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Thursday 19 December 2002

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Lose Yourself by Eminem. In UK Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum) by Cheeky Girls was in the top 5 hits. Catch Me If You Can, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002 while Red Rabbit by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching I Love the '80s. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dragon Throne: Battle of Red Cliffs or DoDonPachi DaiOuJou.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Catch Me If You Can

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken

Country: United States

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25th Hour

Directed by: Spike Lee

Starring: Edward Norton, Barry Pepper, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Country: United States

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Directed by: Rob Marshall

Starring: Rene Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere

Country: United States

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Star Trek: Nemesis

Directed by: Stuart Baird

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner

Country: United States

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Gangs of New York

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Daniel Day-Lewis

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Life of Mammals

Starring: David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Top Gear

Starring: Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson, James May, Ben Collins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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History of Football: The Beautiful Game

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Written by: Joss Whedon

Starring: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin

Country: United States

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Still Game

Starring: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill, Paul Riley, Mark Cox

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 December 2002 ?

  • 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
  • Roman festivals - Opalia
  • Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
See famous people born on 19 December
Famous Deaths:
  • Arthur Rowley: English footballer cricketer and manager (d. 2002).
  • U.S. plan to invade Iraq: After reviewing a 12,000 page Iraqi weapons declaration document, U.S. officials state that Iraq has failed to account for all its chemical and biological agents and that Iraq is in material breach of a United Nations Security Council resolution.
  • Hundreds of Middle Eastern immigrants in Southern California who came to INS officials to register, as per new regulations, are arrested and imprisoned for various INS violations, many of them due to official delays in processing necessary forms. Critics compared the action to the Japanese internment in the same region during World WarnbspII. Others claimed that the people are in violation of United States immigration law, and the arrests are valid.
  • Pope John Paul II will approve the miracle needed to beatify Mother Teresa, whose dedication to the destitute earned her a special place in the pontiff's heart. A second miracle then will be needed to declare Mother Teresa a saint.
  • AOL Time Warner announces that they have been issued a patent for instant messaging. AOL says that they have no plans to enforce the patent, but it could cause problems for the purveyors of other instant messaging systems, in particular Microsoft and Yahoo!.
  • Rebels in the Côte d'Ivoire seize the key western city of Man from government forces.

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Sport Games on 19 December 2002

Division 2
Football (France)
  • Beauvais - Nancy : 1 - 1
  • Creteil - Caen : 1 - 1
  • Istres - Gueugnon : 1 - 0
  • Lorient - Valence : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of 19 December 2002
Le Championnat
Football (France)
  • Paris SG - Bordeaux : 1 - 1
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Red Rabbit

By: Tom Clancy

Long before he was President or head of the CIA, before he fought terrorist attacks on the Super Bowl or the White House, even before a submarine named Red October made its perilous way across the Atlantic, Jack Ryan was ...

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The Conquerors

By: Michael Beschloss

From one of America's most respected historians, The Conquerors reveals one of the most important stories of World War II. As Allied soldiers fought the Nazis, Franklin Roosevelt and, later, Harry

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The Christmas Train

By: David Baldacci

Tom Langdon, a weary and cash-strapped journalist, is banned from flying when a particularly thorough airport security search causes him to lose his cool.

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Four Blind Mice

By: James Patterson

On the verge of resigning from the D.C. police force, Detective Alex Cross knows he can't refuse this case. His partner John Sampson has a friend who has been framed for murder and is facing the gas chamber.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Age of Wonders II: The Wizard's Throne

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Gathering

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Big Biz Tycoon

Platform: Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP

Genre: Business simulation game

Publisher: Activision Value

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Dragon Throne: Battle of Red Cliffs

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Strategy First

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Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Genre: Action

Publisher: THQ, LucasArts

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DoDonPachi DaiOuJou

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation 2, iOS

Genre: Manic shooter

Publisher: JP AMI; JP Arika

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