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Thursday 20 August 2009

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas. Up in the Air, directed by Jason Reitman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009 while Black Hills by Nora Roberts was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching My Fair Lady. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 2XL Fleet Defense or Academy of Champions: Soccer.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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

Up in the Air

Directed by: Jason Reitman

Starring: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman

Country: United States

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The Road

Directed by: John Hillcoat

Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Robert Duvall

Country: United States

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Extract

Directed by: Mike Judge

Starring: Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Ben Affleck, Mila Kunis

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All About Steve

Directed by: Phil Traill

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Bradley Cooper, Thomas Haden Church, Ken Jeong

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The Descent: Part 2

Directed by: Jon Harris

Starring: Michael J. Reynolds, Shauna Macdonald, Jessika Williams, Douglas Hodge

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TV Series

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

My Fair Lady

Directed by: Kate Scholefield

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Special Ops Mission

Directed by: Military Channel

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Nite Tales: The Series

Directed by: Deon Taylor

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Bollywood Hero

Directed by: Diederik Van Rooijen

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Little White Lie

Directed by: Lacey Schwartz

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 August 2009 ?

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:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Larry Knechtel: American bass player and pianist (Bread and The Wrecking Crew) (d. 2009).
Facts:
  • The US Mint releases the 2009 James Polk Presidential dollar to circulation.
  • A bicycle bomb explodes near a restaurant in Baghdad, killing two people. (Yahoo! news)
  • 18 prospectors are killed overnight in a diamond mine in Kasai province in central Democratic Republic of the Congo. (IOL)
  • A line of severe thunderstorms rolls through Ontario, Canada, spawns over 18 tornadoes in one day which has been declared to be the largest tornado outbreak in Canadian history, at least four F-2 tornadoes were confirmed, including one touching down in the town of Durham, Ontario, northwest of Toronto where at least one person was killed, and the other in a Toronto suburb of Vaughan, Ontario where over 600 homes were damaged or destroyed. (CTV)
  • Switzerland's president, Hans-Rudolf Merz, apologizes to the Libyan government for last year's arrest of a son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. (MSNBC)

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 2009 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Pretty Wings - Maxwell
  2. Break Up - Mario Featuring Gucci Mane & Sean Garrett
  3. Best I Ever Had - Drake
  4. Ego - Beyonce
  5. Last Chance - Ginuwine
  6. Trust - Keyshia Cole Duet With Monica
  7. Successful - Drake Featuring Trey Songz & Lil Wayne
  8. Every Girl - Young Money
  9. Trey Songz - I Need A Girl
  10. Wetter (Calling You Daddy) - Twista Featuring Erika Shevon
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Espinoza Paz - Lo Intentamos
  2. Shakira - Loba
  3. Ya Es Muy Tarde - La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho
  4. El Amor - Tito "El Bambino" El Patron
  5. Causa Y Efecto - Paulina Rubio
  6. Abusadora - Wisin & Yandel
  7. Nelly Furtado - Manos Al Aire
  8. Luis Enrique - Yo No Se Manana
  9. German Montero - Comprendeme
  10. Sufre - Dareyes de La Sierra

Books

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

Black Hills

By: Nora Roberts

In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Nora Roberts takes readers deep into the rugged Black Hills of South Dakota, where the shadows keep secrets, hunters stalk the land, and a childhood friendship matures into an adult passion.

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Catastrophe

By: Dick Morris and Eileen McGann

We have to stop Obama's radical agenda. Now. We must act before President Barack Obama fully implements his radical political agenda.

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The Help

By: Kathryn Stockett

Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who's always taken orders quietly, but lately she's unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

AFL Mascot Manor

AFL Mascot Manor

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Adventure Platform

Publisher: Tru Blu Entertainment

SpongeBob's Truth or Square

Platform: Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 (Cancelled)

Genre: Action

Publisher: THQ

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2XL Fleet Defense

2XL Fleet Defense

Platform: iOS

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Sacrifice

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Sacrifice

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Horror / beat 'em up

Publisher: 505 Games

Academy of Champions: Soccer

Platform: Wii

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Ubisoft

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Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Disaster Movie

Studio: DVD and Blu-ray

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Pride and Glory

Studio: DVD and Blu-ray

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Choke

Studio: DVD and Blu-ray

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Transporter 3

Studio: DVD and Blu-ray

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An American Affair

Studio: DVD

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