June 17th, 2008

June 17th, 2008, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 169 of 2008. The decade was the 2000s.

12 years, 10 months and 5 days have passed since June 17th, 2008.


On This Date

Events that occurred on June 17th, 2008:

  • The Boston Celtics win the 2008 NBA Finals after they defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 4-2.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on June 17th, 2008:

  • United States: Lollipop - Lil Wayne
  • United Kingdom: Singin' In The Rain - Mint Royale

Movie Box Office

Which movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "The Incredible Hulk" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is June 17th, 2008 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song Lollipop by Lil Wayne is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Singin' In The Rain by Mint Royale is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Incredible Hulk 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. UEFA Euro 2008 is currently taking place in Austria and Switzerland.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Stargate SG-1", "Two and a Half Men", "One Tree Hill" and "Lost". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Halo 3", "Half-Life 2: Episode Two", "Grand Theft Auto IV" and "Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Avatar: The Last Airbender", "Go, Diego, Go!", "Ben 10" and "Hannah Montana".

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 June 17th, 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.

  • Facebook

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

  • UEFA Euro 2008

    The 2008 UEFA European Football Championship is held in Austria and Switzerland. Spain win the competition after defeating Germany 1-0.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 12 years, 10 months and 5 days have passed since June 17th, 2008.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 25 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 June 17th, 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 1213657200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around June 17th, 2008:

  • 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.
  • June 12th, 2008: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is released on the PlayStation.
  • June 12th, 2008: Ron Paul withdraws his bid for the Republican nomination for the 2008 US presidential election.
  • June 12th, 2008: Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney marries Coleen McLoughlin.
  • June 13th, 2008: The Incredible Hulk (2008) is released.
  • This date: June 17th, 2008
  • June 26th, 2008: The Hurt Locker (2008) is released in cinemas.
  • June 27th, 2008: The film Wanted (2008), starring Angelina Jolie, is released in movie theaters.
  • June 27th, 2008: The animated movie "WALL-E" (2008) is released.
  • June 29th, 2008: Spain win the UEFA Euro 2008 Final after a 33rd minute goal from Fernando Torres is enough to give them a 1-0 victory over Germany.
  • June 30th, 2008: Mamma Mia! (2008) is released.
  • July 1st, 2008: Football: Brazilian coach Luiz Felipe Scolari becomes the new manager of Chelsea.
  • July 2nd, 2008: The movie Hancock (2008) is released in cinemas.
  • July 11th, 2008: Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) is releaed.
  • July 11th, 2008: Ireland: Oxegen 2008 takes place at Punchestown Racecourse. Kings of Leon, R.E.M., Rage Against the Machine, Stereophonics and Amy Winehouse are among the acts that play.
  • July 15th, 2008: Casey Anthony's 2-year-old daughter Caylee is reported missing.
  • July 16th, 2008: Case Anthony is arrested over the disappearance of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 17th, 2008, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2008 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: June 17th, 2008 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would 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.

  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots - Solid Snake returns in the fourth installment in the series.
  • Mafia Wars - Social media game developed by Zynga.
  • 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, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 17th of June:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 17th of June:

  • Icelandic National Day (Iceland)

Weather

Weather information for June 17th, 2008:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 17.7 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. There were 4 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 57.7 degrees Fahrenheit. 14.28 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 10.41cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 16.06 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on June 17th, 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 June 17th, 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 June 17th, 2008 was probably conceived around the 8th of September, 2007. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 17th, 2008 is the 27th of March, 2009. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about June 17th, 2008.

  • 4,692 days have passed since this date.
  • 405,388,800 seconds have passed since the June 17th, 2008.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 472,953,600 times.
  • Since June 17th, 2008, earth has travelled approximately 209,180,620,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 67,564,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 34,863,437 steps. That's about 15,495 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,864,666 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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