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Saturday 31 August 2002

It was Saturday, 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 Dilemma by Nelly. In UK Colourblind by Darius was in the top 5 hits. City of God, directed by Fernando Meirelles, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002 while The Art Of Travel by Alain de Botton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Still Game. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Coloball 2002 or The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.
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TV Series

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

Still Game

Starring: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill, Paul Riley, Mark Cox

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Madness Combat

Country: United States

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The Wire

Written by: David Simon

Starring: Dominic West, John Doman, Deirdre Lovejoy, Wendell Pierce

Country: United States

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Signing Time!

Written by: Emilie de Azevedo Brown, Rachel Coleman

Starring: Rachel Coleman, Alex Brown, Leah Coleman

Country: United States

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The Shield

Written by: Shawn Ryan

Starring: Michael Chiklis, Catherine Dent, Walton Goggins, Michael Jace

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Mother India

Directed by: Mehboob

Starring: Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar

Country: United States

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xXx

Directed by: Rob Cohen

Starring: Vin Diesel, Asia Argento, Marton Csokas

Country: United States

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Signs

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

Starring: Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin

Country: United States

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Austin Powers in Goldmember

Directed by: Jay Roach

Starring: Mike Myers, Beyonc Knowles, Seth Green

Country: United States

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Road to Perdition

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tyler Hoechlin, Rob Maxey

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 August 2002 ?

Holidays:
  • Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
  • Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
  • Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
  • Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Farhad Mehrad: Iranian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2002).
  • Lionel Hampton: American vibraphone player pianist bandleader and actor (d. 2002).
Facts:
  • Recent celebrity deaths: Lionel Hampton, jazz vibraphone master, dies.
  • Israeli-Palestinian conflict: A think tank affiliated with the Arab League ended its meeting in Cairo by calling Jews ampquotenemies of all nationsampquot, by claiming that Arabs, as Semites, cannot be anti-Semitic, and by claiming that the events of September 11, 2001 were concocted by the United States government. See

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Sport Games on 31 August 2002

Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Anderlecht - Gent : 2 - 2
  • Bergen - Standard : 1 - 0
  • Charleroi - Antwerp : 1 - 1
  • Club Brugge - Mechelen : 4 - 0
See all Football game results of 31 August 2002
La Liga Primera Division
Football (Spain)
  • Santander - Valladolid : 0 - 1
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La Liga Segunda Division
Football (Spain)
  • Almeria - Salamanca : 1 - 2
  • Elche - Xerez : 0 - 1
  • Getafe - Levante : 2 - 2
  • Las Palmas - Ferrol : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of 31 August 2002
Division 2
Football (France)
  • Amiens - Wasquehal : 1 - 2
  • Chateauroux - Nancy : 1 - 0
  • Gueugnon - St Etienne : 0 - 2
  • Istres - Metz : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of 31 August 2002

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11127
  • Time: The Earth in the center of a flower. Preservation of the planet's ecosystems and climate.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9866

Books

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

The Art Of Travel

By: Alain de Botton

Any Baedeker will tell us where we ought to travel, but only Alain de Botton will tell us how and why.

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Sunset In St. Tropez

By: Danielle Steel

In her 55th bestselling novel, Danielle Steel explores the seasons of an extraordinary friendship, weaving the story of three couples, lifelong friends, for whom a month’s holiday in St.

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Tuxedo Park

By: Jennet Conant

The untold story of an eccentric Wall Street tycoon and the circle of scientific geniuses he assembled before World War II to develop the science for radar and the atomic bomb.

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Partner In Crime

By: J. A. Jance

For the first time, critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling suspense master J. A. Jance brings together her two most beloved creations: Arizona sheriff Joanna Brady and Seattle investigator J.P.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Castleween

Castleween

Platform: PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance, GameCube

Genre: Platform

Publisher: EU Wanadoo Edition; JP MTO; NA DreamCatcher Interactive

Coloball 2002

Coloball 2002

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Enterbrain

Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project

Platform: Microsoft Windows Xbox 360 (Xbox Live Arcade) Steam (Windows & OS X) iOS

Genre: Platform

Publisher: NA Arush Entertainment; EU Ubisoft

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The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

Platform: Microsoft Windows Xbox

Genre: Action role-playing

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Platform: GameCube PlayStation 2 Xbox

Genre: Action

Publisher: LucasArts

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