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Wednesday 23 April 2003

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Aidan Fiske and Sofia Valastro. In that special week of April people in US were listening to In Da Club by 50 Cent. In UK Make Luv by Room 5 featuring Oliver Cheatham was in the top 5 hits. Justice, directed by Evan Oppenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003 while The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Astro Boy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Command & Conquer: Generals – Zero Hour or Corvette.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Evan Oppenheimer

Starring: Erik Palladino, Michael Jai White, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Ajay Naidu

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Daddy Day Care

Directed by: Steve Carr

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Jeff Garlin, Anjelica Huston, Steve Zahn

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Written in Blood

Directed by: John Terlesky

Starring: Michael T. Weiss, Peter Coyote, Maureen Flannigan, Steve Rankin

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Memories of Murder

Directed by: Joon-ho Bong

Starring: Kang-ho Song, Sang-kyung Kim, Roe-ha Kim, Jae-ho Song

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A Good Night to Die

Directed by: Craig Singer

Starring: Michael Rapaport, Gary Stretch, Seymour Cassel, Robin Givens

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TV Series

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

Astro Boy

Directed by: David Bowers

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My Dad's the Prime Minister

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Family Business

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

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Barbapapa autour du monde

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 April 2003 ?

  • Saint Gerard (d.1138)
  • UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
  • Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
  • Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
  • Independence Day for the Conch Republic
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  • US President George W. Bush signs legislation authorizing changes to the design of the 5-cent coin through 2005, to commemorate the bicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark expedition.
  • A U.S. commanding officer in Baghdad announces that five U.S. soldiers are under investigation for the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars from caches of money found in Iraq.
  • The British and Irish governments publicly ask three questions of the IRA. Depending on clarification offered, the Northern Ireland Executive may be reinstated or the Assembly elections postponed.

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Sport Games on 23 April 2003

Division 2
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Swindon - Plymouth : 2 - 0
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 2003 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Sean Paul - Get Busy
  2. 21 Questions - 50 Cent Featuring Nate Dogg
  3. Beautiful - Snoop Dogg Featuring Pharrell & Uncle Charlie Wilson
  4. I Know What You Want - Busta Rhymes & Mariah Carey Featuring The Flipmode Squad
  5. 50 Cent - In Da Club
  6. Can't Let You Go - Fabolous Featuring Mike Shorey & Lil' Mo
  7. JAY-Z - Excuse Me Miss
  8. Tyrese - How You Gonna Act Like That
  9. Nas - I Can
  10. R. Kelly - Ignition
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Tal Vez - Ricky Martin
  2. Amame - Alexandre Pires
  3. Una Vez Mas - Conjunto Primavera
  4. Alucinado - Tiziano Ferro
  5. De Uno Y De Todos Los Modos - Palomo
  6. No Tengo Dinero - A.B. Quintanilla III & Kumbia Kings Feat. Juan Gabriel & El Gran Silencio
  7. Mi Soldado - Los Tigres del Norte
  8. Dame - Ricardo Arjona
  9. Clavame Tu Amor - Noelia
  10. Que Me Quedes Tu - Shakira


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

The Guardian

By: Nicholas Sparks

The riveting New York Times bestselling tale of romance and suspense with an "edge-of-your-seat conclusion" (Booklist)Julie Barenson's young husband left her two unexpected gifts before he died - a Great Dane puppy named Singer and the promise that he would ...

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The Lovely Bones

By: Alice Sebold

When we first meet 14-year-old Susie Salmon, she is already in heaven. This was before milk carton photos and public service announcements, she tells us; back in 1973, when Susie mysteriously disappeared, people still believed these things didn't happen.

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The Da Vinci Code

By: Dan Brown

PREMIUM MASS MARKET EDITION #1 Worldwide Bestseller—More Than 80 Million Copies Sold As millions of readers around the globe have already discovered, The Da Vinci Code is a reading experience unlike any other.

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Twelve Times Blessed

By: Jacquelyn Mitchard

It is True Dickinson's birthday and her best friends have gathered on this snowy night to celebrate—yet True has never felt more alone.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

CTU: Marine Sharpshooter

Platform: Windows, iOS

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Groove Games

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Command & Conquer: Generals – Zero Hour

Platform: Microsoft Windows Mac OS X

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: EA Games (Windows) MacSoft (Mac OS) Aspyr Media (Mac OS X)

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Platform: Game Boy Advance, PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox

Genre: Racing game

Publisher: TDK Mediactive PS2 Global Star Software

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The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius: Jet Fusion

Platform: GameCube PlayStation 2 Game Boy Advance

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: THQ

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Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy

Platform: Microsoft Windows Xbox OS X AmigaOS 4

Genre: First-person shooter, third-person shooter

Publisher: NA LucasArts; EU Activision; JP CyberFront (PC); JP Microsoft (Xbox); WW Aspyr (Mac)

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


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What a Girl Wants

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The Good Thief

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The Kid Stays in the Picture

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