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Wednesday 17 October 2007

It was Wednesday, 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 Crank That (Soulja Boy) by Soulja Boy Tell'em. In UK About You Now by Sugababes was in the top 5 hits. American Gangster, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007 while Run by Ann Patchett was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Genius of Photography. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Clear (visual novel) or Combat Mission: Shock Force.
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TV Series

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

The Genius of Photography

Starring: David Byrne

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Stories from the Vaults

Starring: Tom Cavanagh

Country: United States

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Mad Men

Written by: Matthew Weiner

Starring: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Country: United States

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Flight of the Conchords

Written by: James Bobin, Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie

Starring: Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie, Rhys Darby, Kristen Schaal

Country: United States

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The Universe

Starring: Erik Thompson

Country: United States

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Movies

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

American Gangster

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Country: United States

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Paranormal Activity

Directed by: Oren Peli

Starring: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Mark Fredrichs

Country: United States

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Gone Baby Gone

Directed by: Ben Affleck

Starring: Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, Casey Affleck

Country: United States

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No Country for Old Men

Directed by: Ethan Coen

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin

Country: United States

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I'm Not There.

Directed by: Todd Haynes

Starring: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 October 2007 ?

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
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Joey Bishop: American entertainer, member of the Rat Pack (Born 1918).
  • Teresa Brewer: American pop and jazz singer (Born 1931).
Facts:
  • French public transport workers hold a 24-hour strike protesting at changes to pensions. (BBC via ABC News Australia)
  • John Fahey, former Premier of New South Wales, is appointed as the President of the World Anti-Doping Agency. (Herald Sun)
  • The Dalai Lama is awarded the Congressional Gold Medal by the United States Congress the decision is defended by George W. Bush.
  • Burmese activist and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is granted honorary citizenship by Canada. (Globe and Mail)
  • 2007 Turkish offensive on Iraqi territories against Kurdish rebels: The Turkish Grand National Assembly approves a government request for their troops to cross the Iraqi border to attack Kurdish rebels. (Sky News)

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 2007?

  • Time: Photo of a woman performing a self breast exam with a map of the world superimposed on her body. Pho
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.10837
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.958959

Books

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

Run

By: Ann Patchett

Since their mother's death, Tip and Teddy Doyle have been raised by their loving, possessive, and ambitious father. As the former mayor of Boston, Bernard Doyle wants to see his sons

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Bridge Of Sighs

By: Richard Russo

Louis Charles Lynch (also known as Lucy) is sixty years old and has lived in Thomaston, New York, his entire life.

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Shoot Him If He Runs

By: Stuart Woods

Stone Barrington and Holly Barker pursue a master spy and murderer in a tropical paradise that’s getting hotter by the minute…Teddy Fay, the rogue agent last seen escaping from an imploding

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Louder Than Words

By: Jenny McCarthy

The New York Times bestseller that is an inspiring ?story of hope? (People) for parents of autistic children One morning Jenny McCarthy was having a cup of coffee when she sensed

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Arena Football: Road to Glory

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Clear (visual novel)

Clear (visual novel)

Platform: Windows, PlayStation 2

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Harem, Romance

Publisher: Moonstone (PC) Sweets (PS2)

Combat Mission: Shock Force

Platform: Windows

Genre: Turn-based/real-time strategy

Publisher: Paradox Interactive

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Imagine

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Ubisoft

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Bos Wars

Bos Wars

Platform: AmigaOS 4, MorphOS, AROS, Linux, Windows, Cross-platform

Genre: Real-time strategy


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