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 20th 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 20th of May, 2008, will be 9 years of age.
American Format: 05-20-2008 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 2008-05-20. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "20080520" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1211238000.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 20th of May, 2008:
United States: Take A Bow - Rihanna
United Kingdom: That's Not My Name - Ting Tings
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 20th 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.
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.
Weather information for the 20th of May, 2008:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 13.4 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a windy day. It was a sunny day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 47.8 degrees Fahrenheit. 8.78 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 20th of May, 2008.
Looking for some nostalgia? Here are some Youtube videos relating to the 20th 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 20th 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 20th of May, 2008.
3,567 days have passed since this date.
308,192,400 seconds have passed since the 20th of May, 2008.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 359,557,800 times.
Since the 20th of May, 2008, earth has travelled approximately 159,027,278,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 51,365,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 26,504,546 steps. That's about 11,780 miles!
Since this date, 3,698,309 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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