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Monday 17 August 2009

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 17, 2009). 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. Up in the Air, directed by Jason Reitman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009 while Rules Of Vengeance by Christopher Reich was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching My Fair Lady. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Birthday Party Bash or Championship Manager 2009 Express.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

Up in the Air

Directed by: Jason Reitman

Starring: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman

Country: United States

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The Road

Directed by: John Hillcoat

Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Robert Duvall

Country: United States

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Directed by: Mike Judge

Starring: Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Ben Affleck, Mila Kunis

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All About Steve

Directed by: Phil Traill

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Bradley Cooper, Thomas Haden Church, Ken Jeong

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The Descent: Part 2

Directed by: Jon Harris

Starring: Michael J. Reynolds, Shauna Macdonald, Jessika Williams, Douglas Hodge

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TV Series

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

My Fair Lady

Directed by: Kate Scholefield

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Special Ops Mission

Directed by: Military Channel

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Nite Tales: The Series

Directed by: Deon Taylor

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Bollywood Hero

Directed by: Diederik Van Rooijen

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Little White Lie

Directed by: Lacey Schwartz

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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
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Liga I
Football (Portugal)
  • Setubal - Guimaraes : 0 - 0
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 17, 2009 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 2009 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Pretty Wings - Maxwell
  2. Break Up - Mario Featuring Gucci Mane & Sean Garrett
  3. Best I Ever Had - Drake
  4. Ego - Beyonce
  5. Last Chance - Ginuwine
  6. Trust - Keyshia Cole Duet With Monica
  7. Successful - Drake Featuring Trey Songz & Lil Wayne
  8. Every Girl - Young Money
  9. Trey Songz - I Need A Girl
  10. Wetter (Calling You Daddy) - Twista Featuring Erika Shevon
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Espinoza Paz - Lo Intentamos
  2. Shakira - Loba
  3. Ya Es Muy Tarde - La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho
  4. El Amor - Tito "El Bambino" El Patron
  5. Causa Y Efecto - Paulina Rubio
  6. Abusadora - Wisin & Yandel
  7. Nelly Furtado - Manos Al Aire
  8. Luis Enrique - Yo No Se Manana
  9. Comprendeme - German Montero
  10. Sufre - Dareyes de La Sierra


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

Rules Of Vengeance

By: Christopher Reich

New York Times BestsellerMonths after foiling an international terrorist attack, Doctors Without Borders physician Jonathan Ransom is working under an assumed name in a remote corner of Africa.

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Our Lady Of Guadalupe

By: Carl A. Anderson and Eduardo Chávez

Nearly a decade after Spain's conquest of Mexico, the future of Christianity on the American continent was very much in doubt.

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That Old Cape Magic

By: Richard Russo

For Griffin, all paths, all memories, converge at Cape Cod. The Cape is where he took his childhood summer vacations, where he and his wife, Joy, honeymooned, where they decided he’d leave his LA screenwriting job to become a college ...

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The Wilderness Warrior

By: Douglas Brinkley

"Douglas Brinkley brings to this magnificent story of Theodore Roosevelt's crusade on behalf of America's national parks the same qualities that made TR so fascinating a figure—an astonishing range of knowledge,

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

SpongeBob's Truth or Square

SpongeBob's Truth or Square

Platform: Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 (Cancelled)

Genre: Action

Publisher: THQ

Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland

Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland

Platform: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: JP Gust Co. Ltd.; NA NIS America; EU NIS Europe; AUS NIS America

Championship Manager 2009 Express

Championship Manager 2009 Express

Platform: iOS

Genre: Sports Strategy

Publisher: Eidos Interactive Ltd.

Cursed Mountain

Platform: Wii, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Adventure, Survival horror

Publisher: Deep Silver

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Birthday Party Bash

Birthday Party Bash

Platform: Wii

Genre: Party

Publisher: 2K Play

Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

News articles
A Determined Outpost of Tiny Technology

While its Silicon Valley neighbors have closed, Tessera Technologies is gambling on micro-devices like cameras and cooling equipment. [..]

Bowing to Protests, China Halts Sale of Steel Mill

Workers opposed the sale of the government-owned Linzhou Iron and Steel Company to a private company. [..]

Stock Markets
  • Gilead Sciences GILD: opens at $44.15
  • Union Pacific UNP: opens at $59.72
  • United Technologies UTX: opens at $56.76
  • HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $43.63
Exchange Rates
  • 1 CHF = 6.336 CNY
  • 1 CAD = 6.174 CNY
  • 1 CAD = 0.9736 CHF
  • 1 AUD = 5.611 CNY

Home videos

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

I Love You, Man

Studio: DVD and Blu-ray

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The Elephant King

Studio: DVD

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The Great Buck Howard

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