August 9th, 2008, fell on a Saturday. It was day 222 of 2008. The decade was the 2000s.
12 years, 8 months and 11 days have passed since August 9th, 2008.
On This Date
Events that occurred on August 9th, 2008:
Comedian Bernie Mac dies from pneumonia, which was brought on by a condition called sarcoidosis.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 9th, 2008:
United States: I Kissed A Girl - Kate Perry
United Kingdom: All Summer Long - Kid Rock
Movie Box Office
Which movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "The Dark Knight" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is August 9th, 2008 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.
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 The Dark Knight 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 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "CSI: Miami", "Battlestar Galactica", "The Office" and "Breaking Bad".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Halo 3", "Portal", "Team Fortress 2" and "Grand Theft Auto IV". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "One Tree Hill", "Peppa Pig", "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody" and "The Hills". 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 August 9th, 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.
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 and information about this date:
This date fell on a weekend.
12 years, 8 months and 11 days have passed since August 9th, 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 9th, 2008, will be 12 years of age.
George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 9th, 2008?
Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?
Brian Cowen was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on August 9th, 2008 was probably conceived around the 31st of October, 2007. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 9th, 2008 is the 19th of May, 2009. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on August 9th, 2008.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about August 9th, 2008.
4,637 days have passed since this date.
400,636,800 seconds have passed since the August 9th, 2008.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 467,409,600 times.
Since August 9th, 2008, earth has travelled approximately 206,728,588,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 66,772,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 34,454,765 steps. That's about 15,313 miles!
Since this date, 4,807,642 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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