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Friday 31 August 2012

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gaius Caligula . In that special week of August people in US were listening to We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift. Lawless, directed by John Hillcoat, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012 while Double Cross by Ben Macintyre was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Live from Daryl's House. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Euro Truck Simulator 2 or Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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


Directed by: John Hillcoat

Starring: Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Guy Pearce

Country: United States

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Starship Troopers: Invasion

Directed by: Shinji Aramaki

Starring: Leraldo Anzaldua, Luci Christian, Melissa Davis

Country: United States

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Directed by: Salim Akil

Starring: Jordin Sparks, Carmen Ejogo, Whitney Houston

Country: United States

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Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Sarah Gadon

Country: United States

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The Awakening

Directed by: Nick Murphy

Starring: Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Live from Daryl's House

Written by: Daryl Hall

Starring: Paul Pesco, Tbone Wolk, Brian Dunne, Daryl Hall

Country: United States

Big City

Starring: Zane Carney, Mat Devine, Lauren Ruff

Country: United States

Go Public: A Documentary Film Project

Starring: Jodie West

Country: United States

Damien's Quest

Starring: Ernest Pierce, Anita Davenport, La Dillard, Eric Dean

Country: United States

Farouk Omar

Starring: Samer Ismail, Hazem Zedan, Ghassan Massoud, Rakeen Saad

Country: United Arab Emirates

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 August 2012 ?

  • 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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  • A shooting at a Pathmark grocery store in Old Bridge, New Jersey, kills at least three people. (BBC)
  • British entertainer Max Bygraves, who had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease, dies in Hope Island, Queensland, Australia, at the age of 89. (BBC)
  • The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office reports that Sage Stallone died of natural causes. (BBC)
  • A 7.6-magnitude earthquake in the Philippine province of Eastern Samar kills at least one person. (CNN)
  • Armenia suspends diplomatic relations with Hungary after Ramil Safarov's extradition to Azerbaijan. (BBC)

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 2012 ?

Top #10 songs in the USA
  1. Taylor Swift - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
  2. Flo Rida - Whistle
  3. Ellie Goulding - Lights
  4. Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
  5. Wide Awake - Katy Perry
  6. Fun. - Some Nights
  7. Maroon 5 - Payphone
  8. As Long As You Love Me - Justin Bieber
  9. One More Night - Maroon 5
  10. Titanium - David Guetta

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Sport Games on 31 August 2012

Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Mainz - Greuther Furth : 0 - 1
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Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Dresden - Kaiserslautern : 1 - 3
  • FC Koln - Cottbus : 0 - 1
  • Munich 1860 - Duisburg : 3 - 0
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Division 2
Football (France)
  • Arles - Nantes : 2 - 1
  • Dijon - Ajaccio GFCO : 2 - 1
  • Guingamp - Chateauroux : 2 - 1
  • Istres - Niort : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of 31 August 2012
Ethniki Katigoria
Football (Greece)
  • Panathinaikos - Giannina : 1 - 1
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Double Cross

By: Ben Macintyre

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF A SPY AMONG FRIENDS On June 6, 1944, 150,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy and suffered an astonishingly low rate of casualties.

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Where We Belong

By: Emily Giffin

The author of several blockbuster novels, Emily Giffin's New York Times bestseller, Where We Belong, delivers an unforgettable story of two women, the families that make them who they are, and the longing, loyalty and love that binds them togetherMarian ...

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Gone Girl

By: Gillian Flynn

THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEROn a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears.

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By: Laura Hillenbrand

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.In

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Euro Truck Simulator 2

Platform: Microsoft Windows Linux OS X

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: SCS Software

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F1 Race Stars

Platform: Microsoft Windows PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Wii U

Genre: Kart racing

Publisher: Codemasters

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Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure

Platform: Wii Nintendo 3DS Microsoft Windows

Publisher: Disney Interactive Studios

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Dream PetHouse

Dream PetHouse

Platform: iOS

Genre: Simulation video game

Publisher: Zynga

Kinect Star Wars

Platform: Xbox 360

Genre: Action

Publisher: LucasArts Microsoft Studios

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