16th of October, 2008

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 16th of October, 2008, fell on a Thursday.
  • Decade: 2000s.
  • 8 years, 11 months and 6 days have passed since the 16th of October, 2008.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 42 of 2008.
  • Day 290 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 Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2008 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 16th 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 16th of October, 2008, will be 8 years of age.
  • American Format: 10-16-2008 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 2008-10-16. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "20081016" are easier to sort.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1224111600.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 16th of October, 2008:

  • United States: Live Your Life - T.I. & Rihanna
  • United Kingdom: So What - Pink

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" 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 16th of October, 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.

  • Facebook

    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

Weather information for the 16th of October, 2008:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.2 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 57.7 degrees Fahrenheit. 14.28 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 37.59cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 10.83 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on the 16th of October, 2008.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 16th of October, 2008 was probably conceived around the 7th of January, 2008. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 16th of October, 2008 is the 26th of July, 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 16th of October:

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.

  • Dead Space - Sci-fi horror survival game.
  • Saints Row 2 - The second game in the series.
  • 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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 16th of October:

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Videos

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Visualize

Visualize the days that have passed since the 16th 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 16th of October, 2008.

  • 3,261 days have passed since this date.
  • 281,750,400 seconds have passed since the 16th of October, 2008.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 328,708,800 times.
  • Since the 16th of October, 2008, earth has travelled approximately 145,383,206,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 46,958,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 24,230,534 steps. That's about 10,769 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,381,005 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

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

  • German: Donnerstag.
  • French: Jeudi.
  • Italian: Giovedi.
  • Spanish: Jueves.
  • Portuguese: Quinta-feira.

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