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Thursday 20 March 2008

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of March people in US were listening to Love In This Club by Usher. In UK Mercy by Duffy was in the top 5 hits. The Voyeur, directed by Tinto Brass, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregor was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ramzor. If you liked videogames you were probably playing CarneyVale: Showtime or Collapse.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Directed by: Nicholas Stoller

Starring: Kristen Bell, Jason Segel, Paul Rudd

Country: United States

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Directed by: Robert Luketic

Starring: Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey

Country: United States

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The Bank Job

Directed by: Roger Donaldson

Starring: Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, Stephen Campbell Moore

Country: United States

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Never Back Down

Directed by: Jeff Wadlow

Starring: Sean Faris, Djimon Hounsou, Amber Heard

Country: United States

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Directed by: Doug Liman

Starring: Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Bell

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?


Written by: Adir Miller, Ran Sarig

Starring: Adir Miller, Lior Halfon, Nir Levy, Yael Sharoni

Country: Israel

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17 - o poveste despre destin

Starring: Alexandru Avadanei, Andrei Finti, Letitia Vladescu, David Zory

Country: Romania


Starring: Scott Wilson, Justin Lukach

Country: Canada


Starring: Yasir Nawaz, Nida Yasir, Danish Nawaz, Mirza Shahi

Country: Pakistan

Al Ijtiyah

Starring: Saba Mubarak, Eyad Nassar, Abbas al Nouri, Munther Reyahneh

Country: Jordan

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 March 2008 ?

  • Feast of St. Cuthbert, patron saint of Northumbria (died 704)
  • Saint Alexandra
  • Saint Herbert (died 687)
  • Canberra Day
  • Meat Out Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Klaus Dinger: German guitarist and songwriter (Neu! La Düsseldorf and Kraftwerk) (d. 2008).
  • Shoban Babu: Indian actor (Born 1937).
  • Eric Ashton: English rugby league footballer (Born 1935).
  • Brian Wilde: English actor (Born 1921).
  • Yves Leterme is sworn in as Prime Minister of Belgium. (''The Guardian'')
  • The Vice-President of the United States Dick Cheney makes an unannounced visit to Afghanistan to hold discussions with the President of Afghanistan. (Reuters)
  • 2008 unrest in Tibet:
  • The Xinhua news agency reports for the first time that protests have spread to neighbouring provinces of Sichuan and Gansu as the Chinese authorities attempt to regain control. (AP via Google News)
  • China dispatches convoys to Tibet consisting of thousands of soldiers and hundreds of police vehicles. (AFP via Google News)

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Sport Games on 20 March 2008

Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Ein Frankfurt - Cottbus : 2 - 1
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Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Augsburg - Paderborn : 0 - 1
  • Kaiserslautern - Offenbach : 1 - 1
  • St Pauli - Osnabruck : 2 - 1
See all Football game results of 20 March 2008
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Grays - Droylsden : 3 - 1
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League 1
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Tranmere - Port Vale : 2 - 0
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What news were making the headlines those days in March 2008?

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.10920
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.10919
  • Time: A medium shot photo of Hillary Clinton clapping. Photograph for TIME by David Burnett/Contact


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

The Other Boleyn Girl

By: Philippa Gregor

Historical fiction: When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of 14, she catches the eye of Henry VIII at first. (P, Touchstone)

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The Bush Tragedy

By: Jacob Weisberg

This is the book that cracks the code of the Bush presidency. Unstintingly yet compassionately, and with no political ax to grind, Slate editor in chief Jacob Weisberg methodically and objectively

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By: Benazir Bhutto

Benazir Bhutto returned to Pakistan in October 2007, after eight years of exile, hopeful that she could be a catalyst for change.

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In Defense Of Food

By: Michael Pollan

#1 New York Times BestsellerFood. There's plenty of it around, and we all love to eat it. So why should anyone need to defend it?Because

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

CarneyVale: Showtime

CarneyVale: Showtime

Platform: Games for Windows – Live Windows Phone 7 Xbox Live Indie Games

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

Dragon Ball: Origins

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: JP / EU / KO Bandai; NA / AUS Atari

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Alien Crush Returns

Alien Crush Returns

Platform: WiiWare

Genre: Pinball

Publisher: Hudson Soft

Bangai-O Spirits

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: "Missile Action"

Publisher: JP ESP Software; NA D3 Publisher; AUS AFA Interactive

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Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action-adventure, third-person shooter, hack and slash

Publisher: Buka Entertainment

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