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Monday 17 August 2009

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Clara Lukasiak . In that special week of August people in US were listening to I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas. Inglourious Basterds, directed by Quentin Tarantino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009 while Black Hills by Nora Roberts was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Somethin' Suave' Theater. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Sacrifice or Contra ReBirth.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Inglourious Basterds

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth

Country: United States

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District 9

Directed by: Neill Blomkamp

Starring: Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope

Country: United States

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G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Directed by: Stephen Sommers

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Channing Tatum, Marlon Wayans

Country: United States

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Julie & Julia

Directed by: Nora Ephron

Starring: Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Chris Messina

Country: United States

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Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra

Starring: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Somethin' Suave' Theater

Starring: Tim Caldwell, Iabou Windimere, Sheila Mudd Baker, Aaron Elsaesser

Country: United States

The WiseGuys

Starring: J. Anthony McCarthy, Steve Sabo

Country: United States

SMBC Theater

Starring: James Ashby, John-Paul Nickel, Zach Weiner, Jon M. Brence

Country: United States

Video Games AWESOME!

Written by: Fraser Agar

Starring: Fraser Agar, Ben Taylor, Becky Blow, Baby Hank

Country: Canada

Whose Line Brazil

Starring: Chico Flávio, Gustavo Goulart, Fábio Güeré, Talita Olivieri

Country: Brazil

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 August 2009 ?

  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
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  • Reader's Digest Association of New York announces it will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy for its U.S. businesses as part of a plan to cut debt by 75 percent.
  • Japan officially exits the recession. (RTÉ)
  • A bomb explodes on a truck at a fuel station in Charsadda, North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan (20 km from Peshawar), killing seven people. (BBC News)
  • A suicide bomber explodes a truck at a police station in Nazran in Russia's North Caucasus, killing at least 20 people and wounding about 60 others. (NY Times)
  • An accident at the Sayano–Shushenskaya hydroelectric power station in Russia kills seven and causes power shortages in Siberia. (RTÉ)

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Sport Games on 17 August 2009

Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Aachen - St Pauli : 0 - 5
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Division 2
Football (France)
  • Brest - Metz : 2 - 1
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Premier League
UK Soccer
  • Dundee United - Hearts : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of 17 August 2009
Liga I
Football (Portugal)
  • Setubal - Guimaraes : 0 - 0
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What news were making the headlines those days in August 2009?

  • Time: A woman runs on a treadmill with her eye on a cupcake
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11277
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.1060


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

Black Hills

By: Nora Roberts

In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Nora Roberts takes readers deep into the rugged Black Hills of South Dakota, where the shadows keep secrets, hunters stalk the land, and a childhood friendship matures into an adult passion.

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Michael Jackson

By: J. Randy Taraborrelli

So much has how been said and written about the life and career of Michael Jackson that it has become almost impossible to disentangle the man from the myth.

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The Accidental Billionaires

By: Ben Mezrich

NATIONAL BESTSELLER“The Social Network, the much anticipated movie…adapted from Ben Mezrich’s book The Accidental Billionaires.” —The New York TimesBest friends Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg had spent many lonely nights looking

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By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

Syd, a breathtakingly beautiful supermodel on a photo shoot in Hawaii, disappears. Fearing the worst, her parents travel to Hawaii to investigate for themselves, never expecting the horror that awaits them.LA

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Battle Tanks

Platform: PlayStation 3

Genre: Multidirectional shooter

Publisher: Gameloft

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Sacrifice

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Sacrifice

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Horror / beat 'em up

Publisher: 505 Games


Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Shooter game Action game

Publisher: Graffiti Entertainment

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Castlevania: The Arcade

Castlevania: The Arcade

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Light gun shooter

Publisher: Konami

Contra ReBirth

Contra ReBirth

Platform: WiiWare

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Konami

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