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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. Nirgendwo in Afrika, directed by Caroline Link, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001 while Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Micawber. If you liked videogames you were probably playing e-Racer or Max Payne.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Nirgendwo in Afrika

Directed by: Caroline Link

Starring: Juliane Köhler, Merab Ninidze, Matthias Habich, Sidede Onyulo

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Mean Machine

Directed by: Barry Skolnick

Starring: Vinnie Jones, David Kelly, David Hemmings, Ralph Brown

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Black Hawk Down

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, Eric Bana

Country: United States

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How High

Directed by: Jesse Dylan

Starring: Method Man, Redman, Obba Babatundé, Mike Epps

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Personal Best

Directed by: Robert Towne

Starring: Mariel Hemingway, Scott Glenn, Patrice Donnelly, Kenny Moore

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Hallo Robbie!

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Harold and the Purple Crayon

Directed by: David Piel

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The Kumars at No. 42

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Ha-Yeladim Mi'Givat Napoleon

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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:
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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
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Division 3
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Hull - Southend : 0 - 0
  • Mansfield - Exeter : 0 - 1
  • Shrewsbury - Macclesfield : 1 - 1
  • Swansea - Bristol Rvs : 2 - 1
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Theodore Rex

By: Edmund Morris

Theodore Rex is the story—never fully told before—of Theodore Roosevelt’s two world-changing terms as President of the United States. A hundred years before the catastrophe of September 11, 2001, “TR” succeeded

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By: Tony Hendra

"...collection of evocatively understated photographs showing all 70 of the city's affected firehouses...The pictures by 50 noted photographers show the firehouses in all attitudes of mourning and recovery, crowded with donated

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Journey Through Heartsongs

By: Mattie J. T. Stepanek

Mattie J.T. Stepanek takes us on a Journey Through Heartsongs with more of his moving poems. These poems share the rare wisdom that Mattie has acquired through his struggle with a rare form of muscular dystrophy and the death of ...

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By: Ken Follett

"D day is approaching. They don't know where or when, but the Germans know it'll be soon, and for Felicity "Flick" Clairet, the stakes have never been higher.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Clive Barker's Undying

Platform: Microsoft Windows, OS X

Genre: First-person shooter, survival horror

Publisher: EA Games

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Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Racing game

Publisher: Rage Software

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Bittersweet Fools

Platform: PC, Dreamcast, PlayStation 2

Genre: Eroge, Visual novel

Publisher: Minori (PC) D3 Publisher (PS2, DC)

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Max Payne

Platform: Microsoft Windows PlayStation 2 Xbox Mac OS Game Boy Advance PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 iOS Android

Genre: Third-person shooter

Publisher: Rockstar Games

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Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: LucasArts, Disney Interactive Studios (since 2012)

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Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Down to Earth

Studio: Paramount

Format: VHS and DVD release

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Forrest Gump

Studio: Paramount

Format: DVD release

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Kingdom Come

Studio: Fox

Format: VHS and DVD release

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Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Format: VHS and DVD release

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Cast Away

Studio: Fox

Format: VHS and DVD release

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