Sunday December 21, 2008: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 12/21/2008, UK date format: 21/12/2008

December 21st, 2008 was the 356th day of the year 2008 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Sagittarius. The day of the week was Sunday.

The number one song in US was Live Your Life by T.I..

The Great Debaters, directed by Denzel Washington, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2008 while Dewey by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Sex Ed. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bananagrams or Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.

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 21, 2008 Events

What happened on December 21, 2008?

Historical Events

  • Gwadar Port, Pakistan, becomes fully operational.ref name=quotThe_Dawnquot
  • Boris Johnson, London mayor, announces the winning design to replace the iconic Routemaster double-decker buses.
  • Continental Airlines Flight 1404 crashes off Denver International Airport. 38 of the 110 passengers aboard were injured.
  • Iranian police attacked and closed Shirin Ebadi's Children's Rights Support Association, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, before a planned celebration for Human Rights Day.
  • Canada announces a US$3.3 Billion bailout for its struggling automotive industry.
  • 2008 Russian financial crisis: The Russian Internal Troops repress a protest at Vladivostok against higher tariffs for imported used cars
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What happened on December 21 in history? Find out the list of December 21st major events

What was 2008 famous for? Discover everything about 2008


December 21, 2008 Famous Birthdays

Other December 21st famous birthdays

See all famous people born on December 21st

How old am I?

If December 21, 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 21.

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December 21, 2008 Famous Deaths

Other December 21st famous deaths

See all famous people who died on December 21st


December 21, 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 21, 2008 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was December 21, 2008?

The day of the week was Sunday.

December 21st marks the 355th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2008.

There are 10 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


December 21, 2008 Holidays and Observances

What is special on December 21, 2008?


  • Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
  • Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
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Music charts

What was the number one song on December 21, 2008? Which were the top hits on December 21, 2008?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

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

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

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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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: Edward Zwick

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

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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Sex Ed

Sex Ed

Release year: 2008

Directed by: Isaac Feder

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

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 2008?


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Dewey by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter




The Pagan Stone by Nora Roberts

The Pagan Stone


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.

Hot, Flat, And Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman

Hot, Flat, And Crowded


New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the year A Washington Post Best Book of the year A Businessweek Best Business Book of the YEAR A Chicago Tribune Best

Why We Suck by Denis Leary

Why We Suck


The New York Times Bestseller Denis Leary is one of America's most innovative and biting comic humorists. He takes on all the politicians and celebrities who have sucked in public.

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 21st, 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?



Platform: Flash

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Majesco Entertainment

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Platform: PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, iOS, mobile phone, N-Gage, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X

Genre: Action-adventure, hack and slash

Publisher: LucasArts THQ Wireless (iOS, mobile phone, N-Gage) Activision (Japanese version)

D1GP Arcade

D1GP Arcade

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing, drifting

Publisher: Taito

Bomberman Online Japan

Bomberman Online Japan

Platform: Windows XP

Genre: Massive Multiplayer Online Game, Party

Publisher: Hudson Soft

Avalon Code

Avalon Code

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Action role-playing game


December 21, 2008 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

Last Quarter

The moon phase for December 21, 2008 is Last Quarter.

See Moon rising and setting times on December 21, 2008

Sport Games on December 21, 2008

Sport Games on December 21, 2008

Serie A

Italian Football
  • Atalanta - Juventus : 1 - 3
  • Cagliari - Reggina : 1 - 1
  • Catania - Roma : 3 - 2
  • Chievo - Genoa : 0 - 1
  • Lecce - Bologna : 0 - 0
See all Football game results of December 21, 2008

Jupiler League

Football (Belgium)
  • Kortrijk - Westerlo : 0 - 0
  • Standard - Gent : 2 - 1
See all Football game results of December 21, 2008

La Liga Primera Division

Football (Spain)
  • Betis - Ath Bilbao : 0 - 1
  • La Coruna - Recreativo : 4 - 1
  • Mallorca - Sevilla : 0 - 0
  • Numancia - Valladolid : 4 - 3
  • Osasuna - Getafe : 5 - 2
See all Football game results of December 21, 2008

La Liga Segunda Division

Football (Spain)
  • Alaves - Tenerife : 1 - 2
  • Xerez - Gimnastic : 1 - 2
See all Football game results of December 21, 2008

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