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Saturday 23 August 2008

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 Disturbia by Rihanna. Slumdog Millionaire, directed by Danny Boyle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while The Host by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Mummy Forensics. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Block Breaker Deluxe 2 or Call of Duty: World at War – Final Fronts.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Slumdog Millionaire

Directed by: Danny Boyle

Starring: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Saurabh Shukla

Country: United States

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Death Race

Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson

Starring: Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Tyrese Gibson

Country: United States

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Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem

Country: United States

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Tropic Thunder

Directed by: Ben Stiller

Starring: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr.

Country: United States

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Pineapple Express

Directed by: David Gordon Green

Starring: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Gary Cole

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Earth: The Power of the Planet

Starring: Iain Stewart

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Moon Machines

Starring: Robert Seamans, Wernher von Braun, John F. Kennedy, Frank Borman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'?

Starring: Ashly Burch, Anthony Burch, David Burch

Country: United States

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Great Performances

Written by: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban

Starring: Julie Andrews, Plácido Domingo, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming

Country: United States

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Blue World

Starring: Jonathan Bird, Art Cohen

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 August 2008 ?

  • 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:
  • John Russell: British nobility, the 13th Duke of Bedford, a character of the British establishment and author of "The Book of Snobs.
  • Two journalists and three other people are abducted by gunmen near Elasha, Somalia. (CTV News)
  • The death toll from Tropical Storm Fay in Florida rises to 11. (AP via ''Los Angeles Times'')
  • A King Air A-100 crashes near Moab, Utah, USA, resulting in the death of the pilot and nine passengers. (AP via ''Las Vegas Review-Journal)
  • The United States Department of Health and Human Services announces plans to implement a rule that would protect healthcare workers from being fired or otherwise penalized for refusing to provide services they find morally objectionable, such as performing abortions or dispensing contraception. (''The Washington Post'')
  • U.S. presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama picks Senator Joe Biden as his vice-presidential running mate. (CNN)

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Sport Games on 23 August 2008

Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Anderlecht - Gent : 2 - 2
  • Charleroi - Roeselare : 1 - 0
  • Germinal - Dender : 1 - 1
  • Kortrijk - Cercle Brugge : 2 - 1
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Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Dortmund - Bayern Munich : 1 - 1
  • Hamburg - Karlsruhe : 2 - 1
  • Hertha - Bielefeld : 1 - 1
  • Hoffenheim - M'gladbach : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of 23 August 2008
Le Championnat
Football (France)
  • Le Havre - Marseille : 0 - 1
  • Le Mans - St Etienne : 1 - 0
  • Lyon - Grenoble : 2 - 0
  • Monaco - Caen : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of 23 August 2008
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Birmingham - Barnsley : 2 - 0
  • Blackpool - Sheffield United : 1 - 3
  • Cardiff - Norwich : 2 - 2
  • Charlton - Reading : 4 - 2
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Host

By: Stephenie Meyer

The phenomenal #1 bestseller is now a major motion picture: "Startling and addictive. . . . An epic story of love, family, and loyalty." -USA TodayMelanie Stryder refuses to fade away.

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Chasing Harry Winston

By: Lauren Weisberger

Meet Emmy, Leigh, and Adriana. Best friends since college, each has seen her share of career foils and romantic foibles over the past decade.

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The Last Lecture

By: Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow

A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them.

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Breaking Dawn

By: Stephenie Meyer

When you loved the one who was killing you, it left you no options. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give, how ...

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Brain Challenge

Platform: Mobile phones, iOS, iPod, Mac OS X, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Network, PlayStation Portable, Xbox Live Arcade, N-Gage 2.0, WiiWare, Microsoft Windows, Zeebo, DSiWare, Cloud (OnLive)

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Gameloft Ubisoft

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Block Breaker Deluxe 2

Block Breaker Deluxe 2

Platform: Mobile phone

Genre: Breakout clone

Publisher: Gameloft


Platform: Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Disney Interactive Studios

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Call of Duty: World at War – Final Fronts

Platform: PlayStation 2[1][2]

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Activision

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Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: NA Atari; JP / EU Bandai

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