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Saturday 23 August 2003

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Crazy In Love by Beyonce. In UK Breathe by Blu Cantrell featuring Sean Paul was in the top 5 hits. Love Me If You Dare, directed by Yann Samuell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003 while Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Seinto Seiya. If you liked videogames you were probably playing BlowOut or Commandos 3: Destination Berlin.
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TV Series

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Starring: Barry Jones, Stuart MacLeod

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Monkey Dust

Starring: Morwenna Banks, Frances Barber, Rebecca Front

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Boarding House: North Shore

Starring: Holly Beck

Country: United States

The Brendan Leonard Show

Written by: Brendan Leonard

Starring: Cathy Leonard, Margarita Leonard, Jack Leonard, Mike Leonard

Country: United States

Most Extreme Elimination Challenge

Starring: Victor Wilson, Christopher Darga, John Cervenka, Mary Scheer

Country: United States

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

Love Me If You Dare

Directed by: Yann Samuell

Starring: Guillaume Canet, Marion Cotillard, Thibault Verhaeghe

Country: United States

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Directed by: Lars Von Trier

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Paul Bettany, Lauren Bacall

Country: United States

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Lost in Translation

Directed by: Sofia Coppola

Starring: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi

Country: United States

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Directed by: Clark Johnson

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez

Country: United States

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American Wedding

Directed by: Jesse Dylan

Starring: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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  • Astrology - Last day of sun sign Leo in the tropical zodiac
  • Swaziland - Umhlanga Day
  • Romania - Liberation Day (1944)
  • RC Saints - Saint Rose of Lima
  • Roman festivals - Vulcanalia
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jack Dyer: Australian rules footballer (Born 1913).
  • Bobby Bonds: American athlete, pro baseball player and father of noted baseball player Barry Bonds.
  • John Geoghan: American Roman Catholic priest who aroused a hornet's nest of distress that began in January 2002, a symbol of the troubled priesthood.
  • In an unprecedented move, the British government submit thousands of official documents (many of which would not normally be seen by the public for 30 years) to the Hutton Inquiry, and publication on the Internet.
  • Natural disaster: Wildfires sweep into the southern suburbs of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, destroying more than 200 homes. One-third of the city's population, or 30,000 people, have been evacuated.
  • Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Palestinian leaders state they will try to negotiate a new ceasefire by extremist groups and urge Israel to stop their action against top militants.
  • Power outage happens all of Southern Finland for 30 to 60 minutes, because one underground line in Central Helsinki short circuits. The lack of electricity begins at 20:20 and causes radio broadcasts, public lights, elevators, trains, trams and metro traffic to stop. Also people have to be evacuated in Linnanmäki amusement park. August 182357
  • California recall: Republican Bill Simon drops out of the California gubernatorial recall race.

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Sport Games on 23 August 2003

Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Anderlecht - St Truiden : 3 - 0
  • Club Brugge - Louvieroise : 3 - 3
  • Lokeren - Beveren : 1 - 2
  • Mouscron - Lierse : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of 23 August 2003
Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Bochum - Leverkusen : 1 - 0
  • Ein Frankfurt - Hertha : 0 - 0
  • FC Koln - Dortmund : 1 - 0
  • Freiburg - M'gladbach : 4 - 1
See all Football game results of 23 August 2003
Division 2
Football (France)
  • Angers - Besancon : 2 - 1
  • Chateauroux - Lorient : 2 - 2
  • Grenoble - Clermont : 0 - 0
  • Gueugnon - Valence : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of 23 August 2003
Le Championnat
Football (France)
  • Bastia - Montpellier : 1 - 0
  • Bordeaux - Auxerre : 2 - 0
  • Lille - Metz : 1 - 1
  • Lyon - Toulouse : 0 - 0
See all Football game results of 23 August 2003

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What news were making the headlines those days in August 2003?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.724725
  • Time: California Gubernatorial candidate, actor Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9949


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

Seabiscuit: An American Legend

By: Laura Hillenbrand

Laura Hillenbrand, author of the runaway phenomenon Unbroken, brilliantly re-creates a universal underdog story in this #1 New York Times bestseller.Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the ...

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By: Catherine Coulter

In the wake of a series of kidnapping attempts, Savich, Sherlock, and FBI agent Miles Kettering--whose six-year-old son was one of the attempted victims--trace leads to a charismatic evangelist team, a situation that is complicated by a woman's infatuation with ...

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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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The South Beach Diet

By: Arthur Agatston

For years, cardiologist Arthur Agatston, M.D., urged his patients to lose weight for the sake of their hearts, but every diet was too hard to follow or its restrictions were too harsh.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Shikigami no Shiro II

Platform: Arcade Dreamcast GameCube PlayStation 2 Xbox Windows

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Kids Station, Taito, SourceNext, XS Games, Play It Games

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Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Racing

Publisher: GameMill Publishing

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Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox, Xbox 360, Cloud (OnLive)

Genre: Run and gun, Third-person shooter

Publisher: Majesco

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Cartoon Network Speedway

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Majesco Entertainment

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Commandos 3: Destination Berlin

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X

Genre: Real-time tactics

Publisher: Eidos Interactive Feral Interactive (Mac OS X)

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