August 13th, 2008

August 13th, 2008, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 226 of 2008. The decade was the 2000s.

12 years, 8 months and 9 days have passed since August 13th, 2008.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 13th, 2008:

  • The comedy movie Tropic Thunder (2008) is released.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 13th, 2008:

  • United States: I Kissed A Girl - Kate Perry
  • United Kingdom: I Kissed A Girl - Kate Perry

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 13th, 2008 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

The song I Kissed A Girl by Kate Perry is on top of the singles charts in both the USA and the United Kingdom. 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 "The Shield", "Boston Legal", "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and "How I Met Your Mother". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Portal", "Team Fortress 2", "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare" and "Grand Theft Auto IV". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Fairly OddParents", "Peppa Pig", "Ben 10" and "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse".

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 13th, 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.

  • 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, 8 months and 9 days have passed since August 13th, 2008.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 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 13th, 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 1218582000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 13th, 2008:

  • 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 3rd, 2008: Actor Morgan Freeman is injured in a car accident.
  • August 6th, 2008: Pineapple Express (2008) is released in movie theaters.
  • 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.
  • This date: August 13th, 2008
  • August 17th, 2008: Michael Phelps becomes the first person to win eight gold medals in one Olympic Games.
  • August 18th, 2008: The website for Bitcoin is first registered.
  • 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: Soccer: Dimitar Berbatov joins Manchester United from Tottenham Hotspur.
  • 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: The browser 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).
  • September 5th, 2008: The Kings of Leon release their song "Sex on Fire".
  • September 7th, 2008: "Piece of Me" by Britney Spears wins Video of the Year at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.
  • September 7th, 2008: The United States Government takes control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
  • September 10th, 2008: The Large Hadron Collider is powered up for the first time.
  • September 12th, 2008: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008) is released in cinemas.
  • September 12th, 2008: 25 people are killed when two trains collide in Chatsworth, Los Angeles.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 13th, 2008, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Leo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2008 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 13th, 2008 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

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
  • 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:

  • 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 13th of August:


Weather

Weather information for August 13th, 2008:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 19.0 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. There were 4 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 67.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 19.44 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 15.39 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 6.1cm.

US President

Who was the US President on August 13th, 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 August 13th, 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 August 13th, 2008 was probably conceived around the 4th of November, 2007. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 13th, 2008 is the 23rd of May, 2009. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 13th, 2008.

  • 4,635 days have passed since this date.
  • 400,464,000 seconds have passed since the August 13th, 2008.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 467,208,000 times.
  • Since August 13th, 2008, earth has travelled approximately 206,639,424,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 66,744,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 34,439,904 steps. That's about 15,307 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,805,568 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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