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 Sagittarius.
Zodiac Element: Fire.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2008 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
Native American Zodiac: The 21st of December, 2008 falls under the Owl.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
Age: Anyone born on the 21st of December, 2008, will be 9 years of age.
American Format: 12-21-2008 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 2008-12-21. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "20081221" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1229817600.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 21st of December, 2008:
United States: Live Your Life - T.I. & Rihanna
United Kingdom: Run - Leona Lewis
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Yes Man" 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 21st of December, 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.
Weather information for the 21st of December, 2008:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.2 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 19.0 degrees Fahrenheit. -7.22 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 3.81cm.
London, England: Temperature: 11 degrees Celsius.
Who was the US President on this particular date?
George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on the 21st of December, 2008.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on the 21st of December, 2008 was probably conceived around the 13th of March, 2008. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 21st of December, 2008 is the 30th of September, 2009. (Rough Estimate).
Around This Time...
Things that happened during this general period of time...
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 21st of December, 2008.
Looking for some nostalgia? Here are some Youtube videos relating to the 21st of December, 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 21st of December, 2008. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.
Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 21st of December, 2008.
3,564 days have passed since this date.
307,926,000 seconds have passed since the 21st of December, 2008.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 359,247,000 times.
Since the 21st of December, 2008, earth has travelled approximately 158,889,816,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 51,321,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 26,481,636 steps. That's about 11,770 miles!
Since this date, 3,695,112 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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