Thursday October 16, 2014

US date format: 10/16/2014, UK date format: 16/10/2014

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 16, 2014). The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative). Famous people born on this day include Iris Dahl . In that special week of October people in US were listening to All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor. Interstellar, directed by Christopher Nolan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014 while This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Affair. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Golf Club or Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 16, 2014?


Events

  • War in North-West Pakistan: The Pakistan Air Force claims to have killed at least 27 militants in overnight airstrikes. (AFP via Hindustan Times)
  • The Pakistan Air Force claims to have killed at least 27 militants in overnight airstrikes. (AFP via Hindustan Times)
  • New Zealand, Malaysia, Angola, Spain and Venezuela have been elected to sit on the United Nations Security Council for two years from 2015. (Reuters via ABC News Australia)
  • Brazilian police arrest Thiago Henrique Gomes da Rocha who they claim has killed at least 39 people over a three year period targeting homeless people, women and gays. (BBC)
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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Interstellar

Interstellar

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy

Country: United States of America

Emulsion

Emulsion

Directed by: Suki Singh

Starring: Sam Heughan, Claudia Bassols, Lex Shrapnel, David Ajala

Search Party

Search Party

Directed by: Scot Armstrong

Starring: Adam Pally, T.J. Miller, Thomas Middleditch, Shannon Woodward

7 Minutes

7 Minutes

Directed by: Jay Martin

Starring: Luke Mitchell, Zane Holtz, Jason Ritter, Brandon Hardesty

You & I

You & I

Directed by: Nils Bökamp

Starring: George Taylor, Eric Klotzsch, Michal Grabowski

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of October 16, 2014?
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Top #10 songs in the USA

  1. - All About That Bass
  2. - Shake It Off
  3. - Black Widow
  4. - Bang Bang
  5. - Anaconda
  6. - Habits (Stay High)
  7. - Don't Tell 'Em
  8. - Animals
  9. - Stay With Me
  10. - Break Free

Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - Black Widow
  2. - Anaconda
  3. - Don't Tell 'Em
  4. - Hot Boy
  5. - Lifestyle
  6. - New Flame
  7. - Fancy
  8. - Happy
  9. - 2 On
  10. - 0 To 100 / The Catch Up

Top #5 Rock songs

  1. - A Sky Full Of Stars
  2. - Riptide
  3. - Centuries
  4. - Stolen Dance
  5. - Pompeii

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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The Affair

The Affair

Directed by: Mike Figgis

The Equalizer

The Equalizer

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

Blockbustaz

Blockbustaz

Intruders

Intruders

Directed by: Adam Schindler

Lucha Underground

Lucha Underground

Starring: Matthew Kaye, Melissa Santos, Vampiro, Rick Knox

Country: United States of America

Days to next October 16

If October 16, 2014 is your birthday you're 5 years, 9 months, 19 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 12 days.
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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein

This Changes Everything

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The most important book yet from the author of the international bestseller The Shock Doctrine, a brilliant explanation of why the climate crisis challenges us to abandon the core “free market”

The Roosevelts by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns

The Roosevelts

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New York Times Bestseller A vivid and personal portrait of America’s greatest political family and its enormous impact on our nation, which expands on the hugely acclaimed seven-part PBS documentary series, bringing

The Secret Place by Tana French

The Secret Place

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“An absolutely mesmerizing read. . . . Tana French is simply this: a truly great writer.” —Gillian FlynnRead the New York Times bestseller by Tana French, “the most interesting, most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years” …

Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs

Bones Never Lie

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Temperance “Tempe” Brennan faces down the demons of her past in the seventeenth thriller in Kathy Reichs’s phenomenally successful Bones series.Unexpectedly

Edge Of Eternity by Ken Follett

Edge Of Eternity

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Ken Follett's extraordinary historical epic, the Century Trilogy, reaches its sweeping, passionate conclusion.In Fall of Giants and Winter of the World, Ken Follett followed the fortunes of five international families—American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh—as they made their way through …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

The Golf Club

The Golf Club

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

Genre: Sports

Publisher: HB Studios

Hack 'n' Slash

Hack 'n' Slash

Platform: Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux

Genre: Action-adventure game

Publisher: Double Fine Productions

Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff

Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff

Platform: Android Kindle Fire iOS Windows Phone 8 Windows 8.1 Adobe Flash

Genre: City-building game

Publisher: Fox Digital Entertainment

Futuridium EP Deluxe

Futuridium EP Deluxe

Platform: PlayStation 4 PlayStation Vita iOS Microsoft Windows Mac OS X Linux

Genre: Shoot'em up

Publisher: MixedBag Playism

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water

Platform: Wii U

Genre: Survival horror

Publisher: Nintendo

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $88.58
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $95.55
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $42.53
  • General Electric GE: opens at $23.99
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $179.80

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 106.28 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.1264 CAD
  • 1 USD = 0.943 CHF
  • 1 USD = 6.123 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 136.06 JPY

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