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May 11th, 2008.

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.

On this day.

What happened on May 11th, 2008?

  • Manchester United regain their Premier League title after defeating Wigan 2-0 in the final game of the season.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 11th, 2008.

  • United States: Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis
  • United Kingdom: 4 Minutes - Madonna

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Iron Man" was at the top of the box office on May 11th, 2008.

Take me back to May 11th, 2008!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 11th, 2008 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The summer of 2008 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual. In America, the song Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, 4 Minutes by Madonna is the number one hit song.

George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Iron Man is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Gordon Brown is the current Prime Minister. Practically every teenager and adult has a MySpace or a Bebo account.

A rock music genre called "Emo" is extremely popular at the moment. The genre, which stands for "emotional hardcore", has created a subculture of "Emos" who dye their hair black and wear thick frame glasses. A social network called Facebook is beginning to surge in popularity, replacing the likes of MySpace. It's 2008, so the music charts are filled with artists such as Flo Rida, Katy Perry, Rihanna and T.I.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Futurama", "Without a Trace", "Battlestar Galactica" and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Halo 3", "Portal", "Team Fortress 2" and "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "One Tree Hill", "Ben 10" and "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3 and iPod Touch.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on May 11th, 2008.

  • Bringing digital cameras to nightclubs and bars.

    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.

    "Slumdog Millionaire" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 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.

  • Who were the best football players in 2008?

    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.

  • 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.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 2008?

    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.

  • The highest paid celebrities in 2008.

    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.

  • 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.

  • Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - "Please Read the Letter".

    "Please Read the Letter" by Robert Plant & Alison Krauss would go on to win a Grammy for 2008's Record of the Year.

  • The Rickroll.

    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".

  • 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.

  • Grand Theft Auto IV.

    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.

  • Facebook.

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

  • Eurovision 2008.

    The 2008 Eurovision song contest is held in Belgrade, Serbia. Russia win the contest with the song "Believe" by Dima Bilan.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 12 years, 11 months and 29 days have passed since May 11th, 2008.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 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 May 11th, 2008, will be 12 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 2008 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1210460400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 11th, 2008.

  • April 13th, 2008: American record producer Phil Spector is found guilty of the 2003 murder of actress Lana Clarkson.
  • April 18th, 2008: The comedy film "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" is released in movie theaters.
  • April 19th, 2008: Facebook overtakes rival social network MySpace in the Alexa rankings.
  • April 20th, 2008: Rapper VL Mike is shot dead in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • April 26th, 2008: Soccer: Teddy Sheringham plays his last ever game at the age of 42.
  • April 28th, 2008: Pop star Katy Perry releases her single "I Kissed a Girl".
  • April 29th, 2008: Grand Theft Auto IV is released.
  • April 30th, 2008: Football: Chelsea progress to the Champions League final after defeating Liverpool 3-2 in extra time.
  • April 30th, 2008: Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are married.
  • May 2nd, 2008: The movie Iron Man (2008) is released.
  • May 6th, 2008: Irish politics: Bertie Ahern resigns as Taoiseach.
  • May 8th, 2008: Football: It is announced that Pep Guardiola will become the new manager of Barcelona.
  • This date: May 11th, 2008
  • May 12th, 2008: Jennifer Butler files for divorce from actor Bill Murray.
  • May 12th, 2008: An 8.0 magnitude earthquake results in nearly 70,000 deaths in Sichuan, China.
  • May 17th, 2008: Portsmouth win the FA Cup final after beating Cardiff City 1-0.
  • May 21st, 2008: The 2008 UEFA Champions League Final is held between Manchester United and Chelsea. Manchester United win on penalties.
  • May 21st, 2008: David Cook wins the 7th season of American Idol.
  • May 24th, 2008: Soccer: Avram Grant is sacked as the manager of Chelsea FC.
  • May 25th, 2008: Coldplay release the song "Viva la Vida".
  • May 30th, 2008: The movie Sex and the City (2008) is released.
  • May 31st, 2008: Usain Bolt breaks the world record for the 100 meter sprint.
  • June 1st, 2008: Zynga release their social media game Mafia Wars.
  • June 2nd, 2008: Jose Mourinho becomes the new manager of Inter Milan.
  • June 4th, 2008: American salesman Travis Alexander is murdered by his ex-girlfriend Jodi Arias in Mesa, Arizona.
  • June 6th, 2008: Kung Fu Panda (2008) is released in cinemas.
  • June 7th, 2008: The 2008 UEFA European Football Championship kicks off in Austria and Switzerland.
  • June 7th, 2008: Barack Obama becomes the Democratic Party presidential nominee after Hilary Clinton ends her campaign.
  • June 10th, 2008: Rapper Lil Wayne releases the album Tha Carter III.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 11th, 2008, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2008 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 11th, 2008 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

Photos of late 2000s fashion.

Photographs of late 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of late 2000s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • Real Housewives of New York City - American reality television series.
  • Breaking Bad - Series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.
  • The Hills - American reality television series. Spin-off of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.
  • How I Met Your Mother - Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.
  • Bones - Crime comedy-drama TV series.
  • Prison Break - TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - American comedy sitcom.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on May 11th, 2008.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 2008.

  • Wizards of Waverly Place
  • iCarly
  • Phineas and Ferb
  • Curious George
  • The Hills
  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
  • Hannah Montana
  • Ben 10
  • Everybody Hates Chris
  • Go, Diego, Go!
  • The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • LazyTown
  • Peppa Pig
  • One Tree Hill
  • The Fairly OddParents
  • Dora the Explorer
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy

Popular toys and games in 2008.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2008.

  • iPod Touch
  • The PlayStation 3
  • The Xbox 360

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.
  • Half-Life 2: Episode Two - Iconic first-person shooter game that was developed by Valve Corporation.
  • Team Fortress 2 - Team-based game that was developed by Valve Corporation.
  • Portal - Puzzle game developed by Valve.
  • Halo 3 - First-person shooter game that was developed by Bungie. Released for the XBox 360.

2008 playlist.

A Spotify playlist of songs from 2008. Let us take you back to the peak days of Flo Rida, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys and Basshunter.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 11th of May.

  • May 11th, 1963: Natasha Richardson (English actress) (Deceased)
  • May 11th, 1982: Cory Monteith (Actor) (Deceased)
  • May 11th, 1984: Andres Iniesta (Spanish soccer player) turned 24 on this day in 2008.
  • May 11th, 1992: Thibaut Courtois (Belgian soccer player) turned 16 on this day in 2008.

Weather on May 11th, 2008.

Historical weather information for May 11th, 2008.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 18.3 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 54.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 12.44 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 19.61 degrees Celsius.

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on May 11th, 2008.

UK Prime Minister.

Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 11th, 2008.

Irish Taoiseach.

Brian Cowen was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 11th, 2008.

  • A total of 4,746 days have passed since this date.
  • 678 weeks have passed.
  • 410,054,400 seconds have passed since the May 11th, 2008.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 478,396,800 times.
  • Since May 11th, 2008, the earth has travelled approximately 211,588,070,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 68,342,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 35,264,678 steps. That's about 15,673 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,920,653 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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