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Season 155 - Day 14 of 14
This American actress, director and producer (1943-2018) was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress for her portrayal of Laverne DeFazio on the sitcom Laverne & Shirley (1976-1983).
She made her directorial debut with the 1986 comedy Jumpin’ Jack Flash.
Her second film Big (1988) was the first film directed by a woman to gross more than $100 million at the U.S. box office.
In 1990, she directed the drama Awakenings, which was nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award. (1990).
What is her name?
Season 155 - Day 13 of 14
Identify the comedy written by William Shakespeare based on the following quotes:
1) “Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness.”
2) “For what says Quinapalus? Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.”
3) “Journeys end in lovers meeting.”
4) “Love sought is good, but giv'n unsought is better.
5) “If music be the food of love, play on.”
Season 155 - Day 10 of 14
This American tv-series was created by J. J. Abrams and Matt Reeves. The show starring Keri Russell, Scott Speedman and Scott Foley ran for four seasons from 1998 to 2002.
The drama series revolves around the college experiences of the title character – played by Russell - as she attends the University of New York.
What is the name of the show?
Season 155 - Day 9 of 14
In Roman mythology, what is the name of the Goddess who is the patroness of the countryside, hunters, crossroads, and the Moon?
Her Greek counterpart is the goddess Artemis?
Season 155 - Day 8 of 14
Guns N’ Roses’ debut album was released in 1987. It contained singles such as “Welcome to the Jungle”, Paradise City” and “Sweet Child o’ Mine”.
The album peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200 and became the seventh best-selling album and the best-selling debut album of all time in the United States.
What is the title of the album?
Season 155 - Day 7 of 14
What is the name of the smart city currently under construction in Saudi Arabia, which is designed to have no cars, streets of carbon emissions?
When completed the city will be 170-kilometers long and will have housing for a population of 9 million people.
Season 155 - Day 5 of 14
After having walked El Camino de Santiago, this Brazilian lyricist and novelist (b. 1947) had a spiritual awakening which he would go on to describe in his first novel The Pilgrimage (1986).
The journey also gave him the inspiration for his second novel, The Alchemist (1988). The novel became an international bestseller selling more than 100 million copies and it has been translated into 80 languages.
What is the name of this Brazilian lyrical novelist?
Season 155 - Day 4 of 14
Goodbye England’s Rose is a song written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin as a tribute Diana, Princess of Wales who had passed away in a car accident.
The song was a re-written version of their 1973 song Candle in the Wind, a song that was written about another celebrity who passed away at a young age.
Who was the original version of the song a tribute to?
Season 155 - Day 2 of 14
Dates and Years
The following events all occurred in the same year. Identify the year.
1) The first iPhone was released;
) The New Wembley Stadium in England is complete;
3) The US Housing bubble bursts when year on year home prices drop by up to 15%;
4) The Departed is awarded with an Oscar for Best Picture and
5) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final novel of the main Harry Potter series is published.
Season 155 - Day 1 of 14
In September 2022, Roger Federer announced that he would retire from professional tennis.
In his final professional appearance, he teamed up in a double match at the Laver Cup in London with his career-long rival in all the major tournaments and close personal friend outside the court.
With whom did Federer play his very last professional tennis match?
Federer’s friend is by many thought to be the best clay-court player of all time.