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What Happened on October 23, 2004

US date format: 10/23/2004, UK date format: 23/10/2004

It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio (see planets position on October 23, 2004). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Goodies by Ciara. In UK Call On Me by Eric Prydz was in the top 5 hits. Illusion, directed by Michael A. Goorjian, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004 while The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Life as We Know It. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alexander or Ben's Game.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 23 October 2004

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


Directed by: Michael A. Goorjian

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Michael A. Goorjian, Karen Tucker, Bryan Cranston

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The Journey

Directed by: Ligy J. Pullappally

Starring: Suhasini V. Nair, Shrruiti Menon, K.P.A.C. Lalitha, Valsala Menon

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Kebab Connection

Directed by: Anno Saul

Starring: Denis Moschitto, Nora Tschirner, Emanuel Bettencourt, Numan Acar

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A Very Long Engagement

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Starring: Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Jodie Foster, Dominique Pinon

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Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

Directed by: Beeban Kidron

Starring: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Gemma Jones

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TV Series

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

Life as We Know It

Directed by: Greg Berlanti

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Veronica Mars

Directed by: Rob Thomas

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Directed by: Jorge Nisco

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Beauty School

Directed by: Amy Nicholson

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Long Way Down & Long Way Round

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 October 2004 ?

  • 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:
  • Bill Nicholson: English footballer and manager for Tottenham Hotspur.
  • A powerful earthquake and its aftershocks hit Niigata prefecture, northern Japan, killing 35 people, injuring 2,200, and leaving 85,000 homeless or evacuated.
  • A Magnitude 6.7 earthquake and aftershocks of similar scale occur in the Tokamachi area. A huge landslide occurs on the outskirts of Nagaoka. According to Japanese officials, 68 people are killed, 4,085 are injured, and 103,000 are rendered homeless.
  • Brazil successfully launches its first rocket into space.
  • Michael Schumacher wins his 7th Formula One World Drivers Championship (5th consecutive), making him the most successful driver in the history of Formula One.

Sport Games on 23 October 2004

Serie A
Italian Football
  • Atalanta - Cagliari : 2 - 2
  • Siena - Juventus : 0 - 3
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Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Bergen - Lokeren : 0 - 1
  • Gent - Charleroi : 3 - 1
  • St Truiden - FC Brussels : 2 - 0
  • Westerlo - Mouscron : 0 - 1
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Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Bielefeld - Hertha : 1 - 0
  • Dortmund - Hamburg : 0 - 2
  • Hansa Rostock - Bayern Munich : 0 - 2
  • Kaiserslautern - Leverkusen : 0 - 0
See all Football game results of 23 October 2004
La Liga Primera Division
Football (Spain)
  • Malaga - La Coruna : 1 - 1
  • Real Madrid - Valencia : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of 23 October 2004

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 23, 2004 - Geocentric view

Discover the planets positions on October 23, 2004 as well as what the sky looked like at your place

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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 2004 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. My Boo - Usher And Alicia Keys
  2. Goodies - Ciara Featuring Petey Pablo
  3. Diary - Alicia Keys Featuring Tony! Toni! Tone!
  4. My Place - Nelly Featuring Jaheim
  5. Drop It Like It's Hot - Snoop Dogg Featuring Pharrell
  6. Terror Squad - Lean Back
  7. Charlene - Anthony Hamilton
  8. Locked Up - Akon Featuring Styles P.
  9. Lil Wayne - Go D.J.
  10. Destiny's Child - Lose My Breath
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Me Dedique A Perderte - Alejandro Fernandez
  2. Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor - Juanes
  3. Como Tu - Carlos Vives
  4. Esta Llorando Mi Corazon - Beto y Sus Canarios
  5. Miedo - Pepe Aguilar
  6. Las Avispas - Juan Luis Guerra
  7. Dejame Estar - Diego Torres
  8. Lastima Es Mi Mujer - Grupo Montez de Durango
  9. Ojala Que Te Mueras - Pesado
  10. Que Seas Feliz - Luis Miguel


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

The Five People You Meet In Heaven

By: Mitch Albom

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The Big Bad Wolf

By: James Patterson

Alex Cross battles the most ruthless and powerful killer he has ever encountered - a predator known only as "the Wolf. "Alex Cross's first case since joining the FBI has his new colleagues stymied.

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Double Homicide

By: Faye and Jonathan Kellerman

For the first time ever, bestselling novelists Jonathan and Faye Kellermen team up to deliver the launch book in a thrilling new series of short crime novels.

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By: Bill Gertz

"A blockbuster book . . . Just astounding."—Rush Limbaugh"Explosive . . . A methodical, well-thought-out, easy-to-read book . . . that will shock the average American."—Sean

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Ben's Game

Ben's Game

Platform: Windows and Mac

Genre: Therapeutic action

Publisher: Make-A-Wish Foundation

EyeToy: Monkey Mania

EyeToy: Monkey Mania

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Party

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment



Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Ubisoft

Def Jam: Fight for NY

Platform: PlayStation 2 GameCube Xbox PlayStation Portable

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Mobile Phone, Mac OS X

Genre: Platform

Publisher: THQ

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Home videos

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

Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster

Format: DVD release

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Big Fish

Format: VHS and DVD release

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Godzilla vs. Gigan

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The Station Agent

Format: VHS and DVD release

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