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Thursday 20 December 2001

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Blake Bertrand . In that special week of December people in US were listening to How You Remind Me by Nickelback. In UK Gotta Get Thru This by Daniel Bedingfield was in the top 5 hits. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, directed by Peter Jackson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001 while Violets Are Blue by James Patterson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Black Books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Test Drive Off-Road Wide Open or Airburst.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

Country: United States

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Black Hawk Down

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore

Country: United States

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A Beautiful Mind

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly

Country: United States

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Vanilla Sky

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

Starring: Tom Cruise, Penlope Cruz, Cameron Diaz

Country: United States

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Not Another Teen Movie

Directed by: Joel Gallen

Starring: Chyler Leigh, Jaime Pressly, Chris Evans

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Black Books

Written by: Dylan Moran

Starring: Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Tamsin Greig

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Starring: Ken Ober, Lisa Dergan, Michael Bellavia, Ethan T. Berlin

Country: United States

The Living Century

Starring: Jack Lemmon

Country: United States

Nissene på låven

Starring: Espen Eckbo, Trond Fausa, Eivind Sander, Nikis Theophilakis

Country: Norway

Justice League

Written by: Bob Kane, William M. Marston, Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel, Gardner Fox, Christopher Keenan

Starring: Carl Lumbly, George Newbern, Phil LaMarr, Kevin Conroy

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 December 2001 ?

  • R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
  • Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 20 December
Famous Deaths:
  • The Argentine government of President Fernando De la Rúa collapses amidst rioting and violence throughout the country. See December 2001 riots (Argentina)

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Sport Games on 20 December 2001

Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Hannover - Union Berlin : 3 - 2
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Division 1
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Crystal Palace - Nott'm Forest : 1 - 1
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Violets Are Blue

By: James Patterson

D.C. Detective Alex Cross has seen a lot of crime scenes. But even he is appalled by the gruesome murders of two joggers in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park - killings that look more like the work of savage beasts ...

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By: Roy Jenkins

In Churchill, Roy Jenkins provides a comprehensive portrait of Winston Churchill from his childhood to the critical World War II period and beyond in a single, definitive volume.

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Christmas In Plains

By: Jimmy Carter

In this acclaimed bestseller, President Carter returns to his early years in Plains, Georgia, the same locale that enchanted readers of An Hour Before Daylight, which The New Yorker called "an

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The Final Days

By: Barbara Olson

Olson turns her razor sharp vision on the Clintons' shocking excesses in their final days of office: the outrageous pardons to political cronies and friends, the looting of the White House,

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

AirForce Delta Storm

Platform: Xbox Game Boy Advance

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: Konami

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Test Drive Off-Road Wide Open

Platform: PlayStation 2, Xbox

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Infogrames (PS2) Atari (Xbox)

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Platform: Mac OS, Xbox 360 (XBLA)

Genre: Action

Publisher: Freeverse

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City Crisis

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: Take-Two Interactive

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X-Men: Mutant Academy 2

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Activision

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