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Sunday 17 September 2006

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include India Tanovic . In that special week of September people in US were listening to SexyBack by Justin Timberlake. In UK I Don't Feel Like Dancin' by Scissor Sisters was in the top 5 hits. The Lives of Others, directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006 while To Distraction by Stephanie Laurens was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Scuba Bob's Ocean Quest. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Backyard Basketball 2007 or 3rd World Farmer.
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 ?

The Lives of Others

Directed by: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Starring: Ulrich Mhe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch

Country: United States

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Little Children

Directed by: Todd Field

Starring: Kate Winslet, Jennifer Connelly, Patrick Wilson

Country: United States

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Directed by: Neveldine

Starring: Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Carlos Sanz

Country: United States

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Directed by: Mike Judge

Starring: Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard

Country: United States

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Directed by: Steve Pink

Starring: Justin Long, Jonah Hill, Blake Lively

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Scuba Bob's Ocean Quest

Starring: Robert Knapick, Abigail Kinslow, Lauren Kinslow

Country: United States


Starring: Andreea Gramosteanu, Mirela Zeta, Mihai Bendeac, Angel Popescu

Country: Romania

Reader, I Married Him

Starring: Daisy Goodwin, Sophie Kinsella, Joanna Trollope

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Starring: Peter Capaldi

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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World Series of Pop Culture

Starring: Pat Kiernan, Erin Payton, Lisa Guerrero

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 September 2006 ?

  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
Famous Birthdays:
  • India Tanovic: French-born child of noted director, Danis Tanovic.
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  • Fourpeaked Mountain in Alaska erupts, marking the first eruption for the long-dormant volcano in at least 10,000 years.
  • Five basketball players at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania are shot on campus after they tried to calm a disturbed man at a dance in the Student Union. Three of the five are hospitalized, with one in critical condition. (ESPN)
  • Recent expeditions by Conservation International and the government of Indonesia revealed a ampquotLost Worldampquot of nearly 60 new species near Bird's Head Seascape of the Coral Triangle. The species include a ampquotwalking sharkampquot, 20 new corals, 8 shrimp species, and 24 new fish species including one that can ampquotflashampquot colors. (ABC)
  • The Associated Press claims that Bilal Hussein, an AP photographer and Iraqi citizen, has been held for five months in a United States military prison without charges against him. AP claims they tried to have Hussein released quietly, but when that failed, they went public. (MSNBC)
  • Pope Benedict XVI states that he is ampquotdeeply sorryampquot about the angry reaction from his comments and says that his remarks came from a text that didn't reflect his personal opinion. (BBC - full text of apology)

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Sport Games on 17 September 2006

Serie A
Italian Football
  • Ascoli - Messina : 1 - 1
  • Catania - Atalanta : 0 - 0
  • Empoli - Chievo : 1 - 1
  • Lazio - Palermo : 1 - 2
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Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Gent - Waregem : 1 - 1
  • Roeselare - Genk : 3 - 3
  • Standard - FC Brussels : 2 - 1
  • St Truiden - Club Brugge : 2 - 3
See all Football game results of 17 September 2006
Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Ein Frankfurt - Leverkusen : 3 - 1
  • Hertha - Schalke 04 : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of 17 September 2006
Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Erzgebirge Aue - Greuther Furth : 0 - 3
  • Karlsruhe - Duisburg : 3 - 3
  • Koblenz - Burghausen : 1 - 2
  • Munich 1860 - Freiburg : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of 17 September 2006

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What news were making the headlines those days in September 2006?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.897
  • Time: A picture of an eagle atop the Chrysler Building looking towards the World Trade Center at sunset
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.10460


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

To Distraction

By: Stephanie Laurens

The gentlemen of the Bastion Club have proven their courage while fighting England's enemies, but nothing has prepared them for dealing with that most formidable of challenges: the opposite sex.Deverell,

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Wins, Losses, And Lessons

By: Lou Holtz

When I die and people realize that I will not be resurrected in three days, they will forget me. That is the way it should be.

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Reading Like A Writer

By: Francine Prose

Long before there were creative-writing workshops and degrees, how did aspiring writers learn to write? By reading the work of their predecessors and contemporaries, says Francine Prose.In

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La Bella Figura

By: Beppe Severgnini

Join the bestselling author of Ciao, America! on a lively tour of modern Italy that takes you behind the seductive face it puts on for visitors—la bella figura—and highlights its maddening,

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Ass Hunter

Ass Hunter

Platform: Adobe Flash, Android

Genre: Top down shooter

Backyard Basketball 2007

Platform: Game Boy Advance, Nintendo GameCube (Cancelled) Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Atari

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Platform: Game Boy Advance, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox, Xbox 360, Wii, Mac OS X

Genre: Racing, Adventure

Publisher: THQ

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3rd World Farmer

3rd World Farmer

Genre: Business Serious Games

Publisher: ArcadeTown, Newgrounds, Edmodo

Bode Miller Alpine Racing

Bode Miller Alpine Racing

Platform: BREW, Java ME

Genre: Sports, Skiing

Publisher: Abandon Mobile

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