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.
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" 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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