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Friday 21 December 2001

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to How You Remind Me by Nickelback. In UK Gotta Get Thru This by Daniel Bedingfield was in the top 5 hits. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, directed by Peter Jackson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001 while Black House by Stephen King and Peter Straub was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Black Books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Devil May Cry or Far Gate.
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 ?

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

Country: United States

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Black Hawk Down

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore

Country: United States

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A Beautiful Mind

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly

Country: United States

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Vanilla Sky

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

Starring: Tom Cruise, Penlope Cruz, Cameron Diaz

Country: United States

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Not Another Teen Movie

Directed by: Joel Gallen

Starring: Chyler Leigh, Jaime Pressly, Chris Evans

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Black Books

Written by: Dylan Moran

Starring: Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Tamsin Greig

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Starring: Ken Ober, Lisa Dergan, Michael Bellavia, Ethan T. Berlin

Country: United States

The Living Century

Starring: Jack Lemmon

Country: United States

Nissene på låven

Starring: Espen Eckbo, Trond Fausa, Eivind Sander, Nikis Theophilakis

Country: Norway

Justice League

Written by: Bob Kane, William M. Marston, Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel, Gardner Fox, Christopher Keenan

Starring: Carl Lumbly, George Newbern, Phil LaMarr, Kevin Conroy

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 December 2001 ?

  • Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
  • Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
Famous Birthdays:
See famous people born on 21 December
Famous Deaths:
  • Dick Schaap: Sportscaster / author (Bo Knows Bo, Instant Replay).

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Sport Games on 21 December 2001

Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Anderlecht - Club Brugge : 1 - 0
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Le Championnat
Football (France)
  • Marseille - Lens : 1 - 2
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Division 2
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Brentford - Northampton : 3 - 0
  • Brighton - Chesterfield : 2 - 2
  • Notts County - Swindon : 3 - 1
  • Oldham - Port Vale : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of 21 December 2001
Division 3
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Hull - Southend : 0 - 0
  • Mansfield - Exeter : 0 - 1
  • Shrewsbury - Macclesfield : 1 - 1
  • Swansea - Bristol Rvs : 2 - 1
See all Football game results of 21 December 2001

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 2001?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.631632
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11142
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Taliban -- Dec. 17, 2001


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

Black House

By: Stephen King and Peter Straub

From the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of The Talisman, “an intelligent…suspenseful page-turner” (The Wall Street Journal) from “two master craftsmen, each at the top of his game” (The Washington Post).Twenty

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When Character Was King

By: Peggy Noonan

No one has ever captured Ronald Reagan like Peggy Noonan. In When Character Was King, Noonan brings her own reflections on Reagan to bear as well as new stories—from Presidents George

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The Sigma Protocol

By: Robert Ludlum

Ben Hartman is vacationing in Zurich, Switzerland when he chances upon his old friend Jimmy Cavanaugh―a madman who's armed and programmed to assassinate.

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Violets Are Blue

By: James Patterson

D.C. Detective Alex Cross has seen a lot of crime scenes. But even he is appalled by the gruesome murders of two joggers in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park - killings that look more like the work of savage beasts ...

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: Namco

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Platform: Platform independent

Genre: Fantasy MUD

Publisher: Iron Realms Entertainment

Devil May Cry

Platform: PlayStation 2 PlayStation 3 (HD) Xbox 360 (HD)

Genre: Action-adventure, hack and slash

Publisher: Capcom

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Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Racing game

Publisher: Rage Software

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Far Gate

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Real time strategy

Publisher: Microïds

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