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Tuesday 23 August 2005

It was Tuesday, 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 We Belong Together by Mariah Carey. In UK You're Beautiful by James Blunt was in the top 5 hits. Four Brothers, directed by John Singleton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005 while The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rome. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None or The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Four Brothers

Directed by: John Singleton

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, Garrett Hedlund

Country: United States

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The 40 Year Old Virgin

Directed by: Judd Apatow

Starring: Steve Carell, Catherine Keener, Paul Rudd

Country: United States

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Wedding Crashers

Directed by: David Dobkin

Starring: Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams

Country: United States

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The Island

Directed by: Michael Bay

Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor, Djimon Hounsou

Country: United States

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Written by: William J. MacDonald, John Milius

Starring: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

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Written by: Stan Saanila

Directed by: Stan Saanila

Starring: Thomas Perret, Heli Roiha, Stan Saanila, André Wickström

Tales from the Green Valley

Starring: Peter Ginn, Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands, John Letts

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Written by: Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton

Starring: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson

Country: United States

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How London Was Built

Starring: Adam Hart-Davis

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 August 2005 ?

  • 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
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Ninjalicious: Canadian author and urban explorer (Born 1973).
  • Brock Peters: NYC, New York -- Actor / singer (Carmen Jones, To Kill a Mockingbird).

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Sport Games on 23 August 2005

Premier League
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  • Birmingham - Middlesbrough : 0 - 3
  • Portsmouth - Aston Villa : 1 - 1
  • Sunderland - Man City : 1 - 2
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 2005?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America -- Aug. 22, 2005
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.10097
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.834835


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

The Kite Runner

By: Khaled Hosseini

The #1 New York Times bestselling debut novel that introduced Khaled Hosseini to millions of readers the world over. The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, caught in ...

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From Pieces To Weight

By: 50 Cent

In the New York Times bestseller From Pieces to Weight, rap mogul 50 Cent, lifts the veil on his complicated life, from the murder of his mother when he was twelve,

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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 Undomestic Goddess

By: Sophie Kinsella

Workaholic attorney Samantha Sweeting has just done the unthinkable. She’s made a mistake so huge, it’ll wreck any chance of a partnership.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None

Platform: Windows,[3] Wii

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: The Adventure Company

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Ape Escape 3

Platform: PlayStation 2, PlayStation Network

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

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Battalion Wars

Platform: GameCube

Genre: Action, Real-time tactics

Publisher: Nintendo

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Brave: The Search for Spirit Dancer

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: EU Sony Computer Entertainment; NA Evolved Games

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Platform: Xbox, PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance

Genre: Action-adventure game

Publisher: Buena Vista Games

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