers are in desperate need of more gallery space. [..]
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    Stock Markets

  • Gilead Sciences GILD: opens at $82.33
  • Union Pacific UNP: opens at $118.99
  • United Technologies UTX: opens at $68.52
  • HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $45.19
  • Cisco Systems CSCO: opens at $26.30

    Exchange Rates

  • 1 CAD = 1.1076 CHF
  • 1 AUD = 1.0081 CHF
  • 1 AUD = 0.9099 CAD
  • 1 GBP = 2.4184 CHF
  • 1 GBP = 2.1833 CAD

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