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..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 17, 2008?


Holidays

  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes

Events

  • 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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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire

Directed by: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan

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

Country: United States of America

American Violet

American Violet

Directed by: Tim Disney

Starring: Nicole Beharie, Will Patton, Alfre Woodard, Tim Blake Nelson

Adam Resurrected

Adam Resurrected

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Cristian Motiu, Derek Jacobi

Departures

Departures

Directed by: Yôjirô Takita

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

Babylon A.D.

Babylon A.D.

Directed by: Mathieu Kassovitz

Starring: Vin Diesel, Michelle Yeoh, Mélanie Thierry, Gérard Depardieu

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 17, 2008?
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Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - Heaven Sent
  2. - A Milli
  3. - Take A Bow
  4. - Put On
  5. - Take You Down
  6. - I Luv Your Girl
  7. - Teenage Love Affair
  8. - Bust It Baby Part 2
  9. - Need U Bad
  10. - Here I Am

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Te Quiero
  2. - Para Siempre
  3. - Si No Te Hubieras Ido
  4. - Pose
  5. - Hasta El Dia De Hoy
Sport Games on August 17, 2008

Sport Games on August 17, 2008


Jupiler League

Football (Belgium)
  • Genk - Germinal : 1 - 1
  • Gent - Bergen : 5 - 0
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Bundesliga 1

Football (Germany)
  • Ein Frankfurt - Hertha : 0 - 2
  • M'gladbach - Stuttgart : 1 - 3
See all Football game results of August 17, 2008

Bundesliga 2

Football (Germany)
  • Ahlen - Frankfurt FSV : 2 - 1
  • Freiburg - Munich 1860 : 2 - 1
  • Ingolstadt - Greuther Furth : 3 - 2
  • Koblenz - Oberhausen : 3 - 0
  • Nurnberg - Augsburg : 2 - 1
See all Football game results of August 17, 2008

Le Championnat

Football (France)
  • Grenoble - Rennes : 1 - 0
  • Lorient - Lyon : 0 - 0
  • Marseille - Auxerre : 4 - 0
See all Football game results of August 17, 2008

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Destroyed in Seconds

Destroyed in Seconds

Spooks: Code 9

Spooks: Code 9

Under One Roof

Under One Roof

Directed by: Todd Wilson

Sekirei

Sekirei

Moon Machines

Moon Machines

Starring: Robert Seamans, Wernher von Braun, John F. Kennedy, Frank Borman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Days to next August 17

If 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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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Moscow Rules by Daniel Silva

Moscow Rules

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The extraordinary new Gabriel Allon novel from the “gold standard” (The Dallas Morning News) of thriller writers. Over the course of ten previous novels, Daniel Silva has established himself as one

Audition by Barbara Walters

Audition

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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLERThe most important woman in the history of television journalism gives us her inspiring and riveting memoir. After more than fifty years of interviewing heads of state, world leaders, movie stars, criminals, murderers, inspirational figures, and celebrities of …

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow

The Last Lecture

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A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them.

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Twilight

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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.

Life With My Sister Madonna by Christopher Ciccone with Wendy Leigh

Life With My Sister Madonna

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Christopher Ciccone's memoir is based on his forty-seven years of growing up and working with his sister Madonna. Through most of Madonna's career, Christopher played an important role in her life: as her backup dancer, her personal assistant, her dresser, …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

AssaultCube

AssaultCube

Platform: Microsoft Windows, OS X, GNU/Linux

Genre: First-person shooter

Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy

Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy

Platform: Wii

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Majesco Entertainment

Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World

Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: NA Atari; JP / EU Bandai

Boogie Superstar

Boogie Superstar

Platform: Wii

Genre: Rhythm game

Publisher: Electronic Arts

12Riven: The Psi-Climinal of Integral

12Riven: The Psi-Climinal of Integral

Platform: PlayStation 2 Microsoft Windows PlayStation Portable Android iOS

Genre: Visual novel

Publisher: Cyberfront

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


News articles

  • 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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