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Friday 16 May 2008

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. 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. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, directed by Steven Spielberg, 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 Great Performances. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Boogie Superstar or Cradle of Rome.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Great Performances

Written by: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban

Starring: Julie Andrews, Plácido Domingo, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming

Country: United States

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Blue World

Starring: Jonathan Bird, Art Cohen

Country: United States

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NOFX Backstage Passport

Country: United States

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Red vs Blue: Recollection Trilogy

Starring: Mark Bellman, Burnie Burns, Yomary Cruz, Leigh Eddy

Country: United States

Talking Metal

Written by: John Ostrosky, Mark Strigl

Starring: Mike Chlasciak, Bud Friendly, John Ostrosky, Mark Strigl

Country: United States

Movies

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

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Shia LaBeouf

Country: United States

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What Happens in Vegas

Directed by: Tom Vaughan

Starring: Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Rob Corddry

Country: United States

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Iron Man

Directed by: Jon Favreau

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard

Country: United States

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Let the Right One In

Directed by: Tomas Alfredson

Starring: Kre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar

Country: United States

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The Voyeur

Directed by: Tinto Brass

Starring: Katarina Vasilissa, Francesco Casale, Cristina Garavaglia

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 May 2008 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • 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)

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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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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 2008?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.991
  • Time: Covers of The Most Influential People in The World. Design for TIME by Chip Kidd
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.10943

Books

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

A New Earth

By: Eckhart Tolle

The 10th anniversary edition of A New Earth with a new preface by Eckhart Tolle. With his bestselling spiritual guide The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle inspired millions of readers to discover the freedom and joy of a life lived ...

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The Last Lecture

By: Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow

A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them.

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Hold Tight

By: Harlan Coben

Harlan Coben delivers a #1 New York Times bestseller that asks how well parents really know their children—and puts them on a technological roller coaster of their worst fears.“We’re

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Just Who Will You Be? Big Question. Little Book. Answer Within.

By: Maria Shriver

Just Who Will You Be?: Big Question. Little Book. Answer Within. (ROUGHCUT)

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Chess Crusade

Platform: Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Board game

Publisher: NA Destination Software; EU Zoo Digital Publishing

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Brain Challenge

Platform: Mobile phones, iOS, iPod, Mac OS X, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Network, PlayStation Portable, Xbox Live Arcade, N-Gage 2.0, WiiWare, Microsoft Windows, Zeebo, DSiWare, Cloud (OnLive)

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Gameloft Ubisoft

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Barbie Fashion Show: An Eye for Style

Platform: Nintendo DS, Windows

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Activision

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Boogie Superstar

Platform: Wii

Genre: Rhythm game

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Cradle of Rome

Platform: Nintendo DS, Wii

Genre: Puzzle, strategy

Publisher: D3 Publisher

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