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Friday 17 October 2008

It was Friday, 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 Live Your Life by T.I.. Role Models, directed by David Wain, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while Twilight by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Review with Myles Barlow. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Baja: Edge of Control or Beatmania IIDX 16: Empress.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

Role Models

Directed by: David Wain

Starring: Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott, Elizabeth Banks

Country: United States

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Directed by: Mark Herman

Starring: Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend

Country: United States

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The Wrestler

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood

Country: United States

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Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Starring: Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Idris Elba

Country: United States

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Body of Lies

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Earth: The Power of the Planet

Starring: Iain Stewart

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Moon Machines

Starring: Robert Seamans, Wernher von Braun, John F. Kennedy, Frank Borman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'?

Starring: Ashly Burch, Anthony Burch, David Burch

Country: United States

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Great Performances

Written by: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban

Starring: Julie Andrews, Plácido Domingo, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming

Country: United States

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Blue World

Starring: Jonathan Bird, Art Cohen

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 October 2008 ?

  • 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:
  • Levi Stubbs: American baritone singer (Four Tops) (Born 1936).
  • The President of France Nicolas Sarkozy withdraws tacit support for the Quebec sovereignty movement shown by some of his predecessors in a visit to Quebec City. (Reuters)
  • U.S. Congressman Vito Fossella is convicted of drunken driving. (AP via Fox News)
  • China has made rules which were introduced for the Olympic Games allowing foreign reporters to interview without applying for permission permanent. (BBC)
  • Morgan Tsvangirai of Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change states that power-sharing talks with President Robert Mugabe have failed to reach an agreement. (BBC)
  • Fourteen Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam members of the Lok Sabha in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, including two ministers and five ministers of state, hand in post-dated resignations to party chief M Karunanidhi. (''Hindustan Times'')

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Sport Games on 17 October 2008

Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Bochum - M'gladbach : 2 - 2
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Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Kaiserslautern - Ahlen : 4 - 1
  • Nurnberg - Freiburg : 2 - 0
  • Osnabruck - Oberhausen : 2 - 1
See all Football game results of 17 October 2008
Division 2
Football (France)
  • Ajaccio - Angers : 0 - 0
  • Amiens - Clermont : 0 - 0
  • Boulogne - Sedan : 0 - 1
  • Dijon - Chateauroux : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of 17 October 2008
Serie B
Football (Italy)
  • Ancona - Modena : 3 - 1
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What news were making the headlines those days in October 2008?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.1016
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11014
  • Time: A black and white photo of a Depression era soup line. Photograph from Corbis Bettmann. Insets, from


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


By: Stephenie Meyer

Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Isabella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn.

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By: Ted Bell

Now in paperback, New York Times bestselling author Ted Bell’s latest action-packed thriller features the return of counter spy Alex Hawke as he faces a global nightmare of epic proportions.

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Hot Mahogany

By: Stuart Woods

A rock-solid new stone barrington novelStone Barrington is hired to protect a former intelligence agent with a penchant for antique furniture-and a bad case of amnesia.

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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

By: David Wroblewski

The extraordinary debut novel that became a modern classicBorn mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Baja: Edge of Control

Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Genre: Arcade Off Road Racing

Publisher: THQ

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Alien Crush Returns

Alien Crush Returns

Platform: WiiWare

Genre: Pinball

Publisher: Hudson Soft

Animal Crossing: City Folk

Platform: Wii

Genre: Social simulation

Publisher: Nintendo

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Beatmania IIDX 16: Empress

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation 2

Genre: Music

Publisher: Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo

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Bionic Commando: Rearmed

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 (PSN), Xbox 360 (XBLA)

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Capcom

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