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Sunday 17 August 2003

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Crazy In Love by Beyonce. In UK Breathe by Blu Cantrell featuring Sean Paul was in the top 5 hits. S.W.A.T., directed by Clark Johnson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003 while Charlie Wilson'S War by George Crile was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tinseltown TV. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Beyond Good & Evil or Decisive Battles of WWII: Korsun Pocket.
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TV Series

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

Tinseltown TV

Starring: Matt Damon, Clint Eastwood, Eddie Griffin, Jennifer Love Hewitt

Magick

Starring: Barry Jones, Stuart MacLeod

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Monkey Dust

Starring: Morwenna Banks, Frances Barber, Rebecca Front

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Suika

Starring: Satomi Kobayashi

Country: Japan

Junkin' with Val and Dave

Directed by: Rod Howell

Starring: David Bird, Val Myers

Movies

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

S.W.A.T.

Directed by: Clark Johnson

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez

Country: United States

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American Wedding

Directed by: Jesse Dylan

Starring: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott

Country: United States

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Johnny English

Directed by: Peter Howitt

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, John Malkovich, Natalie Imbruglia

Country: United States

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Directed by: Stephen Norrington

Starring: Sean Connery, Stuart Townsend, Peta Wilson

Country: United States

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Bad Boys II

Directed by: Michael Bay

Starring: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Gabrielle Union

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 August 2003 ?

Holidays:
  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
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Facts:
  • Major blackout: investigators now believe the blackout began in Ohio. FirstEnergy Corporation, which services people in the state, released a statement Saturday that three of its transmission lines tripped off at Unit 5 of their Eastlake Plant hours before the blackout, and may have been its cause.
  • Terrorists again fired on children in Goraždevac, near Peć, this time while they were in the center of the village. No children were injured in this incident, just four days since the last.
  • Saboteurs cause a series of explosions that damaged oil and water pipelines in Iraq.
  • Iceland resumes whaling, 14 years after it stopped commercial whaling in 1989. It says that it will hunt 38 minke whales for research on the impact of the whales on fish stocks.
  • In Canada, Herménégilde Chiasson is appointed lieutenant governor of New Brunswick on the recommendation of Prime Minister Jean Chrétien.

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Sport Games on 17 August 2003

Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Bergen - Mouscron : 3 - 3
  • Cercle Brugge - Club Brugge : 0 - 2
  • Standard - Lokeren : 1 - 0
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Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Schalke 04 - FC Koln : 2 - 1
  • Wolfsburg - Hamburg : 5 - 1
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Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Bielefeld - Ahlen : 3 - 0
  • Burghausen - Osnabruck : 4 - 1
  • Cottbus - Aachen : 3 - 1
  • Duisburg - Regensburg : 2 - 2
See all Football game results of 17 August 2003
Le Championnat
Football (France)
  • Lens - Marseille : 2 - 1
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 2003?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.723
  • Time: Presidential hopeful Howard Dean
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9947

Books

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

Charlie Wilson'S War

By: George Crile

It's common knowledge that the U.S. armed the Afghans in their fight against the Soviet Union, but until now, the fact that this was possibly the biggest, meanest covert operation in

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Johnny Angel

By: Danielle Steel

In her fifty-eighth bestselling novel, Danielle Steel tells the breathtaking story of a mother’s love and a son’s gift, of the tragedy that nearly destroyed a family...and

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Kate Remembered

By: A. Scott Berg

For seven decades Katharine Hepburn played a leading role in the popular culture of the twentieth century - reigning as an admired actress, a beloved movie star, and a treasured icon

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Gone Too Far

By: Suzanne Brockmann

In her sizzling, award-winning novels of suspense, bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann delves into the adrenaline-rushed world of counter terrorism–and taps into the real passions of its brave men and women.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Beyond Good & Evil

Platform: PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Xbox, GameCube, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Ubisoft

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Championship Manager 4

Platform: PC, Mac

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

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Crash Nitro Kart

Platform: PlayStation 2; GameCube; Xbox; Game Boy Advance; N-Gage; Zeebo

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Vivendi Universal Games Konami (Japan) Sierra Entertainment (Some editions)

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Curse: The Eye of Isis

Platform: Xbox PC PlayStation 2

Genre: Survival horror

Publisher: NA DreamCatcher Interactive; EU Wanadoo

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Decisive Battles of WWII: Korsun Pocket

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Matrix Games

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