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.
  • 01 Mar 2008 The Armenian police clash with peaceful opposition rally protesting against allegedly fraudulent presidential elections, as a result ten people are killed.
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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?


Which were the most popular books released in March 2008?

World Without End by Ken Follett

World Without End


This "epic" sequel to The Pillars of the Earth (The Denver Post), is two centuries old. It marks the completion of the Gothic cathedral built by the Kingsbridge residents.

Bratfest at Tiffanys: The Clique #9 by Lisi Harrison

Bratfest at Tiffanys: The Clique #9


Massie Block - The Briarwood boys have overtaken OCD and are now in control of everything. Worse, the Pretty Committee's status as an alpha is at risk because of the popularity of the soccer boys.

Strangers In Death by J. D. Robb

Strangers In Death


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR FIRST IME IN PAPERBACKView J.D.'s feature. Robb's Strangers In Death. Lieutenant Eve Dallas will soon discover the secrets to her ties in 2060 New York.

Killer Heat by Linda Fairstein

Killer Heat


It's August in New York. Manhattan D.A. is the only thing hotter than the pavement. Alex Cooper's professional and personal life.

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.