2008

2008 (MMVIII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2008th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 8th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 9th year of the 2000s decade.

Millennium: 3rd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
2008 by topic:
Arts
Animation (Anime) – ArchitectureComicsFilm (Horror, Science fiction) – Home videoLiterature (Poetry) – Music (Classical, Country, Hip hop, Jazz, Latin, Metal, Rock, UK, US, Korea) – RadioPhotoTelevision (Australia, Canada, Italy, UK, Scotland, US) – Video games
Politics and government
ElectionsInternational leadersSovereign states
Sovereign state leadersTerritorial governors
Science and technology
ArchaeologyBiotechnologyComputingPalaeontologyQuantum computing and communicationSenescence researchSpace/AstronomySpaceflightSustainable energy research - Weather
Environment
Birding/Ornithology
Climate change
Transportation
AviationRail transport
Sports
American footballAssociation footballAthletics (sport)BadmintonBaseballBasketballChessCombat sportsCricketCyclingGolfIce hockeyRugby unionSwimmingTennisVolleyball
By place
AfghanistanAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAntarcticaArgentinaArmeniaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBangladeshThe BahamasBahrainBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBeninBhutanBoliviaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBrazilBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaColombiaCosta RicaComorosCroatiaCubaCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaEuropean UnionEswatiniEquatorial GuineaFijiFinlandFranceGabonGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGreeceGuatemalaGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIranIraqIrelandIsraelItalyIvory CoastJapanJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKosovoKuwaitKyrgyzstanLaosLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberia LiechtensteinLibyaLithuaniaLuxembourgMacauMadagascarMarshall IslandsMalawiMalaysiaMaliMaltaMauritaniaMexicoMicronesiaMoldovaMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNauruNamibiaNepalNetherlandsNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNorth KoreaNorth MacedoniaNorwayOmanPakistanPalauPalestinePanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPolandPortugalQatarRomaniaRussiaRwandaSamoaSan MarinoSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSingaporeSlovakiaSloveniaSomaliaSouth AfricaSolomon IslandsSouth KoreaSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSwedenSwitzerlandSyriaTaiwanTajikistanTanzaniaThailandTogoTongaTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVatican CityVenezuelaVietnamYemenZambiaZimbabwe
Other topics
Religious leaders
Birth and death categories
BirthsDeaths
Establishments and disestablishments categories
EstablishmentsDisestablishments
Works and introductions categories
WorksIntroductions
Works entering the public domain
2008 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar2008
MMVIII
Ab urbe condita2761
Armenian calendar1457
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Assyrian calendar6758
Baháʼí calendar164–165
Balinese saka calendar1929–1930
Bengali calendar1415
Berber calendar2958
British Regnal year56 Eliz. 2  57 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2552
Burmese calendar1370
Byzantine calendar7516–7517
Chinese calendar丁亥年 (Fire Pig)
4704 or 4644
     to 
戊子年 (Earth Rat)
4705 or 4645
Coptic calendar1724–1725
Discordian calendar3174
Ethiopian calendar2000–2001
Hebrew calendar5768–5769
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2064–2065
 - Shaka Samvat1929–1930
 - Kali Yuga5108–5109
Holocene calendar12008
Igbo calendar1008–1009
Iranian calendar1386–1387
Islamic calendar1428–1430
Japanese calendarHeisei 20
(平成20年)
Javanese calendar1940–1941
Juche calendar97
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4341
Minguo calendarROC 97
民國97年
Nanakshahi calendar540
Thai solar calendar2551
Tibetan calendar阴火猪年
(female Fire-Pig)
2134 or 1753 or 981
     to 
阳土鼠年
(male Earth-Rat)
2135 or 1754 or 982
Unix time1199145600 – 1230767999

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