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 17th 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 17th of August, 2008, will be 10 years of age.
American Format: 08-17-2008 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 2008-08-17. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "20080817" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1218927600.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 17th 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 17th of August, 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, Facebook experienced massive growth, becoming the most popular social network in the world.
Weather information for the 17th of August, 2008:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 18.4 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 70.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 21.44 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 17th of August, 2008.
Looking for some nostalgia? Here are some Youtube videos relating to the 17th of August, 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 17th 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 17th of August, 2008.
3,964 days have passed since this date.
342,489,600 seconds have passed since the 17th of August, 2008.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 399,571,200 times.
Since the 17th of August, 2008, earth has travelled approximately 176,724,633,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 57,081,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 29,454,106 steps. That's about 13,091 miles!
Since this date, 4,109,875 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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