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Friday 27 December 2002

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lily Robertson and Kamri McKnight. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Lose Yourself by Eminem. In UK Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum) by Cheeky Girls was in the top 5 hits. Irreversible, directed by Gaspar No, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002 while Quentins by Maeve Binchy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Towards the Republic. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dual Blades or SpongeBob SquarePants: Employee of the Month.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

28 Days Later...

Directed by: Danny Boyle

Starring: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston

Country: United States

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Drunken Master

Directed by: Woo-ping Yuen

Starring: Jackie Chan, Siu Tien Yuen, Jang Lee Hwang

Country: United States

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Catch Me If You Can

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken

Country: United States

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25th Hour

Directed by: Spike Lee

Starring: Edward Norton, Barry Pepper, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Country: United States

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Directed by: Rob Marshall

Starring: Rene Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Life of Mammals

Starring: David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Top Gear

Starring: Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson, James May, Ben Collins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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History of Football: The Beautiful Game

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Written by: Joss Whedon

Starring: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin

Country: United States

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Still Game

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 December 2002 ?

  • The second day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • A bank holiday in Britain and elsewhere if 25 December or 26 December falls in the weekend.
  • R.C. Saints - John the Apostle and Evangelist
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Famous Deaths:
  • Two truck bombs kill 72 and wound 200 at the pro-Moscow headquarters of the Chechen government in Grozny, Chechnya.
  • The company Clonaid announces that it has successfully cloned a human being, although it has never presented any verifiable evidence.
  • North Korea expels UN weapons inspectors, and announces plans to reactivate a dormant nuclear fuel processing laboratory.
  • Clonaid, the medical arm of a cult called Raelism, who believe that aliens introduced human life on Earth, claims to have successfully cloned a human being. They claim that aliens taught them how to perform cloning, even though the company has no record of having successfully cloned any previous animal. A spokesperson said an independent agency would prove that the baby, named Eve, is in fact an exact copy of her mother.
  • Presidential elections in Kenya between Uhuru Kenyatta, candidate for ruling party KANU, and Mwai Kibaki, candidate for opposition party NARC. Early reports say the latter wins a landslide victory.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Trent Lott -- Dec. 23, 2002
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9880
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.687688


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


By: Maeve Binchy

Is it possible to tell the story of a generation and a city through the history of a restaurant?Ella Brady thinks so.

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From A Buick 8

By: Stephen King

WANT TO GO FOR A RIDE...? In a secret shed behind the barracks of the Pennsylvania State Police, Troop D, there's a cherry Buick Roadmaster no one has touched in

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A Long Way From Home

By: Tom Brokaw

In A Long Way from Home, Tom Brokaw describes his childhood and youth in South Dakota, and the people and places in the American heartland of the 1940s and 1950s that

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The Christmas Train

By: David Baldacci

Tom Langdon, a weary and cash-strapped journalist, is banned from flying when a particularly thorough airport security search causes him to lose his cool.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Dead to Rights

Platform: Xbox PlayStation 2 GameCube Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action, third-person shooter

Publisher: Namco Electronic Arts (EU)

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Dual Blades

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Metro3D, Inc.

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Dhaka Racing

Dhaka Racing

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: 3D Car Racing Game

Publisher: eSophers Ltd

Dragon Quest Characters: Torneko no Daibōken 3

Dragon Quest Characters: Torneko no Daibōken 3

Platform: PlayStation 2 Game Boy Advance

Genre: Role-playing, roguelike

Publisher: Enix Square Enix (GBA)

SpongeBob SquarePants: Employee of the Month

Platform: PC

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: THQ

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