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Tuesday 20 May 2008

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Take A Bow by Rihanna. Sex and the City, directed by Michael Patrick King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while The Whole Truth by David Baldacci was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Great Performances. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Block Breaker Deluxe or BoneTown.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

Sex and the City

Directed by: Michael Patrick King

Starring: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon

Country: United States

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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Shia LaBeouf

Country: United States

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What Happens in Vegas

Directed by: Tom Vaughan

Starring: Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Rob Corddry

Country: United States

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Iron Man

Directed by: Jon Favreau

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard

Country: United States

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Let the Right One In

Directed by: Tomas Alfredson

Starring: Kre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Great Performances

Written by: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban

Starring: Julie Andrews, Plácido Domingo, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming

Country: United States

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Blue World

Starring: Jonathan Bird, Art Cohen

Country: United States

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NOFX Backstage Passport

Country: United States

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Dorm Life

Starring: Jim Brandon, Jack De Sena, Pancho Morris, Jordan Riggs

Country: United States

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Life in Cold Blood

Starring: David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 May 2008 ?

  • Saint Austregisilus
  • Saint Lucifer
  • Saint Theodore of Pavia
  • Saint Bernardine of Siena
  • East Timor National Day.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Hamilton Jordan: American government official and White House Chief of Staff under President Jimmy Carter.
  • In the US Presidential Democratic race, caucus voting results in Oregon and Kentucky give Illinois Senator Barak Obama a majority of pledged delegates.
  • Ten thousand Iraqi troops enter Sadr City in Baghdad to seize control from Shiite militants. (CBS News)
  • The SPLA attacks Sudanese government soldiers at Abyei, a disputed town at the border of South Sudan. (BBC News)
  • Cyclone Nargis
  • The Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon leaves for Burma calling the situation critical. (AFP)

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  • Time: *Really, we're pretty sure this time. Photograph for TIME by Callie Shell/Aurora
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.10954
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.991


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

The Whole Truth

By: David Baldacci

"Dick, I need a war." Nicolas Creel is a man on a mission. He heads up the world's largest defense contractor, The Ares Corporation. Dick Pender is the man Creel retains to "perception manage" his company to even more riches ...

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The Post-American World

By: Fareed Zakaria

“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

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By: Carolyn Jessop with Laura Palmer

The dramatic first-person account of life inside an ultra-fundamentalist American religious sect, and one woman’s courageous flight to freedom with her eight children.When

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A New Earth

By: Eckhart Tolle

“A wake-up call for the entire planet . . . [A New Earth] helps us to stop creating our own suffering and obsessing over the past and what the future might be, and to put ourselves in the now.”

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Armored Brigade

Armored Brigade

Platform: Windows

Genre: Real-time tactics

Babysitting Mania

Platform: Nintendo DS, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Simulation game

Publisher: iWin, Majesco Entertainment

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Block Breaker Deluxe

Block Breaker Deluxe

Platform: Mobile phone, iPod, N-Gage, Windows, Wii (WiiWare)

Genre: Breakout clone

Block Breaker Deluxe 2

Block Breaker Deluxe 2

Platform: Mobile phone

Genre: Breakout clone

Publisher: Gameloft


Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: D-Dub Software

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