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Friday 23 December 2011

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 23, 2011). The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to We Found Love by Rihanna. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, directed by Stephen Daldry, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011 while The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Layover. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Beep or CardMon Hero.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 23 December 2011

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Directed by: Stephen Daldry

Starring: Thomas Horn, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Max von Sydow

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Elevator

Directed by: Stig Svendsen

Starring: Christopher Backus, Anita Briem, John Getz, Shirley Knight

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Hollywood Sex Wars

Directed by: Paul Sapiano

Starring: Mario Diaz, Eli Jane, Jenae Altschwager, Dominique Purdy

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Don 2

Directed by: Farhan Akhtar

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Florian Lukas, Om Puri, Priyanka Chopra

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Directed by: David Fincher

Starring: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Layover

Directed by: William H. Macy

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Hell on Wheels

Directed by: Will Zens

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Man Up

Directed by: Ben Palmer

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Dragon Age: Redemption

Directed by: Peter Winther

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Hell's Kitty

Directed by: Nicholas Tana

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 December 2011 ?

Holidays:
  • 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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Facts:
  • Police fire teargas in the southern Chinese town of Haimen, and state media air confessions from two detained activists amid a protest against a proposed new power plant. (Reuters)
  • A Chinese court sentences dissident Chen Wei to nine years imprisonment for ampquotinciting subversion of state powerampquot, after he published essays online calling for multiparty democracy. (Radio Television Hong Kong)
  • 2011 Syrian uprising: Syrian state media report the deaths of at least 40 people in two car bombings in the capital Damascus. (BBC)
  • 2011 Egyptian revolution: Activists gather in the Egyptian capital Cairo, calling for the end of the post-Hosni Mubarak military regime. (Al Jazeera)
  • Three Somali aid workers are killed in central Somalia. (AP via Google)

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 23, 2011 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 2011 ?

Top #10 songs in the USA
  1. Rihanna - We Found Love
  2. LMFAO - Sexy And I Know It
  3. Bruno Mars - It Will Rain
  4. The One That Got Away - Katy Perry
  5. Flo Rida - Good Feeling
  6. Ni**as In Paris - Jay-Z
  7. Someone Like You - Adele
  8. Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
  9. David Guetta - Without You
  10. T-Pain - 5 O'Clock
Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Ni**as in Paris - Jay Z Kanye West
  2. Lotus Flower Bomb - Wale Featuring Miguel
  3. Party - Beyonce Featuring Andre 3000
  4. Dance (A$$) - Big Sean Featuring Nicki Minaj
  5. She Will - Lil Wayne Featuring Drake
  6. Make Me Proud - Drake Featuring Nicki Minaj
  7. Headlines - Drake
  8. That Way - Wale Featuring Jeremih & Rick Ross
  9. 5 O'Clock - T-Pain Featuring Wiz Khalifa & Lily Allen
  10. You The Boss - Rick Ross Featuring Nicki Minaj
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Promise - Romeo Santos Featuring Usher
  2. El Verdadero Amor Perdona - Mana Featuring Prince Royce
  3. Lovumba (Prestige) - Daddy Yankee
  4. Te Quiero A Morir - Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga
  5. El Mil Amores - Pesado
  6. Give Me Everything - Pitbull Featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer
  7. Para No Perderte - Espinoza Paz
  8. Maquina Del Tiempo - Tito "El Bambino" Featuring Wisin & Yandel
  9. Nada Iguales - La Adictiva Banda San Jose de Mesillas
  10. Olvidame - Julion Alvarez y Su Norteno Banda
Top #10 Rock songs
  1. The Black Keys - Lonely Boy
  2. The Sound Of Winter - Bush
  3. Walk - Foo Fighters
  4. Paradise - Coldplay
  5. Face To The Floor - Chevelle
  6. Tonight - Seether
  7. These Days - Foo Fighters
  8. The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  9. Bottoms Up - Nickelback
  10. Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks

Books

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

The Scottish Prisoner

By: Diana Gabaldon

Includes a preview of the new novel in the Outlander series.“This could be the worthy Lord John Grey’s breakout novel, as readers are treated to large dollops of Outlander hero Jamie

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Kill Alex Cross

By: James Patterson

The only wayDetective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene of the biggest case he's ever been part of. The President's son and daughter have been abducted from their school - an impossible crime, but somehow the ...

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Killing Lincoln

By: Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

A riveting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the first work of history from mega-bestselling author Bill O'ReillyThe anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts

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Zero Day

By: David Baldacci

From David Baldacci--the modern master of the thriller and #1 worldwide bestselling novelist-comes a new hero: a lone Army Special Agent taking on the toughest crimes facing the nation.And

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Beep

Beep

Platform: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux

Genre: Platform, Action and Adventure

CardMon Hero

CardMon Hero

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Card battle, MMORPG

Publisher: HanbitSoft

The Cursed Crusade

Platform: Microsoft Windows PlayStation 3 Xbox 360

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: EU dtp entertainment AG; NA Atlus; JP Ubisoft

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CraftWorld

CraftWorld

Platform: Windows Phone

Genre: Open world

Publisher: 2.0 Studios

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – Defiance

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – Defiance

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Activision

Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets
  • Gilead Sciences GILD: opens at $38.93
  • Union Pacific UNP: opens at $104.58
  • United Technologies UTX: opens at $73.74
  • HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $25.91
Exchange Rates
  • 1 CHF = 6.76 CNY
  • 1 CAD = 6.2157 CNY
  • 1 CAD = 0.9176 CHF
  • 1 AUD = 6.436 CNY

Home videos

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

Bereavement

Studio: Anchor Bay

Format: DVD & Blu-ray

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Winnie the Pooh

Studio: Disney

Format: DVD & Blu-ray

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Neshoba: The Price of Freedom

Studio: First Run Features

Format: DVD

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Beauty and the Beast

Studio: Disney

Format: 20th Anniversary Diamond Edition Blu-ray 3D

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Lorna Doone

Studio: A&E

Format: DVD & Blu-ray

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