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From left, clockwise: Lehman Brothers went bankrupt following the Subprime mortgage crisis; Cyclone Nargis killed more than 138,000 in Myanmar; A scene from the opening ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing; the 2008 Sichuan earthquake kills over 87,000; a destroyed Georgian T-72 tank during the Russo-Georgian War; the Trident Hotel in Mumbai was the site of the November 2008 Mumbai attacks;a line of detritus in a backyard made during the December, 2008 resulting from the Kingston Fossil Plant coal fly ash slurry spill ; Poster in Pristina celebrating the Independence of Kosovo from Serbia. 2008 Events Collage.png
From left, clockwise: Lehman Brothers went bankrupt following the Subprime mortgage crisis; Cyclone Nargis killed more than 138,000 in Myanmar; A scene from the opening ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing; the 2008 Sichuan earthquake kills over 87,000; a destroyed Georgian T-72 tank during the Russo-Georgian War; the Trident Hotel in Mumbai was the site of the November 2008 Mumbai attacks;a line of detritus in a backyard made during the December, 2008 resulting from the Kingston Fossil Plant coal fly ash slurry spill  ; Poster in Pristina celebrating the Independence of Kosovo from Serbia.

Millennium: 3rd millennium
Centuries:
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Years:
2008 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 2008
MMVIII
Ab urbe condita 2761
Armenian calendar 1457
ԹՎ ՌՆԾԷ
Assyrian calendar 6758
Baháʼí 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 丁亥年 (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 and the 21st century, and the 9th year of the 2000s decade.

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2008 was designated as:

The Great Recession, a worldwide recession which began in 2007, continued through the entirety of 2008.

Events

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MarchApril

MayJune

JulyAugust

SeptemberOctober

NovemberDecember

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Births

Deaths

Deaths
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January

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Sir Edmund Hillary
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Heath Ledger
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Suharto

February

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Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
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Roy Scheider
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Janez Drnovšek

March

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Giuseppe Di Stefano
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Sir Arthur C. Clarke
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Paul Scofield

April

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Charlton Heston

May

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Eddy Arnold
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Irena Sendler
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Sydney Pollack

June

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Chinghiz Aitmatov
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Cyd Charisse
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George Carlin

July

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Evelyn Keyes

August

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Bernie Mac
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Isaac Hayes

September

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Paul Newman

October

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Jörg Haider
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Sœur Emmanuelle

November

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Michael Crichton

December

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Alexy II
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Horst Tappert
Leon Febres Cordero Leon Febres Cordero.jpg
León Febres Cordero
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Eartha Kitt
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James Bevel

Date unknown

Nobel Prizes

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2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2001st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 1st year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 2nd year of the 2000s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">1997</span> Calendar year

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1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1991st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 991st year of the 2nd millennium, the 91st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1990s decade.

1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1982nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 982nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 82nd year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1980s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">1985</span> Calendar year

1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1985th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 985th year of the 2nd millennium, the 85th year of the 20th century, and the 6th year of the 1980s decade.

2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2002nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 2nd year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 3rd year of the 2000s decade.

2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2004th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 4th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 5th year of the 2000s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2009</span> Calendar year

2009 (MMIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2009th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 9th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2000s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2005</span> Calendar year

2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2005th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 5th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 6th year of the 2000s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2003</span> Calendar year

2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2003rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 3rd year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 4th year of the 2000s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2006</span> Calendar year

2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2006th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 6th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 7th year of the 2000s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2007</span> Calendar year

2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2007th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 7th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 8th year of the 2000s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2011</span> Calendar year

2011 (MMXI) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2011th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 11th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 2nd year of the 2010s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2010</span> Calendar year

2010 (MMX) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2010th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 10th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 1st year of the 2010s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2013</span> Calendar year

2013 (MMXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2013th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 13th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 4th year of the 2010s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2012</span> Calendar year

2012 (MMXII) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2012th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 12th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 3rd year of the 2010s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2016</span> Calendar year

2016 (MMXVI) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2016th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 16th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 7th year of the 2010s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2017</span> Calendar year

2017 (MMXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2017th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 17th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 8th year of the 2010s decade.

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