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Wednesday 20 August 2003

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Joshua Solomon . In that special week of August people in US were listening to Crazy In Love by Beyonce. In UK Breathe by Blu Cantrell featuring Sean Paul was in the top 5 hits. S.W.A.T., directed by Clark Johnson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003 while Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tinseltown TV. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Barbie Horse Adventures: Mystery Ride or Boktai.
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TV Series

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

Magick

Starring: Barry Jones, Stuart MacLeod

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Monkey Dust

Starring: Morwenna Banks, Frances Barber, Rebecca Front

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Boarding House: North Shore

Starring: Holly Beck

Country: United States

The Brendan Leonard Show

Written by: Brendan Leonard

Starring: Cathy Leonard, Margarita Leonard, Jack Leonard, Mike Leonard

Country: United States

Most Extreme Elimination Challenge

Starring: Victor Wilson, Christopher Darga, John Cervenka, Mary Scheer

Country: United States

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Movies

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

S.W.A.T.

Directed by: Clark Johnson

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez

Country: United States

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American Wedding

Directed by: Jesse Dylan

Starring: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott

Country: United States

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Johnny English

Directed by: Peter Howitt

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, John Malkovich, Natalie Imbruglia

Country: United States

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Directed by: Stephen Norrington

Starring: Sean Connery, Stuart Townsend, Peta Wilson

Country: United States

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Bad Boys II

Directed by: Michael Bay

Starring: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Gabrielle Union

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 August 2003 ?

Holidays:
  • Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
  • RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • Estonia - Restoration Day
  • Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
Famous Birthdays:
  • Joshua Solomon: American child of large and controversial family, he is one of 14 children born via in vitro fertilization and implantation.
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Facts:
  • War on Terrorism – Canal Hotel: US officials comment terror group linked to al Qaeda, Ansar al-Islam, is emerging as a top suspect in the U.N. headquarters bombing in Baghdad. ampquotIt's part of a global war against terrorism that was officially declared on us on September 11. It's quite clear we do have terrorists inside Iraq now.ampquot
  • A 4-week-old boy, born to Nigerian parents, dies after a botched home circumcision by a friend of the boy's parents, in the Republic of Ireland. The Garda Síochána are searching for the man, who had no medical qualifications.
  • One of the holiest sites in Jerusalem, known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Haram al-Sharif or the ''Noble Sanctuary'', is re-opened to controversy. Jerusalem's police chief, Mickey Levey says the decision was taken before the most recent suicide bombing. However the decision is condemned by the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Ekrima Sabri, who says the re-opening was done without the agreement of the Waqf, the Muslim authority that oversees the site. Palestinians from
  • Fighting persists in Chechnya, with six Russian servicemen killed and 11 others wounded in the war-ravaged region.
  • Pauline Hanson, former leader of the Australian anti-immigration One Nation Party, is sentenced in Queensland to three years in prison for electoral fraud.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 2003?

  • Time: California Gubernatorial candidate, actor Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9949
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.723

Books

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

Blindside

By: Catherine Coulter

Get blindsided by the #1 New York Times bestselling author. FBI agents Savich and Sherlock face two baffling cases in Catherine Coulter's electrifying thriller, a riveting novel of knife-edge suspense.

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Seabiscuit: An American Legend

By: Laura Hillenbrand

Laura Hillenbrand, author of the runaway phenomenon Unbroken, brilliantly re-creates a universal underdog story in this #1 New York Times bestseller.Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the ...

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The Da Vinci Code

By: Dan Brown

PREMIUM MASS MARKET EDITION #1 Worldwide Bestseller—More Than 80 Million Copies Sold As millions of readers around the globe have already discovered, The Da Vinci Code is a reading experience unlike any other.

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The South Beach Diet

By: Arthur Agatston

For years, cardiologist Arthur Agatston, M.D., urged his patients to lose weight for the sake of their hearts, but every diet was too hard to follow or its restrictions were too harsh.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Barbie Horse Adventures: Mystery Ride

Barbie Horse Adventures: Mystery Ride

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action game, adventure game, children's game, racing game, roleplaying game

Publisher: Universal Interactive

BlowOut

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox, Xbox 360, Cloud (OnLive)

Genre: Run and gun, Third-person shooter

Publisher: Majesco

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The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius: Jet Fusion

Platform: GameCube PlayStation 2 Game Boy Advance

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: THQ

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Boktai

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Genre: Action role-playing

Publisher: Konami

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Zuma

Platform: Mac OS X, iPod, Mobile phone, Windows, Windows Mobile, Xbox, Xbox 360 (XBLA), Palm OS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable (PSN)

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: PopCap Games Glu Mobile

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