September 12th, 2008, fell on a Friday. It was day 256 of 2008. The decade was the 2000s.
11 years, 10 months and 23 days have passed since September 12th, 2008.
On This Date
Events that occurred on September 12th, 2008:
25 people are killed when two trains collide in Chatsworth, Los Angeles.
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008) is released in cinemas.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on September 12th, 2008:
United States: Whatever You Like - T.I.
United Kingdom: I Kissed A Girl - Kate Perry
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Burn After Reading" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is September 12th, 2008 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. Schools have started back and autumn has arrived, so temperatures have started to cool and trees are beginning to shed their leaves.
In America, the song Whatever You Like by T.I. 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 Burn After Reading 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.
Barack Obama and John McCain are currently facing off against each other in the lead-up to the 2008 US Presidential Election. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Futurama", "Dora the Explorer", "Bones" and "Real Housewives of New York City". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare", "Assassin's Creed", "Grand Theft Auto IV" and "Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "One Tree Hill", "Ben 10", "Hannah Montana" and "Wizards of Waverly Place". Popular toys include the likes of "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 September 12th, 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.
World Financial Crisis
A world financial crisis looms closer. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are placed in government conservatorship. Lehman Brothers Holdings Incorporated files for bankruptcy. Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley become bank holding companies. Ireland enters recession for the first time in over twenty years.
The birth of Rage Comics.
Pre-made cartoon comics called "Rage Comics" were beginning to become more and more popular around this time. At the tail-end of 2008, the meme spread from 4chan to websites such as Reddit.
Basic facts and information about this date:
11 years, 10 months and 23 days have passed since September 12th, 2008.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 37 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 September 12th, 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 1221174000.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around September 12th, 2008:
George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on September 12th, 2008.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on September 12th, 2008 was probably conceived around the 4th of December, 2007. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 12th, 2008 is the 22nd of June, 2009. (Rough Estimate).
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 September 12th, 2008.
4,345 days have passed since this date.
375,408,000 seconds have passed since the September 12th, 2008.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 437,976,000 times.
Since September 12th, 2008, earth has travelled approximately 193,710,528,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 62,568,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 32,285,088 steps. That's about 14,349 miles!
Since this date, 4,504,896 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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