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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. Drunken Master, directed by Woo-ping Yuen, 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 I Love the '80s. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Empire Earth: The Art of Conquest or Disney's Party.
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TV Series

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

The Life of Mammals

Starring: David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Firefly

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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Drunken Master

Directed by: Woo-ping Yuen

Starring: Jackie Chan, Siu Tien Yuen, Jang Lee Hwang

Country: United States

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Catch Me If You Can

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken

Country: United States

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25th Hour

Directed by: Spike Lee

Starring: Edward Norton, Barry Pepper, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Country: United States

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Chicago

Directed by: Rob Marshall

Starring: Rene Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere

Country: United States

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Star Trek: Nemesis

Directed by: Stuart Baird

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner

Country: United States

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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:
  • Laci Peterson: American homicide victim, Laci Peterson vanished between December 23 and Christmas Eve morning, 2002.
  • Jake Thackray: English singer-songwriter guitarist and journalist (d. 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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What news were making the headlines those days in December 2002?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Trent Lott -- Dec. 23, 2002
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9880
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.687688

Books

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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The Lovely Bones

By: Alice Sebold

When we first meet 14-year-old Susie Salmon, she is already in heaven. This was before milk carton photos and public service announcements, she tells us; back in 1973, when Susie mysteriously disappeared, people still believed these things didn't happen.

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Abraham

By: Bruce Feiler

Both immediate and timeless, Abraham tells the powerful story of one man's search for the shared ancestor of Judaism, Christianity, andIslam.

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Empire Earth: The Art of Conquest

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Sierra Entertainment

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Arx Fatalis

Platform: Microsoft Windows Xbox

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: JoWood Productions DreamCatcher Interactive

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Break Nine: World Billiards Tournament

Break Nine: World Billiards Tournament

Platform: Xbox

Publisher: ASK

Disney's Party

Platform: Game Boy Advance, Nintendo GameCube

Genre: Party

Publisher: Hudson Soft (Japan), Electronic Arts (International), Tomy (Game Boy Advance, Japan)

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Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem

Platform: GameCube

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Nintendo

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