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 18th 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 18th of May, 2008, will be 11 years of age.
American Format: 05-18-2008 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 2008-05-18. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "20080518" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1211065200.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 18th 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 "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" 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 18th of May, 2008.
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.
2008 in music.
Popular music artists in 2008 included Sara Bareilles, Chris Brown, Rihanna, Usher, Jordin Sparks, Ray J, Leona Lewis, Lil Wayne, T.I., Pink, Beyoncé, Natasha Bedingfield, Coldplay, Katy Perry, M.I.A., Kevin Rudolf and Britney Spears.
During this period, a "bait and switch" meme called Rickrolling is receiving widespread media attention.
During this period, Facebook experienced massive growth, becoming the most popular social network in the world.
The 2008 Eurovision song contest is held in Belgrade, Serbia. Russia win the contest with the song "Believe" by Dima Bilan.
Weather information for the 18th of May, 2008:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.7 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a sunny day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 49.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 9.44 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.51cm.
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 18th of May, 2008.
Looking for some nostalgia? Here are some Youtube videos relating to the 18th of May, 2008. Please note that videos are automatically selected by Youtube and that results may vary! Click on the "Load Next Video" button to view the next video in the search playlist. In many cases, you'll find episodes of old TV shows, documentaries, music videos and soap dramas.
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Visualize the days that have passed since the 18th 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 18th of May, 2008.
4,049 days have passed since this date.
349,833,600 seconds have passed since the 18th of May, 2008.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 408,139,200 times.
Since the 18th of May, 2008, earth has travelled approximately 180,514,137,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 58,305,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 30,085,690 steps. That's about 13,371 miles!
Since this date, 4,198,003 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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