Sunday August 17, 2008
US date format: 8/17/2008, UK date format: 17/8/2008
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 17, 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 August people in US were listening to I Kissed A Girl by Katy Perry.
Slumdog Millionaire, directed by Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008
while Moscow Rules by Daniel Silva was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Destroyed in Seconds.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing AssaultCube or Boogie Superstar.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 17, 2008?
- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
- Michael Phelps wins his record eighth gold medal of the Beijing Games, in the 4x100 medley relay, in record time of 3:29.34. Phelps now holds the record for most gold medals at an Olympics event.
- Ex-president Chen Shui-Bian is barred from leaving Taiwan over corruption charges. (AFP via Google News)
- Gunmen massacre 14 people at a quinceañera celebration in Creel, Chihuahua, Mexico. (Xinhua)
- 2008 Atlantic hurricane season:
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- Franco Sensi: Italian businessman and football team...
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 17, 2008?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #10 R&B songs
- Keyshia Cole - Heaven Sent
- Lil Wayne - A Milli
- Rihanna - Take A Bow
- Young Jeezy Featuring Kanye West - Put On
- Chris Brown - Take You Down
- The-Dream - I Luv Your Girl
- Alicia Keys - Teenage Love Affair
- Plies Featuring Ne-Yo - Bust It Baby Part 2
- Jazmine Sullivan - Need U Bad
- Rick Ross Featuring Nelly & Avery Storm - Here I Am
Sport Games on August 17, 2008
Jupiler LeagueFootball (Belgium)
- Genk - Germinal : 1 - 1
- Gent - Bergen : 5 - 0
Bundesliga 1Football (Germany)
- Ein Frankfurt - Hertha : 0 - 2
- M'gladbach - Stuttgart : 1 - 3
Bundesliga 2Football (Germany)
- Ahlen - Frankfurt FSV : 2 - 1
- Freiburg - Munich 1860 : 2 - 1
- Ingolstadt - Greuther Furth : 3 - 2
- Koblenz - Oberhausen : 3 - 0
- Nurnberg - Augsburg : 2 - 1
Le ChampionnatFootball (France)
- Grenoble - Rennes : 1 - 0
- Lorient - Lyon : 0 - 0
- Marseille - Auxerre : 4 - 0
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Days to next August 17If August 17, 2008 is your birthday you're 12 years, 1 month, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 28 days.
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?
Stock Markets and Exchange Rates
- Television Starts to Court the Young Voter With polls showing a surge in primary-season ballots cast by voters under 30, media outlets are out to convert the newly energized voters into viewers. [..]
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