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Friday 16 May 2008

US date format: 5/16/2008, UK date format: 16/5/2008

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 16, 2008). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis. Martyrs, directed by Pascal Laugier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Drive Thru New Zealand. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Battlefield: Bad Company or Braid.
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What the sky looked like on 16 May 2008

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


Directed by: Pascal Laugier

Starring: Morjana Alaoui, Mylène Jampanoï, Catherine Bégin, Robert Toupin

Country: United States

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The Strangers

Directed by: Bryan Bertino

Starring: Scott Speedman, Liv Tyler, Gemma Ward, Alex Fisher

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Garden Party

Directed by: Jason Freeland

Starring: Erik Smith, Tierra Abbott, Vinessa Shaw, Christopher Allport

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Directed by: Rigoberto Castañeda

Starring: Amber Tamblyn, Aidan Gillen, Armie Hammer, Katie Stuart

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1968 Tunnel Rats

Directed by: Uwe Boll

Starring: Michael Paré, Wilson Bethel, Mitch Eakins, Erik Eidem

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TV Series

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

Drive Thru New Zealand

Directed by: Greg Browning

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Querida Enemiga

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Directed by: Stephen Kijak

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The Inbetweeners

Directed by: Ben Palmer

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Kung Fu Femmes

Directed by: Tony Laudati

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 May 2008 ?

  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
Famous Birthdays:
See famous people born on 16 May
Famous Deaths:
  • 10 people were shot at a branch of the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) in Cabuyao, Laguna, Philippines, with 9 dead and 1 in critical condition in what could be one of the bloodiest bank robberies in the nation's history. USA Today.com - 9 killed during Philippine bank robbery
  • Leonel Fernández is re-elected as the President of the Dominican Republic in the 2008 presidential election. (AP via International Herald Tribune)
  • A pipeline explosion near Lagos, Nigeria, kills up to 100 people. (Times Online)
  • A strong aftershock to the 2008 Sichuan earthquake knocks out roads and communications to some of the worst affected areas disrupting rescue efforts. (AP via Forbes)
  • Former United States Olympic sprinter Tim Montgomery is sentenced to 46 months imprisonment for his involvement in a check fraud and money laundering scheme. (Reuters)

Sport Games on 16 May 2008

Division 2
Football (France)
  • Ajaccio - Dijon : 1 - 1
  • Amiens - Gueugnon : 4 - 4
  • Angers - Brest : 0 - 0
  • Boulogne - Niort : 1 - 0
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 16, 2008 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 2008 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Lollipop - Lil Wayne Featuring Static Major
  2. Ashanti - The Way That I Love You
  3. Love In This Club - Usher Featuring Young Jeezy
  4. Mariah Carey - Touch My Body
  5. No Air - Jordin Sparks Duet With Chris Brown
  6. The Boss - Rick Ross Featuring T-Pain
  7. Bust It Baby Part 2 - Plies Featuring Ne-Yo
  8. Sexy Can I - Ray J & Yung Berg
  9. I Remember - Keyshia Cole
  10. She Got It - 2 Pistols Featuring T-Pain & Tay Dizm
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Flex - Te Quiero
  2. Si No Te Hubieras Ido - Mana
  3. Donde Estan Corazon - Enrique Iglesias
  4. Gotas De Agua Dulce - Juanes
  5. Ahora Es - Wisin & Yandel
  6. Cada Que... - Belanova
  7. Juanes - Me Enamora
  8. Hasta El Dia De Hoy - Dareyes de La Sierra
  9. Te Llore - Conjunto Primavera
  10. La Derrota - Vicente Fernandez


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

A New Earth

By: Eckhart Tolle

“A wake-up call for the entire planet . . . [A New Earth] helps us to stop creating our own suffering and obsessing over the past and what the future might be, and to put ourselves in the now.”

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By: Julie Andrews

"A frank, intriguing memoir."--People "Painfully shrewd, and written with real delicacy and pathos." --The New York Times Book Review "Home reflects the very qualities that first made the working-class

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A Voyage Long And Strange

By: Tony Horwitz

W hat happened in North America between Columbus's sail in 1492 and the Pilgrims' arrival in 1620? On a visit to Plymouth Rock, Tony Horwitz realizes he doesn't have a clue,

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The Miracle At Speedy Motors

By: Alexander McCall Smith

THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 9Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden

Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X

Genre: Role-playing game

Battlefield: Bad Company

Battlefield: Bad Company

Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Genre: First-person shooter, action, tactical shooter

Publisher: Electronic Arts

12Riven: The Psi-Climinal of Integral

12Riven: The Psi-Climinal of Integral

Platform: PlayStation 2 Microsoft Windows PlayStation Portable Android iOS

Genre: Visual novel

Publisher: Cyberfront


Platform: Xbox 360; Microsoft Windows; OS X; Linux; PlayStation 3

Genre: Puzzle, platform

Publisher: Number None, Inc.; Microsoft Game Studios (X360)

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Blue Dragon Plus

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Tactical role-playing game

Publisher: JP AQ Interactive; NA UTV Ignition Entertainment

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

News articles
Big Retailers Trim Costs, and Their Profits Rise

J. C. Penney, Kohl’s and Nordstrom reported first-quarter profit on Thursday that fell less than analysts estimated by reducing costs as the economy teetered near a recession. [..]

CBS in Deal to Buy CNet to Increase Online Ads

At $1.8 billion, Thursday’s deal for CNet by CBS is the biggest by far in its recent Internet expansion, making the network a bigger player in online media. [..]

Stock Markets
  • Gilead Sciences GILD: opens at $53.25
  • Union Pacific UNP: opens at $152.25
  • United Technologies UTX: opens at $74.26
  • HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $47.07
Exchange Rates
  • 1 CAD = 1.0482 CHF
  • 1 AUD = 1.0006 CHF
  • 1 AUD = 0.9542 CAD
  • 1 GBP = 2.0498 CHF

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Picture This

Studio: Direct-to-video DVD

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Watership Down

Studio: Special Edition DVD

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The Promotion

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Becoming Jane

Studio: DVD and Blu-ray

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