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Sunday 19 October 2008

It was Sunday, 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 Live Your Life by T.I.. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, directed by Mark Herman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tuulepealne maa. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Back at the Barnyard: Slop Bucket Games or Cate West: The Vanishing Files.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Directed by: Mark Herman

Starring: Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend

Country: United States

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Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Starring: Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Idris Elba

Country: United States

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The Wrestler

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood

Country: United States

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Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Colm Feore, Amy Ryan

Country: United States

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Body of Lies

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Tuulepealne maa

Starring: Märt Avandi, Rasmus Kaljujärv, Mirtel Pohla, Evelin Võigemast

Country: Estonia

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Clannad: After Story

Starring: Yûichi Nakamura, David Matranga, Luci Christian, Mai Nakahara

Country: Japan

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Investigation X

Starring: Terry MacDonald

Country: United States

Review with Myles Barlow

Written by: Phil Lloyd, Trent O'Donnell

Starring: Phil Lloyd, Amanda Bishop, Ivy Nehl, Craig Anderson

Country: Australia

Los 80

Starring: Tamara Acosta, Daniel Muñoz, Lucas Escobar, Tomás Verdejo Urzúa

Country: Chile

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 October 2008 ?

  • 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:
  • Afghan officials claim that the Taliban has executed as many as 30 of 50 people captured on a bus in Kandahar Province. (''International Herald Tribune'')
  • A bridge under construction for the Delhi Mass Rapid Transit System in East Delhi collapses, killing 1 and leaving at least 9 injured. (IBN Live)
  • Cambodia agrees to release 13 Royal Thai Army soldiers captured during recent fighting in the 2008 Cambodian-Thai stand-off. (Radio Australia)
  • Retired General and former Secretary of State Colin Powell endorses Barack Obama for President of the United States. (Reuters)

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Sport Games on 19 October 2008

Serie A
Italian Football
  • Bologna - Lazio : 3 - 1
  • Catania - Palermo : 2 - 0
  • Chievo - Atalanta : 1 - 1
  • Genoa - Siena : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of 19 October 2008
Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Club Brugge - Cercle Brugge : 3 - 1
  • Waregem - Anderlecht : 4 - 0
See all Football game results of 19 October 2008
Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Hamburg - Schalke 04 : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of 19 October 2008
Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Augsburg - St Pauli : 3 - 2
  • Duisburg - Ingolstadt : 6 - 1
  • Hansa Rostock - Koblenz : 9 - 0
  • Munich 1860 - Greuther Furth : 3 - 1
See all Football game results of 19 October 2008

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of October 2008 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. T.I. - Whatever You Like
  2. Jennifer Hudson - Spotlight
  3. Can't Believe It - T-Pain Featuring Lil Wayne
  4. Jazmine Sullivan - Need U Bad
  5. Ne-Yo - Miss Independent
  6. Mrs. Officer - Lil Wayne Featuring Bobby Valentino & Kidd Kidd
  7. Got Money - Lil Wayne Featuring T-Pain
  8. Live Your Life - T.I. Featuring Rihanna
  9. Heaven Sent - Keyshia Cole
  10. Robin Thicke - Magic
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. No Me Doy Por Vencido - Luis Fonsi
  2. Vicente Fernandez - Para Siempre
  3. Dame Tu Amor - Alacranes Musical
  4. Flex - Te Quiero
  5. Lloro Por Ti - Enrique Iglesias
  6. La Cumbia Del Rio - Los Pikadientes de Caborca
  7. Amor Inmortal - Chayanne
  8. Hasta El Dia De Hoy - Dareyes de La Sierra
  9. Si No Te Hubieras Ido - Mana
  10. Cinco Minutos - Gloria Trevi


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

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society

By: Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.”

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By: Ted Bell

Now in paperback, New York Times bestselling author Ted Bell’s latest action-packed thriller features the return of counter spy Alex Hawke as he faces a global nightmare of epic proportions.

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The Snowball

By: Alice Schroeder

Here is THE book recounting the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world, Warren Buffett.

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The War Within

By: Bob Woodward

As violence in Iraq reaches unnerving levels in 2006, a second front in the war rages at the highest levels of the Bush administration.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Buzz! Junior: Ace Racers

Buzz! Junior: Ace Racers

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Party, racing

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Back at the Barnyard: Slop Bucket Games

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Play THQ

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Chess Crusade

Platform: Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Board game

Publisher: NA Destination Software; EU Zoo Digital Publishing

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Cate West: The Vanishing Files

Platform: PC, Nintendo DS, Wii

Genre: Mystery

Publisher: Real Arcade (Original PC version) Destineer Games (Wii & DS versions) Oxygen Interactive Software (European Wii & DS versions)

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Blue Dragon Plus

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Tactical role-playing game

Publisher: JP AQ Interactive; NA UTV Ignition Entertainment

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