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Tuesday 24 December 2002, Christmas Eve

It was Tuesday, 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 Lose Yourself by Eminem. In UK Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum) by Cheeky Girls was in the top 5 hits. I Capture the Castle, directed by Tim Fywell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002 while Prey by Michael Crichton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Panique au village. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Austin Powers Pinball or ESPN International Winter Sports 2002.
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Movies

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

I Capture the Castle

Directed by: Tim Fywell

Starring: Romola Garai, Rose Byrne, Bill Nighy, Sophie Stuckey

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Just Married

Directed by: Shawn Levy

Starring: Ashton Kutcher, Brittany Murphy, Christian Kane, David Moscow

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Quicksand

Directed by: John Mackenzie

Starring: Michael Keaton, Michael Caine, Judith Godrèche, Rade Serbedzija

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Aapko Pehle Bhi Kahin Dekha Hai

Directed by: Anubhav Sinha

Starring: Priyanshu Chatterjee, Sakshi Shivanand, Farida Jalal, Navneet Nishan

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Kangaroo Jack

Directed by: David McNally

Starring: Anthony Anderson, Jerry O'Connell, Estella Warren, Christopher Walken

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TV Series

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

Panique au village

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Treasure Hunt

Directed by: John Paddy Carstairs

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Magpakailanman

Directed by: Joyce Bernal

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Fish Tales

Directed by: Alki David

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 2002 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jake Thackray: English singer-songwriter guitarist and journalist (d. 2002).
  • Laci Peterson: American homicide victim, Laci Peterson vanished between December 23 and Christmas Eve morning, 2002.
  • Kjell Aukrust: Norwegian author poet and painter (d. 2002).
Facts:
  • A number of US Muslim groups have initiated a class action lawsuit against the US Attorney General, John Ashcroft and the US immigration services over the arrest and detention of Muslim men.
  • Iran's state radio reported quoted a statement by airport officials, saying that pilot ampquotcarelessnessampquot caused a plane carrying Ukrainian and Russian aerospace scientists to crash in central Iran, killing all 46 people on board.
  • Sun Microsystems won a major antitrust victory against Microsoft when a federal judge ordered Microsoft to distribute Sun's Java programming language in its Microsoft Windows operating system.

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Music Charts

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Books

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Prey

By: Michael Crichton

In the Nevada desert, an experiment has gone horribly wrong. A cloud of nanoparticles—micro-robots—has escaped from the laboratory. This cloud is self-sustaining and self-reproducing. It is intelligent and learns from experience.

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Journals

By: Kurt Cobain

The lyrics notebook and personal journals of Kurt Cobain, iconic singer of the band Nirvana.Kurt Cobain filled dozens of notebooks with lyrics, drawings, and writings about his plans for Nirvana and

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Quentins

By: Maeve Binchy

Is it possible to tell the story of a generation and a city through the history of a restaurant?Ella Brady thinks so.

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Bush at War

By: Bob Woodward

Bush at War reveals in stunning detail how an untested president with a sweeping vision for remaking the world and war cabinet members often at odds with each other responded to the September 11 terrorist attacks and prepared to confront ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Austin Powers Pinball

Platform: PlayStation, Windows

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Gotham Games

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Break Nine: World Billiards Tournament

Break Nine: World Billiards Tournament

Platform: Xbox

Publisher: ASK

ESPN International Winter Sports 2002

Platform: PlayStation 2, GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Xbox

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Konami

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Demon Front

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: IGS

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An American Tail: Fievel's Gold Rush

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Conspiracy Entertainment, Crave Entertainment

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Home videos

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

Joy Ride

Format: VHS and DVD release

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Orange County

Format: VHS and DVD release

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A Walk to Remember

Format: VHS and DVD release

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Clockstoppers

Format: VHS and DVD release

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K-19: The Widowmaker

Format: VHS and DVD release

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