October 17th, 2008, fell on a Friday. It was day 291 of 2008. The decade was the 2000s.
12 years, 1 months and 8 days have passed since October 17th, 2008.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 17th, 2008:
United States: Live Your Life - T.I. & Rihanna
United Kingdom: So What - Pink
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Max Payne" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is October 17th, 2008 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.
The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker. Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. In America, the song Live Your Life by T.I. & Rihanna is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, So What by Pink is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Max Payne 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.
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 "King of the Hill", "Without a Trace", "Desperate Housewives" and "Prison Break". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Assassin's Creed", "Mafia Wars", "Saints Row 2" and "Dead Space".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "LazyTown", "Ben 10", "The Hills" and "Phineas and Ferb". Popular toys include the likes of "Xbox 360", "PlayStation 3", "iPod Touch" and "WALL-E toys".
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 October 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.
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.
United States presidential election (2008)
The race for the White House heats up as Barack Obama and John McCain go head-to-head. Throughout September and October of 2008, four televised debates are held.
Basic facts and information about this date:
12 years, 1 months and 8 days have passed since October 17th, 2008.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 42 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 October 17th, 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 1224198000.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around October 17th, 2008:
September 21st, 2008: A global economic crises continues to loom as Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley become bank holding companies.
George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 17th, 2008?
Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
Brian Cowen was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on October 17th, 2008 was probably conceived around the 8th of January, 2008. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 17th, 2008 is the 27th of July, 2009. (Rough Estimate).
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Dead Space - Sci-fi horror survival game.
Saints Row 2 - The second game in the series.
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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about October 17th, 2008.
4,422 days have passed since this date.
382,064,400 seconds have passed since the October 17th, 2008.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 445,741,800 times.
Since October 17th, 2008, earth has travelled approximately 197,145,230,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 63,677,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 32,857,538 steps. That's about 14,603 miles!
Since this date, 4,584,773 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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