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Monday 30 December 2002

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mackenzie Davis . 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 Portrait of a Killer by Patricia Cornwell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Towards the Republic. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dexter's Laboratory: Mandark's Lab? or Dungeon Siege.
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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 30 December 2002 ?

  • The sixth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • R.C. Saints - Pope Felix I (optional memorial)
  • Philippines - Rizal Day
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Famous Deaths:
  • In Yemen, Abed Abdel Razzak Kamel kills three American missionaries.
  • Population Division of the United Nations calculate that 40 million people around the world are infected with HIV.
  • The Israeli Supreme Court rules that reservists may not refuse to serve in the West Bank or Gaza because of their objection to Israeli government policies. The Court ruled ampquotthe recognition of selective conscientious objection might loosen the links that hold us together as a people.ampquot
  • Three Americans (the director, a doctor, and the administrator) at the Baptist hospital in Jibla, Yemen, were killed and one pharmacist was injured by Abed Abdul-Razzak Kamal. Kamal was captured and claims he was linked to the extremist Islamic Reform Party. Another member of his alleged cell, Ali al-Jarallah, was arrested for shooting a Yemeni left-wing politician on Sunday.
  • The United Nations Security Council voted 13–0, with two abstentions, to revise the list of goods Iraq is allowed to purchase under the ampquotfood-for-oilampquot program. The list includes flight simulators, communications equipment, high-speed motorboats, and rocket cases, which the United States noted are dual-use technologies. The Security Council also agreed to ask the UN for standards to evaluate the quantities of medicine and antibiotics Iraq is allowed to import under this program.

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

  • Time: Whistleblowers (L-R) Cynthia Cooper Worldcom, Colleen Rowley of the FBI & Sherron Watkins of En
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9881
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Trent Lott -- Dec. 23, 2002


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

Portrait of a Killer

By: Patricia Cornwell

The best-selling novelist turns her attention to the real-life, century-old series of crimes that terrorized London in the 1880s, drawing on meticulous research, state-of-the art forensic science, and insights into the criminal mind to reveal the true identity of the ...

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My Losing Season

By: Pat Conroy

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERPat Conroy, one of America’s premier novelists, has penned a deeply affecting coming-of-age memoir about family, love, loss, basketball—and life itself.

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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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Live From New York

By: Tom Shales and James Andrew Miller

Just in time for the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live, a rollickingly updated edition of LIVE FROM NEW YORK with nearly 100 new pages covering the past decade.When

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Big Mutha Truckers

Platform: Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Windows, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Empire Interactive THQ Destination Software Zoo Digital Publishing Spike

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Dark Fall

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: First-person adventure, psychological horror

Publisher: XXv Productions[1] The Adventure Company (WW)[1] Darkling Room ("Pins & Needles" Edition)[2] Iceberg Interactive (Adventures in Terror)

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Dexter's Laboratory: Mandark's Lab?

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Action

Publisher: BAM! Entertainment

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Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Capcom

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Dungeon Siege

Platform: Microsoft Windows, OS X

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

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