Monday August 11, 2008: on this day

About August 11th, 2008, in brief:

  • Historical events: 25 Taliban militants are killed in an air raid by the United States. 8 civilians were also killed in Oruzgan Province, southern Afghanistan.
  • Day of the week: August 11th, 2008 was a Monday
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo (in western zodiac), Rat (in Chinese zodiac)
  • Famous Birthdays: Hulk Hogan, Chris Hemsworth
  • Moon Phase: First Quarter
  • #1 US song: I Kissed A Girl by Katy Perry
  • Popular movie: Slumdog Millionaire directed by Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan

More about August 11th, 2008? See below for more news and curiosities on August 11th, 2008.

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What day of the week was August 11, 2008?


August 11, 2008 was a Monday and it was the 224th day of the year 2008 in the Gregorian calendar.

August 11, 2008 can also be written as 8/11/2008 in the US and as 11/8/2008 in UK and Europe.

August 11, 2008 in August 2008 calendar

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August 11, 2008: What happened on that day?


Here's what happened on August 11, 2008:

  • 25 taliban militants are killed in an air raid by the united states. 8 civilians were also killed in oruzgan province, southern afghanistan.
  • The 4x100 men's relay wins by the united states, with france and australia second and third. the previous record was broken by all five teams, while eamon sullivan of australia broke the record for 100m.
  • As a precedent for the 2010 presidential elections, the autonomous region of muslim mindanao in philippines is holding electronic voting.
  • 2008 south ossetian war
  • The abkhazia breakaway republic launched an attack against georgian forces in kodori valley. this is the abkhazia region under georgian control. it is where the parallel tbilisi-backed ampquotgovernment of autonomous republic of abkhazia exileampquot is located.
  • Fearful of an attack, president of georgia mikheil sakashvili ran for cover during an interview with gori.
  • Russia has launched a cyberwar against georgia.
  • Taliban fighters force pakistani troops from a post near the border to afghanistan to withdraw.
  • Ossetian sources and russian sources claim that georgian attacks have left 2000 people dead in south ossetia. most of them are civilians from tskhinvali.
  • The separatist republic of abkhazia attacked georgian forces in the kodori valley. this is the abkhazia region under georgian control. it is where the tbilisi-backed "government of the autonomous republic of abkhazia in exile" is located.
  • George w. bush, president of the united states, warns russia to respect georgia's territorial integrity.

August 11, 2008: What were the magazines covers that day?

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August 11, 2008: What were the stock market quotes and exchange rates that day?

Stock market quotes on August 11, 2008:

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $78.52
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $170.07
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $27.86
  • General Electric GE: opens at $29.62
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $128.43

Exchange Rates on August 11, 2008:

  • 1 USD = 110.12 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.0691 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.087 CHF
  • 1 USD = 6.8577 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 163.99 JPY

August 11, 2008: What were the main match results that day?

Division 2 - Football (France)

  • Vannes - Lens : 2 - 1

Premier League - UK Soccer

  • Hamilton - Dundee United : 3 - 1

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August 11, 2008: What is The Zodiac Sign for that day?


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The Zodiac and Astrological sign for August 11th is Leo.

Leo is the 5th sign in the Western Zodiac. People born between July 23rd and August 22nd belong to the Leo sign: discover Leo personality and who should a Leo marry.

Babies born in August are either Leo or Virgo. People born before August 22nd are Leo, while people born from August 23rd have the sign of Virgo.

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August 11, 2008: What is the Chinese Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Chinese Zodiac sign for August 11, 2008 is Rat and the associated element is Earth.

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August 11, 2008: What was the moon phase on that day?


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The moon phase on August 11, 2008 was First Quarter.

The moon phase refers to the appearance of the Moon in the night sky on August 11, 2008 and is determined by the portion of the Moon's illuminated surface that is visible from Earth.

An observer located in New York City on August 11, 2008 at 10pm, would see the moon, being 80% full, rising at 04:46 pm and setting at 01:30 am.

The previous full moon was on Jul 18, 2008 while the next full moon would come on Aug 16, 2008.

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Who was born on August 11, 2008?


Whose famous birthday is on August 11th?

Famous individuals and celebrities born on August 11th:

  • Hulk Hogan
    Hulk Hogan

    Hulk hogan is a retired professional wrestler known for his time in the world wrestling federation (wwf, now wwe) and for being one of the...

  • Chris Hemsworth
    Chris Hemsworth

    Chris hemsworth is an australian actor best known for his role as thor in the marvel cinematic universe.

  • Viola Davis
    Viola Davis

    Viola davis is an american actress known for her powerful performances in films and television, and for being the first black actress to...

  • Arlene Dahl
    Arlene Dahl

    Arlene dahl is an american actress known for her roles in classic hollywood films suchjson as 'journey to the center of the earth' and...

  • Alyson Stoner
    Alyson Stoner

    American actress, model and singer.

  • Pervez Musharraf
    Pervez Musharraf

    Pakistani politician and general 10th president of pakistan.

  • Alex Haley
    Alex Haley

    American journalist, novelist, and journalist haley is best known for his 1976 pulitzer prize-winning book "roots".

  • Eric Carmen
    Eric Carmen

    American singer-songwriter/guitarist (raspberries).

  • Fernando Arrabal
    Fernando Arrabal

    Spanish screenwriter, screenwriter, director, novelist, poet, and playwright.

  • Anna Gunn
    Anna Gunn

    Tv actress.

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How old is someone born on August 11, 2008?


Someone born on August 11, 2008 is:

15 years 9 months old,

or 189 months and 10 days old,

or 823 weeks and 1 day old,

or 5762 days old,

Use our Age Calculator to know the age of a person given the birthdate.

How many days until your next birthday if you were born on August 11, 2008?

There are 82 days until your next birthday, which will occur on Sunday August 11th 2024.

What generation do you belong to if you were born on August 11, 2008?

You belong to the Gen Z generation if you were born on August 11, 2008.

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August 11, 2008: What famous people died on that day?


Famous people died on August 11, 2008:

  • George Furth
    George Furth

    American playwright and actor (d. 2008).

  • Mario Feliciani
  • Fred Sinowatz

What famous deaths happened on August 11th?

Famous deaths on August 11th:

  • Robin Williams
    Robin Williams

    After learning improv at l.a.

  • Anne Heche
    Anne Heche

    American actress, heche, who started her career in new york at age 17 as a soap star.

  • Peter Cushing
    Peter Cushing

    England, united kingdom -- actor.

  • Anne Ramsey
    Anne Ramsey

    American actress (d. 1988).

  • Phil Harris
    Phil Harris

    American singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1904).

  • John Meillon
    John Meillon

    Actor (wild duck crocodile dundee).

  • Tom Drake
    Tom Drake

    Actor, green years, warkill, dies from lung cancer at the age of 63.

  • Andrew Carnegie

    Scottish-american industrialist who in 1899 consolidated his steel industries.

  • Jackson Pollock

    American painter, exponent of abstract expressionism, and in particular the form known as "action paintings", pollack is an american artist.

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August 11, 2008: What are the Holidays, Observances and Saints celebrated on that day?


Holidays on August 11, 2008:

  • Zimbabwe - Heroes Day
  • Taiwan - Valentine's Day
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Tiburtius
  • St. Chromatius
  • St. Equitius
  • St. Gery/Gaugericus
  • St. Susanna
  • Brazil - Studentás Day, Lawyerás Day, Foundation of the Law Studies in Brazil
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August 11, 2008: Number 1 song on that day

The number 1 song on August 11, 2008 is the best selling or most popular song as resulting from the music charts in the week August 11th and August 17th. It changes depending on Countries, Music Genres and methodology used to rank the most popular song (for ex., sales, streaming).


August 11, 2008: What was the number 1 song in the USA on that day?

The number 1 song in the USA on August 11, 2008 was I Kissed A Girl by Katy Perry, according to the music chart for the week August 11th and August 17th.

August 11, 2008: What was the music chart in the USA on that day?

The music chart in the USA on August 11, 2008 is the list of the most popular songs across all genres for the week August 11th and August 17th. It included the following Top 5 songs:

  1. - I Kissed A Girl
  2. - Forever
  3. - Disturbia youtube
  4. - Take A Bow
  5. - Viva La Vida youtube

August 11, 2008: What was the number 1 R&B song on that day?

The number 1 R&B song on August 11, 2008 was Heaven Sent by Keyshia Cole, according to the R&B music chart for the week August 11th and August 17th.

August 11, 2008: What was the R&B music chart on that day?

The R&B music chart on August 11, 2008 is the list of the most popular R&B songs for the week August 11th and August 17th. It included the following Top 5 R&B songs:

  1. - Heaven Sent
  2. - A Milli
  3. - Take A Bow
  4. - Put On
  5. - Take You Down

August 11, 2008: What was the number 1 Latin song on that day?

The number 1 Latin song on August 11, 2008 was Te Quiero by Flex, according to the Latin music chart for the week August 11th and August 17th.

August 11, 2008: What was the Latin music chart on that day?

The Latin music chart on August 11, 2008 is the list of the most popular Latin songs for the week August 11th and August 17th. It included the following Top 5 Latin songs:

  1. - Te Quiero
  2. - Para Siempre
  3. - Si No Te Hubieras Ido
  4. - Pose
  5. - Hasta El Dia De Hoy

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August 11, 2008: What were the most popular movies on that day?

The most popular movies on August 11, 2008 were the films released in theaters close to that day with the largest audiences and significant box office revenue, including:

Slumdog Millionaire

Release year: 2008

Directed by: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan

Starring: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Saurabh Shukla, Anil Kapoor

Country: United States of America

The Great Debaters

Release year: 2008

Directed by: Denzel Washington

Starring: Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Kimberly Elise, Nate Parker

Country: United States of America

P.S. I Love You

Release year: 2008

Directed by: Richard LaGravenese

Starring: Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Harry Connick Jr., Lisa Kudrow

Country: United States of America

He's Just Not That Into You

Release year: 2008

Directed by: Ken Kwapis

Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly, Morgan Lily

Country: United States of America

Fighting

Release year: 2008

Directed by: Dito Montiel

Starring: Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard, Luis Guzmán, Zulay Henao

Country: United States of America

August 11, 2008: What were the most popular TV Series on that day?

The most popular TV Series on August 11, 2008 were the Televisions Series released on TV close to that day characterized by high ratings, critical acclaim and a large fan base.. They included:

Destroyed in Seconds

Release year: 2008

Spooks: Code 9

Release year: 2008

Under One Roof

Release year: 2008

Directed by: Todd Wilson

Sekirei

Release year: 2008

Moon Machines

Release year: 2008

Starring: Robert Seamans, Wernher von Braun, John F. Kennedy, Frank Borman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

August 11, 2008: What were the bestselling books on that day?

The bestselling books on August 11, 2008 were the literary works published close to that day that have achieved notable commercial success, including:

Just Too Good To Be True by E. Lynn Harris

Just Too Good To Be True

By:

Harris delivers a surprise treat that will captivate and enchant all audiences: a big, bold and irresistible novel about family, football, and secrets.

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

New Moon

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Twilight has captivated millions of readers and they are eager to read more. Stephenie Meyer's New Moon is another captivating combination of romance, suspense, and a supernatural twist.

Sail by James Patterson, Howard Roughan

Sail

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THE SIZZLING #1 Best Seller #1 New York Times #1 Chicago Tribune#1 Washington Post#1 Wall Street Journal#1 USA Today#1 NewsdayAmerica's #1 bestselling thriller author, James Patterson tells his most thrilling, dramatic tale yet.

The Host by Stephenie Meyer

The Host

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The #1 bestseller is now a major motion movie: "Starting and addictive." . . . A story about love, loyalty, and family. -USA TodayMelanie Stryder refuses to fade away.

Fractured by Karin Slaughter

Fractured

By:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. Ansley Park is one Atlanta's most upscale areas. But in one gleaming home, in a teenage's luxurious bedroom, a girl was brutally murdered.

August 11, 2008: What were the most popular videogames on that day?

The most popular videogames on August 11, 2008 were those that achieved widespread recognition and player engagement close to that day, including:

Block Breaker Deluxe 2

Block Breaker Deluxe 2

Platform: Mobile phone

Genre: Breakout clone

Publisher: Gameloft

Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World

Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: NA Atari; JP / EU Bandai

Iron Man

Iron Man

Platform: PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360, Mobile, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action

Publisher: Sega

Animal Boxing

Animal Boxing

Platform: Nintendo DS, DSiWare

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Destineer

Bratz Kidz

Bratz Kidz

Platform: Wii Nintendo DS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: The Game Factory

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Who was the US President on August 11, 2008?

On August 11, 2008 the US President was George W. Bush (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 11, 2008?

On August 11, 2008 the UK Prime Minister was Gordon Brown (Labour).

Who was the Pope on August 11, 2008?

On August 11, 2008 the Pope was Benedict XVI.

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What is special about August 11th?

August 11th refers to a specific date on the calendar, which is the 11th day of the month of August. It is a date that occurs annually and is part of the Gregorian calendar, which is widely used around the world.

Over the years several events happened on August 11th, such as:

  • 2018 - Ghazni offensive, war in afghanistan: fighting continues around ghazni.
  • 2017 - Syrian civil war: isil forces attack an iranian islamic revolutionary guard corps base in vast desert areas of eastern homs governorate. the base was manned by 12-18 fighters. all but one are killed.
  • 2016 - August 2016 thailand bombings. two bombs in plant pots explode, killing at least one person, and injuring ten others in hua hin district in thailand.

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What happened in 2008?

2008 was filled with very interesting events such as

  • The US$100 per barrel price for crude oil is the highest ever recorded.
  • The Democratic caucuses in Iowa, USA choose Barack Obama to be their presidential candidate on November 8. Hillary Clinton, the national front-runner, is third behind John Edwards. Mike Huckabee was chosen by the Republican caucuses over Mitt Romney.
  • Seldom seen snowfalls in southeast Florida, USA.

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What was the calendar for August 2008?

August 2008 followed the same calendar system as the rest of that year and the years surrounding it, with August being the 8th month of the year. This calendar is characterized by 12 months, 365 days in a common year, and 366 days in a leap year, such as 2012.

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