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Tuesday 31 December 2002, NewYear’s Eve

US date format: 12/31/2002, UK date format: 31/12/2002

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 31, 2002). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Lose Yourself by Eminem. In UK Sound Of The Underground by Girls Aloud was in the top 5 hits. The Cooler, directed by Wayne Kramer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002 while The Last Jihad by Joel C. Rosenberg was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fish Tales. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Chulip or Arc the Lad Collection.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Cooler

Directed by: Wayne Kramer

Starring: William H. Macy, Maria Bello, Alec Baldwin, Shawn Hatosy

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Directed by: Catherine Hardwicke

Starring: Evan Rachel Wood, Holly Hunter, Nikki Reed, Vanessa Hudgens

Country: United States

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The Shape of Things

Directed by: Neil LaBute

Starring: Paul Rudd, Rachel Weisz, Gretchen Mol, Frederick Weller

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National Security

Directed by: Dennis Dugan

Starring: Martin Lawrence, Steve Zahn, Colm Feore, Bill Duke

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The Singing Detective

Directed by: Keith Gordon

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Robin Wright, Mel Gibson, Jeremy Northam

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TV Series

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

Fish Tales

Directed by: Alki David

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Directed by: Joyce Bernal

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Treasure Hunt

Directed by: John Paddy Carstairs

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Panique au village

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Written by: Jimmy Gardner, Robert Jones

Starring: Lennie James, Stephen Walters, Connor McIntyre, Jane Hazlegrove

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 December 2002 ?

  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
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Famous Deaths:
  • The first trial of a member of the Russian military for human rights violations in Chechnya concludes controversially, with Col. Yuri Budanov found not guilty by reason of insanity and committed to a psychiatric hospital for further evaluation and treatment. Budanov was charged with murder and abduction after being accused of raping and strangling Heda Kungayeva, an 18 year old Chechen girl whom Budanov contends was a rebel sniper.

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 31, 2002 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 2002 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Love Of My Life (An Ode To Hip Hop) - Erykah Badu Featuring Common
  2. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott - Work It
  3. Bump, Bump, Bump - B2K & P. Diddy
  4. Air Force Ones - Nelly Featuring Kyjuan, Ali & Murphy Lee
  5. Aaliyah - Miss You
  6. '03 Bonnie & Clyde - Jay-Z Featuring Beyonce Knowles
  7. Musiq - dontchange
  8. I Should Be... - Dru Hill
  9. Eminem - Lose Yourself
  10. R. Kelly - Ignition
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Ricardo Arjona - El Problema
  2. Suena - Intocable
  3. Enrique Iglesias - Quizas
  4. Es Por Ti - Juanes
  5. El Dolor De Tu Presencia - Jennifer Pena
  6. Cuando Me Miras Asi - Cristian
  7. Entra En Mi Vida - Sin Bandera
  8. Si No Fuera Por Ti - Jon Secada
  9. Que Me Quedes Tu - Shakira
  10. Si No Estas - Area 305


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

The Last Jihad

By: Joel C. Rosenberg

Jon Bennett and Erin McCoy are two of the shrewdest strategists on Wall Street and close friends of the president of the United States.

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Sandy Koufax

By: Jane Leavy

“The incomparable and mysterious Sandy Koufax is revealed…. This is an absorbing book, beautifully written.” —Wall Street Journal “Leavy has hit it out of the park…A lot more than a biography.

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The Christmas Train

By: David Baldacci

Tom Langdon, a weary and cash-strapped journalist, is banned from flying when a particularly thorough airport security search causes him to lose his cool.

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The Conquerors

By: Michael Beschloss

From one of America's most respected historians, The Conquerors reveals one of the most important stories of World War II. As Allied soldiers fought the Nazis, Franklin Roosevelt and, later, Harry

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Digimon Tamers: Battle Spirit Ver. 1.5

Digimon Tamers: Battle Spirit Ver. 1.5

Platform: WonderSwan Color

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Bandai

Circus Maximus: Chariot Wars

Circus Maximus: Chariot Wars

Platform: PlayStation 2, Xbox

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Encore (Xbox) THQ (PS2)

Arc the Lad Collection

Arc the Lad Collection

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Tactical role-playing

Publisher: Working Designs



Platform: PlayStation 2 PlayStation Network

Genre: Adventure,[4][5] simulation

Publisher: JP Victor Interactive Software; NA Natsume

Blade II

Platform: PlayStation 2, Xbox

Genre: Action, Beat 'em up

Publisher: Activision

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets
  • Gilead Sciences GILD: opens at $34.20
  • Union Pacific UNP: opens at $59.88
  • United Technologies UTX: opens at $61.73
  • HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $17.27
Exchange Rates
  • 1 AUD = 0.7741 CHF
  • 1 AUD = 0.8816 CAD
  • 1 GBP = 2.2253 CHF
  • 1 GBP = 2.5336 CAD

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

The Rookie

Format: VHS and DVD release

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Watership Down

Format: VHS and DVD release

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Return to the Blue Lagoon

Format: DVD release

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The Royal Tenenbaums

Format: VHS and DVD release

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Rock Star

Format: VHS and DVD release

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