5th of December, 2008

The 5th of December, 2008, fell on a Friday. Day 340 of 2008. Decade: 2000s.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 5th of December, 2008:

  • The remains of Tsar Nicholas II are discovered.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 5th of December, 2008:

  • United States: Live Your Life - T.I. & Rihanna
  • United Kingdom: Greatest Day - Take That

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Four Christmases" 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 5th of December, 2008.

  • 2008 in movies.

    Movies that hit the big screen in 2008 included the likes of The Dark Knight, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Kung Fu Panda, Hancock, Mamma Mia!, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Iron Man, Quantum of Solace, WALL-E, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Slumdog Millionaire, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Tropic Thunder and Cloverfield.

  • 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.

  • The Rickroll.

    During this period, a "bait and switch" meme called Rickrolling is becoming popular online.

  • The Fall of MySpace.

    In 2008, popular social network MySpace began to hemorrhage users. Millions of unique users left each month, with most of them migrating over to Facebook.

  • Facebook

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

  • The birth of Rage Comics.

    Pre-made cartoon comics called "Rage Comics" were beginning to become more and more popular around this time. At the tail-end of 2008, the meme spread from 4chan to websites such as Reddit.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 5th of December:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 10 years, 11 months and 17 days have passed since the 5th of December, 2008.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 49 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).
  • Age: Anyone born on the 5th of December, 2008, will be 10 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1228435200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 5th of December, 2008:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 5th of December, 2008, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2008 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 5th of December, 2008 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.

Weather

Weather information for the 5th of December, 2008:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 6.7 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). There were 3 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 25.4 degrees Fahrenheit. -3.67 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 5.17 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 5th of December, 2008.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 5th of December, 2008 was probably conceived around the 26th of February, 2008. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 5th of December, 2008 is the 14th of September, 2009. (Rough Estimate).

5th of December

Events that have occurred on the 5th of December:


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.

  • Left 4 Dead - First-person shooter game involving zombies. Developed by Valve Corporation.
  • Call of Duty: World at War - Developed by Treyarch. First game in the series to include Nazi Zombies.
  • Mirror's Edge - Adventure platform game.
  • Fallout 3 - Open-world role-playing game.
  • 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.

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 5th of December, 2008.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 5th of December, 2008.

  • 4,003 days have passed since this date.
  • 345,859,200 seconds have passed since the 5th of December, 2008.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 403,502,400 times.
  • Since the 5th of December, 2008, earth has travelled approximately 178,463,347,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 57,643,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 29,743,891 steps. That's about 13,220 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,150,310 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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