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Tuesday 19 August 2003

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Xyriel Manabat and Jackson Fraser. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Crazy In Love by Beyonce. In UK Breathe by Blu Cantrell featuring Sean Paul was in the top 5 hits. S.W.A.T., directed by Clark Johnson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003 while Under The Banner Of Heaven by Jon Krakauer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tinseltown TV. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyberchase: Carnival Chaos or Star Wars Galaxies.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Tinseltown TV

Starring: Matt Damon, Clint Eastwood, Eddie Griffin, Jennifer Love Hewitt

Magick

Starring: Barry Jones, Stuart MacLeod

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Monkey Dust

Starring: Morwenna Banks, Frances Barber, Rebecca Front

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Suika

Starring: Satomi Kobayashi

Country: Japan

Junkin' with Val and Dave

Directed by: Rod Howell

Starring: David Bird, Val Myers

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

S.W.A.T.

Directed by: Clark Johnson

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez

Country: United States

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American Wedding

Directed by: Jesse Dylan

Starring: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott

Country: United States

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Johnny English

Directed by: Peter Howitt

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, John Malkovich, Natalie Imbruglia

Country: United States

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Directed by: Stephen Norrington

Starring: Sean Connery, Stuart Townsend, Peta Wilson

Country: United States

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Bad Boys II

Directed by: Michael Bay

Starring: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Gabrielle Union

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 August 2003 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
  • RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
  • Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
  • National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
  • National Aviation Day, USA
Famous Birthdays:
  • Xyriel Manabat: Filipino actress.
  • Jackson Fraser: Australian child of noted family, he is the grandson of former Olympic swimmer Dawn Fraser, born to her daughter Dawn-Lorraine Fraser after artificial insemination of a friend's sperm.
  • Harvey Bautista: TV Actor.
  • Steele Stebbins: Movie Actor.
See other famous people born on 19 August
Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • A car-bomb attack on United Nations headquarters in Iraq kills the agency's top envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello and 21 other employees.
  • A Hamas planned suicide attack on a bus in Jerusalem kills 23 Israelis, 7 of them children in the Jerusalem bus 2 massacre.
  • War on Terrorism: A Moroccan court sentences four men to death and jails 83 others for their involvement in a wave of terror attacks in Casablanca that killed 33 bystanders and a dozen suicide bombers in May 2003. The trial involved dozens of defendants accused of belonging to a clandestine Moroccan group, the Salafia Jihadia. Moroccan authorities have linked the group to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network.
  • Occupation of Iraq: Iraqi Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan, disguised as an Arab Bedouin, has been captured. Ramadan served as Saddam's thug and a member of Iraq's Revolutionary Command Council. Kurdish group claims responsibility for the capture of Ramadan. He was handed over to Coalition forces in Mosul.
  • Afghanistan celebrates its Independence Day amid one of the bloodiest weeks in a year, with heavily armed guerrillas killing at least nine police officers in the latest in a string of ambushes. In the last week, the country has been battered by an onslaught from insurgents, who are believed to be a mix of guerrillas from the ousted Taliban regime, al-Qaida fighters and supporters of renegade warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar.

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Sport Games on 19 August 2003

Division 2
Football (France)
  • Amiens - Istres : 0 - 0
  • Besancon - Gueugnon : 1 - 1
  • Caen - Grenoble : 0 - 0
  • Clermont - Niort : 0 - 1
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 2003?

  • Time: California Gubernatorial candidate, actor Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9949
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.723

Books

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

Under The Banner Of Heaven

By: Jon Krakauer

Jon Krakauer’s literary reputation rests on insightful chronicles of lives conducted at the outer limits. He now shifts his focus from extremes of physical adventure to extremes of religious belief within

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The South Beach Diet

By: Arthur Agatston

For years, cardiologist Arthur Agatston, M.D., urged his patients to lose weight for the sake of their hearts, but every diet was too hard to follow or its restrictions were too harsh.

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A Short History Of Nearly Everything

By: Bill Bryson

One of the world’s most beloved writers and bestselling author of One Summer takes his ultimate journey—into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer.In

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The Kennedy Curse

By: Edward Klein

Death was merciful to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, for it spared her a parent's worst nightmare: the loss of a child. But if Jackie had lived to see her son, JFK Jr.,

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

1893: A World's Fair Mystery

1893: A World's Fair Mystery

Platform: TADS

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Self published

Cyberchase: Carnival Chaos

Platform: PC

Genre: Edutainment

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X2: Wolverine's Revenge

Platform: GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Microsoft Windows, Xbox, PlayStation 2

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision Aspyr (Mac version)

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Dominions II: The Ascension Wars

Dominions II: The Ascension Wars

Platform: PC (Windows / Linux) PowerPC (Mac OS X / Linux) Solaris (Solaris 8)

Genre: Turn-based strategy, Fantasy

Publisher: Shrapnel Games

Star Wars Galaxies

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Massively multiplayer online role-playing

Publisher: LucasArts

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