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Friday 29 August 2003

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on August 29, 2003). 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 Actually, directed by Richard Curtis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003 while Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Wild Card. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Car Tycoon or Bujingai.
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What the sky looked like on 29 August 2003

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Movies

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

Love Actually

Directed by: Richard Curtis

Starring: Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson, Laura Linney

Country: United States

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Underworld

Directed by: Len Wiseman

Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Shane Brolly, Michael Sheen

Country: United States

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Wonderland

Directed by: James Cox

Starring: Val Kilmer, Lisa Kudrow, Kate Bosworth, Christina Applegate

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Out of Time

Directed by: Carl Franklin

Starring: Denzel Washington, Sanaa Lathan, Eva Mendes, Dean Cain

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Easy

Directed by: Jane Weinstock

Starring: Marguerite Moreau, Brían F. O'Byrne, Naveen Andrews, Emily Deschanel

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TV Series

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

Wild Card

Directed by: Simon West

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Deal or No Deal

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Alienated

Directed by: Brian Ackley

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Saaya

Directed by: Anurag Basu

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QI

Starring: Stephen Fry, Alan Davies

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 August 2003 ?

Holidays:
  • The first day of Thoth - which is the first day of the Egyptian calendar. Thoth is the Ibis-headed god of knowledge.
  • Slovakia - Slovak National Uprising Day (1944, against the Nazis)
  • Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholic Church commemorate the beheading of John the Baptist with a feast day
  • 1997 - Judgment Day, from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Official Yakiniku Day in Japan as proclaimed by the All Japan Yakiniku Association.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Ayatollah Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, the Shia Muslim leader in Iraq, is assassinated in a terrorist bombing, along with nearly 100 worshippers as they leave a mosque in Najaf.
  • Israel is alleged to have contingency plans to bomb an Iranian nuclear power plant if it begins producing weapons grade material.
  • Tensions flare again over the main religious site in Jerusalem, the location of both the Temple Mount and the Noble Sanctuary. The holy site had been closed to non-Muslims since September 2000. Israeli officials say they are maintaining calm over a site sacred to three religions. But Muslim authorities say the Israeli government is risking a backlash here and throughout the Muslim world.
  • ''Occupation of Iraq'': General in Iraq says more soldiers are not needed. The American Coalition commander encouraged Muslim allies like Turkey and Pakistan to send peacekeepers and said accelerating the training of a new Iraqi army should be considered.
  • Tony Blair's communications director, Alastair Campbell, resigns, leaving Blair with none of the three key players he has relied on for the last decade left.

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Sport Games on 29 August 2003

Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Lierse - Standard : 0 - 1
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Division 2
Football (France)
  • Besancon - Chateauroux : 3 - 1
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Eredivisie
Football (Netherlands)
  • Vitesse - AZ Alkmaar : 1 - 2
  • Willem II - Heerenveen : 2 - 0
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Futbol Ligi 1
Football (Turkey)
  • Denizlispor - Besiktas : 2 - 3
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 29, 2003 - Geocentric view

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Books

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Seabiscuit: An American Legend

By: Laura Hillenbrand

Laura Hillenbrand, author of the runaway phenomenon Unbroken, brilliantly re-creates a universal underdog story in this #1 New York Times bestseller.Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the ...

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Living History

By: Hillary Rodham Clinton

Author of the Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller What Happened The Phenomenal #1 Worldwide Bestseller—With a New Afterword Hillary Rodham Clinton is known to hundreds of millions of people around the world.

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Kate Remembered

By: A. Scott Berg

For seven decades Katharine Hepburn played a leading role in the popular culture of the twentieth century - reigning as an admired actress, a beloved movie star, and a treasured icon

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Johnny Angel

By: Danielle Steel

In her fifty-eighth bestselling novel, Danielle Steel tells the breathtaking story of a mother’s love and a son’s gift, of the tragedy that nearly destroyed a family...and

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Car Tycoon

Platform: For PC, operating systems Windows 95/98/ME/2000

Genre: Business simulation game

Publisher: Fishtank Interactive

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Bujingai

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Beat 'em up, hack and slash

Publisher: JP Taito; NA BAM! Entertainment; EU 505 Gamestreet

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Backyard Wrestling: Don't Try This at Home

Platform: PlayStation 2 Xbox

Genre: Sports, Fighting

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

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Drake of the 99 Dragons

Drake of the 99 Dragons

Platform: Xbox, Windows

Genre: Third-person shooter

Publisher: Majesco Entertainment

X2: Wolverine's Revenge

Platform: GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Microsoft Windows, Xbox, PlayStation 2

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision Aspyr (Mac version)

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Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

The Bourne Identity

Format: VHS and DVD release

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Wrong Turn

Format: VHS and DVD release

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The Santa Clause 2

Format: VHS and DVD release

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Two Weeks Notice

Format: VHS and DVD release

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Darkness Falls

Format: VHS and DVD release

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