Thursday December 11, 2008: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 12/11/2008, UK date format: 11/12/2008

December 11th, 2008 was the 346th day of the year 2008 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Sagittarius. The day of the week was Thursday.

The number one song in US was Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) by Beyonce.

The Great Debaters, directed by Denzel Washington, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2008 while Extreme Measures by Vince Flynn was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching The Shift. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Calvin Tucker's Redneck Jamboree or Aces of the Galaxy.

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Gordon Brown (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI 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 | Magazine covers | Books | Videogames

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December 11, 2008 Events

What happened on December 11, 2008?

Historical Events

  • Bernard Madoff was arrested and charged with securities fraud in connection to a Ponzi scheme worth $50 billion.
  • Switzerland joins the Schengen Agreement as the 25th European country. Cross-border passport checks will be eliminated.
  • At the same time, the Moon enters its closest point to Earth called perigee at the Lunar Cycle's fullest phase. The Moon appears 14% larger and 30% brighter compared to the other full moons in the year. The next time these two events coincide will be in 2016.ampref name=ampquotBewerewolves: Fullest Moon in 15 Years Tonightampquotamp
  • A suicide bomber from Iraq kills 48 and injures almost 100 people at a Kirkuk restaurant celebrating Eid al-Adha.
  • The remains of Caylee Anthony, a missing child, were found in a plastic bag in southwest Orlando, Florida. It is unlikely that confirmation will be made for several weeks.
  • Free Software Foundation sued Cisco over its use of GPL-licensed parts on its Linksys, but failed to meet the requirements for the General Public License (GPL).

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See also

What happened on December 11 in history? Find out the list of December 11th major events

What was 2008 famous for? Discover everything about 2008


December 11, 2008 Famous Birthdays

Other December 11th famous birthdays

See all famous people born on December 11th

How old am I?

If December 11, 2008 is your birthday you are 14 years old. Find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long until your next birthday on December 11.

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December 11, 2008 Famous Deaths

Who died on December 11, 2008?

Other December 11th famous deaths

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December 11, 2008 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Sagittarius personality

Who should a Sagittarius marry?

Babies born in December are either Sagittarius or Capricorn. People born before December 21st are Sagittarius, while people born from December 22nd have the sign of Capricorn

Personality of December born

Chinese Zodiac

Rat chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Rat

Element: Earth

Rat personality

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December 11, 2008 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was December 11, 2008?

The day of the week was Thursday.

December 11th marks the 345th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2008.

There are 20 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


December 11, 2008 Holidays and Observances

What is special on December 11, 2008?


  • USA - Admission day for Indiana (19th state, 1816)
  • Burkina Faso - Republic Day (1958, Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community.)
  • Argentina - Tango Day, Buenos Aires
  • Also see December 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Roman festivals - One of the four Agonalia, this day in honour of Sol Indiges; also the Septimontium festival
  • R.C. Saints - pope Damasus I: optional memorial; also Daniel the Stylite (not universal)


  • International Mountain Day
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Music charts

What was the number one song on December 11, 2008? Which were the top hits on December 11, 2008?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
  2. - Live Your Life
  3. - If I Were A Boy
  4. - Whatever You Likeyoutube
  5. - Just Dance

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
  2. - Live Your Life
  3. - Miss Independent
  4. - Bust Your Windows
  5. - Chopped 'N' Skrewed

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - No Me Doy Por Vencido
  2. - Lloro Por Ti
  3. - Como Duele
  4. - No Molestar
  5. - Te Regalo Amores

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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The Great Debaters

The Great Debaters

Release year: 2008

Directed by: Denzel Washington

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

Country: United States of America



Release year: 2008

Directed by: Bryan Singer

Starring: Tom Cruise, Bill Nighy, Carice van Houten, Kenneth Branagh

Country: United States of America

He's Just Not That Into You

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



Release year: 2008

Directed by: Dito Montiel

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

Country: United States of America

The Hitcher

The Hitcher

Release year: 2008

Directed by: Dave Meyers

Starring: Sean Bean, Sophia Bush, Zachary Knighton, Neal McDonough

Country: United States of America

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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The Shift

The Shift

Release year: 2008

Directed by: Lee Cipolla

Crooked House

Crooked House

Release year: 2008

Directed by: Gilles Paquet-Brenner

Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

Release year: 2008

Directed by: Adam Shankman

Closing Time

Closing Time

Release year: 2008

Directed by: Hans Lietz

Secret Millionaire

Secret Millionaire

Release year: 2008

Directed by: Michael Scott

Magazine Covers

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Extreme Measures by Vince Flynn

Extreme Measures


The thriller featuring counterterrorism hero Mitch Rapp, #1 New York Times bestseller author Vince Flynn is pulse-pounding. He wage war against a new enemy using the help of a

Divine Justice by David Baldacci

Divine Justice



The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb

The Hour I First Believed


Caelum Quirk, a high school teacher, and Maureen, a school nurses, move to Colorado where they both take jobs at Columbine High School.

Dewey by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter




Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer



The paperback edition Eclipse is the third installment in Stephenie Meyer’s captivating vampire romance saga. Twilight and New Moon have captivated readers. Bella is once more in danger as Seattle is devastated by mysterious killings. A malicious vampire continues her …

Birth chart on this day

Discover the planets positions on December 11th, 2008 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?

Calvin Tucker's Redneck Jamboree

Calvin Tucker's Redneck Jamboree

Platform: Wii

Genre: Minigame compilation

Publisher: Zoo Games

Aces of the Galaxy

Aces of the Galaxy

Platform: Xbox 360 (XBLA), PC

Genre: Rail shooter

Publisher: Sierra Entertainment

Ai Space

Ai Space

Platform: Windows

Genre: MMOSG, Virtual world

Publisher: Ai Space Production Committee

Championship Pony

Championship Pony

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Simulation game

Publisher: Destination Software

Back at the Barnyard: Slop Bucket Games

Back at the Barnyard: Slop Bucket Games

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Play THQ


December 11, 2008 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

Full Moon

The moon phase for December 11, 2008 is Full Moon.

See Moon rising and setting times on December 11, 2008

Sport Games on December 11, 2008

Sport Games on December 11, 2008

Division 2

Football (France)
  • Lens - Montpellier : 0 - 2
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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $80.33
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $97.35
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $20.11
  • General Electric GE: opens at $17.40
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $81.50

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 91.4 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.2347 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.1835 CHF
  • 1 USD = 6.8523 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 122.06 JPY

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