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Friday 20 December 2002

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Lose Yourself by Eminem. In UK Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum) by Cheeky Girls was in the top 5 hits. 25th Hour, directed by Spike Lee, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002 while Prey by Michael Crichton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching I Love the '80s. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bomberman Generation or Baldr Force Baldr Force EXE Baldr Force "Standard Edition".
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

The Life of Mammals

Starring: David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Top Gear

Starring: Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson, James May, Ben Collins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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History of Football: The Beautiful Game

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Firefly

Written by: Joss Whedon

Starring: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin

Country: United States

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Still Game

Starring: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill, Paul Riley, Mark Cox

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

25th Hour

Directed by: Spike Lee

Starring: Edward Norton, Barry Pepper, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Country: United States

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Catch Me If You Can

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken

Country: United States

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Chicago

Directed by: Rob Marshall

Starring: Rene Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere

Country: United States

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Gangs of New York

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Daniel Day-Lewis

Country: United States

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Star Trek: Nemesis

Directed by: Stuart Baird

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 December 2002 ?

Holidays:
  • 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 famous people born on 20 December
Famous Deaths:
  • Bernard King: Australian chef and television personality (Born 1934).
Facts:
  • Barbara Joyce Williams Ferrell, daughter of baseball player Ted Williams, has dropped her lawsuit to have the body of her father removed from a cryonics storage facility and cremated.
  • Maoist guerrillas ambushed a police van in Jharkhand, a state in eastern India, killing 18 people, mostly police officers. At least 20 policemen were wounded in the ambush and the gunbattle that followed.
  • Senator Trent Lott resigned as Senate Majority Leader, concluding that his approving statements of fellow Senator Strom Thurmond's segregationist run for President of the United States in 1948 had limited his effectiveness and that of his fellow Republicans.
  • Portland Trail Blazers players, Golden State Warriors players and Warriors' fans get involved in a melee after the Trail Blazers beat the Warriors, 113–111 in Oakland. It might be the first time in NBA history that a home team's fans attack the visiting team during or after a game.
  • Speed skater Catriona Le May Doan won the Lou Marsh Trophy, given annually to Canada's outstanding athlete. She edgted out Dallas Mavericks guard Steve Nash.

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Sport Games on 20 December 2002

Le Championnat
Football (France)
  • Bastia - Nantes : 3 - 1
  • Guingamp - Ajaccio : 3 - 1
  • Lille - Le Havre : 1 - 0
  • Marseille - Monaco : 1 - 1
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Division 1
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Brighton - Leicester : 0 - 1
See all Football game results of 20 December 2002
Division 2
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Colchester - Cardiff : 1 - 2
  • Stockport - Northampton : 4 - 0
See all Football game results of 20 December 2002
Division 3
Football (United Kingdom)
  • York - Lincoln : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of 20 December 2002

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Books

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

Prey

By: Michael Crichton

In the Nevada desert, an experiment has gone horribly wrong. A cloud of nanoparticles—micro-robots—has escaped from the laboratory. This cloud is self-sustaining and self-reproducing. It is intelligent and learns from experience.

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Skipping Christmas

By: John Grisham

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERImagine a year without Christmas. No crowded malls, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That’s just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they’ll skip ...

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Portrait of a Killer

By: Patricia Cornwell

The best-selling novelist turns her attention to the real-life, century-old series of crimes that terrorized London in the 1880s, drawing on meticulous research, state-of-the art forensic science, and insights into the criminal mind to reveal the true identity of the ...

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Bush at War

By: Bob Woodward

Bush at War reveals in stunning detail how an untested president with a sweeping vision for remaking the world and war cabinet members often at odds with each other responded to the September 11 terrorist attacks and prepared to confront ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bomberman Generation

Platform: GameCube

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: JP Hudson Soft; NA Majesco Games; PAL Vivendi Universal

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Butt Ugly Martians: Zoom or Doom

Platform: Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2

Genre: Racing, action

Publisher: Crave Entertainment, Vivendi Games

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Mafia

Platform: Microsoft Windows OS X PlayStation 2 PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4 Mobile phone Xbox Xbox 360 Xbox One

Genre: Action-adventure, third-person shooter

Publisher: Gathering of Developers 2K Games

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Auto Modellista

Platform: PlayStation 2 GameCube Xbox

Genre: Arcade style racing

Publisher: Capcom

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Baldr Force Baldr Force EXE Baldr Force "Standard Edition"

Baldr Force Baldr Force EXE Baldr Force "Standard Edition"

Platform: Dreamcast, Windows 98, PS2

Genre: action, adventure

Publisher: GIGA Co.,Ltd. (Giga brand) (Win) Alchemist (DC, PS2) GIGA Co.,Ltd. (TGL brand) (Win SE)


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