December 22nd, 2008, fell on a Monday. It was day 357 of 2008. The decade was the 2000s.
12 years, 2 months and 10 days have passed since December 22nd, 2008.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 22nd, 2008:
United States: Single Ladies - Beyonce
United Kingdom: Hallelujah - Alexandra Burke
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Yes Man" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is December 22nd, 2008 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Christmas Day of 2008 is fast approaching and the excitement is building. Department stores are thronged with Christmas shoppers.
In America, the song Single Ladies by Beyonce is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Hallelujah by Alexandra Burke is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Yes Man 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "King of the Hill", "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition", "House" and "Breaking Bad". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Grand Theft Auto IV", "Mafia Wars", "Saints Row 2" and "Fallout 3".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Peppa Pig", "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse", "Curious George" and "The Suite Life on Deck". 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 December 22nd, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
12 years, 2 months and 10 days have passed since December 22nd, 2008.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 52 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 22nd, 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 1229904000.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around December 22nd, 2008:
November 26th, 2008: 166 people are killed when a terrorist group carries out the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
December 1st, 2008: The National Bureau of Economic Research announces that the United States has been in recession since December of 2007.
George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 22nd, 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 December 22nd, 2008 was probably conceived around the 14th of March, 2008. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 22nd, 2008 is the 1st of October, 2009. (Rough Estimate).
Premier League results from December 22nd, 2008.
Everton and Chelsea draw 0-0.
How old was I?
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on December 22nd, 2008.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about December 22nd, 2008.
4,452 days have passed since this date.
384,652,800 seconds have passed since the December 22nd, 2008.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 448,761,600 times.
Since December 22nd, 2008, earth has travelled approximately 198,480,844,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 64,108,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 33,080,141 steps. That's about 14,702 miles!
Since this date, 4,615,834 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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