May 11th, 2008, was a Sunday. It was day 132 of 2008. The decade was the 2000s.
12 years, 11 months and 29 days have passed since May 11th, 2008.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.
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Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 11th, 2008.
The movie "Iron Man" was at the top of the box office on May 11th, 2008.
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In the late 2000s, it was extremely popular for people to bring digital cameras with them on a night out. The next day, they would then upload their photographs to social media websites such as Facebook, MySpace and Bebo. This was before phones came equipped with high quality cameras.
"Slumdog Millionaire" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2008.
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.
In 2008, the best soccer players were Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Fernando Torres, Iker Casillas, Xavi, Andrey Arshavin, David Villa, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Kaká and Steven Gerrard.
American actress Megan Fox is listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 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.
In 2008, the best NBA players were Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, LeBron James, Dwight Howard, Chris Paul, Dirk Nowitzki, Tim Duncan, Amare Stoudemire, Steve Nash, Deron Williams, Carlos Boozer, Paul Pierce, Yao Ming, Tracy McGrady and Manu Ginóbili.
According to Forbes, the highest paid celebrities in 2008 were Oprah Winfrey, Tiger Woods, Angelina Jolie, Beyoncé, David Beckham, Johnny Depp, Jay-Z, The Police, J.K. Rowling, Brad Pitt and Paula Deen.
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.
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.
"Please Read the Letter" by Robert Plant & Alison Krauss would go on to win a Grammy for 2008's Record of the Year.
During this period, a "bait and switch" meme called Rickrolling was becoming popular online. The prank involved tricking someone into watching the music video for Rick Astley's song "Never Gonna Give You Up".
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.
The game "Grand Theft Auto IV" was released on the 29th of April, 2008. The story followed an Eastern European war veteran called Niko Bellic.
During this period, Facebook experienced massive growth, becoming the most popular social network in the world.
The 2008 Eurovision song contest is held in Belgrade, Serbia. Russia win the contest with the song "Believe" by Dima Bilan.
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George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on May 11th, 2008.
Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 11th, 2008.
Brian Cowen was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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