August 6th, 2008

August 6th, 2008, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 219 of 2008. The decade was the 2000s.

12 years, 0 months and 7 days have passed since August 6th, 2008.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 6th, 2008:

  • Pineapple Express (2008) is released in movie theaters.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 6th, 2008:

  • United States: I Kissed A Girl - Kate Perry
  • United Kingdom: All Summer Long - Kid Rock

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Hellboy II" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is August 6th, 2008 and it's a Wednesday. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song I Kissed A Girl by Kate Perry is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, All Summer Long by Kid Rock is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Hellboy II is at the top of the Box Office. Practically every teenager and adult has a MySpace or a Bebo account.

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 "ER", "Scrubs", "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and "Boston Legal".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Halo 3", "Team Fortress 2", "Assassin's Creed" and "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "LazyTown", "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody", "Phineas and Ferb" and "iCarly". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "PlayStation 3".


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 August 6th, 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.

  • The Dark Knight.

    Batman movie "The Dark Knight" would have been showing in movie theaters at this time.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 12 years, 0 months and 7 days have passed since August 6th, 2008.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 32 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 August 6th, 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 1217977200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 6th, 2008:

  • 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.
  • July 27th, 2008: Bruce Edwards Ivins (suspect behind the 2001 Anthrax attacks) passes away after an overdose of Tylenol with codeine.
  • July 28th, 2008: Lebanese singer Suzanne Tamim is murdered in Dubai.
  • July 28th, 2008: Football: Irish striker Robbie Keane joins Liverpool.
  • July 28th, 2008: The Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, is completely destroyed by a fire.
  • July 29th, 2008: Rap artist T.I. releases his single "Whatever You Like".
  • August 1st, 2008: Barry George is acquitted of the murder of TV presenter Jill Dando in 1999.
  • August 7th, 2008: The Russo-Georgian War begins.
  • August 9th, 2008: Comedian Bernie Mac dies from pneumonia, which was brought on by a condition called sarcoidosis.
  • August 13th, 2008: The comedy movie Tropic Thunder (2008) is released.
  • August 17th, 2008: Michael Phelps becomes the first person to win eight gold medals in one Olympic Games.
  • August 22nd, 2008: Barack Obama announces Joe Biden as his running mate for the 2008 US presidential election.
  • August 23rd, 2008: Dr. Dre's son Andre Young Jr. dies from an overdose of heroin and morphine.
  • August 29th, 2008: John McCain announces Sarah Palin as his running mate for the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election.
  • September 1st, 2008: The Abu Dhabi United Group purchases football club Manchester City from former Thailand Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
  • September 1st, 2008: It is confirmed that former Big Brother contestant Jade Goody has cervical cancer.
  • September 1st, 2008: Real Madrid star Robinho signs for Manchester City.
  • September 2nd, 2008: Google Chrome is released.
  • September 4th, 2008: Football: Kevin Keegan resigns as manager of Newcastle United after a second spell in charge.
  • September 5th, 2008: Rachel Rice wins the 9th season of the reality TV series "Big Brother" (UK).

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 6th, 2008, will have the star sign Leo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2008 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 6th, 2008 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

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" - "LazyTown" - "Peppa Pig" - "One Tree Hill" - "The Fairly OddParents" - "Dora the Explorer"


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 6th of August:


Weather

Weather information for August 6th, 2008:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 20.6 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. There were 3 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 73.8 degrees Fahrenheit. 23.22 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 4.57cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 21.06 degrees Celsius. There was thunder.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on August 6th, 2008.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 6th, 2008 was probably conceived around the 28th of October, 2007. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 6th, 2008 is the 16th of May, 2009. (Rough Estimate).

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.
  • 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.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 6th, 2008.

  • 4,390 days have passed since this date.
  • 379,296,000 seconds have passed since the August 6th, 2008.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 442,512,000 times.
  • Since August 6th, 2008, earth has travelled approximately 195,716,736,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 63,216,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 32,619,456 steps. That's about 14,498 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,551,552 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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