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Sunday 28 December 2008

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) by Beyonce. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, directed by David Fincher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Actors Entertainment. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Boogie Bunnies or Cory in the House (video game).
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 ?

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Directed by: David Fincher

Starring: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton

Country: United States

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Seven Pounds

Directed by: Gabriele Muccino

Starring: Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson

Country: United States

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Yes Man

Directed by: Peyton Reed

Starring: Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper

Country: United States

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Revolutionary Road

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Christopher Fitzgerald

Country: United States

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The Day the Earth Stood Still

Directed by: Scott Derrickson

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Actors Entertainment

Starring: John Michael Ferrari, Yi Tian, Brett Walkow, Judith Cubas Jones

Country: United States

World War II in Color

Starring: Robert Powell, Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Art Race

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Cabonauts

Starring: Nichelle Nichols, Hayden Black, Norm Thoeming, Monica Young

Country: United States

Ramazan Güzeldir

Starring: Burak Aksak, Zeynep Aydin, Ilker Ayrik, Erman Bagri

Country: Turkey

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 December 2008 ?

  • The third day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • Calendar of Saints - Feast of the Holy Innocents, a.k.a. Childermas, commemorating the Massacre of the Innocents on order of king Herod the Great. In Spain and Latin American countries the festival is celebrated in a manner similar to April Fool's Day.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Operation Cast Lead
  • 2008 Garamba offensive: Uganda's People's Defence Force accuses the Lord's Resistance Army of hacking to death 45 people in a church in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (France 24)
  • A suicide bomber kills at least 16 people, 14 of them children, and injures 58 in Afghanistan's Khost Province. (BBC)
  • A suicide bomber kills five Department of Civil Defence members and injures four others in Wattala, Sri Lanka. (BBC)
  • Mexican authorities arrest Army Major Arturo González Rodríguez for selling information to the Beltrán Leyva drug cartel. (BBC)

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Sport Games on 28 December 2008

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Barnsley - Preston : 1 - 1
  • Birmingham - Swansea : 0 - 0
  • Bristol City - Crystal Palace : 1 - 0
  • Cardiff - Plymouth : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of 28 December 2008
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Cambridge - Stevenage : 1 - 1
  • Crawley Town - Eastbourne Borough : 1 - 0
  • Forest Green - Barrow : 2 - 1
  • Grays - Histon : 1 - 4
See all Football game results of 28 December 2008
League 1
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Cheltenham - Peterboro : 3 - 6
  • Colchester - Leyton Orient : 1 - 0
  • Hartlepool - Crewe : 1 - 4
  • Huddersfield - Scunthorpe : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of 28 December 2008
League 2
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Accrington - Grimsby : 3 - 1
  • Aldershot - Dag and Red : 1 - 2
  • Bournemouth - Barnet : 0 - 2
  • Bradford - Morecambe : 4 - 0
See all Football game results of 28 December 2008

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What news were making the headlines those days in December 2008?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.10271028
  • Time: A Comprehensive Look Back at 2008 Through a Collection of Serious and Not-So-Serious Top 10s
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11037


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

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

By: David Wroblewski

The extraordinary debut novel that became a modern classicBorn mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin.

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Cross Country

By: James Patterson

Detective Alex Cross pursues the most ruthless killer he's ever encountered-to a land of sheer terror and back. It's the worst crime scene Alex Cross has ever seen, and then more killings, each one more ruthless than the last, quickly ...

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Your Heart Belongs To Me

By: Dean Koontz

For one man, they are the five most terrifying words of all . . . One year after the heart transplant that saved his life, thirty-five-year-old Ryan Perry has never felt

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New Moon

By: Stephenie Meyer

Legions of readers entranced by Twilight are hungry for more and they won't be disappointed. In New Moon, Stephenie Meyer delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural twist.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Boogie Bunnies

Boogie Bunnies

Platform: Xbox 360 (XBLA), PC

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Sierra Online

Chess Crusade

Platform: Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Board game

Publisher: NA Destination Software; EU Zoo Digital Publishing

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Colour Cross

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: NA Zoo Digital; EU Rising Star Games

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Cory in the House (video game)

Cory in the House (video game)

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Adventure, stealth

Publisher: Disney Interactive Studios

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X


Publisher: Electronic Arts

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