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Thursday 17 October 2002

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include BeautyNezz . In that special week of October people in US were listening to Dilemma by Nelly. In UK The Long And Winding Road / Suspicious Minds by Will Young & Gareth Gates was in the top 5 hits. Anand, directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002 while From a Buick 8 by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Top Gear. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bandits: Phoenix Rising or Beatmania IIDX 8th Style.
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TV Series

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

Top Gear

Starring: Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson, James May, Ben Collins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Scratch & Burn

Written by: Jordan Allen-Dutton, GQ, J.A.Q., Erik Weiner

Starring: Parker Shipp, Elizabeth Wittelsbach

Country: United States

Sonic Cinema

Starring: Mark Linkous, Joseph Bennett, Cory McAbee

Country: United States

The Rick & Bubba Show

Starring: Rick Burgess, Bill 'Bubba' Bussey Jr., Calvin 'Speedy' Wilburn, Greg Burgess

Country: United States

History of Football: The Beautiful Game

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

Anand

Directed by: Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Starring: Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Sumita Sanyal

Country: United States

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The Rules of Attraction

Directed by: Roger Avary

Starring: James Van Der Beek, Ian Somerhalder, Shannyn Sossamon

Country: United States

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The Transporter

Directed by: Louis Leterrier

Starring: Jason Statham, Qi Shu, Matt Schulze

Country: United States

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The Ring

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

Starring: Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox

Country: United States

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Red Dragon

Directed by: Brett Ratner

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 October 2002 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
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Famous Deaths:
  • Aileen Riggin: American swimmer (Born 1906).
  • Derek Bell: Irish harp player pianist and songwriter (The Chieftains) (d. 2002).
Facts:
  • Zamboanga bombings: Two bombs exploded in the main shopping district of the mostly Christian city of Zamboanga in the southern Philippines, killing six and wounding about 150. It was the second major evident terrorist incident in southeast Asia in less than a week. Suspicion immediately focused on Jemaah Islamiyah, an Islamic extremist group also being investigated for the October 11 Bali car bombing, in which more than 180 people died.
  • Astronomy: There is further evidence for the existence of a supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way galaxy. The object Sagittarius A has now been identified as the black hole at the galactic centre by a team led by Rainer Schödel of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, who observed the behavior of the star S2 which is near Sagittarius A.
  • U.S. officials announce the existence of a clandestine North Korea nuclear weapons program, admitted to by North Korean officials.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 2002?

  • Time: Chef's kitchens, giant master suites, homeTheaters. People are turning their houses into luxurious e
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9838
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.677

Books

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

From a Buick 8

By: Stephen King

WANT TO GO FOR A RIDE...? In a secret shed behind the barracks of the Pennsylvania State Police, Troop D, there's a cherry Buick Roadmaster no one has touched in years -- because there's more power under the hood than ...

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The Lovely Bones

By: Alice Sebold

When we first meet 14-year-old Susie Salmon, she is already in heaven. This was before milk carton photos and public service announcements, she tells us; back in 1973, when Susie mysteriously disappeared, people still believed these things didn't happen.

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Isle of Dogs

By: Patricia Cornwell

Patricia Cornwell’s novels of big-city police have taken this classic genre to a new level. Now, with this #1 New York Times bestselling novel, she outdoes herself, with a wry tale of life and turmoil behind the blue wall.Chaos

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Nights in Rodanthe

By: Nicholas Sparks

Adrienne Willis is 45 and has been divorced for three years, abandoned by her husband for a younger woman. The trials of raising her teenage children and caring for her sick father have worn her down, but at the request ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bandits: Phoenix Rising

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Pan Vision Tri Synergy

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Beatmania IIDX 8th Style

Platform: Arcade & Sony PlayStation 2

Genre: Music

Publisher: Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo

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Ashen Empires

Ashen Empires

Platform: Windows

Genre: MMORPG

Publisher: Pixel Mine(current), Iron Will Games (former), Asylumsoft Inc. (original), TKO Games (former)

Dino Stalker

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Light gun shooter

Publisher: Capcom

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Soccer Mania

Platform: PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Game Boy Advance

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Electronic Arts; Lego Interactive

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