Friday August 21, 2015

US date format: 8/21/2015, UK date format: 21/8/2015

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 21, 2015). The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Can't Feel My Face by The Weeknd. Room, directed by Lenny Abrahamson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015 while Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Love Island. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth or Lego Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Written by: Emma Donoghue (novel), Emma Donoghue (screenplay)

Directed by: Lenny Abrahamson

Starring: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Wendy Crewson


Written by: Josh Singer, Tom McCarthy

Directed by: Tom McCarthy

Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber

Country: United States of America

Steve Jobs

Directed by: Danny Boyle

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels

The Danish Girl

Directed by: Tom Hooper

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard, Ben Whishaw

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Directed by: Wes Ball

Starring: Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Giancarlo Esposito


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 21, 2015?


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


  • South Korean teenagers participated in an under-15 international football tournament in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang. In its first game, the South Korean team defeated a Chinese team at the Rungrado 1st of May Stadium.
  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan calls for a snap election for November 1st after the previous election resulted in a hung parliament unable to form a coalition government. (BBC)
  • Turkish general election, November 2015: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan calls for a snap election for November 1st after the previous election resulted in a hung parliament unable to form a coalition government. (BBC)
  • Twenty-five parliamentarians from the governing Syriza party announce plans to form a new party, the Popular Unity, led by former energy minister Panagiotis Lafazanis. (BBC), (To Vima)
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 2015?

    Top #10 songs in the USA

  1. Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd
  2. OMI - Cheerleader
  3. One Direction - Drag Me Down
  4. Watch Me - Silento
  5. Lean On - Major Lazer & DJ Snake Featuring MO
  6. Bad Blood - Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar
  7. Rachel Platten - Fight Song
  8. See You Again - Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth
  9. Trap Queen - Fetty Wap
  10. My Way - Fetty Wap Featuring Monty

    Top #10 R&B songs

  1. Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd
  2. Watch Me - Silento
  3. See You Again - Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth
  4. Trap Queen - Fetty Wap
  5. My Way - Fetty Wap Featuring Monty
  6. The Weeknd - The Hills
  7. 679 - Fetty Wap Featuring Remy Boyz
  8. Back To Back - Drake
  9. Post To Be - Omarion Featuring Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko
  10. Classic Man - Jidenna Featuring Roman GianArthur

    Top #5 Rock songs

  1. Shut Up And Dance - WALK THE MOON
  2. Uma Thurman - Fall Out Boy
  3. Renegades - X Ambassadors
  4. Elle King - Ex's & Oh's
  5. George Ezra - Budapest
Sport Games on August 21, 2015

Sport Games on August 21, 2015

TV Series

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

Love Island

Directed by: A2ZCDS


Cradle to Grave

Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir

Chamado Central


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

Go Set A Watchman

By: Harper Lee

From Harper Lee comes a landmark new novel set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird.Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch—"Scout"—returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus.

Being Mortal

By: Atul Gawande

Named a Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post, The New York Times Book Review, NPR, and Chicago Tribune, now in paperback with a new reading group guideMedicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming the dangers of childbirth, …

The Oregon Trail

By: Rinker Buck

#1 New York Times Bestseller * #1 Indie Next Pick “Absorbing...Winning...The many layers in The Oregon Trail are linked by Mr.


By: James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

"This is not a test"-every New Yorker's worst nightmare is about to become a reality. New Yorkers aren't easily intimidated, but someone is doing their best to scare them, badly.

Elon Musk

By: Ashlee Vance

New York Times Bestseller In Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Cross Ange

Platform: PlayStation Vita

Genre: Mecha

Badland 2

Platform: iOS

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Frogmind Games

Halo 5: Guardians

Platform: Xbox One

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Microsoft Studios

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth

Platform: PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment

Lego Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin

Platform: Android; iOS; Nintendo 3DS; PlayStation Vita

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

    News articles

  • Daily Report: The Stock Market Carnage Cometh for Tech As stocks slumped on Thursday, some technology companies took particularly bad hits, both during regular trading hours and even afterward. [..]
  • Flipping on the Couch The return of Barry C. Silk. [..]
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    Stock Markets

  • Gilead Sciences GILD: opens at $110.54
  • Union Pacific UNP: opens at $88.36
  • United Technologies UTX: opens at $94.96
  • HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $26.95
  • Visa V: opens at $72.50

    Exchange Rates

  • 1 CNY = 1.3091 SEK
  • 1 CHF = 8.8339 SEK
  • 1 CHF = 17.9837 MXN
  • 1 CHF = 6.748 CNY
  • 1 CAD = 6.3393 SEK

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