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Sunday 22 December 2002

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Lose Yourself by Eminem. In UK Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum) by Cheeky Girls was in the top 5 hits. Catch Me If You Can, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002 while Abraham by Bruce Feiler was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching I Love the '80s. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Men in Black II: Alien Escape or Clock Tower 3.
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 ?

Catch Me If You Can

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken

Country: United States

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25th Hour

Directed by: Spike Lee

Starring: Edward Norton, Barry Pepper, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Country: United States

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Directed by: Rob Marshall

Starring: Rene Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere

Country: United States

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Star Trek: Nemesis

Directed by: Stuart Baird

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner

Country: United States

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Gangs of New York

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Daniel Day-Lewis

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Life of Mammals

Starring: David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Top Gear

Starring: Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson, James May, Ben Collins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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History of Football: The Beautiful Game

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Written by: Joss Whedon

Starring: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin

Country: United States

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Still Game

Starring: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill, Paul Riley, Mark Cox

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 22 December 2002 ?

  • R.C. Saints - commemoration of Frances Xavier Cabrini
  • Spain: the main draw of Spanish National Lottery, where it is a Christmas tradition.
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Capricorn
  • In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs on or very close to this date. In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs around this time.
  • Also see December 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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  • Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat announced that he has called off presidential and legislative elections scheduled for next month, as he feels that continued Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory will make a free election impossible.
  • North Korea announced that it is physically removing monitoring devices placed on the Yongbyon nuclear reactor. The devices were placed by the United Nations following the 1994 nuclear agreement to shut down Yongbyon, which is capable of making weapons-grade material, in exchange for deliveries of oil. In November 2002, Korea admitted that it is working on a weapons of mass destruction program in response to ampquotimperialist threats.ampquot The United States states it does not trust the
  • Demonstrators estimated in the tens of thousands supported proposed national security laws for Hong Kong, following last week's demonstrations with similar numbers against these proposed laws. The Government Consultation Exercise for the proposed laws received 18,000 comments. Article 23 of the Basic Law of Hong Kong, negotiated by Britain and China before the 1997 handover to China, stated that Hong Kong must enact national security legislation by itself banning treason, turning over state
  • A senior member of ETA, Ibon Femandez de Iradi, escaped from French custody yesterday. He and a woman companion was arrested Wednesday after their car was found to have false number plates. Ibon Femandez de Iradi was the logistics chief for ETA, a Basque separatist group which has been implicated in terrorist activities.
  • ''Time Magazine'' announced that its ampquotPersons of the Yearampquot are three female whistleblowers – Coleen Rowley, FBI agent who wrote a memorandum to FBI Director Robert Mueller claiming that the Minneapolis, Minnesota, office had been remiss in its investigation of suspected terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui Cynthia Cooper, former WorldCom auditor, who alerted the company's Board of Directors of accounting irregularities and Sherron Watkins, former Enron Vice President, who reported to the

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Sport Games on 22 December 2002

Serie A
Italian Football
  • Atalanta - Empoli : 2 - 2
  • Chievo - Como : 2 - 0
  • Lazio - Bologna : 1 - 1
  • Milan - Brescia : 0 - 0
See all Football game results of 22 December 2002
Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Antwerp - Standard : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of 22 December 2002
La Liga Primera Division
Football (Spain)
  • Betis - Osasuna : 2 - 1
  • Espanol - Valladolid : 1 - 0
  • Recreativo - Sociedad : 1 - 3
  • Valencia - La Coruna : 0 - 1
See all Football game results of 22 December 2002
La Liga Segunda Division
Football (Spain)
  • Eibar - Numancia : 1 - 2
  • Getafe - Sp Gijon : 0 - 1
  • Levante - Las Palmas : 1 - 1
  • Zaragoza - Xerez : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of 22 December 2002

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


By: Bruce Feiler

Both immediate and timeless, Abraham tells the powerful story of one man's search for the shared ancestor of Judaism, Christianity, andIslam.

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Chesapeake Blue

By: Nora Roberts

The final novel in #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts' stunning Chesapeake Bay Saga, where the Quinn brothers must return to their family home on the Maryland shore, to honor their father's last request...It’s

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Bush at War

By: Bob Woodward

Bush at War reveals in stunning detail how an untested president with a sweeping vision for remaking the world and war cabinet members often at odds with each other responded to the September 11 terrorist attacks and prepared to confront ...

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The Christmas Train

By: David Baldacci

Tom Langdon, a weary and cash-strapped journalist, is banned from flying when a particularly thorough airport security search causes him to lose his cool.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox

Genre: Racing, sports (BMX)

Publisher: AKA Acclaim

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Dexter's Laboratory: Mandark's Lab?

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Action

Publisher: BAM! Entertainment

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Men in Black II: Alien Escape

Platform: PlayStation 2, GameCube

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Infogrames

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Platform: PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance, GameCube

Genre: Platform

Publisher: EU Wanadoo Edition; JP MTO; NA DreamCatcher Interactive

Clock Tower 3

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Survival horror

Publisher: Capcom

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