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November 17th, 2008.

November 17th, 2008, was a Monday. It was day 322 of 2008. The decade was the 2000s.

12 years, 11 months and 7 days have passed since November 17th, 2008.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

On this day.

What happened on November 17th, 2008?

  • Japan goes into recession.
  • The game "Left 4 Dead" is released.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on November 17th, 2008.

  • United States: Live Your Life - T.I. & Rihanna
  • United Kingdom: Hero - X-Factor Finalists
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.
Quantum of Solace

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Quantum of Solace" was at the top of the box office on November 17th, 2008.

Take me back to November 17th, 2008!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is November 17th, 2008 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder.

In America, the song Live Your Life by T.I. & Rihanna is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Hero by X-Factor Finalists is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Quantum of Solace 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.

Barack Obama has just been elected as the new President of the United States after defeating John McCain. 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 "ER", "CSI: Miami", "Desperate Housewives" and "Grey's Anatomy".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock", "Mario Kart Wii", "Spore" and "Call of Duty: World at War". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Everybody Hates Chris", "Phineas and Ferb", "Wizards of Waverly Place" and "The Suite Life on Deck". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Xbox 360, Iggle Piggle, iPod Touch and WALL-E toys.

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 November 17th, 2008.

  • Left 4 Dead is released.

    Left 4 Dead is released.

    On November 17th, 2008, the zombie survival FPS game "Left 4 Dead" was released.

  • The Eurozone dips into recession.

    The Eurozone dips into recession.

    In the middle of November, 2008, it was announced that the Eurozone had fallen into a recession.

  • Obama is elected.

    Obama is elected.

    On November 4th, 2008, Democratic Party candidate Barack Obama defeated Republican candidate John McCain to become the first black president of the United States.

  • Fallout 3 is released.

    Fallout 3 is released.

    At the end of 2008, the post-apocalyptic RPG game "Fallout 3" was released.

  • Mafia Wars.

    Mafia Wars.

    A multiplayer social network game called "Mafia Wars" was extremely popular during this period of time. The game was free and could be accessed by anyone with a Facebook or MySpace profile.

  • The birth of Rage Comics.

    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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 12 years, 11 months and 7 days have passed since November 17th, 2008.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 47 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 November 17th, 2008, will be 12 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 2008 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1226880000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around November 17th, 2008.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 17th, 2008, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2008 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 2.
  • Native American Zodiac: November 17th, 2008 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.
  • Birth flower (November): The Chrysanthemum.

Photos of late 2000s fashion.

Photographs of late 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of late 2000s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from November, 2008.

Sons of Anarchy
Sons of Anarchy
Crime drama series about a biker gang.

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 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.

The Shield
The Shield
Police drama.

Kid's TV shows on November 17th, 2008.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 2008.

The Suite Life on Deck
The Suite Life on Deck

Wizards of Waverly Place
Wizards of Waverly Place

iCarly
iCarly

Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb

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

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

LazyTown
LazyTown

Peppa Pig
Peppa Pig

One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill

The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents

Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer

Popular toys and games in 2008.

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

WALL-E toys
WALL-E toys

iPod Touch
iPod Touch

Iggle Piggle
Iggle Piggle

The PlayStation 3
The PlayStation 3

The Xbox 360
The Xbox 360

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

Left 4 Dead 2008
Left 4 Dead
First-person shooter game involving zombies. Developed by Valve Corporation.

Call of Duty: World at War 2008
Call of Duty: World at War
Developed by Treyarch. First game in the series to include Nazi Zombies.

Mirror's Edge 2008
Mirror's Edge
Adventure platform game.

Gears of War 2 2008
Gears of War 2
Third-person shooter that was released for the Xbox 360.

Fallout 3 2008
Fallout 3
Open-world role-playing game.

Fable II 2008
Fable II
Open world RPG.

Dead Space 2008
Dead Space
Sci-fi horror survival game.

Saints Row 2 2008
Saints Row 2
The second game in the series.

Spore 2008
Spore
Life simulation game that was released for the PC.

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.

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

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 November 17th, 2014 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on November 17th.

Rock Hudson

Actor. Deceased
Born on November 17th, 1925
He was not alive on this date.

Martin Scorsese

Film director.
Born on November 17th, 1942
He turned 66 on this day in 2008.

Danny DeVito

Actor.
Born on November 17th, 1944
He turned 64 on this day in 2008.

John Boehner

American politician.
Born on November 17th, 1949
He turned 59 on this day in 2008.

Jonathan Ross

Television presenter.
Born on November 17th, 1960
He turned 48 on this day in 2008.

Rachel McAdams

Actress.
Born on November 17th, 1978
She turned 30 on this day in 2008.

Sarah Harding

English singer. Deceased
Born on November 17th, 1981
She turned 27 on this day in 2008.

Weather on November 17th, 2008.

Historical weather information for November 17th, 2008.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 11.0 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 33.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 0.83 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 0.51cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 6.39 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.51cm.

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on November 17th, 2008.

UK Prime Minister.

Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on November 17th, 2008.

Irish Taoiseach.

Brian Cowen was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on November 17th, 2008 was most likely conceived around the 8th of February, 2008.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 17th, 2008 is close to the 27th of August, 2009.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about November 17th, 2008.

  • A total of 4,725 days have passed since this date.
  • 675 weeks have passed.
  • 408,236,400 seconds have passed since the November 17th, 2008.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 476,275,800 times.
  • Since November 17th, 2008, the earth has travelled approximately 210,649,982,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 68,039,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 35,108,330 steps. That's about 15,604 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,898,837 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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