Tuesday September 16, 2008

US date format: 9/16/2008, UK date format: 16/9/2008

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo (see zodiac on September 16, 2008). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Gordon Brown (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Whatever You Like by T.I.. An American Affair, directed by William Olsson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while The Book Of Lies by Brad Meltzer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Raising the Bar. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dr. Reiner Knizia's Brainbenders (PAL)Brain Voyage (NA) or Away: Shuffle Dungeon.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 2008, at September 16 across the years or at September 2008 calendar.

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 16, 2008?


Holidays

  • Mexico - Independence Day (from Spain; proclaimed 1810, recognised 1821, instituted 1825; See Fiestas Patrias)
  • Also see September 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • RC Saints - Saint Cyprian, Pope Cornelius, Saint Ludmila
  • In ancient Greece, the third day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates walked to the sea at Phaleron and purified themselves in the water.
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Events

  • The U.S. Federal Reserve Board announces the Federal Reserve Bank of New York will lend up to US$85 billion to the American International Group, and the U.S. government will receive a 79.9 percent equity interest in AIG.
  • The U.S. House of Representatives passes legislation lifting a ban on offshore oil drilling, opening most of the U.S. coastline to exploration.
  • Unrest in Bolivia:
  • Governor of Pando Leopoldo Fernández is taken into custody by the armed forces, on charges of hiring hitmen to attack pro-government protesters. (BBC News)
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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

Country: United States of America

Departures

Departures

Directed by: Yôjirô Takita

Starring: Masahiro Motoki, Ryôko Hirosue, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire

Directed by: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan

Starring: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Saurabh Shukla, Anil Kapoor

Country: United States of America

The Wrestler

The Wrestler

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Mark Margolis

Country: United States of America

Ponyo

Ponyo

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Liam Neeson, Tomoko Yamaguchi

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of September 16, 2008?
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Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Need U Bad
  2. - Whatever You Likeyoutube
  3. - Spotlight
  4. - Can't Believe It
  5. - Put On

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - No Me Doy Por Vencido
  2. - Te Quiero
  3. - Dame Tu Amor
  4. - Para Siempre
  5. - Hasta El Dia De Hoy
Sport Games on September 16, 2008

Sport Games on September 16, 2008


Championship

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Barnsley - Cardiff : 0 - 1
  • Bristol City - Birmingham : 1 - 2
  • Burnley - Blackpool : 2 - 0
  • Doncaster - Charlton : 0 - 1
  • Preston - Nott'm Forest : 2 - 1
See all Football game results of September 16, 2008

League 1

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Cheltenham - Bristol Rvs : 2 - 1
  • Stockport - Northampton : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of September 16, 2008

Serie B

Football (Italy)
  • Albinoleffe - Parma : 1 - 0
  • Brescia - Treviso : 0 - 0
  • Sassuolo - Pisa : 3 - 1
See all Football game results of September 16, 2008

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Under One Roof

Under One Roof

Directed by: Todd Wilson

Sekirei

Sekirei

Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar

Directed by: Clay Glen

Destroyed in Seconds

Destroyed in Seconds

Spooks: Code 9

Spooks: Code 9

How old am I?

If September 16th, 2008 is your birthday find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long it takes for your next birthday.

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Magazine Covers

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

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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The Book Of Lies by Brad Meltzer

The Book Of Lies

By:

Brad Meltzer--author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Fate--returns with his most thrilling and emotionally powerful novel to date.

The Revolution by Ron Paul

The Revolution

By:

Available in paperback for the first time. This Much Is True: You Have Been Lied To. The government is expanding.

The Case Against Barack Obama by David Freddoso

The Case Against Barack Obama

By:

He's the media's darling, the fresh face of the Democratic ticket. But what does Barack Obama really stand for--and will his extreme liberal agenda and complete inexperience in global affairs endanger

The Obama Nation by Jerome R. Corsi

The Obama Nation

By:

From the Publisher: In this thoroughly researched and documented book, the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry explains

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Twilight

By:

Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Isabella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Armand and the Foppish Hat

Armand and the Foppish Hat

Platform: Macintosh and Windows

Genre: Adventure Game

Dr. Reiner Knizia's Brainbenders (PAL)Brain Voyage (NA)

Dr. Reiner Knizia's Brainbenders (PAL)Brain Voyage (NA)

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Educational game Puzzle game

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

Away: Shuffle Dungeon

Away: Shuffle Dungeon

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Action role-playing

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Platform: Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable,[1] iOS, Android

Genre: Adventure game Visual novel

Publisher: Sega (Wii) Spike (PS3/PSP/iOS)

Asda Story

Asda Story

Platform: Windows

Genre: Fantasy MMORPG

Publisher: mGame (Korea) Play Media Group (Europe) GamesCampus (USA) OnGame (Brazil) nDoors (Japan) GamePower7 (Middle East)

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $71.99
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $133.86
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $26.09
  • General Electric GE: opens at $22.17
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $113.73

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 105.64 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.0716 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.1236 CHF
  • 1 USD = 6.85 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 148.95 JPY

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on September 16, 2008?

On September 16, 2008 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is September 16, 2008?

On September 16, 2008 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on September 16, 2008?

On September 16, 2008 the US President was George W. Bush (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on September 16, 2008?

On September 16, 2008 the UK Prime Minister was Gordon Brown (Labour).

Who was the Pope on September 16, 2008?

On September 16, 2008 Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people died on September 16, 2008?

Famous people died on September 16, 2008 include, Norman Whitfield.


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