May 12th, 2008

May 12th, 2008, fell on a Monday. It was day 133 of 2008. The decade was the 2000s.

12 years, 8 months and 12 days have passed since May 12th, 2008.


On This Date

Events that occurred on May 12th, 2008:

  • An 8.0 magnitude earthquake results in nearly 70,000 deaths in Sichuan, China.
  • Jennifer Butler files for divorce from actor Bill Murray.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 12th, 2008:

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

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Iron Man" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is May 12th, 2008 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Smallville", "Two and a Half Men", "Desperate Housewives" and "The Office".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Halo 3", "Assassin's Creed", "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune" and "Grand Theft Auto IV". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Ed, Edd n Eddy", "The Fairly OddParents", "Go, Diego, Go!" and "iCarly". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Xbox 360", "PlayStation 3" and "iPod Touch".


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 May 12th, 2008.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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:

  • 12 years, 8 months and 12 days have passed since May 12th, 2008.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 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 12th, 2008, will be 12 years of age.
  • People born in 2008 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1210546800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 12th, 2008:

  • 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.
  • May 11th, 2008: Manchester United regain their Premier League title after defeating Wigan 2-0 in the final game of the season .
  • 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 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.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 12th, 2008, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (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).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 12th, 2008 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 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.

2008 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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

2008 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2008:

  • iPod Touch
  • PlayStation 3
  • Xbox 360

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • 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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 12th of May:


Weather

Weather information for May 12th, 2008:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 17.4 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 52.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 11.33 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 3.81cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 18.56 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on May 12th, 2008?

  • George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 12th, 2008?

  • Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Brian Cowen was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 12th, 2008 was probably conceived around the 3rd of August, 2007. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 12th, 2008 is the 19th of February, 2009. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 12th, 2008.

  • 4,640 days have passed since this date.
  • 400,899,600 seconds have passed since the May 12th, 2008.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 467,716,200 times.
  • Since May 12th, 2008, earth has travelled approximately 206,864,193,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 66,816,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 34,477,366 steps. That's about 15,323 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,810,795 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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