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Saturday 26 August 2006

It was Saturday, 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 London Bridge by Fergie. In UK Hips Don't Lie by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean was in the top 5 hits. Accepted, directed by Steve Pink, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006 while The Ruins by Scott Smith was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Trawlermen. If you liked videogames you were probably playing beatmania or Lego Star Wars II Mobile.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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


Directed by: Steve Pink

Starring: Justin Long, Jonah Hill, Blake Lively

Country: United States

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Step Up

Directed by: Anne Fletcher

Starring: Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Damaine Radcliff

Country: United States

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Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

Directed by: Larry Charles

Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian, Luenell

Country: United States

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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Directed by: Adam McKay

Starring: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen

Country: United States

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John Tucker Must Die

Directed by: Betty Thomas

Starring: Jesse Metcalfe, Ashanti, Arielle Kebbel

Country: United States

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TV Series

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


Starring: Peter Capaldi

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Lab

Written by: Darrel Bristow-Bovey, Charlie Sapadin, Richard Beynon

Starring: Fana Mokoena, Mothusi Magano, Graham Hopkins, Terence Bridgett

Country: South Africa

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Three Sheets

Starring: Zane Lamprey, Stephen McKenna

Country: United States

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Reader, I Married Him

Starring: Daisy Goodwin, Sophie Kinsella, Joanna Trollope

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

World Series of Pop Culture

Starring: Pat Kiernan, Erin Payton, Lisa Guerrero

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 August 2006 ?

  • 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
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Famous Deaths:
  • 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict:
  • EU officials caution that the peacekeeping force in Lebanon will not disarm Hezbollah. Disarming Hezbollah is the responsibility of the Lebanese government and army. (NY Times)
  • The Andover Inn Hotel in Liverpool was hit by a mystery fire in the early hours which led to 100 guests being evacuated. (Sunday Mirror)
  • Chad orders United States' ChevronTexaco and Malaysia's Petronas out of the country for failing to meet tax obligations. Chadian president, Idriss Déby, stated that Chad, whose new national oil company was to partner with an Exxon Mobil-ChevronTexaco-Petronas consortium, will continue to work with US' Exxon Mobil while attempting to ampquotfind a solution with the two other partners.ampquot (BBC)
  • Eyewitnesses claim that Israel bombed a Reuters armored car in Gaza City. Hospital staff say that two cameramen and three bystanders were injured. (Associated Press)

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Sport Games on 26 August 2006

Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Bergen - Westerlo : 1 - 1
  • Beveren - Mouscron : 3 - 1
  • Cercle Brugge - Genk : 0 - 1
  • Lierse - FC Brussels : 0 - 1
See all Football game results of 26 August 2006
Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Bayern Munich - Nurnberg : 0 - 0
  • Bochum - Cottbus : 0 - 1
  • Hannover - Aachen : 0 - 3
  • Leverkusen - Wolfsburg : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of 26 August 2006
La Liga Primera Division
Football (Spain)
  • Valencia - Betis : 2 - 1
See all Football game results of 26 August 2006
La Liga Segunda Division
Football (Spain)
  • Almeria - Tenerife : 0 - 1
  • Las Palmas - Xerez : 0 - 1
See all Football game results of 26 August 2006

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 2006 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Shoulder Lean - Young Dro Featuring T.I.
  2. Pullin' Me Back - Chingy Featuring Tyrese
  3. Ne-Yo - Sexy Love
  4. Deja Vu - Beyonce Featuring Jay Z
  5. (When You Gonna) Give It Up To Me - Sean Paul Featuring Keyshia Cole
  6. Cassie - Me & U
  7. I Know You See It - Yung Joc Featuring Brandy 'Ms. B.' Hambrick
  8. So What - Field Mob Featuring Ciara
  9. Janet & Nelly - Call On Me
  10. T.I. - Why You Wanna
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Mana - Labios Compartidos
  2. Hips Don't Lie - Shakira Featuring Wyclef Jean
  3. Down - RKM & Ken-Y
  4. Angelito - Don Omar
  5. Joan Sebastian - Mas Alla Del Sol
  6. Caile - Tito "El Bambino" El Patron
  7. No, No, No - Thalia Featuring Anthony "Romeo" Santos
  8. Mariano Barba - Aliado Del Tiempo
  9. De Rodillas Te Pido - Alegres de La Sierra
  10. Pam Pam - Wisin & Yandel


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

The Ruins

By: Scott Smith

Trapped in the Mexican jungle, a group of friends stumble upon a creeping horror unlike anything they could ever imagine.Two young couples are on a lazy Mexican vacation–sun-drenched days, drunken nights,

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Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People

By: Dav Pilke

Children: Captain Underpants meets his match, Captain Blunderpants. (P, Scholastic)

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Happiness Sold Separately

By: Lolly Winston

The New York Times bestseller about how marriage, love, and how sometimes falling in love with the wrong person at the wrong time can be the right thing.

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Sleeping With Fear

By: Kay Hooper

Fear has never been so close.…New York Times bestselling author Kay Hooper returns with a relentless thriller that brings her readers face-to-face with fear itself.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Music game

Publisher: Konami

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Blast Factor

Blast Factor

Platform: PlayStation 3

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

Dance Dance Revolution DVD Game

Dance Dance Revolution DVD Game

Platform: DVD player

Genre: Music, Exercise

Publisher: Imagination Entertainment

Star Wars: Lethal Alliance II

Star Wars: Lethal Alliance II

Platform: Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable

Genre: Action-adventure game

Publisher: Ubisoft

Lego Star Wars II Mobile

Lego Star Wars II Mobile

Platform: J2ME

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: THQ Wireless

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