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Saturday 21 October 2006

It was Saturday, 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 SexyBack by Justin Timberlake. In UK America by Razorlight was in the top 5 hits. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, directed by Tom Tykwer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006 while State of Denial by Bob Woodward was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Pride Fighting Championships. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Climate Challenge or Billy the Wizard: Rocket Broomstick Racing.
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TV Series

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

Pride Fighting Championships

Starring: Jay Glazer, Frank Trigg

Country: United States

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TCM Underground

Starring: Rob Zombie

Country: United States

Matthew Gray Gubler: The Unauthorized Documentary

Starring: Matthew Gray Gubler

Country: United States

Friday Night Lights

Written by: Peter Berg

Starring: Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Aimee Teegarden, Brad Leland

Country: United States

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Dexter

Written by: James Manos Jr.

Starring: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas, James Remar

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Directed by: Tom Tykwer

Starring: Ben Whishaw, Dustin Hoffman, Alan Rickman

Country: United States

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The Prestige

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson

Country: United States

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Pan's Labyrinth

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

Starring: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi Lpez

Country: United States

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Stranger Than Fiction

Directed by: Marc Forster

Starring: Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman

Country: United States

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Eerie Tales

Directed by: Richard Oswald

Starring: Anita Berber, Conrad Veidt, Reinhold Schnzel

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 October 2006 ?

Holidays:
  • Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
  • R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
  • Trafalgar Day ? celebrated throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th Century.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Sandy West: American singer-songwriter and drummer (The Runaways) (d. 2006).
Facts:
  • President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda meets rebels of the Lord's Resistance Army for the first time in an attempt to revive the Juba talks. (BBC)
  • Dariga Nazarbayeva, daughter of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, says it is time for Kazakhstan to ampquotstop behaving like an obedient colony that bows to a foreign gentleman,ampquot referring to Lakshmi Mittal of Arcelor Mittal, ampquotwhose name appears on the ''Forbes'' magazine list.ampquot (RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty)
  • An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 hits the central Philippines. The quake struck at 10:30 p.m. with its epicenter some 35 kilometers south of Boac, Marinduque. The temblor was felt at intensity 4 in the capital Manila. (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
  • Iraqi insurgency:
  • Mortar fire on a crowded outdoor market in Mahmoudiyah south of Baghdad kills at least 18 people and injures dozens, police say. (Boston Herald)

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 2006?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.903
  • Time: Photo of an elephant's backside
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.10514

Books

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

Mary, Mary

By: James Patterson

Somebody is murdering Hollywood's A-list. Her calling card: "You've got mail." On a family vacation, FBI agent Alex Cross is asked to investigate the shooting of a top actress and an e-mail sent to the Los Angeles Times with shocking ...

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State of Denial

By: Bob Woodward

Bob Woodward's third # 1 New York Times bestseller on President George W. Bush's wars tells the detailed, behind-the-scenes story of how the Bush administration failed to tell the truth about the Iraq War.

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Dance of the Gods

By: Nora Roberts

Combining elements of the supernatural with gripping suspense and seduction, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents the second novel in her Circle Trilogy… He saw where the earth was scorched, where it was trampled.

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For One More Day

By: Mitch Albom

From the author of The Five People You Meet in Heaven and Tuesdays with Morrie, a new novel that millions of fans have been waiting for.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bliss Island

Bliss Island

Platform: PC, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360 (XBLA)

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Codemasters

Civilization IV: Warlords

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: 2K Games (Win) Aspyr (Mac)

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Climate Challenge

Climate Challenge

Platform: Browser-based

Genre: Global warming game

Publisher: BBC

Billy the Wizard: Rocket Broomstick Racing

Platform: Wii, PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Racing, platform

Publisher: NA Conspiracy Entertainment; EU Data Design Interactive

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Dave Mirra BMX Challenge

Platform: PlayStation Portable, Wii

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: NA Crave Entertainment; EU Oxygen Interactive (PSP); EU 505 Games (Wii)

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