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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 The South Beach Diet by Arthur Agatston was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Slings and Arrows. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Conspiracies or The Elder Scrolls Travels: Stormhold.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Arrested Development

Written by: Mitchell Hurwitz

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

Country: United States

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The Secret Life of...

Starring: Jim O'Connor

Country: United States

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The Mark Steel Lectures

Starring: Mark Steel, Martin Hyder

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Potter Puppet Pals

Starring: Neil Cicierega

Country: United States

Peep Show

Written by: Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain, Andrew O'Connor

Starring: David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Matt King, Olivia Colman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 October 2003 ?

Holidays:
  • 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)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • 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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Magazine Covers

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.

Books

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

The Da Vinci Code

By: Dan Brown

PREMIUM MASS MARKET EDITION #1 Worldwide Bestseller—More Than 80 Million Copies Sold As millions of readers around the globe have already discovered, The Da Vinci Code is a reading experience unlike any other.

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The South Beach Diet

By: Arthur Agatston

For years, cardiologist Arthur Agatston, M.D., urged his patients to lose weight for the sake of their hearts, but every diet was too hard to follow or its restrictions were too harsh.

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The Five People You Meet in Heaven

By: Mitch Albom

A specially produced paperback edition--with flaps--of the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller, that has sold more than six million copies in hardcover Eddie is a grizzled war veteran who feels trapped in a meaningless life of fixing rides at ...

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The Ultimate Weight Solution

By: Phillip C. McGraw

You have a decision to make. Those are the opening words Dr. Phil uses in his new and groundbreaking weight loss book. You know he is talking to you if you are among the millions who have chased one fad ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Battle Gear 3

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation 2

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Taito

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Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior

Platform: PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: THQ

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AMF Bowling 2004

Platform: Xbox

Genre: Bowling

Publisher: Crave Entertainment

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Conspiracies

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Adventure, Interactive movie

Publisher: NA Got Game Entertainment; EU GMX Media

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The Elder Scrolls Travels: Stormhold

The Elder Scrolls Travels: Stormhold

Platform: J2ME, BREW

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Vir2L Studios


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