Tuesday December 16, 2008: on this day

About December 16th, 2008, in brief:

  • Historical events: The U.S. Federal Reserve reduced the country's Federal Funds Interest Rate to zero to 0.25 percent. This is the lowest rate ever recorded in the United States.
  • Day of the week: December 16th, 2008 was a Tuesday
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius (in western zodiac), Rat (in Chinese zodiac)
  • Famous Birthdays: Theo James, Krysten Ritter
  • Moon Phase: Last Quarter
  • #1 US song: Live Your Life by T.I.
  • Popular movie: Changeling directed by Clint Eastwood

More about December 16th, 2008? See below for more news and curiosities on December 16th, 2008.

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What day of the week was December 16, 2008?


December 16, 2008 was a Tuesday and it was the 351st day of the year 2008 in the Gregorian calendar.

December 16, 2008 can also be written as 12/16/2008 in the US and as 16/12/2008 in UK and Europe.

December 16, 2008 in December 2008 calendar

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December 16, 2008: What happened on that day?


Here's what happened on December 16, 2008:

  • The u.s. federal reserve reduced the country's federal funds interest rate to zero to 0.25 percent. this is the lowest rate ever recorded in the united states.
  • Florida police announced that ottis toole, a 6-year-old murderer, was killed in hollywood in 1981. toole admitted to hundreds of murders but police found that the majority were false. john walsh, the father of the murdered child, created america's most wanted tv series. this led to improvements in police searches for missing children, including fingerprinting programs and faces on milk cartons.
  • Bilal abdullah was convicted of his role in the attack on glasgow international airport in 2007 and the attempted bombing at london's west end in 2008.
  • President of somalia abdullahi yusuf ahmed nominates mohamoud mohamoud gacmodhere, former interior minister, as prime minister. however, incumbent pm nur hassan hussein was supported in a parliamentary election, which required a confidence motion before ahmed could be replaced.
  • According to the u.s. labor department, november's consumer price index in the united states fell 1.9% on an unseasonally adjusted basis. this is the largest decline since january 1932, when the great depression hit.
  • Five sticks of dynamite can be found at the printemps department shop on the boulevard haussmann, paris.
  • Robert fowler, the united nations special representative to niger, and louis guay, the canadian diplomat are missing from niger.
  • The illinois house of representatives unanimously votes to open an impeachment investigation against governor rod blagojevich, for corruption.
  • To become a legal entity, the association of southeast asian nations has signed a charter.
  • The accident that saw their bus plunge into a ravine in southern israel kills 24 russian tourists. this is the most fatal road accident in israel's history.
  • Global financial crisis 2008:: the u.s. labor department reported that the november consumer price index dropped 1.9% on an unseasonally adjusted basis. this is the largest drop since january 1932, when the great depression hit. (marketwatch)construction permits for single-family homes fell in october by 12.3% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 412,000, marking a 27-year low, the u.s. commerce department reports.
  • The u.s. commerce department reported that single-family home construction permits fell by 12.3% in october to a seasonally adjusted annual rate (4112,000), marking a 27 year low.

December 16, 2008: What were the magazines covers that day?

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December 16, 2008: What were the stock market quotes and exchange rates that day?

Stock market quotes on December 16, 2008:

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $80.41
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $93.98
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $19.21
  • General Electric GE: opens at $17.13
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $83.11

Exchange Rates on December 16, 2008:

  • 1 USD = 89.04 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.2047 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.1235 CHF
  • 1 USD = 6.8458 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 124.78 JPY

December 16, 2008: What were the main match results that day?

Jupiler League - Football (Belgium)

  • Kortrijk - Waregem : 1 - 0

Division 1 - Football (United Kingdom)

  • Clyde - Airdrie Utd : 1 - 0

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December 16, 2008: What is The Zodiac Sign for that day?


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The Zodiac and Astrological sign for December 16th is Sagittarius.

Sagittarius is the 9th sign in the Western Zodiac. People born between November 22nd and December 21st belong to the Sagittarius sign: discover Sagittarius personality and 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.

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December 16, 2008: What is the Chinese Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Chinese Zodiac sign for December 16, 2008 is Rat and the associated element is Earth.

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December 16, 2008: What was the moon phase on that day?


Moon phase

68%

The moon phase on December 16, 2008 was Last Quarter.

The moon phase refers to the appearance of the Moon in the night sky on December 16, 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 December 16, 2008 at 10pm, would see the moon, being 68% full, rising at 09:24 pm and setting at 10:57 am.

The previous full moon was on Dec 12, 2008 while the next full moon would come on Jan 11, 2009.

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Who was born on December 16, 2008?


Whose famous birthday is on December 16th?

Famous individuals and celebrities born on December 16th:

  • Theo James
    Theo James

    Theo James is a British actor best known for his roles in the Divergent series and the TV series Downton Abbey.

  • Krysten Ritter
    Krysten Ritter

    American actress, musician, and model.

  • Maruschka Detmers
    Maruschka Detmers

    Actress and comedian, best known for her part in "pra(c]nom carmen", a jean-luc godard directed film.

  • Liv Ullmann
    Liv Ullmann

    Born in tokyo, norway, she became a leading dramatic actress of swedish and foreign films.

  • Benjamin Bratt
    Benjamin Bratt

    American actor who rose to stardom in 1995 when he played detective reynaldo "rey” curtis on nbc's law & order.

  • Flo Rida
    Flo Rida

    American rapper.

  • Christopher Biggins
    Christopher Biggins

    English actor and tv presenter.

  • Miranda Otto
    Miranda Otto

    An australian actress who is well-known for her role as a%0owyn in peter jackson’s "the lord of the rings” trilogy (2001-2003).

  • Xander Berkeley
    Xander Berkeley

    Xander Berkeley is an American actor known for his roles in movies and TV shows.

  • Jon Tenney
    Jon Tenney

    American actor and director.

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How old is someone born on December 16, 2008?


Someone born on December 16, 2008 is:

15 years 5 months old,

or 185 months and 8 days old,

or 805 weeks and 3 days old,

or 5638 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 December 16, 2008?

There are 206 days until your next birthday, which will occur on Monday December 16th 2024.

What generation do you belong to if you were born on December 16, 2008?

You belong to the Gen Z generation if you were born on December 16, 2008.

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December 16, 2008: What famous people died on that day?


Famous people died on December 16, 2008:

  • Claudio Apollonio
  • Joseph Baumgarten
  • Sam Bottoms
  • Fortunato Manca
  • Manol Manolov
  • John Costelloe
  • Gaetano Lo Presti
  • Norberto Raffo

What famous deaths happened on December 16th?

Famous deaths on December 16th:

  • Silvana Mangano
    Silvana Mangano

    Italian actress who rose to fame in 1949 as a star of "bitter rice" in which she played the role of a leading lady in italy.

  • Lee Van Cleef
    Lee Van Cleef

    Lee van cleef, one of the greatest movie villains, started his career as an accountant.

  • Thelma Todd
    Thelma Todd

    American actress and comedian (b. 1905).

  • Nicol Williamson
    Nicol Williamson

    Nicol Williamson was a talented actor known for his performances on stage and screen.

  • Keely Smith
    Keely Smith

    American singer and actress (b. 1928).

  • John Spencer
    John Spencer

    English rugby player and coach.

  • Aileen Pringle
    Aileen Pringle

    Actress (age consent, convicted night parade).

  • Moses Gunn
    Moses Gunn

    American actor.

  • Jacub Grimm

    Jacub Grimm was a German academic, linguist, cultural researcher, and author who, together with his brother Wilhelm, published collections...

  • Der Grimm

    Der Grimm, along with his brother Jacob, collected and published many traditional German folktales and fairy tales.

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December 16, 2008: What are the Holidays, Observances and Saints celebrated on that day?


Holidays on December 16, 2008:

  • R.C. Saints - O Sapientia ; Adelaide of Italy
  • South Africa - Day of Reconciliation
  • Nepal - Constitution Day (To be confirmed)
  • Kazakhstan - Independence Day
  • Bahrain - National Day
  • Bangladesh - Victory Day
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December 16, 2008: Number 1 song on that day

The number 1 song on December 16, 2008 is the best selling or most popular song as resulting from the music charts in the week December 15th and December 21st. It changes depending on Countries, Music Genres and methodology used to rank the most popular song (for ex., sales, streaming).


December 16, 2008: What was the number 1 song in the USA on that day?

The number 1 song in the USA on December 16, 2008 was Live Your Life by T.I., according to the music chart for the week December 15th and December 21st.

December 16, 2008: What was the music chart in the USA on that day?

The music chart in the USA on December 16, 2008 is the list of the most popular songs across all genres for the week December 15th and December 21st. It included the following Top 5 songs:

  1. - Live Your Life
  2. - Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
  3. - Circus
  4. - Just Dance
  5. - Whatever You Like youtube

December 16, 2008: What was the number 1 R&B song on that day?

The number 1 R&B song on December 16, 2008 was Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) by Beyonce, according to the R&B music chart for the week December 15th and December 21st.

December 16, 2008: What was the R&B music chart on that day?

The R&B music chart on December 16, 2008 is the list of the most popular R&B songs for the week December 15th and December 21st. It included the following Top 5 R&B songs:

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

December 16, 2008: What was the number 1 Latin song on that day?

The number 1 Latin song on December 16, 2008 was No Me Doy Por Vencido by Luis Fonsi, according to the Latin music chart for the week December 15th and December 21st.

December 16, 2008: What was the Latin music chart on that day?

The Latin music chart on December 16, 2008 is the list of the most popular Latin songs for the week December 15th and December 21st. It included the following Top 5 Latin songs:

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

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December 16, 2008: What were the most popular movies on that day?

The most popular movies on December 16, 2008 were the films released in theaters close to that day with the largest audiences and significant box office revenue, including:

Changeling

Release year: 2008

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Colm Feore, Amy Ryan, Gattlin Griffith

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

Defiance

Release year: 2008

Directed by: Edward Zwick

Starring: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos

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

December 16, 2008: What were the most popular TV Series on that day?

The most popular TV Series on December 16, 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:

Sex Ed

Release year: 2008

Directed by: Isaac Feder

The Shift

Release year: 2008

Directed by: Lee Cipolla

Crooked House

Release year: 2008

Directed by: Gilles Paquet-Brenner

Bedtime Stories

Release year: 2008

Directed by: Adam Shankman

Closing Time

Release year: 2008

Directed by: Hans Lietz

December 16, 2008: What were the bestselling books on that day?

The bestselling books on December 16, 2008 were the literary works published close to that day that have achieved notable commercial success, including:

The Pagan Stone by Nora Roberts

The Pagan Stone

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The #1 New York Times Bestseller Blood Brothers and The Hollow is the conclusion to the thrilling trilogy featuring three men and three ladies who unite their hearts and minds in order to defeat the evil.

Scarpetta by Patricia Cornwell

Scarpetta

By:

Watch our feature on Patricia Cornwell’s Scarpetta. Kay Scarpetta has left behind her private practice of forensic pathology in Charleston, South Carolina.

American Lion by Jon Meacham

American Lion

By:

This remarkable book is about Andrew Jackson and his close circle of friends. It also includes his turbulent times.

Your Heart Belongs To Me by Dean Koontz

Your Heart Belongs To Me

By:

They are five of the most frightening words ever spoken by one man. . . Ryan Perry, 35-years-old, has never felt better after a heart transplant that saved him.

Letter To My Daughter by Maya Angelou

Letter To My Daughter

By:

Letter to my Daughter is Maya Angelou’s tribute to her daughter, who she has never had, but whom she sees all around. It outlines Maya Angelou’s path to living well.

December 16, 2008: What were the most popular videogames on that day?

The most popular videogames on December 16, 2008 were those that achieved widespread recognition and player engagement close to that day, including:

Art Style: AQUIA

Art Style: AQUIA

Platform: Nintendo DSi (DSiWare)

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Nintendo

Asphalt 4: Elite Racing

Asphalt 4: Elite Racing

Platform: BlackBerry OS, iOS, Java ME, Symbian OS, N-Gage 2.0, DSiWare

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Gameloft

Brothers in Arms: Double Time

Brothers in Arms: Double Time

Platform: Wii, OS X

Genre: First person shooter

Publisher: Ubisoft

BoneTown

BoneTown

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: D-Dub Software

Chrysler Classic Racing

Chrysler Classic Racing

Platform: Wii, Nintendo DS

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Zoo Entertainment

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Who was the US President on December 16, 2008?

On December 16, 2008 the US President was George W. Bush (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 16, 2008?

On December 16, 2008 the UK Prime Minister was Gordon Brown (Labour).

Who was the Pope on December 16, 2008?

On December 16, 2008 the Pope was Benedict XVI.

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What is special about December 16th?

December 16th refers to a specific date on the calendar, which is the 16th day of the month of December. 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 December 16th, such as:

  • 2018 - 2018 strasbourg attack: a polish national is killed in an attack on strasbourg, france by terrorists.
  • 2017 - China-united kingdom relations and one belt one road initiative: according to the bbc, david cameron, former prime minister of britain, will head a ps750million ($1 billion) u.k. fund to improve rail, road, and air links between china, its trading partners, and china.
  • 2016 - Aleppo offensive (november-december 2016, syria): the syrian forces are disrupting evacuations following the failed ceasefire. the city's remains were evacuated by approximately 8000 civilians.

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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 December 2008?

December 2008 followed the same calendar system as the rest of that year and the years surrounding it, with December being the 12th 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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