Thursday August 19, 2004

US date format: 8/19/2004, UK date format: 19/8/2004

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It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 19, 2004). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Google Trade . In that special week of August people in US were listening to Lean Back by Terror Squad. In UK Thunderbirds / 3AM by Busted was in the top 5 hits. Mysterious Skin, directed by Gregg Araki, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004 while The 9/11 Commission Report by National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Epitafios. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Battlestrike or Crusader Kings.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Mysterious Skin

Mysterious Skin

Directed by: Gregg Araki

Starring: Brady Corbet, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elisabeth Shue, Chase Ellison

Country: United States of America

Kinsey

Kinsey

Directed by: Bill Condon

Starring: Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Chris O'Donnell, Peter Sarsgaard

P.S.

P.S.

Directed by: Dylan Kidd

Starring: Laura Linney, Topher Grace, Marcia Gay Harden, Gabriel Byrne

Paparazzi

Paparazzi

Directed by: Paul Abascal

Starring: Cole Hauser, Robin Tunney, Dennis Farina, Daniel Baldwin

Dhoom

Dhoom

Directed by: Sanjay Gadhvi

Starring: Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra, John Abraham, Esha Deol

history

Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 19, 2004?


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
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Events

  • An ongoing battle, apparently between a combination of U.S. and Iraqi forces, and the al-Mahdi Army of Muqtada al-Sadr, damages two of minarets of the Imam Ali Mosque in Najaf, Iraq, which al-Sadr's forces occupied. (CNN)

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 19, 2004?
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Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Thunderbirds / 3AM
  2. - Dry Your Eyes
  3. - Baby Cakes
  4. - Lola's Theme
  5. - These Words

Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - Lean Backyoutube
  2. - Jesus Walks
  3. - Sunshine
  4. - Diary
  5. - Slow Motion
  6. - Goodies
  7. - Why?
  8. - Confessions Part IIyoutube
  9. - My Place
  10. - U Should've Known Better

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Epitafios

Epitafios

Directed by: Jorge Nisco

Beauty School

Beauty School

Directed by: Amy Nicholson

Entourage

Entourage

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Directed by: David Frankel

Starring: Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara

Country: United States of America

Salem's Lot

Salem's Lot

Directed by: Tobe Hooper

Green Wing

Green Wing

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 2004?

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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The 9/11 Commission Report by National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

The 9/11 Commission Report

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This is the final report of the 9/11 Commission. It is the full report, including the Executive Summary, which was not in the PDF file. It was originally published in 2004.

Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen

Skinny Dip

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Marine biologist Chaz Perrone can't tell a sea horse from a sawhorse. And when he throws his beautiful wife, Joey, off a cruise liner, he really should know better.

Imperial Hubris by Anonymous

Imperial Hubris

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Paperback

American Soldier by Tommy R. Franks

American Soldier

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"When war comes, you look for certain special qualities in the people you'll be working with. General Tom Franks embodies those qualities: strength, experience, a keen mind, energy, honor, good humor, and a deep loyalty to his troops and to …

The Rule Of Four by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason

The Rule Of Four

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“One part The Da Vinci Code, one part The Name of the Rose and one part A Separate Peace . . . a smart, swift, multitextured tale that both entertains and informs.”—San

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Battlestrike

Battlestrike

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: City Interactive

X-Men Legends

X-Men Legends

Platform: GameCube; N-Gage; PlayStation 2; Xbox

Genre: Action role-playing

Publisher: Activision

Atlantis Evolution

Atlantis Evolution

Platform: Microsoft Windows Mac OS iOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: The Adventure Company

Crusader Kings

Crusader Kings

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X

Genre: Grand strategy

Publisher: Paradox Interactive

Fish Tycoon

Fish Tycoon

Platform: Windows, Windows Mobile, Android Mobile, Tapwave Zodiac, Mac OS X, Nintendo DS, iOS, Mobile phone, Palm OS

Genre: Business simulation game

Publisher: Big Fish Games (PC) Majesco Entertainment (Nintendo DS)

money

Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $44.78
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $31.51
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $27.34
  • General Electric GE: opens at $32.63
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $84.75

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 109.37 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.2963 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.2421 CHF
  • 1 EUR = 135.27 JPY
  • 1 EUR = 0.675 GBP

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