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Wednesday 23 October 2002

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kaelynn Wright . In that special week of October people in US were listening to Dilemma by Nelly. In UK The Long And Winding Road / Suspicious Minds by Will Young & Gareth Gates was in the top 5 hits. Anand, directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002 while From A Buick 8 by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Top Gear. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Circus Maximus: Chariot Wars or Casino Mogul.
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Directed by: Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Starring: Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Sumita Sanyal

Country: United States

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The Rules of Attraction

Directed by: Roger Avary

Starring: James Van Der Beek, Ian Somerhalder, Shannyn Sossamon

Country: United States

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The Transporter

Directed by: Louis Leterrier

Starring: Jason Statham, Qi Shu, Matt Schulze

Country: United States

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The Ring

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

Starring: Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox

Country: United States

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Red Dragon

Directed by: Brett Ratner

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Top Gear

Starring: Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson, James May, Ben Collins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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History of Football: The Beautiful Game

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Written by: Joss Whedon

Starring: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin

Country: United States

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Still Game

Starring: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill, Paul Riley, Mark Cox

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Madness Combat

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 October 2002 ?

  • Chemistry: Mole Day
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Scorpio in Western tropical astrology.
  • Hungary - National Day (revolution of 1956 and the proclamation of the Republic of Hungary in 1989)
  • Also see October 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Giovanni da Capistrano; Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Adolph Green: American lyricist and playwright (Born 1915).
  • Moscow Theatre Siege begins: Chechen terrorists seize the House of Culture theater in Moscow and take approximately 700 theater-goers hostage.
  • Moscow theatre siege: Suspected Chechen guerrillas took hundreds hostage in a theater in Moscow, threatening to blow up the building and demanding withdrawal of Russian troops from Chechnya.
  • Washington sniper: Police reported that a ransom note was left at the scene of the latest shooting by the person believed to have shot 13 people and killed 9. The note apparently demanded , and it contained a threat to local residents saying, ampquotYour children are not safe anywhere at any time.ampquot
  • recent celebrity deaths: Former CIA chief Richard Helms dies at 89.

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Sport Games on 23 October 2002

Division 1
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Coventry - Norwich : 1 - 1
  • Sheffield United - Stoke : 2 - 1
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Premier League
UK Soccer
  • Fulham - West Ham : 0 - 1
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What news were making the headlines those days in October 2002?

  • Time: Ballistics and criminal science. Hunt for the Beltway sniper.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9839
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.678


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

From A Buick 8

By: Stephen King

WANT TO GO FOR A RIDE...? In a secret shed behind the barracks of the Pennsylvania State Police, Troop D, there's a cherry Buick Roadmaster no one has touched in

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Let Freedom Ring

By: Sean Hannity

As Americans, we face two fundamental questions:First, are we truly prepared to fight this new war to wipe out terrorism and terrorist regimes, and win it decisively -- no matter what

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Longitudes And Attitudes

By: Thomas L. Friedman

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times columnist and bestselling author of From Beirut to Jerusalem and The Lexus and the Olive Tree comes this smart, penetrating, brilliantly informed book that

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By: Rudolph W. Giuliani

Rudolph Giuliani demonstrates how the leadership skills he practices can be employed successfully by anyone who has to run anything. Opens with a gripping account of Giuliani's immediate reaction to the

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Circus Maximus: Chariot Wars

Circus Maximus: Chariot Wars

Platform: PlayStation 2, Xbox

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Encore (Xbox) THQ (PS2)

Activision Anthology

Platform: PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Game Boy Advance, digiBlast, PlayStation Portable, iOS, Android

Genre: Compilation

Publisher: Activision

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Astral Tournament

Astral Tournament

Platform: PC

Genre: Turn-based strategy, Collectible card game, Indie game

Publisher: Apus Software

Casino Mogul

Platform: Windows

Genre: Business simulation game

Publisher: DreamCatcher Interactive

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Digimon Tamers: Battle Spirit Ver. 1.5

Digimon Tamers: Battle Spirit Ver. 1.5

Platform: WonderSwan Color

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Bandai

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