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Sunday 31 December 2006, NewYear’s Eve

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Irreplaceable by Beyonce. Children of Men, directed by Alfonso Cuarn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006 while Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fotograma. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pac-Man World Rally or College Hoops 2K7.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Painted Veil

Directed by: John Curran

Starring: Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber

Country: United States

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Rocky Balboa

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Tarver, Milo Ventimiglia

Country: United States

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Directed by: Stefen Fangmeier

Starring: Ed Speleers, Sienna Guillory, Jeremy Irons

Country: United States

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The Pursuit of Happyness

Directed by: Gabriele Muccino

Starring: Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith

Country: United States

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The Good Shepherd

Directed by: Robert De Niro

Starring: Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro

Country: United States

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TV Series

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


Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Heavy Sedation

Starring: Brian Anthony Wilson, Damon Diggs, Rasheda El, Ina Farrell

Country: United States

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Pride Fighting Championships

Starring: Jay Glazer, Frank Trigg

Country: United States

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Friday Night Lights

Written by: Peter Berg

Starring: Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Aimee Teegarden, Brad Leland

Country: United States

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Written by: James Manos Jr.

Starring: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas, James Remar

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 December 2006 ?

  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • The U.S. soldier death toll in Iraq reaches 3,000.
  • Austrian Minister of the Interior Liese Prokop dies of aortic dissection. (IHT)
  • New Year's Eve 2006-2007:
  • The world begins celebrations of the beginning of 2007, starting at 10:00 UTC when midnight strikes in the Line Islands, Kiribati. (AP)
  • War in Somalia: The Battle of Jilib erupts between the forces of the Ethiopian-backed Transitional Federal Government and the Islamic Courts Union. (Reuters)

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Sport Games on 31 December 2006

Football (Netherlands)
  • AZ Alkmaar - Roda JC : 2 - 2
  • Heracles - Vitesse : 2 - 2
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What news were making the headlines those days in December 2006?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.913914
  • Time: A mirror in the middle of a computer screen
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.10597


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


By: Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner

Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? How much do parents really matter? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask.

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Wild Fire

By: Nelson Demille

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"Nelson DeMille is a true master." - Dan Brown, #1 bestselling author of The Da Vinci CodeWelcome to the Custer Hill Club--an informal men's club set in a luxurious Adirondack hunting lodge whose members include some of ...

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Culture Warrior

By: Bill O'Reilly

With three straight #1 bestsellers and more than 4 million copies of his books in print, the most powerful traditional force in the American media now takes off his gloves in

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The World Is Flat

By: Thomas L. Friedman

A New Edition of the Phenomenal #1 Bestseller"One mark of a great book is that it makes you see things in a new way, and Mr.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

24: The Game

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Third-person shooter

Publisher: NA 2K Games; EU Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

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Pac-Man World Rally

Platform: PlayStation 2 PlayStation Portable GameCube Microsoft Windows

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Bandai Namco Games

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Black & White 2: Battle of the Gods

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Real-time strategy, God game

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Chantelise – A Tale of Two Sisters

Chantelise – A Tale of Two Sisters

Platform: Windows

Genre: Action RPG

Publisher: JP EasyGameStation; WW Carpe Fulgur

College Hoops 2K7

Platform: PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox, Xbox 360

Genre: Basketball, Sports

Publisher: 2K Sports

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