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May 8th, 2013

May 8th, 2013, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 128 of 2013. The decade was the 2010s.

7 years, 5 months and 12 days have passed since May 8th, 2013.


On This Date

Events that occurred on May 8th, 2013:

  • Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson announces his retirement.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 8th, 2013:

  • United States: Just Give Me A Reason - Pink ft Nate Ruess
  • United Kingdom: Get Lucky - Daft Punk

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Pain and Gain" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is May 8th, 2013 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. The summer of 2013 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual.

In America, the song Just Give Me A Reason by Pink ft Nate Ruess is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Get Lucky by Daft Punk is the number one hit song. Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States and the movie Pain and Gain is at the top of the Box Office.

It's 2013, so the music charts are being dominated by artists such as Macklemore, Robin Thicke, Imagine Dragons and Bruno Mars. The world is shocked by news that Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight and Georgina DeJesus have been found alive in Cleveland, Ohio after 11 years of being missing. The three women had been imprisoned by a man called Ariel Castro up until recently, when Amanda Berry and her daughter managed to escape and alert authorities. Rap star Ja Rule has just been released from prison after serving time for tax evasion.

In soccer, Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has just announced that he is retiring. The news has come as a shock to many, with pundits referring to it as "the end of an era." People are watching popular TV shows such as "How I Met Your Mother", "Breaking Bad", "Modern Family" and "The Walking Dead". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Sleeping Dogs", "Borderlands 2", "Aliens: Colonial Marines" and "BioShock Infinite".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Peppa Pig", "Curious George", "Good Luck Charlie" and "Doc McStuffins".


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 May 8th, 2013.

  • 12 Years a Slave

    The movie "12 Years a Slave" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2013.

  • 2013 in movies.

    Popular movies in 2013 included Frozen, Iron Man 3, The Conjuring, 12 Years A Slave, Despicable Me 2, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Fast & Furious 6, Monsters University, Gravity, Pacific Rim, Man of Steel, World War Z and Thor: The Dark World.

  • Mila Kunis

    Actress Mila Kunis is the flavour of 2013 as she is named as FHM's sexiest woman.

  • Time Person of the Year 2013

    Newly-elected Pope Francis is named as the Time Person of the Year 2013.

  • 2013 in music.

    Popular music artists in 2013 included Macklemore, will.i.am, Swedish House Mafia, Justin Timberlake, Eminem, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Drake, Pink, Imagine Dragons, Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Avicii and Lorde.

  • Daft Punk - "Get Lucky"

    "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk (featuring Pharrell Williams) would go on to win a Grammy for 2013's Record of the Year.

  • Vine.

    A video-hosting service called "Vine" exploded in popularity throughout 2013.

  • Eurovision 2013

    The 2013 Eurovision song contest is held in Malmo, Sweden. Denmark win the contest with the song "Only Teardrops" by Emmelie de Forest.

  • Amanda Berry, Georgina DeJesus and Michele Knight are found alive.

    On the 6th of May, 2013, three women who had been missing for a decade were found alive. Amanda Berry, Georgina DeJesus, and Michele Knight had all been held captive by Ariel Castro at his house in Cleveland, Ohio.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 7 years, 5 months and 12 days have passed since May 8th, 2013.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of 2013.
  • Leap Year: 2013 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 8th, 2013, will be 7 years of age.
  • People born in 2013 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1367967600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 8th, 2013:

  • April 8th, 2013: Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher passes away.
  • April 15th, 2013: The Boston Marathon bombings occur.
  • April 19th, 2013: Daft Punk release their single "Get Lucky".
  • April 21st, 2013: Football: Liverpool striker Luis Suarez bites Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.
  • April 22nd, 2013: Manchester United win the Premier League after defeating Aston Villa 3-0 at Old Trafford.
  • April 27th, 2013: Michael Jordan marries Cuban-American model Yvette Prieto.
  • April 30th, 2013: Windows Live Messenger (formerly known as MSN Messenger) is discontinued for English speakers.
  • May 3rd, 2013: Iron Man 3 (2013) is released in cinemas.
  • May 6th, 2013: Amanda Berry, Michele Knight and Georgina DeJesus are all found alive after having been missing for a decade.
  • May 7th, 2013: Rapper Ja Rule is released from prison after serving time for tax evasion.
  • May 9th, 2013: Football: Manchester United announce that David Moyes will be taking over as manager.
  • May 11th, 2013: Wigan Athletic win the FA Cup after defeating Manchester City 1-0.
  • May 16th, 2013: Candice Glover wins the 12th season of American Idol.
  • May 17th, 2013: It is announced that Jose Mourinho will be leaving Real Madrid.
  • May 18th, 2013: David Beckham plays his final game.
  • May 19th, 2013: Football: Paul Scholes plays his final game for Manchester United.
  • May 20th, 2013: Football: It is announced that Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho will be leaving the club.
  • May 25th, 2013: The 2013 UEFA Champions League Final takes place between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. Bayern win after a late goal by Robben.
  • June 3rd, 2013: Football: Jose Mourinho becomes the manager of Chelsea for the second time.
  • June 3rd, 2013: Actress Jiah Khan commits suicide at her home in Juhu, Mumbai.
  • June 7th, 2013: Serial killer Richard Ramirez dies of cancer.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 8th, 2013, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2013 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 8th, 2013 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • House of Cards - Political thriller.
  • Black Mirror - Dystopian Sci-Fi series.
  • American Horror Story - Anthology horror series.
  • Homeland - Spy thriller about CIA operative Carrie Mathison.
  • Suits - Legal drama television series.
  • Game of Thrones - Fantasy drama series.
  • The Walking Dead - Post-apocalyptic horror series with zombies.
  • White Collar - Crime series about a con artist who works as a CI for the FBI.
  • Modern Family - Mockumentary family sitcom.
  • Community - Sitcom that is set at a community college.
  • The Vampire Diaries - Supernatural teen drama.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race - Reality competition series.

2013 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 2013.

"Dog with a Blog" - "Doc McStuffins" - "Lab Rats: Bionic Island" - "Austin & Ally" - "Jessie" - "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" - "Good Luck Charlie" - "Team Umizoomi" - "Big Time Rush" - "Glee" - "Phineas and Ferb" - "Curious George" - "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" - "LazyTown" - "Peppa Pig" - "The Fairly OddParents" - "Dora the Explorer"


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 8th of May:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 8th of May:

  • Victory in Europe Day (France)

Weather

Weather information for May 8th, 2013:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 16.1 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. There were 3 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 64.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 18 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 13.72 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.51cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States on May 8th, 2013.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 8th, 2013 was probably conceived around the 29th of July, 2012. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 8th, 2013 is the 15th of February, 2014. (Rough Estimate).

Soccer Results

Premier League results from May 8th, 2013.

  • Chelsea and Tottenham draw 2-2.

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • BioShock Infinite - FPS game developed by Irrational Games.
  • Tomb Raider - Reboot of the original series.
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines - FPS based on the Alien film series.
  • Dead Space 3 - Survival horror game.
  • DmC: Devil May Cry - Reboot of the Devil May Cry series.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Developed by Treyarch.
  • Halo 4 - The fourth game in the series.
  • Borderlands 2 - Action role-playing game.
  • Sleeping Dogs - An open-world adventure game.
  • Diablo III - An action RPG game.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 8th, 2013.

  • 2,722 days have passed since this date.
  • 235,180,800 seconds have passed since the May 8th, 2013.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 274,377,600 times.
  • Since May 8th, 2013, earth has travelled approximately 121,353,292,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 39,196,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 20,225,549 steps. That's about 8,989 miles!
  • Since this date, 2,822,170 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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