12th of August, 2008

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 12th of August, 2008, fell on a Tuesday.
  • Decade: 2000s.
  • 11 years, 0 months and 7 days have passed since the 12th of August, 2008.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of 2008.
  • Day 225 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 Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2008 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 12th of August, 2008 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 12th of August, 2008, will be 11 years of age.
  • American Format: 08-12-2008 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 2008-08-12. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "20080812" are easier to sort.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1218495600.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 12th of August, 2008:

  • United States: I Kissed A Girl - Kate Perry
  • United Kingdom: I Kissed A Girl - Kate Perry

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "The Dark Knight" 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 12th of August, 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.

  • 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.

  • Facebook

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

Weather

Weather information for the 12th of August, 2008:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 15.2 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 65.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 18.61 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 14.99cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 16.44 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 7.11cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on the 12th of August, 2008.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 12th of August, 2008 was probably conceived around the 3rd of November, 2007. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 12th of August, 2008 is the 22nd of May, 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 12th of August:

  • 12th of August, 1966: Massacre of Braybrook Street: Harry Roberts, John Duddy and Jack Witney kill 3 policemen in London, England.
  • 12th of August, 1969: Battle of the Bogside: Riots break out in Derry, Northern Ireland.
  • 12th of August, 1982: A debt crisis begins in Latin America when Mexico announces that it is unable to pay its foreign debt.
  • 12th of August, 1985: Japan Airlines Flight 123 crashes, killing 520 people.
  • 12th of August, 1988: The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) is released in cinemas.

Television

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

  • Breaking Bad - Series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.
  • 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.

Computer Games

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

  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots - Solid Snake returns in the fourth installment in the series.
  • 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 12th of August:

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Videos

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Visualize the days that have passed since the 12th of August, 2008. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.

Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 12th of August, 2008.

  • 4,024 days have passed since this date.
  • 347,673,600 seconds have passed since the 12th of August, 2008.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 405,619,200 times.
  • Since the 12th of August, 2008, earth has travelled approximately 179,399,577,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 57,945,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 29,899,930 steps. That's about 13,289 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,172,083 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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