Wednesday May 08, 2013: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 5/8/2013, UK date format: 8/5/2013

May 8th, 2013 was the 128th day of the year 2013 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Taurus. The day of the week was Wednesday.

The number one song in US was Just Give Me A Reason by P!nk.

Nebraska, directed by Alexander Payne, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2013 while Twisted Perfection by Abbi Glines was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Blood Ties. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Chain Chronicle or Ashes Cricket 2013.

The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened that day: find out below.

Events | Famous Birthdays | Famous Deaths | Zodiac | Calendar and Day of Week | Holidays and Observances | Lunar and Planetary phase | Movies | TV Series | Music charts | Books | Videogames

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May 08, 2013 Events

What happened on May 08, 2013?

Historical Events

  • War in North-West Pakistan :: A suicide bomber attacks a Bannu District police station, killing at least 2 people and injuring 20.
  • A suicide car bomber detonated at least two police stations in northwest Pakistan's Bannu District, injuring twenty others.
  • Somali Civil War (2009-present).: Nineteen people are killed and injured in Mogadishu's capital.
  • In Mogadishu's capital Somalia, nineteen people were killed in suicide bombings or firefights between Al-Shabaab militants, government forces, and Al-Shabaab militants.
  • Police clash with protestors amid protests over free education for tens of thousand of Chileans in major cities.
  • After consulting with other academics, Stephen Hawking decided to boycott the Israeli Presidential Conference Facing Tomorrow 2013, in Jerusalem.
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What happened on May 08 in history? Find out the list of May 8th major events

What was 2013 famous for? Discover everything about 2013


May 08, 2013 Famous Birthdays

Other May 8th famous birthdays

  • Enrique Iglesias

    Spanish singer, son of Julio Iglesias, famed heartthrob, but appealing to the next generation.

  • French television and radio host.

  • French actor and mime comedian with a long, sorrowful, equine face and a radiant and toothy smile.

  • Melissa Gilbert

    TV Actress.

See all famous people born on May 8th

How old am I?

If May 08, 2013 is your birthday you are 10 years old. Find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long until your next birthday on May 08.

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May 08, 2013 Famous Deaths

Other May 8th famous deaths

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May 08, 2013 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Taurus personality

Who should a Taurus marry?

Babies born in May are either Taurus or Gemini. People born before May 20th are Taurus, while people born from May 21st have the sign of Gemini

Personality of May born

Chinese Zodiac

Snake chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Snake

Element: Water

Snake personality

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Can the numbers in May 08, 2013 reveal something about your future ? Find out


May 08, 2013 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was May 08, 2013?

The day of the week was Wednesday.

May 8th marks the 127th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2013.

There are 237 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


May 08, 2013 Holidays and Observances

What is special on May 08, 2013?


  • Parents' Day in South Korea
  • Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
  • VE Day
  • World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day


  • Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War


  • Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
  • Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
  • Saint Ida of Nivelles
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Music charts

What was the number one song on May 08, 2013? Which were the top hits on May 08, 2013?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Just Give Me A Reason
  2. - Can't Hold Us
  3. - Stay
  4. - Thrift Shop
  5. - Mirrors

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Can't Hold Us
  2. - Thrift Shop
  3. - Suit & Tie
  4. - Started From The Bottom
  5. - Love Me

Top #5 Rock songs

  1. - Radioactive
  2. - My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)
  3. - Ho Hey
  4. - Carry On
  5. - Sail

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Limbo
  2. - Zumba
  3. - Vivir Mi Vida
  4. - Llevame Contigo
  5. - Como Le Gusta A Tu Cuerpo

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Release year: 2013

Directed by: Alexander Payne

Starring: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Bob Odenkirk

Country: United States of America

Winter's Tale

Winter's Tale

Release year: 2013

Directed by: Akiva Goldsman

Starring: Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly

Country: United States of America

Bullet to the Head

Bullet to the Head

Release year: 2013

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Momoa, Christian Slater, Sung Kang

Country: United States of America



Release year: 2013

Directed by: Brian Helgeland

Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Christopher Meloni

Country: United States of America

Ain't Them Bodies Saints

Ain't Them Bodies Saints

Release year: 2013

Directed by: David Lowery

Starring: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, Ben Foster, Keith Carradine, Nate Parker, Rami Malek

Country: United States of America

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Blood Ties

Blood Ties

Release year: 2013

Directed by: Guillaume Canet

Max Steel

Max Steel

Release year: 2013

Directed by: Stewart Hendler

Monsters vs. Aliens

Monsters vs. Aliens

Release year: 2013

Directed by: Conrad Vernon

The Mimic

The Mimic

Release year: 2013

Directed by: Jung Huh

Inside Combat Rescue

Inside Combat Rescue

Release year: 2013

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Twisted Perfection by Abbi Glines

Twisted Perfection


My future was in jeopardy because Della Sloane was a thorn in my side, and I needed to have her.

Maya'S Notebook by Isabel Allende

Maya'S Notebook


Isabel Allende's novel Maya's Notebook, a riveting suspense novel, is the New York Times bestseller. Maya Vidal is a contemporary coming-of age story about a teenager who was abandoned by her parents.

Don't Go by Lisa Scottoline

Don't Go


Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestseller, tells the story of a soldier who learns how to be a man and a father.

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls


"Sedaris has a remarkable skill as a storyteller and an incredibly skilled essayist .... And based on this latest collection, it seems he is only getting better." Los Angeles Times: A man walks into a car bar and...

The Hit by David Baldacci

The Hit


The most exciting novel of the year comes from David Baldacci, #1 bestselling author and widely-read storyteller. THE HIT Will Robie is a master at killing.

Birth chart on this day

Discover the planets positions on May 8th, 2013 as well as what the sky looked like at your place

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Chain Chronicle

Chain Chronicle

Platform: iOS Android PlayStation Vita

Genre: Action, Fantasy

Publisher: Sega

Ashes Cricket 2013

Ashes Cricket 2013

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Sports

Publisher: 505 Games

Earth Defense Force 2025

Earth Defense Force 2025

Platform: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4

Genre: Third-person shooter

Publisher: NA Marvelous USA (PS4)

Dracula 5: The Blood Legacy

Dracula 5: The Blood Legacy

Platform: Windows, iOS, Android, OS X

Genre: Point-and-click adventure

Publisher: Microïds

The Cave

The Cave

Platform: PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android

Genre: Puzzle, platform, adventure

Publisher: Sega


May 08, 2013 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

New Moon

The moon phase for May 08, 2013 is New Moon.

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Sport Games on May 08, 2013

Sport Games on May 08, 2013

Serie A

Italian Football
  • Atalanta - Juventus : 0 - 1
  • Bologna - Napoli : 0 - 3
  • Cagliari - Parma : 0 - 1
  • Inter - Lazio : 1 - 3
  • Palermo - Udinese : 2 - 3
See all Football game results of May 08, 2013

La Liga Primera Division

Football (Spain)
  • Celta - Ath Madrid : 1 - 3
  • Real Madrid - Malaga : 6 - 2
See all Football game results of May 08, 2013

Premier League

UK Soccer
  • Chelsea - Tottenham : 2 - 2
See all Football game results of May 08, 2013

Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $91.05
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $459.04
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $33.07
  • General Electric GE: opens at $22.68
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $202.94

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 98.93 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.0025 CAD
  • 1 USD = 0.9349 CHF
  • 1 USD = 6.1411 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 130.17 JPY

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