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Tuesday 26 August 2003

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Crazy In Love by Beyonce. In UK Breathe by Blu Cantrell featuring Sean Paul was in the top 5 hits. Love Me If You Dare, directed by Yann Samuell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003 while The Lake House by James Patterson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Seinto Seiya. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Beyond Good & Evil or Celebrity Deathmatch.
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 ?

Seinto Seiya

Starring: Hideyuki Tanaka, Tôru Furuya, Ryô Horikawa, Kôichi Hashimoto

Country: Japan

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Tinseltown TV

Starring: Matt Damon, Clint Eastwood, Eddie Griffin, Jennifer Love Hewitt

Magick

Starring: Barry Jones, Stuart MacLeod

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Monkey Dust

Starring: Morwenna Banks, Frances Barber, Rebecca Front

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Suika

Starring: Satomi Kobayashi

Country: Japan

Movies

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

Love Me If You Dare

Directed by: Yann Samuell

Starring: Guillaume Canet, Marion Cotillard, Thibault Verhaeghe

Country: United States

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Dogville

Directed by: Lars Von Trier

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Paul Bettany, Lauren Bacall

Country: United States

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Lost in Translation

Directed by: Sofia Coppola

Starring: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi

Country: United States

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S.W.A.T.

Directed by: Clark Johnson

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez

Country: United States

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American Wedding

Directed by: Jesse Dylan

Starring: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 August 2003 ?

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
Famous Birthdays:
See famous people born on 26 August
Famous Deaths:
  • Jim Wacker: American football coach (Born 1937).
Facts:
  • The Columbia Accident Investigation Board releases its final reports on Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
  • War on Terrorism: President Bush, speaking to American Legion veterans convention, defends the Iraq policy, declaring the United States had hit terrorism in overthrowing the government of Saddam Hussein. President Bush vows ampquot''no retreat''ampquot from Iraq. President Bush also states that the United States may carry out other pre-emptive strikes.
  • Space Shuttle program: Columbia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB) releases 200 page final dossier over the space shuttle Columbia's destruction (and the death of its seven astronauts). It states the cause is from NASA's cultural traits, lack of funds, and insufficient safety program.
  • Technology: California Supreme Court rules that publishers could be barred from posting DVD descrambling code (DeCSS) online without infringing on free speech rights.
  • O.J. Simpson, giving an interview to Playboy, states that he is still innocent, but says ampquot''dream team''ampquot lawyers saved him. Without the money to pay for a ampquot''dream team''ampquot of lawyers, he says he would not have prevailed by being acquitted. In the interview, he also states that after his acquittal he smoked marijuana to get to sleep.

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Sport Games on 26 August 2003

Division 1
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Crystal Palace - Sheffield United : 1 - 2
  • Norwich - Wimbledon : 3 - 2
  • Stoke - Millwall : 0 - 0
  • West Ham - Bradford : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of 26 August 2003
Division 2
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Colchester - Bristol City : 2 - 1
See all Football game results of 26 August 2003
Division 3
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Mansfield - Scunthorpe : 5 - 0
  • York - Southend : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of 26 August 2003
Premier League
UK Soccer
  • Charlton - Everton : 2 - 2
  • Leeds - Southampton : 0 - 0
  • Leicester - Middlesbrough : 0 - 0
  • Portsmouth - Bolton : 4 - 0
See all Football game results of 26 August 2003

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 2003?

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9950
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.724725
  • Time: California Gubernatorial candidate, actor Arnold Schwarzenegger

Books

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

The Lake House

By: James Patterson

The six children have escaped horrifying government experiments, a childhood in captivity, and a frightening brush with death. Living out in the world for the first time, they yearn to be reunited with Kit and Frannie, the couple who saved ...

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The Da Vinci Code

By: Dan Brown

PREMIUM MASS MARKET EDITION #1 Worldwide Bestseller—More Than 80 Million Copies Sold As millions of readers around the globe have already discovered, The Da Vinci Code is a reading experience unlike any other.

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Naked Empire

By: Terry Goodkind

Beginning with Wizard's First Rule and continuing with six subsequent fantasy masterpieces, Terry Goodkind has thrilled and awed millions of readers worldwide.

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Beyond Good & Evil

Platform: PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Xbox, GameCube, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Ubisoft

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Zuma

Platform: Mac OS X, iPod, Mobile phone, Windows, Windows Mobile, Xbox, Xbox 360 (XBLA), Palm OS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable (PSN)

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: PopCap Games Glu Mobile

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Alien Shooter

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Android, iOS, PlayStation Vita

Genre: Top-down shooter

Publisher: Sigma Team

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Black Stone: Magic & Steel

Black Stone: Magic & Steel

Platform: Xbox

Publisher: NA Xicat Interactive; EU THQ; JP Idea Factory

Celebrity Deathmatch

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Xbox

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Gotham Games

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