Thursday October 19, 2006

US date format: 10/19/2006, UK date format: 19/10/2006

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 19, 2006). 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. Devil's Den, directed by Jeff Burr, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006 while For One More Day by Mitch Albom was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Simon Schama's Power of Art. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bionicle Heroes or CellFactor: Combat Training.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Devil's Den

Devil's Den

Directed by: Jeff Burr

Starring: Kelly Hu, Devon Sawa, Ken Foree, Steven Schub

The Prestige

The Prestige

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine

Country: United States of America

One Night with the King

One Night with the King

Directed by: Michael O. Sajbel

Starring: Tiffany Dupont, Luke Goss, John Noble, Omar Sharif

The Contract

The Contract

Directed by: Bruce Beresford

Starring: John Cusack, Morgan Freeman, Jamie Anderson, Alice Krige

5ive Girls

5ive Girls

Directed by: Warren P. Sonoda

Starring: Ron Perlman, Jennifer Miller, Jordan Madley, Terra Vnesa


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 19, 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)
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  • 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.

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Music charts

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TV Series

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Simon Schama's Power of Art

Simon Schama's Power of Art

The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman

The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman

Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

Directed by: Andrew Davis

Fear Files

Fear Files



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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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For One More Day by Mitch Albom

For One More Day


From the author of The Five People You Meet in Heaven and Tuesdays with Morrie, a new novel that millions of fans have been waiting for.

Fiasco by Thomas E. Ricks



Finalist for the Pulitzer PrizeOne of the Washington Post Book World's 10 Best Books of the YearOne of Time's 10 Best Books of the YearUSA Today's Nonfiction Book of the YearA New

Motor Mouth by Janet Evanovich

Motor Mouth


Miami is still freakin' humid. The nights are even hotter. And there's a body on ice. And that's just the beginning of this adrenaline-rush of a hot-wired ride from phenomenal number

The Guy Not Taken by Jennifer Weiner

The Guy Not Taken


Jennifer Weiner's talent shines like never before in this collection of short stories, following the tender, and often hilarious, progress of love and relationships over the course of a lifetime.

Under Orders by Dick Francis

Under Orders


Sid knows the perils of racing all too well, but in his day jockeys didn't usually cross the finish line with three .38


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

CellFactor: Combat Training

Platform: PC

Genre: FPS


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

Charlotte's Web

Platform: Game Boy Advance Nintendo DS Microsoft Windows PlayStation 2

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Sega

Brave Story: New Traveler

Platform: PlayStation Portable

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: JP SCEI; NA Xseed Games

Bionicle Heroes

Platform: Game Boy Advance; GameCube; J2ME; Microsoft Windows; Nintendo DS; PlayStation 2; Wii; Xbox 360

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Eidos Interactive; Square Enix (digital)


Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

News articles

  • Bloomberg Dismisses Talk of Sale Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said although he has been approached by potential buyers, he will not sell his multibillion-dollar company. [..]
  • EBay Reports That Profit Jumped 10% in Quarter The Internet auction giant said its profit was helped in part by a lower tax rate and strong sales at its online payments unit. [..]
  • See all financial news of October 19, 2006

Stock Markets

  • Gilead Sciences GILD: opens at $67.96
  • Union Pacific UNP: opens at $91.20
  • United Technologies UTX: opens at $65.26
  • HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $38.96
  • Cisco Systems CSCO: opens at $24.01

Exchange Rates

  • 1 CAD = 1.1143 CHF
  • 1 AUD = 0.9539 CHF
  • 1 AUD = 0.8556 CAD
  • 1 GBP = 2.3605 CHF
  • 1 GBP = 2.1181 CAD

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