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August 22nd, 2008.

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.

On This Day

On this day.

What happened on August 22nd, 2008?

  • Barack Obama announces Joe Biden as his running mate for the 2008 US presidential election.
Song charts

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 22nd, 2008.

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on August 22nd, 2008.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry
  • Forever - Chris Brown
  • Disturbia - Rihanna
  • Take A Bow - Rihanna
  • Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Play the top hits from 2008.
A Spotify playlist of songs from 2008. Let us take you back to the peak days of Flo Rida, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys and Basshunter.
The Dark Knight

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Dark Knight" was at the top of the box office on August 22nd, 2008.

Take me back to August 22nd, 2008!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is August 22nd, 2008 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The summer of 2008 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner. In America, the song Disturbia by Rihanna is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, I Kissed A Girl by Kate Perry 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.

Meanwhile, in technology news, more and more people are beginning to use the Internet on their phones. This transition towards mobile Internet has been aided by the recent roll-out of faster 3G networks and the introduction of larger touchscreen phones. A social network called Facebook is beginning to surge in popularity, replacing the likes of MySpace. Video rental stores such as Blockbuster are currently struggling to keep their heads above water. This is due to the popularity of new online streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu.

It's 2008, so the music charts are filled with artists such as Flo Rida, Katy Perry, Rihanna and T.I. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as John Costelloe, Test, Natasha Richardson and Jade Goody would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "King of the Hill", "Desperate Housewives", "Gossip Girl" and "Breaking Bad".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Team Fortress 2", "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare", "Rock Band" and "Mafia Wars". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody", "The Hills", "Curious George" and "Horrid Henry". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3, Iggle Piggle and iPod Touch.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

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.

  • The rise of Facebook.

    The rise of Facebook.

    During this period, Facebook experienced massive growth, becoming the most popular social network in the world.

  • The fall of MySpace.

    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.

  • The Rickroll.

    The Rickroll.

    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".

  • Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - "Please Read the Letter"

    Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - "Please Read the Letter"

    "Please Read the Letter" by Robert Plant & Alison Krauss went on to win a Grammy for 2008's Record of the Year.

  • 2008 in music.

    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.

  • World Economic Crisis.

    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.

  • The highest paid celebrities in 2008.

    The highest paid celebrities in 2008.

    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.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 2008?

    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.

  • Time Person of the Year 2008.

    Time Person of the Year 2008.

    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.

  • Megan Fox.

    Megan Fox.

    American actress Megan Fox was listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 2008.

  • Who were the best football players in 2008?

    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.

  • 2008 in movies.

    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.

  • DVD sales are plummeting.

    DVD sales are plummeting.

    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.

    Slumdog Millionaire.

    "Slumdog Millionaire" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2008.

  • Online streaming begins to threaten video rental stores.

    Online streaming begins to threaten video rental stores.

    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.

  • HD TV becomes the norm.

    HD TV becomes the norm.

    In the late noughties, HD TV became the norm and flat screen television sets started to became more affordable.

  • Mobile Internet begins to take off.

    Mobile Internet begins to take off.

    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.

  • Bringing digital cameras to nightclubs and bars.

    Bringing digital cameras to nightclubs and bars.

    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.

  • Bebo.

    Bebo.

    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.

  • Music stores are going out of business.

    Music stores are going out of business.

    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.

  • Scene kids.

    Scene kids.

    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.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 13 years, 5 months and 2 days have passed since August 22nd, 2008.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 34 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 22nd, 2008, will be 13 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 2008 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1219359600.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around August 22nd, 2008.

  • July 25th, 2008: The comedy movie 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".
  • July 30th, 2008: Financial crisis: The United States enacts the "Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008" in an attempt to address the subprime mortgage crisis.
  • 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.
  • 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 18th, 2008: The website for Bitcoin is first registered.
  • August 20th, 2008: 154 people lose their lives after Spanair Flight 5022 crashes during takeoff in Madrid, Spain.
  • August 21st, 2008: English singer Kerry Katona is declared bankrupt after failing to pay a tax bill.
  • This date: August 22nd, 2008
  • 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.
  • September 12th, 2008: Rapper Nate Dogg suffers a second stroke.
  • September 13th, 2008: 30 people are killed after five synchronized bombs detonate in Delhi, India.
  • September 15th, 2008: The website Stack Overflow is launched.
  • September 15th, 2008: Financial crisis: Lehman Brothers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
  • September 16th, 2008: The emails of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin are hacked.
  • September 16th, 2008: Financial crisis: The Federal Reserve bails out the finance and insurance corporation "American International Group".
  • September 18th, 2008: Financial crisis: Federal Reserve chair Ben Bernanke and US secretary of the treasury Henry Paulson warn House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that credit markets are close to a complete meltdown.
  • September 21st, 2008: A global economic crises continues to loom as Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley become bank holding companies.

Personality traits.

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Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 22nd, 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 22nd, 2008 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

Photos of late 2000s fashion.

Photographs of late 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of late 2000s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from August, 2008.

Real Housewives of New York City
Real Housewives of New York City
American reality television series.

Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad
Series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.

The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory
A sitcom about two physicists called Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper.

Gossip Girl
Gossip Girl
Teen drama starring Blake Lively.

Mad Men
Mad Men
Period drama about an advertising agency in New York City.

Skins
Skins
British TV series about a group of teenagers living in Bristol.

Dexter
Dexter
Crime drama series about a serial killer who murders other serial killers.

The Hills
The Hills
American reality television series. Spin-off of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.

How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother
Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.

Bones
Bones
Crime comedy-drama TV series.

Prison Break
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
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
American comedy sitcom.

Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy
Medical drama television series.

The Office
The Office
The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.

House
House
Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.

Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica
Sci-fi series.

Desperate Housewives
Desperate Housewives
TV show about housewives living in suburban America.

Boston Legal
Boston Legal
TV show about a Boston law firm.

CSI: NY
CSI: NY
New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.

Lost
Lost
Mystery drama series about a group of plane crash survivors that are stranded on a strange island.

Stargate Atlantis
Stargate Atlantis
Spin-off of the original Stargate series.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Reality TV show in which houses are renovated during a one-week period.

Cold Case
Cold Case
Crime series about a fictional Philadelphia Police Department division that specializes in investigating cold cases.

One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill
Set in the fictional town of Tree Hill in North Carolina.

Two and a Half Men
Two and a Half Men
Starring Charlie Sheen.

Without a Trace
Without a Trace
TV show about the FBI's Missing Persons Squad.

CSI: Miami
CSI: Miami
Miami-based spin-off of the popular CSI franchise, starring Lieutenant Horatio Caine.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on August 22nd, 2008.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2008.

Wizards of Waverly Place
Wizards of Waverly Place

iCarly
iCarly

WordGirl
WordGirl

Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb

Horrid Henry
Horrid Henry

Curious George
Curious George

The Hills
The Hills

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

Hannah Montana
Hannah Montana

Ben 10
Ben 10

Everybody Hates Chris
Everybody Hates Chris

Johnny Test
Johnny Test

Go, Diego, Go!
Go, Diego, Go!

The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

LazyTown
LazyTown

Peppa Pig
Peppa Pig

One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill

The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents

Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer

Toys

Popular toys and games in 2008.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2008.

iPod Touch
iPod Touch

Iggle Piggle
Iggle Piggle

The PlayStation 3
The PlayStation 3

The Xbox 360
The Xbox 360

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2008
Battlefield: Bad Company
First-person shooter that was released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots 2008
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Solid Snake returns in the fourth installment in the series.

Mafia Wars 2008
Mafia Wars
Social media game developed by Zynga.

Grand Theft Auto IV 2008
Grand Theft Auto IV
The fourth game in the series. Starring Niko Bellic in Liberty City.

Mario Kart Wii 2008
Mario Kart Wii
Kart racing game.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 2008
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2
The seventh release in the Rainbow Six series.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl 2008
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Crossover fighting game for the Nintendo Wii.

Burnout Paradise 2008
Burnout Paradise
Open world racing game.

Rock Band 2007
Rock Band
Music video game.

Mass Effect 2007
Mass Effect
Action RPG developed by BioWare.

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune 2007
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Third person adventure game that was released on the PS3.

Assassin's Creed 2007
Assassin's Creed
The first game in the series.

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 2007
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008
Wrestling game.

Super Mario Galaxy 2007
Super Mario Galaxy
Platform game that was released for the Nintendo Wii.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 2007
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 2007
The Simpsons Game
Platform game that was released on a number of different consoles.

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock 2007
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
Music rhythm game.

Half-Life 2: Episode Two 2007
Half-Life 2: Episode Two
Iconic first-person shooter game that was developed by Valve Corporation.

Team Fortress 2 2007
Team Fortress 2
Team-based game that was developed by Valve Corporation.

Portal 2007
Portal
Puzzle game developed by Valve.

Halo 3 2007
Halo 3
First-person shooter game that was developed by Bungie. Released for the XBox 360.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 2008.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out August 22nd, 2014 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 22nd.

David Chase

Screenwriter.
Born on August 22nd, 1945
He turned 63 on this day in 2008.

GZA

Wu-Tang Clan member.
Born on August 22nd, 1966
He turned 42 on this day in 2008.

Ty Burrell

Actor.
Born on August 22nd, 1967
He turned 41 on this day in 2008.

James Corden

Actor / Comedian.
Born on August 22nd, 1978
He turned 30 on this day in 2008.

Dua Lipa

Singer.
Born on August 22nd, 1995
She turned 13 on this day in 2008.

Holidays

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 22nd of August.

  • National Flag Day (Russia)
Weather details

Weather on August 22nd, 2008.

Historical weather information for August 22nd, 2008.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 17.6 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. There were 5 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 75.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 24.11 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 16.5 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.02cm.
USA

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on August 22nd, 2008.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 22nd, 2008.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Brian Cowen was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 22nd, 2008 was most likely conceived around November 30th, 2007.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 22nd, 2008 is close to May 15th, 2009.

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Stats for August 22nd, 2008

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 22nd, 2008.

  • A total of 4,903 days have passed since this date.
  • 700 weeks have passed.
  • 423,622,800 seconds have passed since the August 22nd, 2008.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 494,226,600 times.
  • Since August 22nd, 2008, the earth has travelled approximately 218,589,364,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 70,603,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 36,431,561 steps. That's about 16,192 miles!
  • Since this date, 5,083,474 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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