How many years ago was 2008?

2008 was 16 years ago.

16 years have passed between May 25th, 2008, and May 25th, 2024. It was 5,844 days ago.

How long ago was 2008?

To put into perspective how long ago 2008 was:

  • Children who were born that year can now drive.
  • The teenagers that existed in 2008 are now 29–35 years old.
  • More than a decade has passed since then.
  • Bitcoin didn't exist.
  • Although smartphones existed, they were still relatively new. Most people were still using the older, push-button "dumb" phones.
  • WhatsApp was still a year away from being launched.
  • MySpace was the leading social networking website.
  • Pop star Michael Jackson was still alive.
  • The Moon is moving away from Earth at roughly 1.49 inches per year. That means that it has moved away by about 24 inches since 2008.
  • There have been roughly 832 weekends since then.
  • Names such as Drake, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Neymar, and Bruno Mars were not famous at the time.
  • Popular songs that year included the likes of "Low" by Flo-Rida & T-Pain, "Love In This Club" by Usher, "Bleeding Love" by Leona Lewis, "Touch My Body" by Mariah Carey, "Lollipop" by Lil Wayne, and "Take A Bow" by Rihanna.
  • Films such as "National Treasure: Book of Secrets", "The Bucket List", "Cloverfield", "Meet the Spartans", "Hannah Montana", and "Fool's Gold" were playing at movie theaters in 2008.
  • George W. Bush was still the President of the United States.
  • There was no such thing as vaping.
  • Consumer drones weren't popular.
  • The Earth has travelled 72 billion miles through space since 2008.
  • Apple's voice assistant "Siri" did not exist in 2008.
  • There was no such thing as Uber.
  • The iPad did not exist in 2008.
  • Pinterest wasn't launched yet.
  • The air fryer did not exist.
  • The word "selfie" hadn't caught on yet.
  • You couldn't FaceTime someone.
  • Venmo wasn't a thing.
  • Gender reveal parties weren't a thing.
  • Most people didn't know what a "meme" was.
  • Most cars didn't have Bluetooth.
  • Actress Brittany Murphy was still alive.
  • Video games such as "Grand Theft Auto IV", "Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots", "Fallout 3", "Left 4 Dead", "Mirror's Edge", and "Call of Duty: World at War" were released that year.
  • Due to the expansion of the Atlantic Ocean, the distance between the United States and Europe has grown 40 centimeters since 2008.
  • A person who was born that year has had roughly 32–48 colds in their lifetime.
  • The world has gone through 64 seasons of weather.
  • Osama bin Laden was still on the run.
  • The world was experiencing a global financial crisis.
  • Most people didn't know what an emoji was. Back then, they were known as emoticons or smileys.
  • "Breaking Bad", "Sons of Anarchy", "Real Housewives of New York City", "True Blood", and "The Inbetweeners" were among the TV shows that started airing that year.
  • Internet banking was beginning to become popular.

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