March 2008 calendar

March 2008

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in March 2008.
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 on March 2008: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 2008?


  • 01 Mar 2008 Aquatica, a water park covering 59 acres, opens at Sea World Orlando, Florida, USA.
  • 02 Mar 2008 High winds caused by high winds almost caused a Lufthansa Airbus 320 to crash while landing in Hamburg. Pilot was able stabilize the plane and successfully landed the plane on the second attempt. Nobody was hurt.
  • 03 Mar 2008 Exhumed are the remains of Padre pio, a Capuchin monk who died after suffering for decades from inexplicable bleeding wounds to his feet and hands.
  • 04 Mar 2008 Brett Favre, Green Bay Packers quarterback, announces his retirement from NFL after 17 years.
  • 05 Mar 2008 China's first plenary session begins at the 11th National People's Congress. Premier Wen Jiabao presents the final annual government report for his first term.
  • 06 Mar 2008 In Jerusalem, Israel, a gunman from Palestine shoots and kills 8 students, and injures 11 others in the library at the Mercaz HaRav yeshiva.
  • 07 Mar 2008 In northern Florida and southern Georgia, a dozen tornadoes cause extensive damage. Two people are killed when cars are flipped, power poles and trees are torn down, businesses and homes are damaged and cars are flipped.
  • 08 Mar 2008 The Spectacular Spider-Man makes its debut on TV in Canada and the US.
  • 09 Mar 2008 Carl Bildt, the Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, says Kosovo could become a member of European Union even though it is not a United Nations member.
  • 10 Mar 2008 According to the New York Times, Governor Eliot Spitzer of New York had patronized a prostitute service.
  • 11 Mar 2008 The US Federal Reserve has promised to lend up US$200 Billion of Treasury bonds monthly with collateral in the form of mortgage-backed securities.
  • 12 Mar 2008 Oil prices hit a record high of US$110 per barrel
  • 13 Mar 2008 For the first time in 12 year, the US dollar falls below 100 Japanese yen and gold climbs to US$1000 an ounce.
  • 14 Mar 2008 Lhasa and other parts of Tibet were rocked by a series of protests and riots.
  • 15 Mar 2008 Wales wins the Grand Slam beating France 29-12 in final match of Rugby Union's 2008 RBS Six Nations.
  • 16 Mar 2008 JP Morgan Chase buys American investment bank Bear Stearns for $2 per share. This totals $236 million. Bear Stearns' share price was $200 in mid-2006. The Federal Reserve offers a loan of US$30 Billion and announced that it will loan directly to brokers and investment banks.
  • 17 Mar 2008 The US dollar has fallen to an all-time low at US$1.59 per euro
  • 18 Mar 2008 Closes at 420 points higher than previous day's Dow Jones Industrial Average.
  • 19 Mar 2008 GRB 080319B - A brief observation of a cosmic burst, which is the furthest object visible to our naked eyes.
  • 20 Mar 2008 Yves Leterme is sworn into office as the Prime Minister of Belgium.
  • 21 Mar 2008 West China is hit by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake.
  • 22 Mar 2008 Magdi Allam is the most prominent Italian Muslim and converts to Catholicism. He is baptized in Rome by Pope Benedict XVI.
  • 23 Mar 2008 After five years of fighting, the death toll for US soldiers in Iraq has reached 4000.
  • 24 Mar 2008 Former bank executive Steven Sueppel is facing embezzlement charges in Iowa City, Iowa. He beat his wife Sheryl Sueppel to death and their four adopted children. Then, he kills himself by driving his car into a signpost on the highway.
  • 25 Mar 2008 Liechtenstein recognizes Kosovo as an independent state.
  • 26 Mar 2008 Advanced Micro Devices announces the "Phenom", a microprocessor that can be used to build desktop computers.
  • 27 Mar 2008 Revolt 2008 Mahdi Army: Iraqi authorities have imposed a curfew from Sunday to prevent clashes between Shiite militants and the Iraqi government.
  • 28 Mar 2008 Norway and South Korea recognize Kosovo's independence.
  • 29 Mar 2008 Earth Hour is a first-ever event that brings together 35 countries and more than 370 cities.
  • 30 Mar 2008 Wrestlemania XXIV will be held at the Citrus Bowl. The stadium has an all-time attendance record of over 70,000.
  • 31 Mar 2008 Juana Barraza is one of Mexico's most prolific serial killers. She was nicknamed the "Mataviejitas" (Little Old Lady Killer) and received multiple life sentences for the murders at least 11 women.

Famous Birthday

  • American child of noted parents, she is the daughter of actress Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry.

  • American-born child of Japanese baseball star Daisuke Matsuzaka and his wife Tomoyo.

  • American child born into a noted family.

  • American child of noted parents, actress Melissa Joan Hart and her husband musician Mark Wilkerson.

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Famous Deaths

  • English director and screenwriter (d. 2008).

  • French football/soccer commentator on French television.

  • French auto racing executive administrator.

  • American politician, a handsome and charismatic presidential candidate whose campaign lasted 26 days after he withdrew over his alleged...

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in March 2008?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Low
  2. - Love In This Club
  3. - With You
  4. - Don't Stop The Music
  5. - No Oneyoutube

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Now You're Gone
  2. - Mercy
  3. - Rockstar
  4. - What's It Gonna Be
  5. - Chasing Pavements


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Release year: 2008

Directed by: Todd Kessler

Starring: Elisabeth Harnois, Jesse McCartney, Margo Harshman, Ignacio Serricchio

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Release year: 2008

Directed by: Nicholas Stoller

Starring: Kristen Bell, Jason Segel, Paul Rudd, Mila Kunis

Country: United States of America

The Lucky Ones

The Lucky Ones

Release year: 2008

Directed by: Neil Burger

Starring: Rachel McAdams, Tim Robbins, Michael Peña, Molly Hagan

Country: United States of America

Were the World Mine

Were the World Mine

Release year: 2008

Directed by: Tom Gustafson

Starring: Tanner Cohen, Wendy Robie, Judy McLane, Zelda Williams

Street Kings

Street Kings

Release year: 2008

Directed by: David Ayer

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in March 2008?
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Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult

Change of Heart


This is the #1 New York Times bestseller. It tells the story of a mother's tragic death and one man's last chance to save herself. Are our beliefs always true? June Nealon was looking forward to years filled with laughter …

Beautiful Boy by David Sheff

Beautiful Boy


My beautiful boy, what had happened? Our family? What was I doing wrong? These were the gnawing questions that haunted David Sheff's son's journey.

Stranger In Paradise by Robert B. Parker

Stranger In Paradise


Paradise is visited by an Apache hitman who arrives to rescue a girl missing and kill her mother. His conscience is overtaking him.

Sizzle And Burn by Jayne Ann Krentz

Sizzle And Burn


A woman who can hear voices. A man who can see visions. They may be eluded by a killer.

Charm! by Kendall Hart



Avery Wilkins is at her best. She is 30 years old and lives in Manhattan. She is beautiful, smart, as well as the head of Flair, her cosmetics company.