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Saturday 22 May 2004

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Burn by Usher. In UK F**k It (I Don't Want You Back) by Eamon was in the top 5 hits. The Day After Tomorrow, directed by Roland Emmerich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004 while The Last Juror by John Grisham was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Detective Conan. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dead Man's Hand or Battlestrike.
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 Day After Tomorrow

Directed by: Roland Emmerich

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum

Country: United States

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The Notebook

Directed by: Nick Cassavetes

Starring: Gena Rowlands, James Garner, Rachel McAdams

Country: United States

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Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

Directed by: Danny Leiner

Starring: John Cho, Kal Penn, Ethan Embry

Country: United States

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Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

Starring: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom

Country: United States

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Juve Against Fantomas

Directed by: Louis Feuillade

Starring: Ren Navarre, Georges Melchior, Rene Carl

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Written by: Jed Mercurio

Starring: Tamzin Malleson, Max Beesley, Keith Allen, Patrick Baladi

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Derren Brown: Trick of the Mind

Starring: Derren Brown

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Written by: David Milch

Starring: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Brad Dourif

Country: United States

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Starring: Janeane Garofalo, Joan Jett

Country: United States

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Garth Marenghi's Darkplace

Starring: Richard Ayoade, Matt Berry, Matthew Holness, Alice Lowe

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 22 May 2004 ?

  • Saint Humilita
  • Saint Rita of Cascia
  • Victoria Day in Canada
  • World Biodiversity Day.
  • Republic of Yemen - National Day.
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  • The U.S. town of Hallam, Nebraska, is wiped out by a powerful F4 tornado (part of the May 2004 tornado outbreak sequence) that broke a width record at an astounding 2.5 miles (4.0 km) wide, which kills one resident.
  • Dr. Manmohan Singh assumes office as the 17th and first Sikh Prime Minister of the Republic Of India.
  • A section of the ceiling in Terminal 2E at Paris's Charles de Gaulle International Airport collapses, claiming at least 6 lives.
  • Japanese prime minister Junichiro Koizumi visits North Korea, to secure the release of the families of the 9 abducted Japanese citizens returned earlier.

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Sport Games on 22 May 2004

Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Bayern Munich - Freiburg : 2 - 0
  • Bochum - Hannover : 3 - 1
  • Hamburg - Ein Frankfurt : 2 - 1
  • Hansa Rostock - Werder Bremen : 3 - 1
See all Football game results of 22 May 2004
La Liga Segunda Division
Football (Spain)
  • Elche - Alaves : 0 - 2
  • Tenerife - Cadiz : 2 - 2
  • Xerez - Salamanca : 3 - 0
See all Football game results of 22 May 2004
Division 2
Football (France)
  • Amiens - Laval : 3 - 4
  • Besancon - Grenoble : 3 - 1
  • Caen - Troyes : 3 - 0
  • Creteil - Niort : 2 - 2
See all Football game results of 22 May 2004
Ethniki Katigoria
Football (Greece)
  • Aris - PAOK : 1 - 1
  • Chalkidona - Akratitos : 3 - 1
  • Kalithea - AEK : 1 - 3
  • OFI - Ionikos : 1 - 2
See all Football game results of 22 May 2004

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What news were making the headlines those days in May 2004?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.766
  • Time: Illustration depicts a hooded Iraqi prisoner
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9988


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

The Last Juror

By: John Grisham

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn 1970, Willie Traynor comes to Clanton, Mississippi, in a Triumph Spitfire and a fog of vague ambitions. Within a year, the twenty-three-year-old finds himself the owner of Ford County’s only newspaper, famous for its well-crafted ...

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The Narrows

By: Michael Connelly

FBI agent Rachel Walling finally gets the call she's dreaded for years, the one that tells her the Poet has surfaced. She has never forgotten the serial killer who wove lines of poetry in his hideous crimes--and apparently he has ...

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The Summer I Dared

By: Barbara Delinsky

WHAT COMES AFTER THE MOMENT THAT FOREVER CHANGES YOUR LIFE? This is the question that haunts Julia Bechtel, Noah Prine, and Kim Colella, the only survivors of a terrible boating

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Bergdorf Blondes

By: Plum Sykes

For readers who adore Candace Bushnell, Tinsely Mortimer, and Lauren Weisberger comes New York Times bestselling author Plum Sykes’s sly and amusing satire—now back in print for its 10th anniversary in

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Dead Man's Hand

Platform: Xbox Windows

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Atari

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Ape Escape: Pumped and Primed

Ape Escape: Pumped and Primed

Platform: PlayStation 2 Arcade

Genre: Party

Publisher: JP SCEI; NA Ubisoft


Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: City Interactive

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The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay

Platform: Xbox Windows

Genre: First person shooter, action-adventure, stealth

Publisher: Vivendi Games Universal Interactive

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Star Wars Trilogy: Apprentice of the Force

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Genre: Action, platformer

Publisher: Ubisoft

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