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Friday 24 October 2008

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Womanizer by Britney Spears. Role Models, directed by David Wain, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Review with Myles Barlow. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Class of Heroes or BrainPipe.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Earth: The Power of the Planet

Starring: Iain Stewart

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Moon Machines

Starring: Robert Seamans, Wernher von Braun, John F. Kennedy, Frank Borman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'?

Starring: Ashly Burch, Anthony Burch, David Burch

Country: United States

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Great Performances

Written by: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban

Starring: Julie Andrews, Plácido Domingo, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming

Country: United States

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Blue World

Starring: Jonathan Bird, Art Cohen

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Role Models

Directed by: David Wain

Starring: Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott, Elizabeth Banks

Country: United States

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Directed by: Mark Herman

Starring: Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend

Country: United States

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The Wrestler

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood

Country: United States

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RocknRolla

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Starring: Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Idris Elba

Country: United States

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Body of Lies

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 October 2008 ?

Holidays:
  • Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
  • Discordianism - Maladay
  • Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
Famous Birthdays:
See famous people born on 24 October
Famous Deaths:
  • Moshe Cotel: American composer and pianist (Born 1943).
Facts:
  • ''Bloody Friday'' saw many of the world's stock exchanges experience the worst declines in their history, with drops of around 10% in most indices.
  • Government heads of 45 countries from Asia and Europe meet in Beijing as the 7th Asia-Europe Meeting convenes with financial crisis topping the agenda. (Xinhua)
  • The government of Djibouti has said that the country will have to go to war with Eritrea unless the United Nations acts to resolve growing tension over a border dispute. (BBC News)
  • The mother and the brother of American actress and singer Jennifer Hudson are murdered. (AP via Google News)

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Sport Games on 24 October 2008

Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Kortrijk - Mouscron : 2 - 2
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Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Leverkusen - FC Koln : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of 24 October 2008
Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Ahlen - Freiburg : 0 - 3
  • Frankfurt FSV - Hansa Rostock : 0 - 0
  • Greuther Furth - Aachen : 1 - 1
  • Ingolstadt - Augsburg : 1 - 2
See all Football game results of 24 October 2008
Division 2
Football (France)
  • Angers - Tours : 2 - 0
  • Brest - Metz : 2 - 1
  • Chateauroux - Bastia : 2 - 0
  • Clermont - Montpellier : 2 - 1
See all Football game results of 24 October 2008

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 2008?

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11017
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.1017
  • Time: Close-up of Barack Obama's face

Books

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

The Other Queen

By: Philippa Gregory

From #1 New York Times bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory—a dazzling new novel about the intriguing, romantic, and maddening Mary, Queen of Scots.Fleeing

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A Most Wanted Man

By: John le Carré

Now a major film starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, and Robin Wright—the acclaimed bestselling novel about spies in “The War on Terror.”A

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The Shack

By: William P. Young

Mackenzie Allen Philips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness.

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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

By: David Wroblewski

The extraordinary debut novel that became a modern classicBorn mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Civilization Revolution

Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, iOS, Windows Phone

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: 2K Games

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Auditorium

Auditorium

Platform: Adobe Flash, Windows/Mac OS X (Steam), iOS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable

Genre: Puzzle, strategy

Class of Heroes

Platform: PlayStation Portable

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: JP Acquire; NA Atlus

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Commando: Steel Disaster

Commando: Steel Disaster

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: run and gun video game

Publisher: Lexicon Entertainment, XS Games

BrainPipe

BrainPipe

Publisher: Shrapnel Games


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