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 Libra.
Zodiac Element: Air.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2008 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
Native American Zodiac: The 8th of October, 2008 falls under the Raven.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
Age: Anyone born on the 8th of October, 2008, will be 10 years of age.
American Format: 10-08-2008 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 2008-10-08. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "20081008" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1223420400.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 8th of October, 2008:
United States: Whatever You Like - T.I.
United Kingdom: So What - Pink
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Eagle Eye" 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 8th of October, 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, Facebook experienced massive growth, becoming the most popular social network in the world.
United States presidential election (2008)
The race for the White House heats up as Barack Obama and John McCain go head-to-head. Throughout September and October of 2008, four televised debates are held.
Weather information for the 8th of October, 2008:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 15.1 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a sunny day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 54.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 12.33 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 8th of October, 2008.
Looking for some nostalgia? Here are some Youtube videos relating to the 8th of October, 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 8th of October, 2008. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.
Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 8th of October, 2008.
3,723 days have passed since this date.
321,670,800 seconds have passed since the 8th of October, 2008.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 375,282,600 times.
Since the 8th of October, 2008, earth has travelled approximately 165,982,132,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 53,611,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 27,663,689 steps. That's about 12,295 miles!
Since this date, 3,860,050 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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