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Sunday 31 August 2003

It was Sunday, 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 Crazy In Love by Beyonce. In UK Breathe by Blu Cantrell featuring Sean Paul was in the top 5 hits. Lost in Translation, directed by Sofia Coppola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003 while A Place Of Hiding by Elizabeth George was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Air Emergency. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Clover Heart's or The Elder Scrolls Travels: Stormhold.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Lars Von Trier

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Paul Bettany, Lauren Bacall

Country: United States

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Lost in Translation

Directed by: Sofia Coppola

Starring: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi

Country: United States

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Love Me If You Dare

Directed by: Yann Samuell

Starring: Guillaume Canet, Marion Cotillard, Thibault Verhaeghe

Country: United States

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Directed by: Clark Johnson

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez

Country: United States

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American Wedding

Directed by: Jesse Dylan

Starring: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Air Emergency

Written by: Bernard Vaillot, Greg Gransden, Andre Barro

Starring: Stephen Bogaert

Country: Canada

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Seinto Seiya

Starring: Hideyuki Tanaka, Tôru Furuya, Ryô Horikawa, Kôichi Hashimoto

Country: Japan

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Tinseltown TV

Starring: Matt Damon, Clint Eastwood, Eddie Griffin, Jennifer Love Hewitt


Starring: Barry Jones, Stuart MacLeod

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Monkey Dust

Starring: Morwenna Banks, Frances Barber, Rebecca Front

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 August 2003 ?

  • 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
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  • Tens of thousands of people turn out in Baghdad for the funeral procession of the murdered Shia Muslim leader Ayatollah Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim.
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency declassifies carbon dioxide as a pollutant, a move seen as leading to the elimination of restrictions on industrial emissions of the controversial gas. Climate scientists have debated carbon dioxide's role in global warming for over a decade, with most voices (though notably fewer within the US) calling it the biggest factor, while others call it negligible.
  • ''Occupation of Iraq'': American and Iraqi officials are discussing the possibility of forming a large Iraqi militia or paramilitary force to help improve security in the country.
  • Terrorist: Terrorism group Jemaah Islamiyah has schemes, revealed in a 40-page manifesto (the Pupji book or ''General Guide to the Struggle of Jemaah Islamiyah''), for a suicide bombing campaign designed to change Asia and the Pacific region into Islamic provinces. Jemaah Islamiyah is also shown to be a well-formed organization with a constitution, rules of operation, and leadership structure.
  • Afghanistan: Soldiers are killed in a remote region (near the town of Shkin) near the Pakistani border. Taliban reinforcements moved into mountainous region in southern Afghanistan where U.S. and Afghan forces have been attacking hideouts in a battle over the past week.

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Sport Games on 31 August 2003

Serie A
Italian Football
  • Bologna - Parma : 2 - 2
  • Brescia - Chievo : 1 - 1
  • Inter - Modena : 2 - 0
  • Juventus - Empoli : 5 - 1
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Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Bergen - Lokeren : 1 - 1
  • Genk - Mouscron : 2 - 0
  • Gent - Heusden Zolder : 2 - 0
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La Liga Primera Division
Football (Spain)
  • Celta - Murcia : 1 - 1
  • Santander - Mallorca : 2 - 1
  • Sevilla - Ath Madrid : 1 - 0
  • Zaragoza - La Coruna : 0 - 1
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La Liga Segunda Division
Football (Spain)
  • Ciudad de Murcia - Recreativo : 1 - 1
  • Eibar - Algeciras : 2 - 1
  • Leganes - Salamanca : 0 - 0
  • Numancia - Cordoba : 1 - 0
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What news were making the headlines those days in August 2003?

  • Time: The business of imagemaking
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9950
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.724725


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

A Place Of Hiding

By: Elizabeth George

In one of her most compelling mysteries, bestselling novelist Elizabeth George explores the darker landscapes of human relationships. Here she tells a gripping, suspenseful story of betrayal and devotion, war and

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A Short History Of Nearly Everything

By: Bill Bryson

One of the world’s most beloved writers and bestselling author of One Summer takes his ultimate journey—into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer.In

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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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Benjamin Franklin

By: Walter Isaacson

In this authoritative and engrossing full-scale biography, Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of Einstein and Steve Jobs, shows how the most fascinating of America's founders helped define our national character.Benjamin

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

The Battle for Wesnoth

The Battle for Wesnoth

Platform: Cross-platform

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Clover Heart's

Platform: PC, PlayStation 2, FOMA mobile phones, DVD player game

Genre: Eroge, Visual novel

Publisher: ALcot (PC) Interchannel (PS2)

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The Elder Scrolls Travels: Stormhold

The Elder Scrolls Travels: Stormhold

Platform: J2ME, BREW

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Vir2L Studios

Cross Channel (visual novel)

Cross Channel (visual novel)

Platform: Microsoft Windows PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita

Genre: Eroge, visual novel

Publisher: Flying Shine (PC) KID (PS2) CyberFront (PSP, Xbox 360) 5pb. (PS3, PSV)

Disney's Hide and Sneak

Platform: Nintendo GameCube

Genre: Action-adventure game

Publisher: Capcom Disney Interactive

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