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

2008 was designated as:

Events

January

February

March

April

May

An earthquake in Sichuan, China, kills nearly 80,000 people

June

July

34th G8 summit heads of delegations in Tōyako, Japan

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October

November

Barack Obama was elected as President of the United States on November 4, 2008

December

Israeli F-16i of the 107th Squadron preparing for take-off, December 2008

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December

Nobel Prizes

In fiction