December 12th, 2008, fell on a Friday. It was day 347 of 2008. The decade was the 2000s.
11 years, 6 months and 28 days have passed since December 12th, 2008.
On This Date
Events that occurred on December 12th, 2008:
It is announced that Russia has fallen into recession.
Gran Torino (2008) is released.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 12th, 2008:
United States: Single Ladies - Beyonce
United Kingdom: Run - Leona Lewis
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "The Day the Earth Stood Still" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is December 12th, 2008 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. The Christmas season of 2008 is in full swing. The decorations are up and festive songs are playing on the radio.
In America, the song Single Ladies by Beyonce is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Run by Leona Lewis is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Day the Earth Stood Still is at the top of the Box Office.
Practically every teenager and adult has a MySpace or a Bebo account. It's 2008, so the music charts are filled with artists such as Flo Rida, Katy Perry, Rihanna and T.I. People are watching popular TV shows such as "ER", "Two and a Half Men", "One Tree Hill" and "CSI: NY".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Saints Row 2", "Mirror's Edge", "Call of Duty: World at War" and "Left 4 Dead". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Fairly OddParents", "Go, Diego, Go!", "Everybody Hates Chris" and "Ben 10". 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 December 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.
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, 6 months and 28 days have passed since December 12th, 2008.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 50 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 December 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 1229040000.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around December 12th, 2008:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 10.5 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a cloudy day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 27.9 degrees Fahrenheit. -2.28 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
London, England: Temperature: 3.44 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.51cm.
Who was the US President on this particular date?
George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on December 12th, 2008.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on December 12th, 2008 was probably conceived around the 4th of March, 2008. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 12th, 2008 is the 21st of September, 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.
Grand Theft Auto IV - The fourth game in the series. Starring Niko Bellic in Liberty City.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about December 12th, 2008.
4,228 days have passed since this date.
365,295,600 seconds have passed since the December 12th, 2008.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 426,178,200 times.
Since December 12th, 2008, earth has travelled approximately 188,492,529,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 60,882,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 31,415,422 steps. That's about 13,962 miles!
Since this date, 4,383,547 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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