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Friday 17 August 2001

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Drew Justice and Aaliyah Hudson. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Fallin' by Alicia Keys. In UK Eternal Flame by Atomic Kitten was in the top 5 hits. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, directed by Kevin Smith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001 while Blue Diary by Alice Hoffman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Let's Bowl. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Azurik: Rise of Perathia or Fast Food Tycoon 2.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

Directed by: Kevin Smith

Starring: Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Ben Affleck

Country: United States

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American Pie 2

Directed by: J.B. Rogers

Starring: Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, Shannon Elizabeth

Country: United States

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The Others

Directed by: Alejandro Amenbar

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Fionnula Flanagan

Country: United States

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Original Sin

Directed by: Michael Cristofer

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Angelina Jolie, Thomas Jane

Country: United States

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The Princess Diaries

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Starring: Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway, Hector Elizondo

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Let's Bowl

Starring: Steve Sedahl, Rich Kronfeld, Drew Jansen, Amanda Brewer

Country: United States

Long Way to the Top

Starring: Chris Winter, Lobby Loyde, Kylie Minogue

Country: Australia

Hard Knocks

Written by: Marty Callner

Starring: Liev Schreiber

Country: United States

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Mobile Suit Gundam

Written by: Yoshiyuki Tomino, Hajime Yatate

Starring: Tôru Furuya, Eric Schneider

Country: Japan

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Hell in the Pacific

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 August 2001 ?

  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
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Sport Games on 17 August 2001

Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Mouscron - Gent : 0 - 1
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Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Oberhausen - Unterhaching : 0 - 2
  • Reutlingen - Greuther Furth : 0 - 1
  • Schweinfurt - Bielefeld : 1 - 0
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Division 2
Football (France)
  • Grenoble - St Etienne : 1 - 0
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Football (Netherlands)
  • Twente - Waalwijk : 1 - 0
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 2001?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.609
  • Time: John F. Kennedy & fiancee Jacqueline Bouvier. Inset:s: Kathleen Kennedy Townsend by Diana Walker
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9804


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

Blue Diary

By: Alice Hoffman

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Dovekeepers, a New York Times Bestseller and Notable Book. The courage to face the unthinkable is at the core of this magnificent new

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By: Dominick Dunne

For more than two decades, Vanity Fair has published Dominick Dunne’s brilliant, revelatory chronicles of the most famous crimes, trials, and punishments of our time.

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Rise To Rebellion

By: Jeff Shaara

Jeff Shaara dazzled readers with his bestselling novels Gods and Generals, The Last Full Measure, and Gone for Soldiers. Now the acclaimed author who illuminated the Civil War and the Mexican-American

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The Switch

By: Sandra Brown

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown comes another masterful creation, a riveting novel of suspense, revenge, and unpredictable twists and turns...When Melina suggests that her twin sister Gillian take her place as a media escort to an ...

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Azurik: Rise of Perathia

Platform: Xbox

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

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Codename: Outbreak

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Virgin Interactive

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Fast Food Tycoon 2

Fast Food Tycoon 2

Platform: Windows

Genre: Business simulation game

Publisher: Activision Value

Tetris Worlds

Platform: GameCube PlayStation 2 Xbox Game Boy Advance Microsoft Windows

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: THQ

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Pac-Man Collection

Platform: Game Boy Advance, Wii U Virtual Console

Genre: Arcade, Puzzle

Publisher: Namco

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