August 17th, 2008, fell on a Sunday. It was day 230 of 2008. The decade was the 2000s.
11 years, 11 months and 25 days have passed since August 17th, 2008.
On This Date
Events that occurred on August 17th, 2008:
Michael Phelps becomes the first person to win eight gold medals in one Olympic Games.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 17th, 2008:
United States: I Kissed A Girl - Kate Perry
United Kingdom: I Kissed A Girl - Kate Perry
Movie Box Office
What 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 17th, 2008 and it's a Sunday. People are enjoying their weekend. 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. 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", "The Shield", "Prison Break" and "How I Met Your Mother".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Halo 3", "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare", "Assassin's Creed" and "Grand Theft Auto IV". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Peppa Pig", "The Hills", "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 17th, 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.
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.
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.
Basic facts and information about this date:
This date fell on a weekend.
11 years, 11 months and 25 days have passed since August 17th, 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 17th, 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 1218927600.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around August 17th, 2008:
George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on August 17th, 2008.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on August 17th, 2008 was probably conceived around the 8th of November, 2007. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 17th, 2008 is the 27th of May, 2009. (Rough Estimate).
Premier League results from August 17th, 2008.
Man United and Newcastle draw 1-1.
Aston Villa defeat Man City 4-2.
Chelsea thrash Portsmouth 4-0.
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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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about August 17th, 2008.
4,377 days have passed since this date.
378,172,800 seconds have passed since the August 17th, 2008.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 441,201,600 times.
Since August 17th, 2008, earth has travelled approximately 195,137,164,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 63,028,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 32,522,861 steps. That's about 14,455 miles!
Since this date, 4,538,074 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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