November 17th, 2008, fell on a Monday. It was day 322 of 2008. The decade was the 2000s.
12 years, 0 months and 13 days have passed since November 17th, 2008.
On This Date
Events that occurred on November 17th, 2008:
Japan goes into recession.
The game "Left 4 Dead" is released.
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
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Quantum of Solace" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
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. 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 has just been elected as the new President of the United States after defeating John McCain. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Scrubs", "Smallville", "Desperate Housewives" and "House".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mafia Wars", "Saints Row 2", "Fallout 3" and "Call of Duty: World at War". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "LazyTown", "The Hills" and "Curious George". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "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 November 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.
On the 4th of November, 2008, Democrat candidate Barack Obama defeated Republican candidate John McCain to become the first black president of the United States.
Basic facts and information about this date:
12 years, 0 months and 13 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.
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:
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.
Who was the US President on November 17th, 2008?
George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on November 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 November 17th, 2008 was probably conceived around the 8th of February, 2008. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 17th, 2008 is the 27th of August, 2009. (Rough Estimate).
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Left 4 Dead - First-person shooter game involving zombies. Developed by Valve Corporation.
Call of Duty: World at War - Developed by Treyarch. First game in the series to include Nazi Zombies.
Mirror's Edge - Adventure platform game.
Fallout 3 - Open-world role-playing game.
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.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about November 17th, 2008.
4,396 days have passed since this date.
379,814,400 seconds have passed since the November 17th, 2008.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 443,116,800 times.
Since November 17th, 2008, earth has travelled approximately 195,984,230,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 63,302,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 32,664,038 steps. That's about 14,517 miles!
Since this date, 4,557,773 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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