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December 8th, 2013.

December 8th, 2013, was a Sunday. It was day 342 of 2013. The decade was the 2010s.

8 years, 8 months and 6 days have passed since December 8th, 2013.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

On This Day

What happened?

What happened on December 8th, 2013?

  • Westlife singer Kian Egan wins the UK version of "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!".
Song charts

Music charts.

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on December 8th, 2013.

  • United States: Royals - Lorde
  • United Kingdom: Somewhere Only We Know - Lily Allen

The Billboard Hot 100 on December 8th, 2013.

These were the top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Royals - Lorde
  • The Monster - Eminem Featuring Rihanna
  • Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus
  • Counting Stars - OneRepublic
  • Wake Me Up! - Avicii
Play the top hits from 2013.
A Spotify playlist of hit songs from 2013. Take a trip back to the peak days of Macklemore, Robin Thicke, Imagine Dragons and Avicii.
Frozen

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Frozen" was at the top of the Box Office on December 8th, 2013.

Take me back to December 8th, 2013!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is December 8th, 2013, and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The Christmas season of 2013 has began. In America, the song Royals by Lorde is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Somewhere Only We Know by Lily Allen is the number one hit song.

Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States, and the movie Frozen is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, David Cameron is the current Prime Minister. Video rental stores such as Blockbuster are continuing to close their doors at the moment. This is due to the increasing popularity of online streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu.

It's 2013, so the music charts are being dominated by artists such as Macklemore, Robin Thicke, Imagine Dragons and Bruno Mars. A social networking website called Vine is extremely popular at the moment. A new Internet meme called "Doge", which consists of an image of a Shiba Inu dog with broken English written on it, is being shared online at the moment.

Sony's video game console the "PlayStation 4" has just been released. Meanwhile, Microsoft has also released its competing console the "XBox One". A mobile game called "Flappy Bird" is currently surging in popularity. British diver Tom Daley has come out as gay in a recent Youtube video.

Tributes are pouring in from around the world following the recent death of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela. Westlife singer Kian Egan has just won the UK version of "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!". If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as James Avery, Ariel Sharon, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Viscera would all be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Mad Men", "The Big Bang Theory", "White Collar" and "Boardwalk Empire". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Minecraft", "Dead Space 3", "BioShock Infinite" and "Call of Duty: Ghosts". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "Peppa Pig", "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" and "Sam & Cat".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Skylanders Giants figures, the Wii U, Rainbow Loom and the Xbox One.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on December 8th, 2013.

  • The situation in Ukraine begins to worsen.

    The situation in Ukraine begins to worsen.

    The situation in Ukraine continued to worsen in December of 2013 as 800,000 people attended a protest rally in Kiev. Kiev's city hall was stormed by protesters on December 1st.

  • Paul Walker dies in a car accident.

    Paul Walker dies in a car accident.

    During this time, people were in shock following the sudden death of "The Fast and the Furious" actor Paul Walker. Walker died on November 30th, 2013, after his Porsche Carrera GT crashed into a concrete lamp post. He was 40 years old.

  • Nigella Lawson.

    Nigella Lawson.

    During this period, the fraud trial of English television cook Nigella Lawson's former assistants was ongoing. During the trial, Lawson's former assistants accused the television star of consuming cocaine.

  • Frozen is in movie theaters.

    Frozen is in movie theaters.

    The animated film "Frozen" was being played in movie theaters at the time. The movie went on to gross over $1.2 billion dollars.

  • The PlayStation 4 is released.

    The PlayStation 4 is released.

    On November 15th, 2013, Sony released the "PlayStation 4" video game console.

  • Doge.

    Doge.

    A meme of a Shiba Inu dog with broken English written on it was going viral around this time.

  • A social network called "Vine" is growing in popularity.

    A social network called "Vine" is growing in popularity.

    A video-hosting service called "Vine" was exploded in popularity in 2013. The website gave users the ability to upload short video clips that looped.

  • Daft Punk - "Get Lucky"

    Daft Punk - "Get Lucky"

    The song "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk (featuring Pharrell Williams) won a Grammy for 2013's Record of the Year.

  • 2013 in music.

    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.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 2013?

    Who were the best NBA players in 2013?

    The best NBA players in 2013 were as follows: LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Blake Griffin, Marc Gasol, Tony Parker, Russell Westbrook, David Lee, Paul George, Dwight Howard, Dwyane Wade and James Harden.

  • Time Person of the Year 2013.

    Time Person of the Year 2013.

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

  • Mila Kunis.

    Mila Kunis.

    Actress Mila Kunis was named as FHM's sexiest woman in 2013.

  • Who were the best football players in 2013?

    Who were the best football players in 2013?

    In 2013, the best soccer players were Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Franck Ribéry, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Neymar, Andrés Iniesta, Robin van Persie, Arjen Robben, Gareth Bale and Andrea Pirlo.

  • 2013 in movies.

    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.

  • 12 Years a Slave.

    12 Years a Slave.

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

  • Video rental stores are closing down.

    Video rental stores are closing down.

    From 2010 onward, video rental stores such as Blockbuster were beginning to close down. This was due to the popularity of new online streaming services such as Netflix and the Internet in general. Although a few stores and franchises continued to hobble along, it was only a matter of time before they were also forced to close their doors.

  • 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%.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 8 years, 8 months and 6 days have passed since December 8th, 2013.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 49 of 2013.
  • Leap Year: 2013 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on December 8th, 2013 will be 8 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 2013 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1386460800.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to December 8th, 2013.

Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 8th, 2013, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2013 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 8th, 2013 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on December 8th, 2013.

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Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in December, 2013.

TV shows from December, 2013.

Rick and Morty
Rick and Morty
Adult animated Sci-Fi sitcom.

Peaky Blinders
Peaky Blinders
British crime series that is set in the 19th century.

Orange Is the New Black
Orange Is the New Black
American comedy-drama about a federal prison.

House of Cards
House of Cards
Political thriller.

Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Dystopian Sci-Fi series.

Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time
Fantasy drama series.

American Horror Story
American Horror Story
Anthology horror series.

Homeland
Homeland
Spy thriller about CIA operative Carrie Mathison.

Suits
Suits
Legal drama television series.

Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
Fantasy drama series.

The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead
Post-apocalyptic horror series with zombies.

Boardwalk Empire
Boardwalk Empire
Crime drama set in Atlanta City during the prohibition era.

White Collar
White Collar
Crime series about a con artist who works as a CI for the FBI.

Modern Family
Modern Family
Mockumentary family sitcom.

Community
Community
Sitcom that is set at a community college.

The Vampire Diaries
The Vampire Diaries
Supernatural teen drama.

Glee
Glee
Musical TV series.

RuPaul's Drag Race
RuPaul's Drag Race
Reality competition series.

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

The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory
A sitcom about two physicists called Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper.

Mad Men
Mad Men
Period drama about an advertising agency in New York City.

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.

Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy
Medical drama television series.

Two and a Half Men
Two and a Half Men
Starring Charlie Sheen.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on December 8th, 2013.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2013.

The Thundermans
The Thundermans

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Paw Patrol
Paw Patrol

Sam & Cat
Sam & Cat

Dog with a Blog
Dog with a Blog

Doc McStuffins
Doc McStuffins

Lab Rats: Bionic Island
Lab Rats: Bionic Island

Austin & Ally
Austin & Ally

Jessie
Jessie

Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Jake and the Never Land Pirates

Good Luck Charlie
Good Luck Charlie

Team Umizoomi
Team Umizoomi

Glee
Glee

WordGirl
WordGirl

Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb

Horrid Henry
Horrid Henry

Curious George
Curious George

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

Johnny Test
Johnny Test

LazyTown
LazyTown

Peppa Pig
Peppa Pig

The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents

Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer

Toys

Popular toys and games in 2013.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2013.

The Xbox One
The Xbox One

The PlayStation 4
The PlayStation 4

The Furby Boom
The Furby Boom

Rainbow Loom
Rainbow Loom

The Wii U
The Wii U

Skylanders Giants figures
Skylanders Giants figures

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in December of 2013.

Dead Rising 3 2013
Dead Rising 3
Action-adventure video game developed by Capcom Vancouver.

Call of Duty: Ghosts 2013
Call of Duty: Ghosts
Developed by Infinity Ward.

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag 2013
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
The fourth game in the series.

Battlefield 4 2013
Battlefield 4
Military FPS game.

Batman: Arkham Origins 2013
Batman: Arkham Origins
Action game developed by WB Games Montreal.

Pokémon X and Y 2013
Pokémon X and Y
Released for the Nintendo 3DS.

Grand Theft Auto V 2013
Grand Theft Auto V
The long-awaited fifth game in the series. Starring Michael De Santa, Franklin Clinton and Trevor Philips.

ARMA 3 2013
ARMA 3
Military tactical shooter video game.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist 2013
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist
Stealth video game developed by Ubisoft Toronto.

Saints Row IV 2013
Saints Row IV
Action-adventure game developed by Volition.

Dota 2 2013
Dota 2
Multiplayer online battle game.

The Last of Us 2013
The Last of Us
Survival horror game that was released for the PlayStation 3.

Metro: Last Light 2013
Metro: Last Light
Apocalyptic FPS game.

BioShock Infinite 2013
BioShock Infinite
FPS game developed by Irrational Games.

Tomb Raider 2013
Tomb Raider
Reboot of the original series.

Aliens: Colonial Marines 2013
Aliens: Colonial Marines
FPS based on the Alien film series.

Dead Space 3 2013
Dead Space 3
Survival horror game.

DmC: Devil May Cry 2013
DmC: Devil May Cry
Reboot of the Devil May Cry series.

Far Cry 3 2012
Far Cry 3
First-person shooter.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown 2012
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Turn-based tactical game.

Guild Wars 2 2012
Guild Wars 2
MMORPG developed by ArenaNet.

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 2013.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out December 8th, 2019 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on December 8th.

Sammy Davis, Jr

Entertainer. Deceased
Born on December 8th, 1925
He was not alive on this date.

Jim Morrison

Singer. Deceased
Born on December 8th, 1943
He was not alive on this date.

Kim Basinger

Actress.
Born on December 8th, 1953
She turned 60 on this day in 2013.

Ann Coulter

American media pundit.
Born on December 8th, 1961
She turned 52 on this day in 2013.

Sinéad O'Connor

Singer.
Born on December 8th, 1966
She turned 47 on this day in 2013.

Nicki Minaj

Rapper.
Born on December 8th, 1982
She turned 31 on this day in 2013.

Raheem Sterling

Soccer player.
Born on December 8th, 1994
He turned 19 on this day in 2013.

Reece James

Soccer player.
Born on December 8th, 1999
He turned 14 on this day in 2013.

Holidays

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 8th of December.

  • Immaculate Conception (Spain)
Weather details

Weather on December 8th, 2013.

Historical weather information for December 8th, 2013.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 11.3 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 22.9 degrees Fahrenheit. -5.06 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 8.06 degrees Celsius.
USA

US President.

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

UK

UK Prime Minister.

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 8th, 2013.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 8th, 2013 was most likely conceived around March 17th, 2013.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 8th, 2013 is close to August 31st, 2014.

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Stats for December 8th, 2013

Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 3,172 days have passed since this date.
  • 453 weeks have passed.
  • 274,057,200 seconds have passed since the December 8th, 2013.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 319,733,400 times.
  • Since December 8th, 2013, the Earth has travelled approximately 141,413,515,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 45,676,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 23,568,919 steps. That's about 10,475 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,288,686 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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