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Friday 17 November 2006

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of November people in US were listening to My Love by Justin Timberlake. In UK Put Your Hands Up For Detroit by Fedde Le Grande was in the top 5 hits. Deja Vu, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006 while Echo Park by Michael Connelly was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Strutter. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Another Century's Episode 2 or Battleship/Connect Four/Sorry!/Trouble.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

Deja Vu

Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Jim Caviezel

Country: United States

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Casino Royale

Directed by: Martin Campbell

Starring: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Judi Dench

Country: United States

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The Nude Vampire

Directed by: Jean Rollin

Starring: Maurice Lematre, Caroline Cartier, Ly Lestrong

Country: United States

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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Directed by: Tom Tykwer

Starring: Ben Whishaw, Dustin Hoffman, Alan Rickman

Country: United States

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The Prestige

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Heavy Sedation

Starring: Brian Anthony Wilson, Damon Diggs, Rasheda El, Ina Farrell

Country: United States

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Pride Fighting Championships

Starring: Jay Glazer, Frank Trigg

Country: United States

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Friday Night Lights

Written by: Peter Berg

Starring: Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Aimee Teegarden, Brad Leland

Country: United States

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Written by: James Manos Jr.

Starring: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas, James Remar

Country: United States

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Starring: Peter Capaldi

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 November 2006 ?

  • Slovakia - Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day commemorating the beginning of the Velvet Revolution in 1989.
  • Life Day
  • International Students Day
  • R.C. Saints - Elisabeth of Hungary; Gregory of Tours; Hilda of Whitby; Hugh of Lincoln
  • Also see November 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
See famous people born on 17 November
Famous Deaths:
  • Ruth Brown: American black singer nicknamed "Miss Rhythm," she was a runaway success of rhythm and blues over one hundred records.
  • Flo Sandon's: Italian singer (Born 1924).
  • Sony releases the PlayStation 3 video game system in the USA.
  • The James Bond film Casino Royale is released to theaters in the USA, with Daniel Craig as the new lead actor.
  • Former Uruguayan dictator Juan María Bordaberry is arrested in connection with the 1976 abduction and assassination of two Congressmen. (CNN)
  • In an interview British Prime Minister Tony Blair says Iraq ampquotis pretty much a disaster.ampquot (The Times)
  • The Government of the Netherlands announces it will introduce a bill banning the wearing of the burqa in public, stating that burqas disturb public order, citizens and safety. About 5% of the Dutch population is Muslim, but only a small percentage of those wear the burqa. (BBC)

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Sport Games on 17 November 2006

Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Bochum - Ein Frankfurt : 4 - 3
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Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Braunschweig - Duisburg : 1 - 1
  • CZ Jena - Freiburg : 2 - 1
  • Offenbach - Kaiserslautern : 0 - 1
See all Football game results of 17 November 2006
Division 2
Football (France)
  • Amiens - Tours : 3 - 0
  • Bastia - Grenoble : 0 - 0
  • Caen - Chateauroux : 1 - 0
  • Dijon - Le Havre : 2 - 1
See all Football game results of 17 November 2006
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Cardiff - QPR : 0 - 1
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What news were making the headlines those days in November 2006?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.907
  • Time: Picture of DNA strand connecting to a crucifix
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.10556


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

Echo Park

By: Michael Connelly

#1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR, #1 BESTSELLING SERIESIn 1993 Marie Gesto disappeared after walking out of a supermarket. Harry Bosch worked the case but couldn't crack it, and the twenty-two-year-old was never found.

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Valley of Silence

By: Nora Roberts

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents the electrifying conclusion to her powerful Circle Trilogy. Worlds have collided and centuries have elapsed as six people have brought their unique powers, their courage, and their hearts to a battle ...

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The Audacity Of Hope

By: Barack Obama

The Audacity of Hope is Barack Obama's call for a new kind of politics a politics that builds upon those shared understandings that pull us together as Americans.

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Marley & Me

By: John Grogan

The heartwarming and unforgettable story of a family and the wondrously neurotic dog who taught them what really matters in life.Now with photos and new material

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Another Century's Episode 2

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Action

Publisher: Banpresto

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Battleship/Connect Four/Sorry!/Trouble

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Puzzle game Traditional game

Publisher: DSI Games

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Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: First-person shooter/Real-time strategy

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Championship Manager 2006

Platform: PC, Xbox, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

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Platform: Microsoft Windows Android iOS

Genre: Military simulation, tactical shooter

Publisher: Primary Bohemia Interactive

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