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Friday 24 October 2008

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio (see planets position on October 24, 2008). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Womanizer by Britney Spears. Last Chance Harvey, directed by Joel Hopkins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Raising the Bar. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Enduro Racer or BoneTown.
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What the sky looked like on 24 October 2008

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

Last Chance Harvey

Directed by: Joel Hopkins

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Kathy Baker, Eileen Atkins

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Soul Men

Directed by: Malcolm D. Lee

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Bernie Mac, Sharon Leal, Adam Herschman

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Directed by: Robby Henson

Starring: Reynaldo Rosales, Heidi Dippold, Michael Madsen, Julie Ann Emery

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Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous

Directed by: Steve Miner

Starring: Jessica Simpson, Vivica A. Fox, Steve Guttenberg, Aimee Garcia

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Directed by: Gus Van Sant

Starring: Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emile Hirsch, Diego Luna

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TV Series

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

Raising the Bar

Directed by: Clay Glen

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Destroyed in Seconds

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Spooks: Code 9

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Tujh Sang Preet Lagai Sajna


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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 October 2008 ?

  • 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).
  • ''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
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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

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 24, 2008 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of October 2008 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Jennifer Hudson - Spotlight
  2. T.I. - Whatever You Like
  3. Ne-Yo - Miss Independent
  4. Can't Believe It - T-Pain Featuring Lil Wayne
  5. Jazmine Sullivan - Need U Bad
  6. Mrs. Officer - Lil Wayne Featuring Bobby Valentino & Kidd Kidd
  7. Live Your Life - T.I. Featuring Rihanna
  8. So Fly - Slim Featuring Yung Joc
  9. Heaven Sent - Keyshia Cole
  10. Got Money - Lil Wayne Featuring T-Pain
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. No Me Doy Por Vencido - Luis Fonsi
  2. Vicente Fernandez - Para Siempre
  3. La Cumbia Del Rio - Los Pikadientes de Caborca
  4. Dame Tu Amor - Alacranes Musical
  5. Lloro Por Ti - Enrique Iglesias
  6. Hasta El Dia De Hoy - Dareyes de La Sierra
  7. Flex - Te Quiero
  8. Si No Te Hubieras Ido - Mana
  9. Como Duele - Ricardo Arjona
  10. Amor Inmortal - Chayanne


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

The Wordy Shipmates

By: Sarah Vowell

In this New York Times bestseller, the author of Lafayette in the Somewhat United States "brings the [Puritan] era wickedly to life" (Washington Post).

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One Fifth Avenue

By: Candace Bushnell

From one of the most consistently astute and engaging social commentators of our day comes another look at the tough and tender women of New York City--this time, through the lens

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The Lucky One

By: Nicholas Sparks

In his 14th book, bestselling author Nicholas Sparks tells the unforgettable story of a man whose brushes with death lead him to the love of his life.

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The Host

By: Stephenie Meyer

The phenomenal #1 bestseller is now a major motion picture: "Startling and addictive. . . . An epic story of love, family, and loyalty." -USA TodayMelanie Stryder refuses to fade away.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Buzz! Junior: Ace Racers

Buzz! Junior: Ace Racers

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Party, racing

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Brothers in Arms: Art of War

Brothers in Arms: Art of War

Platform: Java Platform, Micro Edition

Genre: Top-down shooter

Publisher: Gameloft

Enduro Racer

Platform: Arcade, Sega Master System, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Atari ST, Virtual Console

Genre: Arcade style racing

Publisher: Sega

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Commando: Steel Disaster

Commando: Steel Disaster

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: run and gun video game

Publisher: Lexicon Entertainment, XS Games


Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: D-Dub Software

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Home videos

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

Into the Wild

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Dan in Real Life

Studio: DVD and Blu-ray

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In Bruges

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Studio: DVD and Blu-ray

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The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior

Studio: Direct-to-video DVD

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