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Thursday 19 October 2006

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of October people in US were listening to SexyBack by Justin Timberlake. In UK America by Razorlight was in the top 5 hits. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, directed by Tom Tykwer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006 while I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Pride Fighting Championships. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA or Danny Phantom: Urban Jungle.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Directed by: Tom Tykwer

Starring: Ben Whishaw, Dustin Hoffman, Alan Rickman

Country: United States

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The Prestige

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson

Country: United States

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Pan's Labyrinth

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

Starring: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi Lpez

Country: United States

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Stranger Than Fiction

Directed by: Marc Forster

Starring: Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman

Country: United States

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The Sentimental Bloke

Directed by: Raymond Longford

Starring: Arthur Tauchert, Lottie Lyell, Gilbert Emery

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Pride Fighting Championships

Starring: Jay Glazer, Frank Trigg

Country: United States

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Friday Night Lights

Written by: Peter Berg

Starring: Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Aimee Teegarden, Brad Leland

Country: United States

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Written by: James Manos Jr.

Starring: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas, James Remar

Country: United States

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Starring: Peter Capaldi

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Three Sheets

Starring: Zane Lamprey, Stephen McKenna

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 October 2006 ?

  • Niue - Constitution Day in honour of the country's independence (self-governing in free association with New Zealand) in 1974.
  • Brazil - Independence Day of State of Piauf
  • Albania - Mother Teresa Day.
  • Also see October 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Roman Catholic Saints - Saints Jean de BrTbeuf, Isaac Jogues, and Companions; Saint Frideswide
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Famous Deaths:
  • On the 19th anniversary of the 1987 stock market crash, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 12,000 for the first time, at 12,011.73.
  • U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth rules that Mohammad Munaf, a United States citizen, can be transferred to Iraqi authorities to face a death sentence over the kidnapping of three Romanian journalists in 2005 around Baghdad. (AP via New York Times)
  • Tan D. Nguyen, a Republican candidate for California's 47th congressional district in Orange County, California, denies authorizing a letter warning Hispanic immigrants that they could go to jail or be deported if they vote next month, a mailing that prompted an investigation by the state government. (CBS News)
  • An Uzbek military Antonov An-2 aircraft crashes near Tashkent, Uzbekistan, killing all of the 15 people onboard. The Uzbek Emergency Ministry says the pilots lost control of the plane while trying to land. (BBC)
  • Scientists at Duke University have created a device out of metamaterials that makes objects harder to detect at microwave frequencies. (LiveScience)

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

  • Time: Photo of an elephant's backside
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.10514
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.901902


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

I Feel Bad About My Neck

By: Nora Ephron

With her disarming, intimate, completely accessible voice, and dry sense of humor, Nora Ephron shares with us her ups and downs in I Feel Bad About My Neck, a candid, hilarious

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Blood And Thunder

By: Hampton Sides

In the summer of 1846, the Army of the West marched through Santa Fe, en route to invade and occupy the Western territories claimed by Mexico.

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Rise And Shine

By: Anna Quindlen

From Anna Quindlen, acclaimed author of Blessings, Black and Blue, and One True Thing, a superb novel about two sisters, the true meaning of success, and the qualities in life that matter most.It’s

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The Road

By: Cormac McCarth

Father and son journey alone through a desolate America; movie; Pulitzer; Oprah's Book Club, March 2007. (P, Vintage)

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Air Conflicts

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Arcade combat flight simulator

Publisher: Frogster Interactive

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Barrow Hill

Platform: PC

Genre: First-person adventure

Publisher: Shadow Tor Studios Lighthouse Interactive Got Game Entertainment Akella

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Chao Dream Touch! Happy Anniversary

Chao Dream Touch! Happy Anniversary

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Action

Publisher: Marvelous Interactive

Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation 2

Genre: Music, Exercise

Publisher: Konami

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Danny Phantom: Urban Jungle

Platform: Game Boy Advance Nintendo DS

Genre: Side-scroller

Publisher: THQ

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