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Thursday 30 October 2008

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Whatever You Like by T.I.. Role Models, directed by David Wain, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Um Mundo Catita. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts or Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2009.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Role Models

Directed by: David Wain

Starring: Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott, Elizabeth Banks

Country: United States

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Directed by: Mark Herman

Starring: Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend

Country: United States

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The Wrestler

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood

Country: United States

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Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Starring: Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Idris Elba

Country: United States

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Body of Lies

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Earth: The Power of the Planet

Starring: Iain Stewart

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Moon Machines

Starring: Robert Seamans, Wernher von Braun, John F. Kennedy, Frank Borman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'?

Starring: Ashly Burch, Anthony Burch, David Burch

Country: United States

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Great Performances

Written by: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban

Starring: Julie Andrews, Plácido Domingo, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming

Country: United States

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Blue World

Starring: Jonathan Bird, Art Cohen

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 October 2008 ?

  • St. Marcel
  • Bl. John Slade
  • St. Theonestus
  • St. Talacrian
  • St. Herbert
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Famous Deaths:
  • The Philadelphia Phillies win the World Series of baseball, their first since 1980, defeating the Tampa Bay Rays four games to one. Game Five was suspended in the sixth inning on October 28 due to rain, with the score tied 2-2.
  • The U.S. economy shrank by 0.3 percent in the third quarter (July-September), the most in seven years, with consumer spending during the quarter at the lowest in 28 years.
  • Malaysia recognizes Kosovo. (BalkanInsight)
  • A freak hailstorm hits East Devon, England, causing flooding in and around Ottery St Mary and Honiton. (BBC news)
  • Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's new Cabinet is sworn in after the October 14 federal election. (CBC News)

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Sport Games on 30 October 2008

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Salisbury - Crawley Town : 2 - 0
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Football (Netherlands)
  • Graafschap - Utrecht : 0 - 2
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What news were making the headlines those days in October 2008?

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11020
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11019
  • Time: Bettmann/Corbis Split-screen of Barack Obama, Abraham Lincoln, John McCain, and Franklin D. Roosevel


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

The Other Queen

By: Philippa Gregory

From #1 New York Times bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory—a dazzling new novel about the intriguing, romantic, and maddening Mary, Queen of Scots.Fleeing

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Letter To My Daughter

By: Maya Angelou

Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter reveals Maya Angelou’s path to living well and living a life with meaning.

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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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The Given Day

By: Dennis Lehane

From Dennis Lehane, New York Times bestselling author of Mystic River and Shutter Island, comes the paperback edition of The Given Day, an unflinching family epic that captures the political unrest

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

California Games

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Atari 2600, Atari Lynx, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, MSX, NES, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Sega Master System, ZX Spectrum, Virtual Console

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Epyx

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1 vs. 100

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Game show

Publisher: DSI Games

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Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts

Platform: Xbox 360

Genre: Action-adventure, vehicle construction

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

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Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2009

Platform: PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation Portable (Cancelled)

Genre: Sports (Hunting)

Publisher: Activision

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Race Driver: Grid

Platform: Microsoft Windows Mac OS X PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Codemasters, Sega (Arcade), Feral Interactive (Mac)

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