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Thursday 23 December 2004

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Drop It Like It's Hot by Snoop Dogg. In UK Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid 20 was in the top 5 hits. Hotel Rwanda, directed by Terry George, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004 while The Christmas Thief by Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Codename: Gordon or Destruction Derby Arenas.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Hotel Rwanda

Directed by: Terry George

Starring: Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Joaquin Phoenix

Country: United States

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The Phantom of the Opera

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Starring: Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson

Country: United States

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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

Directed by: Brad Silberling

Starring: Jim Carrey, Jude Law, Meryl Streep

Country: United States

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Million Dollar Baby

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman

Country: United States

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The Aviator

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

House M.D.

Written by: David Shore

Starring: Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard, Jesse Spencer

Country: United States

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My Life in Film

Starring: Kris Marshall, Andrew Scott, Alice Lowe, Rita Davies

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Starring: Phil Daniels, Ray Emmet Brown, Georgia Mackenzie, Annabelle Apsion

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Sunrise Earth

Country: United States

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Written by: Doug Ellin

Starring: Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 December 2004 ?

  • Festivus (from sitcom Seinfeld)
  • Oaxaca - Night of the Radishes
  • Secular humanism (American) - HumanLight observed
  • R.C. Saints - John Cantius ; Thorlac Thorhallsson, patron saint of Iceland
  • Sweden - Birthday of Queen Silvia, an official flag day
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Sport Games on 23 December 2004

La Liga Segunda Division
Football (Spain)
  • Pontevedra - Ferrol : 1 - 1
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The New Science of Sleep -- Dec. 20, 2004
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.10024
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.797


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

The Christmas Thief

By: Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark

Mary Higgins Clark, America's Queen of Suspense, and her daughter, bestselling mystery writer Carol Higgins Clark, have again joined forces to create a suspenseful and humorous holiday tale.Alvirah

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By: Stewart O'Nan and Stephen King

Early in 2004, two writers and Red Sox fans, Stewart O'Nan and Stephen King, decided to chronicle the upcoming season, one of the most hotly anticipated in baseball history.

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By: Ken Follett

From #1 international bestselling author Ken Follett, the gripping thriller Whiteout... Like no other suspense author in his genre, Follett reinvents the thriller with each new novel.

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I Am Charlotte Simmons

By: Tom Wolfe

Tom Wolfe, the master social novelist of our time, the spot-on chronicler of all things contemporary and cultural, presents a sensational new novel about life, love, and learning--or the lack of

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Codename: Gordon

Codename: Gordon

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Valve Corporation

Star Wars: Battlefront

Genre: First-person shooter, third-person shooter

Publisher: LucasArts (2004–2013) Electronic Arts (2013–present)

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Destruction Derby Arenas

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Racing

Publisher: EU Sony Computer Entertainment Europe; NA Gathering of Developers

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ESPN College Hoops 2K5

Platform: PlayStation 2, Xbox

Genre: basketball

Publisher: Sega

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Fate/stay night

Platform: Windows - KiriKiri engine, PS2, PS Vita

Genre: Action, romance, urban fantasy

Publisher: Type-Moon (Windows) Kadokawa Shoten (PS2, Vita)

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