Saturday December 27, 2008: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 12/27/2008, UK date format: 27/12/2008

December 27th, 2008 was the 362nd day of the year 2008 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Capricorn. The day of the week was Saturday.

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 The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Sex Ed. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning or Counter-Strike Online.

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.

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December 27, 2008 Events

What happened on December 27, 2008?

Historical Events

  • Asif Ali Zardari, President of Pakistan, acknowledges the existence of non-state actors in Pakistan and promises to eradicate terrorism.
  • Vandals have torched the Gavle goat (a large Swedish yule goat) for the 23rd consecutive time since 1966 when it was built.
  • Woolworths Group closes its UK stores on the eve its centenary.
  • Gaza-Israel conflict: Israel launches Operation Cast Lead to stop Hamas from the Gaza Strip. At least 271 people were killed and at least 800 were injured in this operation. (CNN). ( One person is killed and six more are injured when rockets from Gaza Strip attack Netivot Regional Council, Israel.
  • Operation Cast Lead launched by Israel against Hamas in Gaza Strip. It killed at least 271 and wounded at least 800.
  • Rockets from Gaza Strip hit Netivot Regional Council in Israel, killing one person and wounding at least six more.

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What happened on December 27 in history? Find out the list of December 27th major events

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December 27, 2008 Famous Birthdays

Other December 27th famous birthdays

  • Salman Khan

    He is an Indian film producer, actor and TV personality.

  • Gérard Depardieu

    French actor with a rugged, heavy-set face, great charisma, and a gift to comedy.

  • Marlene Dietrich

    German-American singer and actress who enjoyed 62 years of international success as a screen goddess in American and German films.

  • American singer (Paramore).

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How old am I?

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December 27, 2008 Famous Deaths

Who died on December 27, 2008?

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December 27, 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

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December 27, 2008 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was December 27, 2008?

The day of the week was Saturday.

December 27th marks the 361st day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2008.

There are 4 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


December 27, 2008 Holidays and Observances

What is special on December 27, 2008?


  • The second day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • A bank holiday in Britain and elsewhere if 25 December or 26 December falls in the weekend.
  • R.C. Saints - John the Apostle and Evangelist


  • International Day of Epidemic Preparedness
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Music charts

What was the number one song on December 27, 2008? Which were the top hits on December 27, 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

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling

The Tales of Beedle the Bard


The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a classic in wizarding and first came to Muggle readers' notice in the book Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Arctic Drift by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler

Arctic Drift


This #1 New York Times bestseller brings back the heroism, courage and determination that made Dirk Pitt legend in the adventure world... A potential breakthrough discovery

Scarpetta by Patricia Cornwell



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

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.

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

New Moon


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.

Birth chart on this day

Discover the planets positions on December 27th, 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?

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X


Publisher: Electronic Arts

Counter-Strike Online

Counter-Strike Online

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Valve Corporation Nexon Corporation TianCity[1] Gamania IAHgames Megaxus PlayFPS Nexon EU Go Play

Buzz! Junior: Dino Den

Buzz! Junior: Dino Den

Platform: PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Genre: Party

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

Active Life: Outdoor Challenge

Active Life: Outdoor Challenge

Platform: Wii

Publisher: Bandai Namco Games



Platform: Xbox 360; Microsoft Windows; OS X; Linux; PlayStation 3

Genre: Puzzle, platform

Publisher: Number None, Inc.; Microsoft Game Studios (X360)


December 27, 2008 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

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Sport Games on December 27, 2008

Sport Games on December 27, 2008

Division 1

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Airdrie Utd - Morton : 1 - 0
  • Partick - Ross County : 0 - 2
  • Queen of Sth - Dundee : 0 - 1
  • St Johnstone - Clyde : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of December 27, 2008

Division 2

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Alloa - Stranraer : 2 - 2
  • Arbroath - Stirling : 1 - 2
  • East Fife - Brechin : 2 - 1
  • Peterhead - Raith Rvs : 2 - 1
See all Football game results of December 27, 2008

Division 3

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Berwick - Montrose : 3 - 2
  • Stenhousemuir - Annan Athletic : 0 - 0
See all Football game results of December 27, 2008

Premier League

UK Soccer
  • Aberdeen - Hearts : 1 - 0
  • Dundee United - Falkirk : 1 - 0
  • Hibernian - Kilmarnock : 2 - 4
  • Motherwell - Inverness C : 3 - 2
  • Rangers - Celtic : 0 - 1
See all Football game results of December 27, 2008

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