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Friday 17 August 2007

US date format: 8/17/2007, UK date format: 17/8/2007

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 17, 2007). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Beautiful Girls by Sean Kingston. In UK The Way I Are by Timbaland featuring Doe & Keri Hilson was in the top 5 hits. The Kingdom, directed by Peter Berg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007 while A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Marimar. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Another Century's Episode 3: The Final or Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword.
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What the sky looked like on 17 August 2007

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

The Kingdom

Directed by: Peter Berg

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman

Country: United States

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Directed by: Alki David

Starring: Billy Zane, Kelly Brook, Alki David, Amber Savva

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Directed by: Philip G. Atwell

Starring: Jet Li, Jason Statham, Nadine Velazquez, John Lone

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Illegal Tender

Directed by: Franc. Reyes

Starring: Rick Gonzalez, Wanda De Jesus, Dania Ramirez, Michael Philip Del Rio

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Elite Squad

Directed by: José Padilha

Starring: Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, Caio Junqueira, Milhem Cortaz

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TV Series

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Wainy Days

Directed by: David Wain

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Saving Grace

Directed by: Nigel Cole

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The Morning Show

Directed by: Andrew Delaplaine

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The Time of Your Life

Directed by: H.C. Potter

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 August 2007 ?

  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Bill Deedes: British journalist and politician (Born 1913).
  • The US Federal Reserve reduces the discount rate from 6.25 to 5.75 percent.
  • Disney film High School Musical 2 is shown on TV in the USA, becoming the single most-watched basic cable telecast, with about 17.2 million viewers.
  • 2007 Pacific typhoon season: Southeast China and Taiwan prepare for typhoon Sepat. (Xinhua)
  • Six members of the Iranian security forces are killed in a helicopter crash near the town of Piranshahr close to the Iraqi border. (Daily Times, Pakistan)
  • Five people are killed when the top floor of a building in South Mumbai, India, collapses on an adjoining building.

Sport Games on 17 August 2007

Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Club Brugge - St Truiden : 3 - 2
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Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Karlsruhe - Hannover : 1 - 2
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Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Freiburg - Paderborn : 1 - 0
  • Koblenz - Augsburg : 2 - 1
  • Wehen - Osnabruck : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of 17 August 2007
Division 2
Football (France)
  • Amiens - Grenoble : 1 - 2
  • Angers - Ajaccio : 1 - 0
  • Bastia - Gueugnon : 1 - 0
  • Chateauroux - Libourne : 2 - 0
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 17, 2007 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 2007 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. When I See U - Fantasia
  2. teachme - Musiq Soulchild
  3. Ne-Yo - Do You
  4. Make Me Better - Fabolous Featuring Ne-Yo
  5. Shawty - Plies Featuring T-Pain
  6. Let It Go - Keyshia Cole Featuring Missy Elliott & Lil Kim
  7. Same Girl - R. Kelly Duet With Usher
  8. Please Don't Go - Tank
  9. Bartender - T-Pain Featuring Akon
  10. Crank That (Soulja Boy) - Soulja Boy Tell'em
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Basta Ya - Conjunto Primavera
  2. Dimelo - Enrique Iglesias
  3. Aventura - Mi Corazoncito
  4. De Ti Exclusivo - La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho
  5. No Te Veo - Casa De Leones
  6. A Ti Si Puedo Decirte - El Chapo de Sinaloa
  7. Y Si Te Digo - Fanny Lu
  8. Olvidame Tu - Duelo
  9. Gloria Estefan - No Llores
  10. Cuisillos - Mil Heridas


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

A Long Way Gone

By: Ishmael Beah

This is how wars are fought now: by children, hopped-up on drugs and wielding AK-47s. Children have become soldiers of choice. In the more than fifty conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers.

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The Assault On Reason

By: Al Gore

A visionary analysis of how the politics of fear, secrecy, cronyism, and blind faith has combined with the degration of the public sphere to create an environment dangerously hostile to reason

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Legacy Of Ashes

By: Tim Weiner

With shocking revelations that made headlines in papers across the country, Pulitzer-Prize-winner Tim Weiner gets at the truth behind the CIA and uncovers here why nearly every CIA Director has left

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One Of Our Thursdays Is Missing

By: Jasper Fforde

The New York Times bestseller and the wildly inventive sixth installment of a series that has more than one million copies (and counting) in print.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bust-A-Move Bash!

Platform: Wii

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: NA Majesco Entertainment; EU 505 Games

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Another Century's Episode 3: The Final

Another Century's Episode 3: The Final

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Action

Publisher: Banpresto

Betty Boop's Double Shift

Betty Boop's Double Shift

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: NA DSI Games; EU Zoo Digital Publishing

Beatmania IIDX 14 Gold

Beatmania IIDX 14 Gold

Platform: Arcade & Sony PlayStation 2

Genre: Music

Publisher: KCET

Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword

Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: 2K Games (Win) Aspyr (Mac)

Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

News articles
Britain: Retail Sales Post Gain

Retail sales in Britain unexpectedly rose in July by the most in five months as price cuts by stores lured shoppers. [..]

Error in Skype’s Software Shuts Down Phone Service

Skype’s 220 million users, some of them small businesses that had given up their landlines, were left without a way to call colleagues, customers and friends. [..]

Stock Markets
  • Gilead Sciences GILD: opens at $37.61
  • Union Pacific UNP: opens at $108.52
  • United Technologies UTX: opens at $72.54
  • HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $47.80
Exchange Rates
  • 1 CAD = 1.1392 CHF
  • 1 AUD = 0.9629 CHF
  • 1 AUD = 0.8449 CAD
  • 1 GBP = 2.3925 CHF

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Stranger Than Fiction

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Delta Farce

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The Wind That Shakes the Barley

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Jump In!

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