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Wednesday 17 August 2011

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO. The Help, directed by Tate Taylor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011 while Happy Birthday by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Girl Parts. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Angry Birds Rio or Alien Zombie Megadeath.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Girl Parts

Starring: Kelsey Robinson, Meagan Gordon, Corinne Becker, Melanie Molnar

Country: United States

The Filthy Frank Show

Starring: George Miller

Country: Japan

Weekly Idol

Walking in Circles

Starring: Eric Radic, Adam Rady, Katie Wilson, Jonah Priour

Country: United States

Toon Time

Written by: Darren Chau

Starring: John Blackman, Penny Mitchell

Country: Australia

Movies

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

The Help

Directed by: Tate Taylor

Starring: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer

Country: United States

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The Change-Up

Directed by: David Dobkin

Starring: Jason Bateman, Ryan Reynolds, Olivia Wilde

Country: United States

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Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Directed by: Glenn Ficarra

Starring: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore

Country: United States

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Cowboys & Aliens

Directed by: Jon Favreau

Starring: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde

Country: United States

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Friends with Benefits

Directed by: Will Gluck

Starring: Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake, Patricia Clarkson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 August 2011 ?

Holidays:
  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
Famous Birthdays:
See famous people born on 17 August
Facts:
  • A rocket is fired into the compound of the President of Afghanistan in Kabul. (AP via Salon)
  • Workers at the Polish Przewozy Regionalne passenger rail network commence a 24-hour strike. (RIA Novosti)
  • Verizon Communications says that striking workers who do not return to work by the end of August will lose medical, prescription drug, and related benefits. (Bloomberg)
  • The price of gold reaches a new record after the President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez announces plans to nationalize the Venezuelan gold industry. (Dow Jones via ''The Australian'')
  • The ''Financial Times'' reports that sources ampquotfamiliar with the situationampquot say Liberty Media is losing interest in a purchase of Barnes Noble, due to financing constraints. (''Financial Times'')

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Music Charts

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Sport Games on 17 August 2011

Championship
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Blackpool - Derby : 0 - 1
  • Cardiff - Brighton : 1 - 3
  • Leicester - Bristol City : 1 - 2
  • Millwall - Peterboro : 2 - 2
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 2011?

  • Time: George Washington on the U.S. one dollar bill with a black eye
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11639
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.1167

Books

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

Happy Birthday

By: Danielle Steel

First time in paperback! In this beguiling novel, Danielle Steel tells the story of three very different people, each of whom reaches a crucial turning point on the same day—a

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Ghost Story

By: Jim Butcher

When an unknown someone shoots him and leaves him to die, Harry Dresden hopes he might be heading to a better place.

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Seal Team Six

By: Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin

A New York Times Best seller!When the Navy sends their elite, they send the SEALs. When the SEALs send their elite, they send SEAL Team Six.In

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The Hunger Games

By: Suzanne Collins

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Angry Birds Rio

Platform: iOS, Android, OS X, Windows, Symbian OS, webOS, BlackBerry Tablet OS, Windows Phone

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Rovio Entertainment

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Aiyoku no Eustia

Platform: Windows, PlayStation Vita

Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Supernatural

Publisher: Hazuki (Windows) Dramatic Create (PS Vita)

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Alien Zombie Megadeath

Alien Zombie Megadeath

Platform: PlayStation 3 Windows

Genre: Shooter game action

Beep

Platform: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux

Genre: Platform, Action and Adventure

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The Black Eyed Peas Experience

Platform: Wii, Xbox 360

Genre: Music, Rhythm

Publisher: Ubisoft

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