23rd of May, 2008

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 23rd of May, 2008, fell on a Friday.
  • Decade: 2000s.
  • 9 years, 4 months and 2 days have passed since the 23rd of May, 2008.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 of 2008.
  • Day 144 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 Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2008 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 23rd of May, 2008 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 23rd of May, 2008, will be 9 years of age.
  • American Format: 05-23-2008 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 2008-05-23. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "20080523" are easier to sort.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1211497200.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 23rd 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 "Indiana Jones 4" 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 23rd 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.

Fictional Date

The 23rd of May, 2008 has been mentioned in a movie, book or television series:

  • Cloverfield (2008) - A gigantic monster attacks the city of New York.

Weather

Weather information for the 23rd of May, 2008:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 16.7 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 51.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 10.56 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0.51cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 15.94 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.52cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on the 23rd of May, 2008.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 23rd of May, 2008 was probably conceived around the 14th of August, 2007. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 23rd of May, 2008 is the 2nd of March, 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 23rd of May:

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 23rd of May:

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Videos

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Visualize

Visualize the days that have passed since the 23rd 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 23rd of May, 2008.

  • 3,408 days have passed since this date.
  • 294,451,200 seconds have passed since the 23rd of May, 2008.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 343,526,400 times.
  • Since the 23rd of May, 2008, earth has travelled approximately 151,936,819,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 49,075,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 25,322,803 steps. That's about 11,255 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,533,414 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

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

  • German: Freitag.
  • French: Vendredi.
  • Italian: Venerdi.
  • Spanish: Viernes.
  • Portuguese: Sexta-feira.

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