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Monday 20 October 2003

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Baby Boy by Beyonce. In UK Where Is The Love? by The Black Eyed Peas was in the top 5 hits. The Matrix Revolutions, directed by The Wachowski Brothers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003 while Shut Up & Sing by Laura Ingraham was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Anders och Måns. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Demonbane or Active Lancer.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Matrix Revolutions

Directed by: The Wachowski Brothers

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss

Country: United States

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Scary Movie 3

Directed by: David Zucker

Starring: Anna Faris, Charlie Sheen, Regina Hall

Country: United States

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21 Grams

Directed by: Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu

Starring: Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro, Naomi Watts

Country: United States

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Directed by: Marcus Nispel

Starring: Jessica Biel, Jonathan Tucker, Andrew Bryniarski

Country: United States

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Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Anders och Måns

Starring: Jenny Hurtigh

Country: Sweden

The Secret Life of...

Starring: Jim O'Connor

Country: United States

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Shiroi kyotô

Starring: Toshiaki Karasawa, Yôsuke Eguchi, Hitomi Kuroki, Sei Hiraizumi

Country: Japan

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The Mark Steel Lectures

Starring: Mark Steel, Martin Hyder

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Potter Puppet Pals

Starring: Neil Cicierega

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 October 2003 ?

  • October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day - the B�b
  • French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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  • Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien indicates that during an informal meeting between him and Vladimir Putin, the Russian president indicated that he was tentatively in favour of signing the Kyoto Protocol. Russia's signature is absolutely necessary for the protocol to acquire the force of law.
  • Public health in France: Cigarette prices in France go up by 20% today. Tobacconists (tobacco retailers) go on strike.
  • United States deficit: The United States posts a record budget deficit of .
  • United States: The publicist of Robert De Niro announces that the actor has prostate cancer.
  • Politics of Switzerland: Early results in Swiss elections show larger-than-predicted gains for the right-wing Swiss People's Party.

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Sport Games on 20 October 2003

Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Unterhaching - Nurnberg : 1 - 1
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Division 2
Football (France)
  • Amiens - Sedan : 1 - 1
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Premier League
UK Soccer
  • Blackburn - Charlton : 0 - 1
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Liga I
Football (Portugal)
  • Sp Lisbon - Beira Mar : 3 - 1
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What news were making the headlines those days in October 2003?

  • Time: Inset: actor Sean Penn by Chicco Ronchetti Photomovie/Retna
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9958
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.733


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

Shut Up & Sing

By: Laura Ingraham

Meet the elites. They think you're stupid. They think all freedom-loving Americans are stupid. They think patriotism is stupid. They think churchgoing is stupid.

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By: Sara Paretsky

Readers love sleuth V.I. Warshawski. Now she returns in a novel of secrets and betrayals that stretch across four generations-from one of the most compelling writers in American crime fiction.

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Lord John And The Private Matter

By: Diana Gabaldon

The year is 1757. On a clear morning in mid-June, Lord John Grey emerges from London’s Beefsteak Club, his mind in turmoil.

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By: James Bradley

The classic New York Times bestselling story of heroism and sacrifice--by the author of Flags of Our Fathers, The Imperial Cruise, and The China Mirage.This

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Windows, PlayStation 2

Genre: Mecha, Action, Romance

Publisher: Nitroplus (PC, PS2) Kadokawa Shoten (PS2)

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Dragon Drive: D-Masters Shot

Dragon Drive: D-Masters Shot

Platform: Nintendo GameCube

Genre: Third-person shooter

Publisher: Bandai

Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike

Platform: GameCube

Genre: Action

Publisher: NA / PAL LucasArts; JP Electronic Arts

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Active Lancer

Platform: Mac OS, Mac OS X

Genre: Shoot Em Up

Publisher: Freeverse

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Cabela's Deer Hunt: 2004 Season

Platform: PlayStation 2, Xbox

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Activision

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