6th of May, 2008

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 6th of May, 2008, fell on a Tuesday.
  • Decade: 2000s.
  • 10 years, 3 months and 11 days have passed since the 6th of May, 2008.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of 2008.
  • Day 127 of 2008.
  • Leap Year: 2008 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2008 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 6th of May, 2008 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 6th of May, 2008, will be 10 years of age.
  • American Format: 05-06-2008 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 2008-05-06. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "20080506" are easier to sort.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1210028400.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 6th of May, 2008:

  • United States: Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis
  • United Kingdom: 4 Minutes - Madonna

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Baby Mama" was at the top of the box office on this date.

News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 6th of May, 2008.

  • Megan Fox

    American actress Megan Fox is listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 2008.

  • Time Person of the Year 2008

    US President Barack Obama was given the title of Time Person of the Year 2008. In November of 2008, Obama was elected as the first African American president of the United States.

  • World Economic Crisis

    Throughout 2008, a world economic crisis took hold. Countries fell into recession and stock markets plunged. Icelandic banks went into receivership. Ireland issued a "bank guarantee" and both the EU and the US slipped into recession.

  • The Rickroll

    During this period, a "bait and switch" meme called Rickrolling is receiving widespread media attention.

  • Facebook

    During this period, Facebook experienced massive growth, becoming the most popular social network in the world.

Weather

Weather information for the 6th of May, 2008:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 19.0 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 56.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 13.33 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 16.72 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on the 6th of May, 2008.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 6th of May, 2008 was probably conceived around the 28th of July, 2007. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 6th of May, 2008 is the 13th of February, 2009. (Rough Estimate).

Around This Time...

Things that happened during this general period of time...

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 6th of May:

  • 6th of May, 1527: The Sack of Rome occurs.
  • 6th of May, 1966: Moors murders: Ian Brady is found guilty and sentenced to 3 concurrent terms of life imprisonment.
  • 6th of May, 1970: Irish politicians Charles Haughey and Neil Blaney are dismissed from the government after they are accused of being involved in a plot to import weapons for the Provisional IRA.
  • 6th of May, 1976: 900 people are killed when an earthquake strikes the Friuli region of Italy.
  • 6th of May, 1994: The Channel Tunnel between France and the UK is opened.
  • 6th of May, 2002: The Attitude Era in the WWE comes to an end.
  • 6th of May, 2002: Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn is assassinated.
  • 6th of May, 2004: The TV show "Friends" comes to an end after nearly ten years.
  • 6th of May, 2005: Kingdom of Heaven (2005) is released.
  • 6th of May, 2007: Manchester United win the Premier League title after Chelsea fail to beat Arsenal.
  • 6th of May, 2011: Thor (2011) is released in cinemas.

Television

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • How I Met Your Mother - Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.
  • The Office - The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.
  • House - Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.
  • Battlestar Galactica - Sci-fi series.
  • Desperate Housewives - TV show about housewives living in suburban America.
  • Boston Legal - TV show about a Boston law firm.
  • CSI: NY - New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.
  • Lost - Mystery drama series about a group of plane crash survivors that are stranded on a strange island.
  • Stargate Atlantis - Spin-off of the original Stargate series.
  • Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - Reality TV show in which houses are renovated during a one-week period.

Computer Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Grand Theft Auto IV - The fourth game in the series. Starring Niko Bellic in Liberty City.
  • Uncharted: Drake's Fortune - Third person adventure game that was released on the PS3.
  • Assassin's Creed - The first game in the series.
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - Popular first-person shooter game. The first game in the series to make the shift to a modern time-frame.
  • Half-Life 2: Episode Two - Iconic first-person shooter game that was developed by Valve Corporation.
  • Team Fortress 2 - Team-based game that was developed by Valve Corporation.
  • Portal - Puzzle game developed by Valve.
  • Halo 3 - First-person shooter game that was developed by Bungie. Released for the XBox 360.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 6th of May:

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Videos

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Visualize the days that have passed since the 6th of May, 2008. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.

Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 6th of May, 2008.

  • 3,753 days have passed since this date.
  • 324,259,201 seconds have passed since the 6th of May, 2008.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 378,302,401 times.
  • Since the 6th of May, 2008, earth has travelled approximately 167,317,747,716 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 54,043,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 27,886,291 steps. That's about 12,394 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,891,110 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

Time for a quick language lesson! The word for "Tuesday" in other languages is:

  • German: Dienstag.
  • French: Mardi.
  • Italian: Martedi.
  • Spanish: Martes.
  • Portuguese: Terca-feira.

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