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Tuesday 21 October 2008

It was Tuesday, 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 Womanizer by Britney Spears. Role Models, directed by David Wain, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Review with Myles Barlow. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Best of Tests DS or Cate West: The Vanishing Files.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Earth: The Power of the Planet

Starring: Iain Stewart

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Moon Machines

Starring: Robert Seamans, Wernher von Braun, John F. Kennedy, Frank Borman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'?

Starring: Ashly Burch, Anthony Burch, David Burch

Country: United States

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Great Performances

Written by: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban

Starring: Julie Andrews, Plácido Domingo, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming

Country: United States

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Blue World

Starring: Jonathan Bird, Art Cohen

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Role Models

Directed by: David Wain

Starring: Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott, Elizabeth Banks

Country: United States

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Directed by: Mark Herman

Starring: Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend

Country: United States

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The Wrestler

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood

Country: United States

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RocknRolla

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Starring: Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Idris Elba

Country: United States

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Body of Lies

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 October 2008 ?

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.
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Facts:
  • Iceland's Kaupthing Bank fails to pay interest to its 50-billion-yen (US$493 million) bondholders in Japan. (Reuters)
  • India wins the second test match of the 2008-09 Border-Gavaskar cricket test series against Australia at Mohali by 320 runs (Cricinfo)
  • A trade route opens within Pakistan-administered Kashmir and India's Jammu and Kashmir state after a 60-year barrier. (BBC)
  • A bomb blast in Imphal, India, kills 17 people and injures more than 30. The insurgency-racked Indian seven sisters have seen two major bomb blasts this month blamed on Islamists and Communist insurgents.

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Sport Games on 21 October 2008

Championship
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Barnsley - Sheffield Weds : 2 - 1
  • Birmingham - Crystal Palace : 1 - 0
  • Blackpool - Derby : 3 - 2
  • Charlton - Bristol City : 0 - 2
See all Football game results of 21 October 2008
League 1
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Bristol Rvs - Oldham : 2 - 0
  • Colchester - Millwall : 1 - 2
  • Hartlepool - Huddersfield : 5 - 3
  • Hereford - Carlisle : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of 21 October 2008
League 2
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Accrington - Shrewsbury : 2 - 1
  • Barnet - Wycombe : 1 - 1
  • Bournemouth - Dag and Red : 2 - 1
  • Brentford - Morecambe : 3 - 1
See all Football game results of 21 October 2008
Serie B
Football (Italy)
  • Bari - Sassuolo : 0 - 3
  • Rimini - Brescia : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of 21 October 2008

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Close-up of Barack Obama's face
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11015
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.1016

Books

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

The Lucky One

By: Nicholas Sparks

In his 14th book, bestselling author Nicholas Sparks tells the unforgettable story of a man whose brushes with death lead him to the love of his life.

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The Other Queen

By: Philippa Gregory

From #1 New York Times bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory—a dazzling new novel about the intriguing, romantic, and maddening Mary, Queen of Scots.Fleeing

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New Moon

By: Stephenie Meyer

Legions of readers entranced by Twilight are hungry for more and they won't be disappointed. In New Moon, Stephenie Meyer delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural twist.

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The War Within

By: Bob Woodward

As violence in Iraq reaches unnerving levels in 2006, a second front in the war rages at the highest levels of the Bush administration.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Aces of the Galaxy

Platform: Xbox 360 (XBLA), PC

Genre: Rail shooter

Publisher: Sierra Entertainment

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Best of Tests DS

Best of Tests DS

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Educational game Puzzle game

Publisher: Conspiracy Entertainment

Cooking Guide: Can't Decide What to Eat?

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Edutainment

Publisher: Nintendo

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Cate West: The Vanishing Files

Platform: PC, Nintendo DS, Wii

Genre: Mystery

Publisher: Real Arcade (Original PC version) Destineer Games (Wii & DS versions) Oxygen Interactive Software (European Wii & DS versions)

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Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures

Platform: Microsoft Windows; Nintendo DS; OS X; PlayStation 2; PlayStation 3; PlayStation Portable; Wii; Xbox 360

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: LucasArts; Feral Interactive (OS X)

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