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Wednesday 17 August 2011

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 17, 2011). The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO. Courageous, directed by Alex Kendrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011 while Those Guys Have All The Fun by James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Black Dynamite. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alien Zombie Megadeath or Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 17 August 2011

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Movies

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

Courageous

Directed by: Alex Kendrick

Starring: Alex Kendrick, Ken Bevel, Kevin Downes, Renee Jewell

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Abduction

Directed by: John Singleton

Starring: Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina, Jake Andolina

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Fright Night

Directed by: Craig Gillespie

Starring: Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, David Tennant, Toni Collette

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The Help

Directed by: Tate Taylor

Starring: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard

Country: United States

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Headhunters

Directed by: Morten Tyldum

Starring: Aksel Hennie, Synnøve Macody Lund, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Julie R. Ølgaard

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Black Dynamite

Directed by: Scott Sanders

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Dirty Money

Directed by: Adam Tysoe

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Against the Wall

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

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Sweet Home Alabama

Directed by: WDP

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Necessary Roughness

Directed by: Not Specified

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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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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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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 17, 2011 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 2011 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. I'm On One - DJ Khaled Featuring Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne
  2. Motivation - Kelly Rowland Featuring Lil Wayne
  3. Sure Thing - Miguel
  4. How To Love - Lil Wayne
  5. She Ain't You - Chris Brown
  6. My Last - Big Sean Featuring Chris Brown
  7. Nicki Minaj - Super Bass
  8. Unusual - Trey Songz Featuring Drake
  9. Beyonce - Best Thing I Never Had
  10. Quickie - Miguel
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Give Me Everything - Pitbull Featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer
  2. Taboo - Don Omar
  3. Amor Clandestino - Mana
  4. You - Romeo Santos
  5. Di Que Regresaras - La Original Banda el Limon de Salvador Lizarraga
  6. Te Amo y Te Amo - La Adictiva Banda San Jose de Mesillas
  7. Ven A Bailar - Jennifer Lopez Featuring Pitbull
  8. Olvidame - Julion Alvarez y Su Norteno Banda
  9. Cuanto Me Cuesta - La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho
  10. Donde Estas Presumida - Chuy Lizarraga y Su Banda Tierra Sinaloense
Top #10 Rock songs
  1. The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  2. Walk - Foo Fighters
  3. Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks
  4. Country Song - Seether
  5. Rope - Foo Fighters
  6. Coldplay - Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
  7. So Far Away - Avenged Sevenfold
  8. Lowlife - Theory Of A Deadman
  9. Not Again - Staind
  10. Up All Night - Blink-182

Books

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

Those Guys Have All The Fun

By: James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales

It began, in 1979, as a mad idea of starting a cable channel to televise local sporting events throughout the state of Connecticut.

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In The Garden Of Beasts

By: Erik Larson

Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Devil in the White City, delivers a remarkable story set during Hitler’s rise to power.The

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Unbroken

By: Laura Hillenbrand

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.In

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The Secrets Of The Fbi

By: Ronald Kessler

The Secrets of the FBI by New York Times bestselling author Ronald Kessler reveals the FBI’s most closely guarded secrets and the secrets of celebrities, politicians, and movie stars uncovered by

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Alien Zombie Megadeath

Alien Zombie Megadeath

Platform: PlayStation 3 Windows

Genre: Shooter game action

Bumpy Road

Bumpy Road

Platform: iOS, Mac

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Simogo

A Certain Magical Index

A Certain Magical Index

Platform: PlayStation Portable

Genre: Action, comedy-drama, fantasy

Publisher: ASCII Media Works

Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7

Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7

Platform: iOS; Microsoft Windows; Nintendo 3DS; Nintendo DS; OS X; PlayStation 3; PlayStation Portable; PlayStation Vita; Wii; Xbox 360

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment; Feral Interactive (OS X)

Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team

Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team

Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Arcade shooter

Publisher: THQ

Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets
  • Gilead Sciences GILD: opens at $38.77
  • Union Pacific UNP: opens at $92.05
  • United Technologies UTX: opens at $72.75
  • HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $31.98
Exchange Rates
  • 1 CHF = 8.0846 CNY
  • 1 CAD = 6.5162 CNY
  • 1 CAD = 0.8054 CHF
  • 1 AUD = 6.731 CNY

Home videos

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

Kaboom

Studio: MPI

Format: DVD

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Gulliver's Travels

Studio: Fox

Format: DVD, Blu-ray & Blu-ray 3D

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Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

Studio: Tribeca

Format: DVD

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Open Season 3

Studio: Sony

Format: DVD & Blu-ray

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The Perfect Host

Studio: Magnolia

Format: DVD & Blu-ray

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