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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 The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Top Gear. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dance Dance Revolution Extreme or Dynomite!.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


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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TV Series

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

Top Gear

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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History of Football: The Beautiful Game

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Written by: Joss Whedon

Starring: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin

Country: United States

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Still Game

Starring: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill, Paul Riley, Mark Cox

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Madness Combat

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 October 2002 ?

  • 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).
  • 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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  • 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


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

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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Longitudes And Attitudes

By: Thomas L. Friedman

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times columnist and bestselling author of From Beirut to Jerusalem and The Lexus and the Olive Tree comes this smart, penetrating, brilliantly informed book that

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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

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By: Rudolph W. Giuliani

Rudolph Giuliani demonstrates how the leadership skills he practices can be employed successfully by anyone who has to run anything. Opens with a gripping account of Giuliani's immediate reaction to the

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Combat Flight Simulator 3: Battle for Europe

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

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Command & Conquer: Renegade

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Tactical shooter

Publisher: EA Games

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Dance Dance Revolution Extreme

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation 2

Genre: Music, Exercise

Publisher: Konami

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Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: PopCap Games

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Earth & Beyond

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Sci-Fi, MMORPG

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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