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Saturday 24 December 2011, Christmas Eve

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 24, 2011). The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to We Found Love by Rihanna. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, directed by Stephen Daldry, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011 while The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Layover. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi or Tetris: Axis.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 24 December 2011

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Movies

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

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Directed by: Stephen Daldry

Starring: Thomas Horn, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Max von Sydow

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Elevator

Directed by: Stig Svendsen

Starring: Christopher Backus, Anita Briem, John Getz, Shirley Knight

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Hollywood Sex Wars

Directed by: Paul Sapiano

Starring: Mario Diaz, Eli Jane, Jenae Altschwager, Dominique Purdy

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Don 2

Directed by: Farhan Akhtar

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Florian Lukas, Om Puri, Priyanka Chopra

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Directed by: David Fincher

Starring: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Layover

Directed by: William H. Macy

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Hell on Wheels

Directed by: Will Zens

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Man Up

Directed by: Ben Palmer

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Dragon Age: Redemption

Directed by: Peter Winther

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Hell's Kitty

Directed by: Nicholas Tana

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 2011 ?

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:
See famous people born on 24 December
Facts:
  • Arab League monitors meet Syria's foreign minister, a day after deadly bombings occurred in the capital Damascus. (Al Jazeera)
  • Government troops in Yemen fire on anti-government protesters demanding the trial of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, killing at least nine people. (''Boston Globe'')
  • Gun battles in Nigeria between government troops and Islamist Boko Haram militants kill 68 people. (Reuters)
  • The Buddha Memorial Center of Fo Guang Shan in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, housing a tooth relic of Gautama Buddha, is consecrated. (Xinhua)
  • Dutch actor and singer Johannes Heesters, the world's oldest performer, dies at the age of 108. (''Bild'')

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Sport Games on 24 December 2011

Division 3
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Annan Athletic - Berwick : 2 - 2
  • Queens Park - East Stirling : 2 - 0
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Premier League
UK Soccer
  • Celtic - Kilmarnock : 2 - 1
  • Dundee United - Hibernian : 3 - 1
  • Dunfermline - St Johnstone : 0 - 3
  • Hearts - Motherwell : 2 - 0
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 24, 2011 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 2011 ?

Top #10 songs in the USA
  1. Rihanna - We Found Love
  2. LMFAO - Sexy And I Know It
  3. Bruno Mars - It Will Rain
  4. The One That Got Away - Katy Perry
  5. Flo Rida - Good Feeling
  6. Ni**as In Paris - Jay-Z
  7. Someone Like You - Adele
  8. Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
  9. David Guetta - Without You
  10. T-Pain - 5 O'Clock
Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Ni**as in Paris - Jay Z Kanye West
  2. Lotus Flower Bomb - Wale Featuring Miguel
  3. Party - Beyonce Featuring Andre 3000
  4. Dance (A$$) - Big Sean Featuring Nicki Minaj
  5. She Will - Lil Wayne Featuring Drake
  6. Make Me Proud - Drake Featuring Nicki Minaj
  7. Headlines - Drake
  8. That Way - Wale Featuring Jeremih & Rick Ross
  9. 5 O'Clock - T-Pain Featuring Wiz Khalifa & Lily Allen
  10. You The Boss - Rick Ross Featuring Nicki Minaj
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Promise - Romeo Santos Featuring Usher
  2. El Verdadero Amor Perdona - Mana Featuring Prince Royce
  3. Lovumba (Prestige) - Daddy Yankee
  4. Te Quiero A Morir - Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga
  5. El Mil Amores - Pesado
  6. Give Me Everything - Pitbull Featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer
  7. Para No Perderte - Espinoza Paz
  8. Maquina Del Tiempo - Tito "El Bambino" Featuring Wisin & Yandel
  9. Nada Iguales - La Adictiva Banda San Jose de Mesillas
  10. Olvidame - Julion Alvarez y Su Norteno Banda
Top #10 Rock songs
  1. The Black Keys - Lonely Boy
  2. The Sound Of Winter - Bush
  3. Walk - Foo Fighters
  4. Paradise - Coldplay
  5. Face To The Floor - Chevelle
  6. Tonight - Seether
  7. These Days - Foo Fighters
  8. The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  9. Bottoms Up - Nickelback
  10. Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks

Books

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

The Best of Me

By: Nicholas Sparks

"Everyone wanted to believe that endless love was possible. She'd believed in it once, too, back when she was eighteen."In the spring of 1984, high school students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply, irrevocably in love.

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Kill Alex Cross

By: James Patterson

The only wayDetective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene of the biggest case he's ever been part of. The President's son and daughter have been abducted from their school - an impossible crime, but somehow the ...

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Steve Jobs: A Biography

By: Walter Isaacson

The Genius Biographies boxed set from New York Times bestselling author Walter Isaacson featuring his definitive biographies: Steve Jobs, Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin. “If anybody in America understands genius, it’s Walter Isaacson.”

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Unbroken

By: Laura Hillenbrand

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.In

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi

Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi

Platform: PlayStation 3 Xbox 360

Genre: Versus fighting

Publisher: Namco Bandai

Crimson: Steam Pirates

Crimson: Steam Pirates

Platform: iOS

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Bungie Aerospace Corporation

Tetris: Axis

Platform: Nintendo 3DS

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: JP Bandai Namco Games; NA Nintendo; EU Tetris Online, Inc.

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The Binding of Isaac

Platform: Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux

Genre: Roguelike, dungeon crawl, shooter, action-adventure

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Disney Universe

Disney Universe

Platform: PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Wii Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Disney Interactive Studios

Home videos

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

Prep and Landing

Studio: Disney

Format: DVD

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Winnie the Pooh

Studio: Disney

Format: DVD & Blu-ray

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Cedar Rapids

Studio: Fox

Format: DVD & Blu-ray

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Waiting for Forever

Studio: Fox

Format: DVD & Blu-ray

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Goodnight for Justice

Studio: Entertainment One

Format: DVD

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