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2008 (MMVIII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Christian or Common Era, in the Gregorian calendar. It was the 2008th year of the Common Era, or of Anno Domini; the 8th year of the 3rd millennium and of the 21st century; and the 9th of the 2000s.

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January[change | edit source]

First-ever photograph of the "unseen side" of Mercury, taken by the MESSENGER spacecraft on January 14

February[change | edit source]

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An earthquake in Sichuan, China killed nearly 80,000 people

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34th G8 summit heads of delegations in Tōyako, Japan

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Michael Crichton 1942-2008

December[change | edit source]


Awards[change | edit source]

Nobel Prizes[change | edit source]

Nobel Prize

Major religious holidays[change | edit source]

2008 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 2008
MMVIII
Ab urbe condita 2761
Armenian calendar 1457
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Assyrian calendar 6758
Bahá'í calendar 164–165
Bengali calendar 1415
Berber calendar 2958
British Regnal year 56 Eliz. 2 – 57 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2552
Burmese calendar 1370
Byzantine calendar 7516–7517
Chinese calendar 丁亥年十一月廿三日
(4644/4704-11-23)
— to —
戊子年十二月初五日
(4645/4705-12-5)
Coptic calendar 1724–1725
Ethiopian calendar 2000–2001
Hebrew calendar 5768–5769
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2064–2065
 - Shaka Samvat 1930–1931
 - Kali Yuga 5109–5110
Holocene calendar 12008
Iranian calendar 1386–1387
Islamic calendar 1428–1430
Japanese calendar Heisei 20
(平成20年)
Korean calendar 4341
Minguo calendar ROC 97
民國97年
Thai solar calendar 2551
Unix time 1199145600–1230767999

2008 in fiction[change | edit source]

Books[change | edit source]

  • Isaac Asimov's 1955 short story Franchise takes place in 2008, the premise being that the U.S. president will be selected by a computer program looking for the "most representative citizen".
  • John Barnes, Mother of Storms (1995) begins with a 2008 UN resolution barring any nation from acquiring nuclear weapons after June 1, 2008, subject to penalty of preemptive strike.
  • Gregory Benford's books The Jupiter War and The Threads of Time are set in 2008.
  • The Galactic Milieu Series by Julian May features Earth's first contact with an alien race on June 20, 2008.
  • Ian McDonald's "Chaga Saga" (Evolution's Shore and Kirinya) begins with the March 13, 2008 impact arrival of the plant form Chaga from outer space.
  • Alan E. Nourse's 1957 book Rocket to Limbo begins with the March 3, 2008 launch of the starship Argonaut on a centuries-long trip to Alpha Centauri.
  • The Mote in God's Eye (1974) by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle postulates that faster-than-light travel is perfected in 2008.
  • The Next War, a controversial 1996 novel about the post-Soviet era, co-written by former U.S. Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, looks at a possible 2008 nuclear confrontation between the United States and Russia.

Computer and video games[change | edit source]

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Movies[change | edit source]

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Television[change | edit source]

  • The events of the Macross Zero OVA take place in 2008.
  • Doraemon: According to the original manga story, a time machine will be invented in 2008.
  • The Future Boy Conan anime (1978) story begins in July 2008, when a war results in five continents sinking into the sea.
  • According to the Futurama episode "Space Pilot 3000", Stop 'N Drop suicide booths are claimed to have been "America's Favorite" since 2008. Whether this is the use of an advertising hyperbole to indicate that they were introduced in 2008, or that they gained a plurality of market share in 2008 is not concluded.
  • Dawson's Creek (2003 series finale): The characters meet once again. Dawson, now 25, is the creator of a television series, The Creek, based on his life.[154]
  • The 2007 series of Doctor Who: Present time (such as "Smith and Jones") is primarily set in 2008.
  • Heroes: A possible future shown in Out of Time features the Shanti virus killing about 93% of the world's population by 2008.

Hit Songs[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]

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  2. Akrotiri and Dhekelia adopt the euro, EUbusiness (ISO 4217 code: VEF).
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  18. "Iran Opens Space Center, Launches Rocket", Associated Press
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  71. "Bomb kills 43 at Algerian military academy". http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSLJ41334620080819.
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  75. "Plane crashes in Kyrgyz capital". BBC News. 2008-08-25. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7580107.stm. Retrieved 2010-01-01.
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  79. "Hanna closes in on U.S. as Ike becomes major hurricane". http://edition.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/09/04/hurricanes.hanna.ike/.
  80. "Galveston 'unhealthy and unsafe,' city manager says". http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/09/15/hurricane.ike/.
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  83. "Thailand's prime minister declares state of emergency". http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/09/01/thailand.protests/.
  84. "Cyprus leaders begin peace talks". BBC News. 2008-03-21. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7308128.stm. Retrieved 2010-01-01.
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  86. "Bhutto widower Zardari elected Pakistan's new president". http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/09/06/pakistan.presidential.election/index.html.
  87. "Hundreds feared trapped in Egypt rockslide". http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/africa/09/06/egypt.rockslide.ap/.
  88. "Cooking show stint derails Thai prime minister". http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hG71oGl1LokvZphtDQZzL44nzc3QD933CQI80.
  89. "First beam in the LHC – accelerating science". http://press.web.cern.ch/press/PressReleases/Releases2008/PR08.08E.html.
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  91. "Human error led to fatal train collision, spokeswoman says". http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/09/13/train.collision/.
  92. "Russian plane crash kills 88, faulty engine blamed". http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSLE46300520080914.
  93. "News Release – IAU0807: IAU names fifth dwarf planet Haumea". http://iau.org/public_press/news/release/iau0807/.
  94. "Vietnam bars boats from Halong Bay ahead of typhoon". http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-35630720080924.
  95. "At Least 40 Killed in Huge Explosion at Pakistan Hotel". http://nytimes.com/reuters/world/international-pakistan-blast.html.
  96. "Deadly blast targets Marriott Hotel in Islamabad". http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/09/20/pakistan.islamabad.marriott.blast/.
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  98. "South Africa president steps down". BBC News. 2008-09-21. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7627957.stm. Retrieved 2010-01-01.
  99. "Taro Aso set to become Japan's PM". BBC News. 2008-09-24. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7632864.stm. Retrieved 2010-01-01.
  100. "Cabinet bids farewell to Mbeki". http://www.sabcnews.com/politics/government/0,2172,177349,00.html.
  101. Chinese astronaut walks in space
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  104. "India stampede death toll rises". BBC News. 2 October. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7648104.stm. Retrieved 2008-11-03.
  105. "India temple stampede kills 147". CNN. http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/09/29/india.stampede/. Retrieved 2008-10-31.
  106. Raum, Tom (October 3, 2008) Bush signs $700 billion bailout bill Associated Press (Retrieved October 3, 2008)
  107. "Science Timeline for Monday's MESSENGER flyby of Mercury". http://planetary.org/blog/article/00001670.
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  109. "Deadly earthquake hits Kyrgyzstan". BBC News. 6 October 2008. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7653979.stm. Retrieved 2008-10-08.
  110. Central Bank of Iceland, The Foreign Exchange Reserves of the Central Bank of Iceland bolstered (07.10.2008; No. 31/2008)
  111. Central Bank of Iceland, Foreign exchange reserves (07.10.2008; No. 33/2008)
  112. "Incoming!!!". http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2008/10/06/incoming-2/. Retrieved 2008-10-08.
  113. The Financial Supervisory Authority – Iceland, News: Based on New Legislation, the Icelandic Financial Supervisory Authority (FME) Proceeds to take Control of Kaupþing to ensure Continued Commercial Bank Operations in Iceland (09.10.2008)
  114. Kaupthing Bank, Press release: Kaupthing Bank turns to the Icelandic FSA (2008.10.09)
  115. The Financial Supervisory Authority – Iceland, News: Based on New Legislation, the Icelandic Financial Supervisory Authority (IFSA) Proceeds to take Control of Landsbanki to ensure Continued Commercial Bank Operations in Iceland (07.10.2008)
  116. Landsbanki Íslands, Press release: Landsbanki's Operations Continued Under Unchanged Management (October 07, 2008)
  117. The Financial Supervisory Authority – Iceland, News: Based on New Legislation, the Icelandic Financial Supervisory Authority (FME) Proceeds to take Control of Glitnir to ensure Continued Commercial Bank Operations in Iceland (08.10.2008)
  118. Glitnir Bank, News: Glitnir's Operations Continued – Lárus Welding to continue as CEO (08.10.2008)
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