June 26th, 2008

June 26th, 2008, fell on a Thursday. Day 178 of 2008. Decade: 2000s.

11 years, 11 months and 10 days have passed since June 26th, 2008.


On This Date

Events that occurred on June 26th, 2008:

  • The Hurt Locker (2008) is released in cinemas.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on June 26th, 2008:

  • United States: Viva La Vida - Coldplay
  • United Kingdom: Viva La Vida - Coldplay

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Get Smart" was at the top of the box office on this date.

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 26th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • 11 years, 11 months and 10 days have passed since June 26th, 2008.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 26 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 26th, 2008, will be 11 years of age.
  • People born in 2008 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1214434800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around June 26th, 2008:

  • 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 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.
  • June 12th, 2008: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is released on the PlayStation.
  • June 13th, 2008: The Incredible Hulk (2008) is released.
  • June 17th, 2008: The Boston Celtics win the 2008 NBA Finals after they defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 4-2.
  • June 27th, 2008: The film Wanted (2008), starring Angelina Jolie, is released in movie theaters.
  • June 27th, 2008: Animated movie WALL-E (2008) is released.
  • June 30th, 2008: Mamma Mia! (2008) is released.
  • July 1st, 2008: Football: Luiz Felipe Scolari becomes 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 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.
  • July 18th, 2008: The Dark Knight (2008) is released in cinemas.
  • July 22nd, 2008: "The Golden Girls" actress Estelle Getty passes away at the age of 84.
  • July 25th, 2008: The comedy movies Step Brothers (2008) is released.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 26th, 2008, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2008 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: June 26th, 2008 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.

Television Shows

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

  • 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.
  • CSI: NY - New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.

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:

  • PlayStation 3

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 26th of June:


Weather

Weather information for June 26th, 2008:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 14.5 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 69.9 degrees Fahrenheit. 21.06 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 16.5 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on June 26th, 2008.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on June 26th, 2008 was probably conceived around the 17th of September, 2007. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 26th, 2008 is the 5th of April, 2009. (Rough Estimate).

Computer 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.
  • 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.

26th of June

Events that have occurred on the 26th of June:

  • June 26th, 1977: Elvis Presley holds his last concert.
  • June 26th, 1977: A 16-year-old girl called Jayne Macdonald is murdered by the Yorkshire Ripper in Leeds, England.
  • June 26th, 1996: Irish journalist Veronica Guerin is murdered.
  • June 26th, 1979: The James Bond film Moonraker (1979) is released in cinemas.
  • June 26th, 1981: The film Stripes (1981), starring Bill Murray, is released in movie theaters.
  • June 26th, 1987: Full Metal Jacket (1987) is released.
  • June 26th, 1997: J. K. Rowling publishes her first Harry Potter book: "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone."
  • June 26th, 2012: Football: Olivier Giroud signs for Arsenal.
  • June 26th, 2013: NFL player Aaron Hernandez is charged with murder.
  • June 26th, 2014: Luis Suarez is suspended for nine international matches for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about June 26th, 2008.

  • 4,363 days have passed since this date.
  • 376,963,200 seconds have passed since the June 26th, 2008.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 439,790,400 times.
  • Since June 26th, 2008, earth has travelled approximately 194,513,011,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 62,827,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 32,418,835 steps. That's about 14,408 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,523,558 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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