Monday August 26, 2002

US date format: 8/26/2002, UK date format: 26/8/2002

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 26, 2002). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Dilemma by Nelly. In UK Colourblind by Darius was in the top 5 hits. In America, directed by Jim Sheridan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002 while Tuxedo Park by Jennet Conant was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Still Game. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Beach Life or Cubivore: Survival of the Fittest.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 26, 2002?


Holidays

  • RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
  • Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
  • Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday

Events

  • Éric Gagné, former three-time All-Star Major League Baseball closer and 2003 NL Cy Young Award winner, begins his MLB-record streak of 84 consecutive games saved.

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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In America

In America

Directed by: Jim Sheridan

Starring: Paddy Considine, Samantha Morton, Djimon Hounsou, Sarah Bolger

Phone Booth

Phone Booth

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Starring: Colin Farrell, Kiefer Sutherland, Forest Whitaker, Radha Mitchell

Country: United States of America

8 Mile

8 Mile

Directed by: Curtis Hanson

Starring: Marshall Mathers, Brittany Murphy, Kim Basinger, Mekhi Phifer

Country: United States of America

The Quiet American

The Quiet American

Directed by: Phillip Noyce

Starring: Michael Caine, Brendan Fraser, Thi Hai Yen Do, Rade Serbedzija

Tuck Everlasting

Tuck Everlasting

Directed by: Jay Russell

Starring: Alexis Bledel, Jonathan Jackson, Sissy Spacek, William Hurt

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 26, 2002?
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Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - Dilemma
  2. - Hot In Herre
  3. - Nothin'
  4. - Move B***h
  5. - Just A Friend 2002
  6. - I Need A Girl (Part Two)
  7. - Gangsta Lovin'
  8. - Happy
  9. - Down 4 U
  10. - Why Don't We Fall In Love
Sport Games on August 26, 2002

Sport Games on August 26, 2002


Bundesliga 2

Football (Germany)
  • Aachen - FC Koln : 0 - 0
See all Football game results of August 26, 2002

Division 1

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Brighton - Walsall : 0 - 2
  • Gillingham - Preston : 1 - 1
  • Grimsby - Portsmouth : 0 - 1
  • Ipswich - Bradford : 1 - 2
  • Rotherham - Derby : 2 - 1
See all Football game results of August 26, 2002

Division 2

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Barnsley - Notts County : 0 - 0
  • Blackpool - Oldham : 0 - 0
  • Brentford - Swindon : 3 - 1
  • Cardiff - Luton : 0 - 0
  • Peterboro - Colchester : 0 - 1
See all Football game results of August 26, 2002

Division 3

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Bury - Shrewsbury : 4 - 3
  • Exeter - Torquay : 1 - 2
  • Hartlepool - Hull : 2 - 0
  • Leyton Orient - Kidderminster : 0 - 0
  • Lincoln - Macclesfield : 3 - 0
See all Football game results of August 26, 2002

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Still Game

Still Game

Starring: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill, Paul Riley, Mark Cox

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Cavegirl

Cavegirl

Directed by: David Oliver

Dick and Dom in da Bungalow

Dick and Dom in da Bungalow

Directed by: Simon Hepworth

Transufômâ: Maikuron densetsu

Transufômâ: Maikuron densetsu

Directed by: Hidehito Ueda

CNNNN: Chaser Non-Stop News Network

CNNNN: Chaser Non-Stop News Network

Starring: Craig Reucassel, Chris Taylor, Julian Morrow, Dominic Knight

Country: Australia

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 2002?

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Tuxedo Park by Jennet Conant

Tuxedo Park

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The untold story of an eccentric Wall Street tycoon and the circle of scientific geniuses he assembled before World War II to develop the science for radar and the atomic bomb.

A Love Of My Own by E. Lynn Harris

A Love Of My Own

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After Zola Denise Norwood meets media mogul Davis Vincent McClinton on a New York-bound flight, he makes her a couple of offers before they even land.

The Beach House by James Patterson, Peter de Jonge

The Beach House

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Jack Mullen is a driven student of the law. His brother Peter is a servant of the rich, parking the cars of the Hamptons' elite-and perhaps satisfying their more intimate needs as well.

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

The Lovely Bones

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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.

Slander by Ann Coulter

Slander

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The hottest and most controversial book of the year! Find out who really controls the media in America.“[Ann Coulter] is never in doubt.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Blender Bros.

Blender Bros.

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Genre: Platform, Action

Publisher: Infogrames

Beach Life

Beach Life

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Business simulation game

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

Cubivore: Survival of the Fittest

Cubivore: Survival of the Fittest

Platform: GameCube

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: JP Nintendo; NA Atlus

Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast

Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast

Platform: Windows, Mac OS X, GameCube, Xbox

Genre: First-person shooter, third-person shooter

Publisher: WW LucasArts; EU Activision (Xbox & GameCube); JP CyberFront (PC); WW Aspyr (Mac)

Big Air Freestyle

Big Air Freestyle

Platform: GameCube

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Infogrames

money

Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $36.20
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $15.95
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $52.50
  • General Electric GE: opens at $32.35
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $80.40

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 119.6 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.5544 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.5129 CHF
  • 1 EUR = 116.3 JPY
  • 1 EUR = 0.6389 GBP

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