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Tuesday 17 October 2006

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of October people in US were listening to SexyBack by Justin Timberlake. In UK America by Razorlight was in the top 5 hits. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, directed by Tom Tykwer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006 while Dance of the Gods by Nora Roberts was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Pride Fighting Championships. If you liked videogames you were probably playing TOCA Race Driver 3 or Death Jr. II: Root of Evil.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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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Pan's Labyrinth

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

Starring: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi Lpez

Country: United States

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Stranger Than Fiction

Directed by: Marc Forster

Starring: Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman

Country: United States

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The Sentimental Bloke

Directed by: Raymond Longford

Starring: Arthur Tauchert, Lottie Lyell, Gilbert Emery

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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Three Sheets

Starring: Zane Lamprey, Stephen McKenna

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 October 2006 ?

  • 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:
  • The United States population reaches 300 million based on a United States Census Bureau projection.
  • Iraq War:
  • The United States military in Iraq says a marine and nine soldiers have been killed in Iraq, including four in a roadside bombing near Baghdad. (BBC NEWS)
  • UN Security Council election: The contest between Guatemala and Venezuela for a seat on the United Nations Security Council remains stalemated after a second day of voting. (BBC)
  • The population of the United States reaches 300 million people. (CNN)

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Sport Games on 17 October 2006

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Barnsley - Plymouth : 2 - 2
  • Birmingham - Norwich : 0 - 1
  • Burnley - Southend : 0 - 0
  • Cardiff - Southampton : 1 - 0
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Football (United Kingdom)
  • Hamilton - Clyde : 3 - 1
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What news were making the headlines those days in October 2006?

  • Time: Photo of an elephant's backside
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.10514
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.901902


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

Dance of the Gods

By: Nora Roberts

Combining elements of the supernatural with gripping suspense and seduction, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents the second novel in her Circle Trilogy… He saw where the earth was scorched, where it was trampled.

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By: Thomas E. Ricks

Finalist for the Pulitzer PrizeOne of the Washington Post Book World's 10 Best Books of the YearOne of Time's 10 Best Books of the YearUSA Today's Nonfiction Book of the YearA New

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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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In The Line Of Fire

By: Pervez Musharraf

According to Time magazine, Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf holds "the world's most dangerous job." He has twice come within inches of assassination.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Ankh: Heart of Osiris

Platform: PC (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows)

Genre: Third-person adventure

Publisher: BHV Software

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Blades of Thunder 2

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: Summitsoft Entertainment

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TOCA Race Driver 3

Platform: Mac, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Codemasters Feral Interactive (Mac)

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Bounty Hounds

Platform: PlayStation Portable

Genre: Third-person shooter

Publisher: Namco

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Death Jr. II: Root of Evil

Platform: PlayStation Portable, Wii

Genre: Action adventure

Publisher: Konami Eidos (Wii)

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