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Sunday 31 August 2008

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 Disturbia by Rihanna. Slumdog Millionaire, directed by Danny Boyle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while The 19Th Wife by David Ebershoff was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Body in Numbers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Call of Duty: World at War – Final Fronts or Iron Man.
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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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Slumdog Millionaire

Directed by: Danny Boyle

Starring: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Saurabh Shukla

Country: United States

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Death Race

Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson

Starring: Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Tyrese Gibson

Country: United States

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Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem

Country: United States

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Tropic Thunder

Directed by: Ben Stiller

Starring: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr.

Country: United States

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Pineapple Express

Directed by: David Gordon Green

Starring: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Gary Cole

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 August 2008 ?

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
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Facts:
  • Hurricane Gustav:
  • New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin orders the mandatory evacuation of the city ahead of Gustav. (NYT)
  • President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney cancel visits to the 2008 Republican National Convention due to Gustav. (''Los Angeles Times'')
  • Heavy rains in central Japan cause flooding in Okazaki city forcing evacuation of thousands of people. (CNN)
  • Journalist Magomed Yevloyev, owner of the non-government news agency Ingushetiya.ru, is shot dead in police custody in Ingushetia. (AP)

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Sport Games on 31 August 2008

Serie A
Italian Football
  • Atalanta - Siena : 1 - 0
  • Cagliari - Lazio : 1 - 4
  • Catania - Genoa : 1 - 0
  • Chievo - Reggina : 2 - 1
See all Football game results of 31 August 2008
Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Gent - Charleroi : 2 - 0
  • Roeselare - Standard : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of 31 August 2008
Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Bayern Munich - Hertha : 4 - 1
  • Stuttgart - Hannover : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of 31 August 2008
Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Ahlen - Munich 1860 : 2 - 1
  • Frankfurt FSV - Greuther Furth : 1 - 1
  • Koblenz - Wehen : 0 - 0
  • Nurnberg - Aachen : 2 - 2
See all Football game results of 31 August 2008

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Books

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

The 19Th Wife

By: David Ebershoff

It is 1875, and Ann Eliza Young has recently separated from her powerful husband, Brigham Young, prophet and leader of the Mormon Church.

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The Host

By: Stephenie Meyer

The phenomenal #1 bestseller is now a major motion picture: "Startling and addictive. . . . An epic story of love, family, and loyalty." -USA TodayMelanie Stryder refuses to fade away.

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New Moon

By: Stephenie Meyer

Legions of readers entranced by Twilight are hungry for more and they won't be disappointed. In New Moon, Stephenie Meyer delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural twist.

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When You Are Engulfed in Flames

By: David Sedaris

"David Sedaris's ability to transform the mortification of everyday life into wildly entertaining art," (The Christian Science Monitor) is elevated to wilder and more entertaining heights than ever in this remarkable new book. Trying

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

101-in-1 Explosive Megamix

Platform: Nintendo DS, WiiWare

Genre: Varied

Publisher: Nordcurrent (EU) Atlus (US)

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Call of Duty: World at War – Final Fronts

Platform: PlayStation 2[1][2]

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Activision

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Iron Man

Platform: PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360, Mobile, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action

Publisher: Sega

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BoneTown

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: D-Dub Software

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The Chronicles of Spellborn

The Chronicles of Spellborn

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Massively multiplayer online role-playing game

Publisher: Frogster Interactive Mindscape Acclaim Games


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