August 22nd, 2008, was a Friday. It was day 235 of 2008. The decade was the 2000s.
13 years, 5 months and 2 days have passed since August 22nd, 2008.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.
What happened on August 22nd, 2008?
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 22nd, 2008.
The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The movie "The Dark Knight" was at the top of the box office on August 22nd, 2008.
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on August 22nd, 2008.
During this period, Facebook experienced massive growth, becoming the most popular social network in the world.
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, a "bait and switch" meme called Rickrolling was becoming popular online. The prank involved tricking someone into watching the music video for Rick Astley's song "Never Gonna Give You Up".
"Please Read the Letter" by Robert Plant & Alison Krauss went on to win a Grammy for 2008's Record of the Year.
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.
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.
According to Forbes, the highest paid celebrities in 2008 were Oprah Winfrey, Tiger Woods, Angelina Jolie, Beyoncé, David Beckham, Johnny Depp, Jay-Z, The Police, J.K. Rowling, Brad Pitt and Paula Deen.
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.
US President Barack Obama was named as the Time Person of the Year in 2008. In November of 2008, Obama became the first African American to be elected as the president of the United States.
American actress Megan Fox was listed as FHM's sexiest woman 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.
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.
As online streaming became more and more popular, sales of DVDs started to plummet. Between 2008 and 2014, sales in the USA fell by a whopping 66%.
"Slumdog Millionaire" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2008.
In the late noughties, online video streaming was becoming more and more popular. New services such as Netflix and Hulu were gaining millions of users and video rental stores such as Blockbuster were starting to feel the impact. During this period, small video stores started to close, while the larger franchises attempted to downsize and branch out into selling other products such as cell phones and merchandise.
In the late noughties, HD TV became the norm and flat screen television sets started to became more affordable.
In the later half of "the noughties", more and more people started to use the Internet on their cell phones. This was aided by the roll-out of faster 3G Internet networks and introduction of larger touchscreen phones.
In the late 2000s, it was extremely popular for people to bring digital cameras with them on a night out. The next day, they would then upload their photographs to social media websites such as Facebook, MySpace and Bebo. This was before phones came equipped with high quality cameras.
In countries such as the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Ireland, a social network called Bebo was extremely popular in the mid-to-late noughties. Bebo was famous for its quizzes, auto-playing video box, whiteboard, "Bebo Skins" and "Bebo Luv" features.
During this period, many music stores were closing their doors for the last time. The ease at which people could download or stream music meant that the business model of selling CDs was no longer viable.
From the mid-2000s to 2010, "scene kids" were a popular subculture. The scene kid fashion consisted of skinny jeans, bright colors and straight hair with long fringes.
Basic facts and information about this date.
Notable events that occurred around August 22nd, 2008.
Zodiac & Birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching on this date.
Real Housewives of New York City
American reality television series.
Series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.
The Big Bang Theory
A sitcom about two physicists called Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper.
Teen drama starring Blake Lively.
Period drama about an advertising agency in New York City.
British TV series about a group of teenagers living in Bristol.
Crime drama series about a serial killer who murders other serial killers.
American reality television series. Spin-off of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.
How I Met Your Mother
Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.
Crime comedy-drama TV series.
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.
Medical drama television series.
The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.
Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.
TV show about housewives living in suburban America.
TV show about a Boston law firm.
New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.
Mystery drama series about a group of plane crash survivors that are stranded on a strange island.
Spin-off of the original Stargate series.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Reality TV show in which houses are renovated during a one-week period.
Crime series about a fictional Philadelphia Police Department division that specializes in investigating cold cases.
One Tree Hill
Set in the fictional town of Tree Hill in North Carolina.
Two and a Half Men
Starring Charlie Sheen.
Without a Trace
TV show about the FBI's Missing Persons Squad.
Miami-based spin-off of the popular CSI franchise, starring Lieutenant Horatio Caine.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2008.
Wizards of Waverly Place
Phineas and Ferb
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Everybody Hates Chris
Go, Diego, Go!
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
One Tree Hill
The Fairly OddParents
Dora the Explorer
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2008.
The PlayStation 3
The Xbox 360
Popular video games that people were playing on this date.
Battlefield: Bad Company
First-person shooter that was released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Solid Snake returns in the fourth installment in the series.
Social media game developed by Zynga.
Grand Theft Auto IV
The fourth game in the series. Starring Niko Bellic in Liberty City.
Mario Kart Wii
Kart racing game.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2
The seventh release in the Rainbow Six series.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Crossover fighting game for the Nintendo Wii.
Open world racing game.
Music video game.
Action RPG developed by BioWare.
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Third person adventure game that was released on the PS3.
The first game in the series.
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008
Super Mario Galaxy
Platform game that was released for the Nintendo Wii.
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.
The Simpsons Game
Platform game that was released on a number of different consoles.
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
Music rhythm game.
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.
Puzzle game developed by Valve.
First-person shooter game that was developed by Bungie. Released for the XBox 360.
Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 22nd.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 22nd of August.
Historical weather information for August 22nd, 2008.
George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on August 22nd, 2008.
Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 22nd, 2008.
Brian Cowen was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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