The 12th of December, 2008, fell on a Friday. Day 347 of 2008. Decade: 2000s.
11 years, 1 months and 6 days have passed since the 12th of December, 2008.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 12th of December, 2008:
It is announced that Russia has fallen into recession.
Gran Torino (2008) is released.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 12th of December, 2008:
United States: Single Ladies - Beyonce
United Kingdom: Run - Leona Lewis
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "The Day the Earth Stood Still" 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 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.
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, 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.
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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 12th of December:
12th of December, 2019: The 2019 United Kingdom general election took place, with the Conservatives winning a comfortable majority.
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.
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.
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?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 12th of December, 2008.
4,054 days have passed since this date.
350,265,600 seconds have passed since the 12th of December, 2008.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 408,643,200 times.
Since the 12th of December, 2008, earth has travelled approximately 180,737,049,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 58,377,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 30,122,842 steps. That's about 13,388 miles!
Since this date, 4,203,187 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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