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Wednesday 30 August 2006

It was Wednesday, 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. The Lives of Others, directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 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 Mondenii. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Buzz!: The Big Quiz or Lego Star Wars II Mobile.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Lives of Others

Directed by: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Starring: Ulrich Mhe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch

Country: United States

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Little Children

Directed by: Todd Field

Starring: Kate Winslet, Jennifer Connelly, Patrick Wilson

Country: United States

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Directed by: Neveldine

Starring: Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Carlos Sanz

Country: United States

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Directed by: Mike Judge

Starring: Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard

Country: United States

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Directed by: Steve Pink

Starring: Justin Long, Jonah Hill, Blake Lively

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Starring: Andreea Gramosteanu, Mirela Zeta, Mihai Bendeac, Angel Popescu

Country: Romania

Reader, I Married Him

Starring: Daisy Goodwin, Sophie Kinsella, Joanna Trollope

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Starring: Peter Capaldi

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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World Series of Pop Culture

Starring: Pat Kiernan, Erin Payton, Lisa Guerrero

Country: United States

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 August 2006 ?

  • International Day of the Disappeared
  • Turkey - Victory Day (to commemorate the Battle of Dumlupinar in 1922)
  • Peru - Saint Rose of Lima's Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Glenn Ford: Canadian-American actor, with starring roles in over 200 movies by 1987, more than any other actor.
  • Robin Cooke: Baron Cooke of Thorndon, New Zealand jurist and member of the British House of Lords (Born 1926).
  • Hurricane John lashes the Pacific coast of Mexico with the potential to cause flash floods and landslides. (Reuters)
  • 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict:
  • A Hezbollah cabinet minister rejects a call by Kofi Annan for the unconditional release of the two Israeli soldiers, in accordance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701. (Haaretz)
  • Multiple bomb attacks across Baghdad, Iraq kill at least 40 people while 12 more die after bomb explodes near an army recruiting office in Hilla. (BBC)
  • Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter successfully completed aerobraking, and is preparing to enter a Sun synchronized science orbit at Mars. Space.com

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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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By: James Patterson, Andrew Gross

The wildest thriller yet from "one of America's most influential authors" (New York Times)...Working as a lifeguard at a luxurious Florida resort, Ned Kelly meets the woman of his dreams.

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By: Sylvia Browne

In her most personal book to date, New York Times bestselling author Sylvia Browne shares intimate stories about her career giving psychic readings.

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Into The Storm

By: Suzanne Brockmann

Bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann blends high adventure, harrowing drama, and heart-racing passion into thrilling novels of suspense. Whether tackling danger or wrestling with desire, her elite heroes and heroines never fail

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cash Guns Chaos

Cash Guns Chaos

Platform: PlayStation 3

Genre: Multidirectional shooter

Publisher: Sony Online Entertainment


Platform: PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Suite

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

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Auto Assault

Platform: Windows

Genre: Action MMOG

Publisher: NCSOFT

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Buzz!: The Big Quiz

Buzz!: The Big Quiz

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Party

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Lego Star Wars II Mobile

Lego Star Wars II Mobile

Platform: J2ME

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: THQ Wireless

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