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Saturday 17 October 2009

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Down by Jay Sean. Nathan der Weise, directed by Manfred Noa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009 while The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Meet the Natives USA. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Amagami or Bomberman Ultra.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Nathan der Weise

Directed by: Manfred Noa

Starring: Fritz Greiner, Carl de Vogt, Lia Eibenschtz

Country: United States

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Couples Retreat

Directed by: Peter Billingsley

Starring: Vince Vaughn, Malin Akerman, Jon Favreau

Country: United States

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The Road

Directed by: John Hillcoat

Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Kodi Smit-McPhee

Country: United States

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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Christopher Plummer, Lily Cole, Heath Ledger

Country: United States

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Directed by: The Spierig Brothers

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Meet the Natives USA

Starring: Jimmy Joseph Nakou

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

30 for 30

Starring: Dan Rather, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Marv Albert

Country: United States

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InuYasha: The Final Act

Starring: Kappei Yamaguchi, Satsuki Yukino, Kumiko Watanabe, Kôji Tsujitani

Country: Japan

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The Platoon of Power Squadron

Written by: Jake Jarvi

Starring: Craig Benzine, Eliza Toser, Carlyn Janus, Jake Jarvi

Country: United States

The Alejandro Hernández Show

Written by: Alejandro Hernández

Starring: Alejandro Hernández

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 October 2009 ?

  • 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:
  • Vic Mizzy: American composer (themes to Green Acres and The Addams Family) (Born 1916).
  • Czech President Václav Klaus compares the Treaty of Lisbon to ampquotan unstoppable speeding trainampquot that he is being forced to sign. (BBC)
  • A report into dumping of toxic waste by Trafigura in Côte d'Ivoire is published. (BBC)
  • Two police officers are killed after their police helicopter is shot down by drug gangs in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ten drug traffickers were also killed in the violence. (Al Jazeera)
  • The sheriff in Fort Collins, Colorado advises that criminal charges will be laid over the balloon boy hoax. (Sky News)
  • The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) imposes an arms embargo on Guinea after the deaths of opposition supporters at a rally last month. (Reuters)

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Sport Games on 17 October 2009

Serie A
Italian Football
  • Genoa - Inter : 0 - 5
  • Juventus - Fiorentina : 1 - 1
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Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Anderlecht - Charleroi : 2 - 0
  • Kortrijk - Roeselare : 2 - 0
  • Lokeren - Cercle Brugge : 1 - 1
  • Waregem - Germinal : 4 - 0
See all Football game results of 17 October 2009
Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Ein Frankfurt - Hannover : 2 - 1
  • FC Koln - Mainz : 1 - 0
  • Freiburg - Bayern Munich : 1 - 2
  • Hamburg - Leverkusen : 0 - 0
See all Football game results of 17 October 2009
Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Hansa Rostock - Paderborn : 1 - 2
  • Munich 1860 - Duisburg : 3 - 1
See all Football game results of 17 October 2009

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What news were making the headlines those days in October 2009?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.1071
  • Time: Sgt. First Class Chet Millard awaiting medevac helicopters
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11292


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

The Last Song

By: Nicholas Sparks

Seventeen year old Veronica "Ronnie" Miller's life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.

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Arguing With Idiots

By: Glenn Beck

#1 New York Times bestselling author and radio and tv host Glenn Beck's ultimate handbook for tackling and winning life’s most important arguments.FUNNY. FRIGHTENING. TRUE. It happens to all of us: You're minding your own business, when some idiot informs ...

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The Help

By: Kathryn Stockett

Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who's always taken orders quietly, but lately she's unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer ...

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Have a Little Faith

By: Mitch Albom

Now including a new chapter for the paperback edition. "A masterpiece."--Publishers Weekly "In the beginning there was a question. 'Will you do my eulogy' As is often the case with faith, I thought I was being asked a favor.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Drama, Romantic Comedy, Harem

Publisher: Enterbrain

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Platform: Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Linux, Android, PlayStation Home via PlayStation 3

Genre: Puzzle

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Black Mirror II: Reigning Evil

Black Mirror II: Reigning Evil

Platform: Windows

Genre: Adventure, horror

Publisher: Viva Media

Bomberman Ultra

Bomberman Ultra

Platform: PlayStation Network

Genre: Action

Publisher: Hudson Soft

Castlevania: The Arcade

Castlevania: The Arcade

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Light gun shooter

Publisher: Konami

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