Thursday August 21, 2008

US date format: 8/21/2008, UK date format: 21/8/2008

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 21, 2008). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Disturbia by Rihanna. The Wrestler, directed by Darren Aronofsky, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while The Bourne Sanction by Eric Van Lustbader was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Raising the Bar. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Brothers in Arms: Double Time or Beat'n Groovy.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?

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The Wrestler

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Mark Margolis

Country: United States of America

The Hurt Locker

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow

Starring: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Guy Pearce

Country: United States of America


Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Starring: Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Idris Elba, Thandie Newton

Country: United States of America

The Duchess

Directed by: Saul Dibb

Starring: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Dominic Cooper, Charlotte Rampling


Directed by: Ed Harris

Starring: Ed Harris, Viggo Mortensen, Renée Zellweger, Jeremy Irons


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 21, 2008?


  • Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Orthodox - Thaddaeus
  • RC saints - Pope Pius X
  • Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held


  • Somali pirates captured a total of three vessels in two days. (Xinhuanet)

    Famous Deaths

  • Jerry Finn: American record producer (Born 1969).
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 21, 2008?

    Top #10 R&B songs

  1. Lil Wayne - A Milli
  2. Heaven Sent - Keyshia Cole
  3. Rihanna - Take A Bow
  4. Put On - Young Jeezy Featuring Kanye West
  5. Jazmine Sullivan - Need U Bad
  6. I Luv Your Girl - The-Dream
  7. Take You Down - Chris Brown
  8. Get Like Me - David Banner Featuring Chris Brown
  9. Here I Am - Rick Ross Featuring Nelly & Avery Storm
  10. Robin Thicke - Magic

    Top #5 Latin songs

  1. Flex - Te Quiero
  2. Vicente Fernandez - Para Siempre
  3. Si No Te Hubieras Ido - Mana
  4. No Me Doy Por Vencido - Luis Fonsi
  5. Pose - Daddy Yankee
Sport Games on August 21, 2008

Sport Games on August 21, 2008

TV Series

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

Raising the Bar

Directed by: Clay Glen

Destroyed in Seconds

Spooks: Code 9

Under One Roof

Directed by: Todd Wilson


Magazine Covers

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


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

The Bourne Sanction

By: Eric Van Lustbader

After so many adrenaline-soaked years risking his life, Jason Bourne is chafing under the quiet life of a linguistics professor. Aware of his frustrations, his academic mentor asks for help investigating

The Obama Nation

By: Jerome R. Corsi

From the Publisher: In this thoroughly researched and documented book, the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry explains

Life With My Sister Madonna

By: Christopher Ciccone with Wendy Leigh

Christopher Ciccone's memoir is based on his forty-seven years of growing up and working with his sister Madonna. Through most of Madonna's career, Christopher played an important role in her life: as her backup dancer, her personal assistant, her dresser, …

The Last Lecture

By: Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow

A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them.

Are You There

By: Chelsea Handler

When Chelsea Handler needs to get a few things off her chest, she appeals to a higher power—vodka. Seems reasonable, when considering that she discovered her boyfriend was having an affair


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Brothers in Arms: Double Time

Platform: Wii, OS X

Genre: First person shooter

Publisher: Ubisoft

Beat'n Groovy

Platform: Xbox 360 (XBLA)

Genre: Rhythm game

Publisher: Konami

Away: Shuffle Dungeon

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Action role-playing

Barbie Fashion Show: An Eye for Style

Platform: Nintendo DS, Windows

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Activision

Platform: Xbox 360

Genre: Action-adventure, vehicle construction

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

    News articles

  • 19 Hours on One Charge, but There’s a Small Catch If you thought it would be impossible to fly all the way from New York to Beijing on one battery charge for your notebook, you might want to try Dell’s new 14.1-inch widescreen Latitude E6400. [..]
  • Australia: Acquisition for Gas Company Queensland Gas, one of the companies proposing a liquefied natural gas project in northeast Australia, has agreed to buy Sunshine Gas Ltd. for at least 837 million Australian dollars ($730 million). [..]
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    Stock Markets

  • Gilead Sciences GILD: opens at $54.15
  • Union Pacific UNP: opens at $77.52
  • United Technologies UTX: opens at $64.10
  • HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $45.70
  • Visa V: opens at $73.96

    Exchange Rates

  • 1 CAD = 1.0402 CHF
  • 1 AUD = 0.9551 CHF
  • 1 AUD = 0.9179 CAD
  • 1 GBP = 2.0394 CHF
  • 1 GBP = 1.9604 CAD

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