Wednesday 23 October 2002

US date format: 10/23/2002, UK date format: 23/10/2002

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 23, 2002). 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. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, directed by Chris Columbus, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002 while Forever by Jude Deveraux was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Boomtown. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Black Shades or Digimon Battle Spirit 2.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Directed by: Chris Columbus

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Richard Harris

Country: United States of America

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Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself

Directed by: Lone Scherfig

Starring: Jamie Sives, Adrian Rawlins, Shirley Henderson, Lisa McKinlay

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Naked Weapon

Directed by: Siu-Tung Ching

Starring: Marit Thoresen, Almen Pui-Ha Wong, Daniel Wu, Natalie Kyoko Waters

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Directed by: Andrew Gurland

Starring: Trevor Fehrman, Matthew Lawrence, Elden Henson, Kathryn Anderson

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The Santa Clause 2

Directed by: Michael Lembeck

Starring: Tim Allen, Spencer Breslin, Elizabeth Mitchell, Eric Lloyd

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Directed by: Sabyn Mayfield

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Strange Days at Blake Holsey High

Directed by: Anthony Browne

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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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Directed by: David Oliver

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Dick and Dom in da Bungalow

Directed by: Simon Hepworth

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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
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Famous Deaths:
  • Moscow theatre siege, Second Chechen War: 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.
  • Moscow Theatre Siege begins: Chechen terrorists seize the House of Culture theater in Moscow and take approximately 700 theater-goers hostage.
  • 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.

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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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of October 2002 ?

Top #10 Latin songs
  1. No Me Ensenaste - Thalia
  2. El Dolor De Tu Presencia - Jennifer Pena
  3. Mentiroso - Enrique Iglesias
  4. Las Ketchup - Asereje
  5. Por Mas Que Intento - Gilberto Santa Rosa
  6. Jerry Rivera - Vuela Muy Alto
  7. Conjunto Primavera - Perdoname Mi Amor
  8. Y Tu Te Vas - Chayanne
  9. Todo Mi Amor [The One You Love] - Paulina Rubio
  10. Entra En Mi Vida - Sin Bandera
Top #4 songs in the UK
  1. The Long And Winding Road / Suspicious Minds - Will Young & Gareth Gates
  2. Avril Lavigne - Complicated
  3. Las Ketchup - The Ketchup Song (Asereje)
  4. Pink - Just Like A Pill


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


By: Jude Deveraux

"This is Jude Deveraux at her most pleasurable," hailed Booklist in praise of her powerful bestseller Forever....Now Deveraux brings back her gifted heroine, Darci Monroe, in a riveting new novel of endless love and shadowed secrets.

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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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The Kiss

By: Danielle Steel

In her 53rd bestselling novel, Danielle Steel explores how a single shattering moment can change lives forever. The Kiss is at once a moving testament to the fragility of life and a breathtaking story about the power of love to …

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Sandy Koufax

By: Jane Leavy

“The incomparable and mysterious Sandy Koufax is revealed…. This is an absorbing book, beautifully written.” —Wall Street Journal “Leavy has hit it out of the park…A lot more than a biography.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cubivore: Survival of the Fittest

Cubivore: Survival of the Fittest

Platform: GameCube

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: JP Nintendo; NA Atlus

American Pool

American Pool

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Sports simulation – pool

Publisher: Digicube (Japan) Mad Duck Productions (North America) Midas Interactive Entertainment (Europe)

Black Shades

Black Shades

Platform: Mac OS 9, Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, iPhone and iPod Touch

Digimon Battle Spirit 2

Digimon Battle Spirit 2

Platform: WonderSwan Color, Game Boy Advance

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Bandai

Baldr Force Baldr Force EXE Baldr Force "Standard Edition"

Baldr Force Baldr Force EXE Baldr Force "Standard Edition"

Platform: Dreamcast, Windows 98, PS2

Genre: action, adventure

Publisher: GIGA Co.,Ltd. (Giga brand) (Win) Alchemist (DC, PS2) GIGA Co.,Ltd. (TGL brand) (Win SE)

Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets
  • Gilead Sciences GILD: opens at $35.23
  • Union Pacific UNP: opens at $58.67
  • United Technologies UTX: opens at $61.04
  • HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $13.87
Exchange Rates
  • 1 AUD = 0.8312 CHF
  • 1 AUD = 0.8661 CAD
  • 1 GBP = 2.3264 CHF
  • 1 GBP = 2.4233 CAD

Home videos

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

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Format: 20th Anniversary Edition VHS and DVD release

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Balto II: Wolf Quest

Format: direct-to-video VHS and DVD release

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Ice Age

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