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Thursday 17 January 2008

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of January people in US were listening to Low by Flo Rida. In UK Now You're Gone by Basshunter featuring DJ Mental Theo's Bazzheadz was in the top 5 hits. Definitely, Maybe, directed by Adam Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while Boom! by Tom Brokaw was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Breaking Bad. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ai Space or Bang Attack.
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 ?

Breaking Bad

Written by: Vince Gilligan

Starring: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Country: United States

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American Focus

Starring: Jacob Gregory, Sajini Sacharaiah, Josekutty Valiyakallumkal, Greg Vorob

Country: United States

Passport to Explore

Starring: Lexi Giovagnoli, Leonard Jones, Vincent Giovagnoli, Laura Waddell

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Larica Total

Country: Brazil

The Gaming Historian

Starring: Norman Caruso

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Definitely, Maybe

Directed by: Adam Brooks

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Rachel Weisz, Abigail Breslin

Country: United States

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Funny Games

Directed by: Michael Haneke

Starring: Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt

Country: United States

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In Bruges

Directed by: Martin McDonagh

Starring: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ciarn Hinds

Country: United States

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Cloverfield

Directed by: Matt Reeves

Starring: Mike Vogel, Jessica Lucas, Lizzy Caplan

Country: United States

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In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

Directed by: Uwe Boll

Starring: Jason Statham, Ron Perlman, Ray Liotta

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 January 2008 ?

Holidays:
  • Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
  • Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • British Airways Flight 38 crash lands just short of London Heathrow Airport in England with no fatalities. It is the first complete hull loss of a Boeing 777.
  • NYSE Euronext, the holding company for the New York Stock Exchange, agrees to buy the American Stock Exchange for $260 million in stock. (Fox Business)
  • Russian security officer Vasily Khitryuk is convicted of spying for Lithuania. (PR-inside)
  • Crash landing at London Heathrow: A British Airways Boeing 777 flying from Beijing, China to London, England lands on the grass short of the south runway and continues onto the runway, stopping on the white stripes, injuring 13 people, but resulting in no fatalities. The chaos results in the cancellation of 200 flights. (BBC News)
  • War in Pakistan (2004–present): Another Pakistani security outpost near the border with Afghanistan is abandoned by government troops due to threats from pro-Taliban fighters. (Aljazeera)

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in January 2008?

  • Time: No One Could Save Benazir Bhutto. Why We Need To Save Pakistan.
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.973
  • Esquire

Books

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

Boom!

By: Tom Brokaw

In Boom!, Tom Brokaw, one of America’s premier journalists and the acclaimed author of The Greatest Generation, gives us an epic portrait of another defining era in America: the tumultuous Sixties.

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Stone Cold

By: David Baldacci

The #1 bestselling author of The Collectors and Simple Genius returns with STONE COLD...an unforgetable novel of revenge, conspiracy, and murder that brings a band of unlikely heroes face-to-face with their greatest threat.

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Free Lunch

By: David Cay Johnston

Free Lunch answers the great mystery of our time: How did our strong and growing economy give way to job uncertainty, debt, bankruptcy, and fear for millions of Americans?

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The Choice

By: Nicholas Sparks

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERNicholas Sparks turns his unrivaled talents to a tale about love found and lost, and the choices we hope we'll never have to make.Travis

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Ai Space

Platform: Windows

Genre: MMOSG, Virtual world

Publisher: Ai Space Production Committee

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Bang Attack

Bang Attack

Platform: Wii (WiiWare)

Genre: Puzzle game

Calvin Tucker's Redneck Jamboree

Platform: Wii

Genre: Minigame compilation

Publisher: Zoo Games

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California Games

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Atari 2600, Atari Lynx, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, MSX, NES, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Sega Master System, ZX Spectrum, Virtual Console

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Epyx

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Bang Attack

Bang Attack

Platform: Wii (WiiWare)

Genre: Puzzle game


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