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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 Whatever You Like by T.I.. Role Models, directed by David Wain, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Um Mundo Catita. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Tetris Party or Beatmania IIDX 16: Empress.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Role Models

Directed by: David Wain

Starring: Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott, Elizabeth Banks

Country: United States

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Directed by: Mark Herman

Starring: Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend

Country: United States

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The Wrestler

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood

Country: United States

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Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Starring: Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Idris Elba

Country: United States

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Body of Lies

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Earth: The Power of the Planet

Starring: Iain Stewart

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Moon Machines

Starring: Robert Seamans, Wernher von Braun, John F. Kennedy, Frank Borman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'?

Starring: Ashly Burch, Anthony Burch, David Burch

Country: United States

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Great Performances

Written by: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban

Starring: Julie Andrews, Plácido Domingo, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming

Country: United States

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Blue World

Starring: Jonathan Bird, Art Cohen

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 October 2008 ?

  • 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:
  • Studs Terkel: American author and radio personality (Born 1912).
  • A new study by the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit shows that the warming of Earth's polar regions is caused by humans. (CNN)
  • Libya pays US$1.5 billion in compensation for past terrorist attacks to the United States, clearing the way for normal diplomatic ties between the two countries. (AFP via ABC)
  • Seven people are killed in Tibet's worst snowstorm in recorded history. (Xinhua).
  • The third pipeline bombing in the month of October targets an EnCana-operated gas pipeline near the town of Dawson Creek, British Columbia in Canada. (CBC)
  • The word bitcoin first occurred in the white paper by Satoshi Nakamoto. Such paper laid the foundation of the bitcoin cryptocurrency.

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Sport Games on 31 October 2008

Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Standard - Charleroi : 1 - 2
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Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Leverkusen - Wolfsburg : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of 31 October 2008
Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Frankfurt FSV - Aachen : 0 - 3
  • Greuther Furth - Wehen : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of 31 October 2008
Division 2
Football (France)
  • Amiens - Troyes : 1 - 1
  • Bastia - Sedan : 2 - 0
  • Boulogne - Clermont : 2 - 1
  • Dijon - Brest : 1 - 2
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

By: Stieg Larsson

Murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue combine into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel, the first in Stieg Larsson's thrilling Millenium series featuring Lisbeth Salander.

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One Fifth Avenue

By: Candace Bushnell

From one of the most consistently astute and engaging social commentators of our day comes another look at the tough and tender women of New York City--this time, through the lens

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The Other Queen

By: Philippa Gregory

From #1 New York Times bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory—a dazzling new novel about the intriguing, romantic, and maddening Mary, Queen of Scots.Fleeing

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The Pirate King

By: R. A. Salvatore

The New York Times best seller now in mass market paperback!Captain Deudermont has sailed to the pirate city of Luskan on a mission--a mission to once and for all defeat the

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Tetris Party

Platform: WiiWare, DSiWare, Nintendo DS, Wii

Genre: Puzzle

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Spider-Man: Web of Shadows

Platform: Microsoft Windows Nintendo DS PlayStation 2 PlayStation 3 PlayStation Portable Wii Xbox 360

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Activision

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Asphalt 4: Elite Racing

Asphalt 4: Elite Racing

Platform: BlackBerry OS, iOS, Java ME, Symbian OS, N-Gage 2.0, DSiWare

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Gameloft

Azada: Ancient Magic

Platform: Windows, Mac OS X

Genre: Adventure, Puzzle

Publisher: Big Fish Games

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Beatmania IIDX 16: Empress

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation 2

Genre: Music

Publisher: Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo

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