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Friday 31 October 2003, Halloween

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Baby Boy by Beyonce. In UK Where Is The Love? by The Black Eyed Peas was in the top 5 hits. Love Actually, directed by Richard Curtis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003 while Heart Full Of Lies by Ann Rule was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Slings and Arrows. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Castlevania: Lament of Innocence or Batman: Dark Tomorrow.
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 ?

Love Actually

Directed by: Richard Curtis

Starring: Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson

Country: United States

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The Matrix Revolutions

Directed by: The Wachowski Brothers

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss

Country: United States

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Scary Movie 3

Directed by: David Zucker

Starring: Anna Faris, Charlie Sheen, Regina Hall

Country: United States

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21 Grams

Directed by: Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu

Starring: Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro, Naomi Watts

Country: United States

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Directed by: Marcus Nispel

Starring: Jessica Biel, Jonathan Tucker, Andrew Bryniarski

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Slings and Arrows

Written by: Susan Coyne, Bob Martin, Mark McKinney

Starring: Paul Gross, Martha Burns, Stephen Ouimette, Susan Coyne

Country: Canada

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Arrested Development

Written by: Mitchell Hurwitz

Starring: Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera

Country: United States

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Anders och Måns

Starring: Jenny Hurtigh

Country: Sweden

The Secret Life of...

Starring: Jim O'Connor

Country: United States

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Shiroi kyotô

Starring: Toshiaki Karasawa, Yôsuke Eguchi, Hitomi Kuroki, Sei Hiraizumi

Country: Japan

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 October 2003 ?

  • October 31st is Nevada Day
  • Protestant Church - Reformation Day: Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the Wittenberg church on this day in 1517
  • Wikipedia - Wikipedia:Tim Starling Day
  • Cornwall - Allantide
  • October 31st is Halloween; also see Samhain (an approximate date)
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Famous Deaths:
  • A bankruptcy court approves MCI's reorganization plans, essentially clearing the telecommunications company to exit bankruptcy.
  • Mahathir bin Mohamad resigns as Prime Minister of Malaysia and is replaced by Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, marking an end to Mahathir's 22 years in power.
  • Japan: The trial of Shoko Asahara, accused of involvement in the 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway, ends in Japan with final statements from lawyers. The next court session is to be held in mid-February 2004.
  • Japanese supercentenarian Kamato Hongo dies from pneumonia.
  • United Kingdom: Kenneth Clarke has ruled himself out of the contest to lead the Conservative Party and the field is left potentially clear for Michael Howard to be elected unopposed.

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Sport Games on 31 October 2003

Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Lierse - Gent : 0 - 0
  • Mouscron - Anderlecht : 0 - 1
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Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Bielefeld - Cottbus : 1 - 3
  • Erzgebirge Aue - Mainz : 1 - 1
  • Lubeck - Ahlen : 4 - 1
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Division 2
Football (France)
  • Clermont - Lorient : 0 - 4
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Division 2
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Wrexham - Colchester : 0 - 1
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What news were making the headlines those days in October 2003?

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11133
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.735
  • Time: Digital photomontage: Head by David Allan Brandt-Getty Images; hands by David McGlynn-Getty Images.


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

Heart Full Of Lies

By: Ann Rule

An idyllic Hawaiian wedding held the promise of a wonderful future for handsome, athletic Chris Northon, an airline pilot, a confirmed bachelor-turned-devoted family man; and Liysa, an acclaimed surf photographer, loving

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Blow Fly

By: Patricia Cornwell

A cold case turns red-hot when a death-row inmate renews his acquaintance with Dr. Kay Scarpetta in this “utterly chilling” (Entertainment Weekly) #1 New York Times bestseller.Settling

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By: Neal Stephenson

In which Daniel Waterhouse, fearless thinker and courageous Puritan, pursues knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque-era Europe -- in a chaotic world where reason wars with the

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Split Second

By: David Baldacci

The world can change forever in a single...SPLIT SECONDMichelle Maxwell has just wrecked her promising career at the Secret Service.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Battlestar Galactica (2003)

Battlestar Galactica (2003)

Platform: PlayStation 2 Xbox

Genre: Sci-Fi

Publisher: Universal Interactive

Castlevania: Lament of Innocence

Platform: PlayStation 2, PlayStation Network,

Genre: Action-adventure, hack and slash

Publisher: Konami

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Alter Echo

Platform: PlayStation 2, Xbox

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: THQ

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Batman: Dark Tomorrow

Platform: Xbox, GameCube

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Kemco Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment DC Comics

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Downtown Run

Platform: PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo GameCube, mobile game

Genre: Racing game

Publisher: Ubisoft

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