Monday December 22, 2008: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 12/22/2008, UK date format: 22/12/2008

December 22nd, 2008 was the 357th day of the year 2008 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Capricorn. The day of the week was Monday.

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 Do The Right Thing by Mike Huckabee was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Sex Ed. If you liked videogames you were probably playing AdventureQuest Worlds or Casebook.

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 22, 2008 Events

What happened on December 22, 2008?

Historical Events

  • The American Environmental Protection Agency has published a Clean Water Act General Permit allowing cruise ships to dump unlimited amounts of untreated "graywater", within a mile of U.S. shores.
  • A ash dike burst at Roane County's solid waste containment area, Tennessee. It released 1.1 billion gallons (4.2 Million m) of ash. coal fly ash and slurry.
  • The results of the December 14th Turkmenistan parliamentary elections are now known.
  • Romanian legislative elections, 2008: Emil Boc has been sworn in as Prime Minister. He will be leading a coalition government made up of the Democrat Liberals (and Social Democrats).
  • At 74 years old, President of Guinea Lansana conte has died. Aboubacar Sompare, National Assembly Speaker, will assume the role of President of Guinea Lansana Conte for 60 days if the Supreme Court declares this vacant.
  • Five men are found guilty by a jury of conspiring against the murder of soldiers at Fort Dix in New Jersey, USA.
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See also

What happened on December 22 in history? Find out the list of December 22nd major events

What was 2008 famous for? Discover everything about 2008


December 22, 2008 Famous Birthdays

Other December 22nd famous birthdays

See all famous people born on December 22nd

How old am I?

If December 22, 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 22.

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December 22, 2008 Famous Deaths

Who died on December 22, 2008?

Other December 22nd famous deaths

See all famous people who died on December 22nd


December 22, 2008 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Capricorn personality

Who should a Capricorn 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

Find out your Moon Sign

Can the numbers in December 22, 2008 reveal something about your future ? Find out


December 22, 2008 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was December 22, 2008?

The day of the week was Monday.

December 22nd marks the 356th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2008.

There are 9 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


December 22, 2008 Holidays and Observances

What is special on December 22, 2008?


  • R.C. Saints - commemoration of Frances Xavier Cabrini
  • Spain: the main draw of Spanish National Lottery, where it is a Christmas tradition.
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Capricorn
  • In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs on or very close to this date. In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs around this time.
  • Also see December 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Japan - T?ji (winter solstice)
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Music charts

What was the number one song on December 22, 2008? Which were the top hits on December 22, 2008?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

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

Top #5 R&B songs

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

Top #5 Latin songs

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

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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

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



Release year: 2008

Directed by: Henry Miller

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Scott Speedman, Don Harvey, James Rebhorn

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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Do The Right Thing by Mike Huckabee

Do The Right Thing


Mike Huckabee was the ultimate dark horse when he entered the Republican presidential race. He had almost no money, no advisors, and little recognition outside of Arkansas.

A Mercy by Toni Morrison

A Mercy


National BestsellerOne the New York Times 10 Best Books for the YearIn 1680s, the slave trade in America was still very young.

The Gate House by Nelson DeMille

The Gate House


Nelson DeMille, #1 New York Times Bestseller, delivers the long-awaited sequel to his classic novel The Gold Coast. John Sutter was left behind after John Sutter's mafia lover and aristocratic wife, John Sutter, died.

The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

The Lucky One


Nicholas Sparks, the bestselling author of 14 books, tells the story of a man who had to deal with death and found the love of his dreams in his 14th book.

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.

Birth chart on this day

Discover the planets positions on December 22nd, 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?

AdventureQuest Worlds

AdventureQuest Worlds

Genre: Massively multiplayer online role-playing game

Publisher: Artix Entertainment



Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Interactive movie, Point-and-click adventure

Publisher: Big Fish Games

8Ball Allstars

8Ball Allstars

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Oxygen Games

American McGee's Grimm

American McGee's Grimm

Platform: Windows

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Turner Broadcasting System

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Platform: Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable,[1] iOS, Android

Genre: Adventure game Visual novel

Publisher: Sega (Wii) Spike (PS3/PSP/iOS)


December 22, 2008 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

New Moon

The moon phase for December 22, 2008 is New Moon.

See Moon rising and setting times on December 22, 2008

Sport Games on December 22, 2008

Sport Games on December 22, 2008

Division 2

Football (France)
  • Strasbourg - Boulogne : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of December 22, 2008

Premier League

UK Soccer
  • Everton - Chelsea : 0 - 0
See all Football game results of December 22, 2008

Liga I

Football (Portugal)
  • Benfica - Nacional : 0 - 0
See all Football game results of December 22, 2008

Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $75.21
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $90.02
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $19.24
  • General Electric GE: opens at $16.56
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $83.27

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 90.26 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.2212 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.0931 CHF
  • 1 USD = 6.852 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 125.74 JPY

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