Sunday July 20, 2008

US date format: 7/20/2008, UK date format: 20/7/2008

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer (see zodiac on July 20, 2008). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Gordon Brown (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church. In that special week of July people in US were listening to I Kissed A Girl by Katy Perry. Acolytes, directed by Jon Hewitt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while Tailspin by Catherine Coulter was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Under One Roof. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cory in the House (video game) or Left 4 Dead.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 2008, at July 20 across the years or at July 2008 calendar.

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 20, 2008?


Holidays

  • St. Jerome Aemiliani
  • St. Rufina
  • St. Flavian
  • St. Justa
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Events

  • Golfer Pádraig Harrington of Ireland wins his second successive Open Championship (British Open). (AP via Google News)
  • ''The Dark Knight'' sets a new record for box office receipts for an opening weekend in the United States with US$158.4 million earned between Friday and Sunday. (''Entertainment Weekly'')
  • The Colombian diaspora celebrates Colombia's Independence Day with concerts and marches against violence, kidnapping and the FARC in Bogotá, Leticia, the country's other 1,119 cities and municipalities, and events in cities around the world including Paris (attended by Ingrid Betancourt), London, Washington, D.C., New York City and Miami. (BBC News) (El Tiempo)
  • At least 13 Afghan police and civilians are killed in an airstrike by NATO forces two weeks after an airstrike killed 52 civilians at a wedding. (BBC News)
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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

Country: United States of America

Changeling

Changeling

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Colm Feore, Amy Ryan, Gattlin Griffith

Country: United States of America

Ponyo

Ponyo

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Liam Neeson, Tomoko Yamaguchi

Kung Fu Panda

Kung Fu Panda

Directed by: Mark Osborne, John Stevenson

Starring: Jack Black, Ian McShane, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman

Country: United States of America

Synecdoche, New York

Synecdoche, New York

Directed by: Charlie Kaufman

Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams, Catherine Keener

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of July 20, 2008?
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Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Heaven Sent
  2. - A Milli
  3. - I Luv Your Girl
  4. - Bust It Baby Part 2
  5. - Teenage Love Affair

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Si Tu Te Vas
  2. - Te Quiero
  3. - Si No Te Hubieras Ido
  4. - Donde Estan Corazon
  5. - Hasta El Dia De Hoy

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Moon Machines

Moon Machines

Starring: Robert Seamans, Wernher von Braun, John F. Kennedy, Frank Borman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Under One Roof

Under One Roof

Directed by: Todd Wilson

Greensburg

Greensburg

Sekirei

Sekirei

Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal

Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal

Directed by: various

How old am I?

If July 20th, 2008 is your birthday find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long it takes for your next birthday.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in July 2008?

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Tailspin by Catherine Coulter

Tailspin

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When a fellow agent's plane crashes deep in the Appalachian Mountains, married FBI agents Savich and Sherlock find the pilot and his passenger alive.

Fleeced by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann

Fleeced

By:

The runaway New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and USA Today bestseller!The factsAt least 50 of the 425 terrorists released from Guantánamo have returned to the

The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria

The Post-American World

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“Zakaria . . . may have more intellectual range and insights than any other public thinker in the West.” ―Boston Sunday Globe In this international bestseller, Fareed Zakaria describes "the rise

The Shack by William P. Young

The Shack

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Mackenzie Allen Philips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness.

The Broken Window by Jeffery Deaver

The Broken Window

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Quadriplegic detective Lincoln Rhyme is back in a chilling new thriller from the master of suspense, Jeffery Deaver. When Rhyme’s cousin is accused of murder, he and partner Amelia Sachs return

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Cradle of Rome

Cradle of Rome

Platform: Nintendo DS, Wii

Genre: Puzzle, strategy

Publisher: D3 Publisher

Coded Soul: Uketsugareshi Idea

Coded Soul: Uketsugareshi Idea

Platform: PlayStation Portable

Genre: Action role-playing

Publisher: SCEI

Cory in the House (video game)

Cory in the House (video game)

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Adventure, stealth

Publisher: Disney Interactive Studios

Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead

Genre: First-person shooter, Survival horror

Publisher: Valve Corporation Electronic Arts (retail)

Best of Tests DS

Best of Tests DS

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Educational game Puzzle game

Publisher: Conspiracy Entertainment

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


News articles

  • Given a Shovel, Americans Dig Deeper Into Debt Practices that produced record profits for many banks have led millions of Americans to the brink. [..]
  • Western Olympic Ads Cheerlead for China Global corporations are appealing to nationalism in an advertising blitz the likes of which China has never seen. [..]
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Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on July 20, 2008?

On July 20, 2008 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is July 20, 2008?

On July 20, 2008 the zodiac sign was Cancer.

Who was the US President on July 20, 2008?

On July 20, 2008 the US President was George W. Bush (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on July 20, 2008?

On July 20, 2008 the UK Prime Minister was Gordon Brown (Labour).

Who was the Pope on July 20, 2008?

On July 20, 2008 Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people died on July 20, 2008?

Famous people died on July 20, 2008 include, Artie Traum.


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