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Friday 16 November 2001

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of November people in US were listening to Family Affair by Mary J. Blige. In UK Because I Got High by Afroman was in the top 5 hits. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, directed by Chris Columbus, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001 while The New Jackals by Simon Reeve was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Justice League. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blood Wake or Ace Attorney.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Directed by: Chris Columbus

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Richard Harris

Country: United States

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The One

Directed by: James Wong

Starring: Jet Li, Carla Gugino, Delroy Lindo

Country: United States

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Monsters, Inc.

Directed by: Pete Docter

Starring: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Mary Gibbs

Country: United States

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The Royal Tenenbaums

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Starring: Gene Hackman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston

Country: United States

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Training Day

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

Starring: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Justice League

Written by: Bob Kane, William M. Marston, Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel, Gardner Fox, Christopher Keenan

Starring: Carl Lumbly, George Newbern, Phil LaMarr, Kevin Conroy

Country: United States

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Adam & Joe's American Animation Adventure

Written by: Adam Buxton, Joe Cornish

Directed by: Adam Buxton

Starring: Adam Buxton, Joe Cornish

Latin Lover

Starring: Andrea Montenegro, Juan Carlos Salazar, Omar Avila, Libby Brien

Country: Peru

Värsta språket

Starring: Fredrik Lindström

Country: Sweden

Pardon the Interruption

Starring: Tony Reali, Michael Wilbon, Tony Kornheiser

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 November 2001 ?

  • USA - admission of Oklahoma, 46th state, 1907
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Margaret of Scotland ; Gertrude the Great
  • Also see November 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • International Day for Tolerance
  • Iceland - Dagur fslenskrar tungu (Icelandic Language Day)
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  • The first Harry Potter film, ''Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'', is released, grossing US , becoming the second highest grossing film around the world of all time, behind ''Titanic''.

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Sport Games on 16 November 2001

Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Aachen - Greuther Furth : 2 - 1
  • Hannover - Saarbrucken : 0 - 0
  • Karlsruhe - Union Berlin : 1 - 1
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Le Championnat
Football (France)
  • Monaco - Marseille : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of 16 November 2001
Serie B
Football (Italy)
  • Cittadella - Bari : 0 - 1
See all Football game results of 16 November 2001
Football (Netherlands)
  • Heerenveen - Sparta : 3 - 0
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What news were making the headlines those days in November 2001?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.625626
  • Time: Al-Qaeda terrorist Osama bin Laden
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9817


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

The New Jackals

By: Simon Reeve

On 26 February 1993 a massive bomb hit New York's World Trade Center, creating more hospital casualties than any event in American history since the Civil War.

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Twin Towers

By: Angus Kress Gillespie

This is a unique history that covers the complete life of the Twin Towers: the sky-high hopes during their planning and construction, the years during which they stood at the pinnacle

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Isle Of Dogs

By: Patricia Cornwell

Patricia Cornwell’s novels of big-city police have taken this classic genre to a new level. Now, with this #1 New York Times bestselling novel, she outdoes herself, with a wry tale of life and turmoil behind the blue wall.Chaos

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The Corrections

By: Jonathan Franzen

Winner of the 2001 National Book Award for FictionAfter almost fifty years as a wife and mother, Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun. Unfortunately, her husband, Alfred, is losing his sanity to Parkinson's disease, and their children have ...

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

American Bass Challenge

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Genre: Fishing

Publisher: Starfish (JPN) Ubisoft

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Blood Wake

Platform: Xbox

Genre: Vehicle combat

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

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Ace Attorney

Platform: Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Windows, Wii, iOS, Nintendo 3DS, Android

Genre: Adventure, visual novel

Publisher: Capcom Nintendo Australia/THQ (Australia)

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Dragon Warrior Monsters 2

Platform: Game Boy Color, PlayStation, Nintendo 3DS

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Enix Square Enix (3DS)

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Zoo Tycoon

Platform: Microsoft Windows, OS X, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows Phone

Genre: Business simulation game

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

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