2008

2008 by topic:
Arts
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Other topics
Religious leaders
Birth and death categories
BirthsDeaths
Establishments and disestablishments categories
EstablishmentsDisestablishments
Works and introductions categories
WorksIntroductions
Works entering the public domain
2008 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 2008
MMVIII
Ab urbe condita 2761
Armenian calendar 1457
ԹՎ ՌՆԾԷ
Assyrian calendar 6758
Bahá'í calendar 164–165
Balinese saka calendar 1929–1930
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(Fire Pig)
4704 or 4644
    — to —
戊子年 (Earth Rat)
4705 or 4645
Coptic calendar 1724–1725
Discordian calendar 3174
Ethiopian calendar 2000–2001
Hebrew calendar 5768–5769
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2064–2065
 - Shaka Samvat 1929–1930
 - Kali Yuga 5108–5109
Holocene calendar 12008
Igbo calendar 1008–1009
Iranian calendar 1386–1387
Islamic calendar 1428–1430
Japanese calendar Heisei 20
(平成20年)
Javanese calendar 1940–1941
Juche calendar 97
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4341
Minguo calendar ROC 97
民國97年
Nanakshahi calendar 540
Thai solar calendar 2551
Tibetan calendar 阴火猪年
(female Fire-Pig)
2134 or 1753 or 981
    — to —
阳土鼠年
(male Earth-Rat)
2135 or 1754 or 982
Unix time 1199145600 – 1230767999

2008 (MMVIII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2008th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 8th year of the 3rd millennium, the 8th year of the 21st century, and the 9th year of the 2000s decade.

2008 was designated as:

Events

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August

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October

November

December

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January

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March

April

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August

September

October

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Nobel Prizes

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New English words

  • Bitcoin
  • burner phone
  • dumpster fire
  • exome
  • hate-watch
  • mansplain
  • photobomb[58]

See also

References

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