2008

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2008 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar2008
MMVIII
Ab urbe condita2761
Armenian calendar1457
ԹՎ ՌՆԾԷ
Bah' calendar164 – 165
Buddhist calendar2552
Chinese calendar4644/4704-7-21
(丁亥年七月廿一日)
— to —
4645/4705-7-1
(戊子年七月初一日)
Coptic calendar1724 – 1725
Ethiopian calendar2000 – 2001
Hebrew calendar 5768 – 5769
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2063 – 2064
 - Shaka Samvat1930 – 1931
 - Kali Yuga5109 – 5110
Holocene calendar12008
Iranian calendar1386 – 1387
Islamic calendar1429 – 1430
Japanese calendarHeisei 0
(平成0年)
 - Imperial YearKōki 2668
(皇紀2668年)
Julian calendar2053
Korean calendar4341
Thai solar calendar2551
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2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. It has been designated as: In Chinese astrology, most of 2008, starting with February 7 will overlap with the Year of the Rat (Dates before February 7 are Year of the Pig). The next Year of the Rat will be in 2020.

Predicted and scheduled events

January

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Unknown dates

Major religious holidays

2008 in fiction

Books

  • Isaac Asimov's 1955 short story Franchise takes place in 2008, the premise being that the U.S. president will be selected by a computer program looking for the "most representative citizen".
  • John Barnes, Mother of Storms (1995) begins with a 2008 UN resolution barring any nation from acquiring nuclear weapons after June 1, 2008, subject to penalty of preemptive strike.
  • Gregory Benford's books The Jupiter War and The Threads of Time are set in 2008.
  • P.D. James's mystery The Children of Men is set in 2008. No children have been born since 1995, and the last generation reaches puberty.
  • The Galactic Milieu Series by Julian May features Earth's first contact with an alien race on June 20, 2008
  • Ian McDonald's "Chaga Saga" (Evolution's Shore and Kirinya) begins with the March 13, 2008 impact arrival of the plant form Chaga from outer space.
  • Alan E. Nourse's 1957 book Rocket to Limbo begins with the March 3, 2008 launch of the starship Argonaut on a centuries long trip to Alpha Centauri
  • The Mote in God's Eye (1974) by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle postulates that faster than light travel is perfected in 2008.
  • The Next War, a controversial 1996 novel about the post-Soviet era, co-authored by former U.S. Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, looks at a possible 2008 nuclear confrontation between the United States and Russia.

Computer and video games

  • Set in 2008:
  • Ghost Recon (2001): Russia attempts to reunite the Soviet Union and invades several Eastern European countries. The UN intervenes with peacekeeping forces.
  • Splinter Cell series: Sam Fisher goes undercover.
  • Shattered Union: U.S. President David Jefferson Adams is elected in a Sham election, and becomes the most unpopular president in U.S. history.
  • Mega Man 2 (1989)
  • Twisted Metal 3 (1998)

Film

Television

Media franchises

References

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2. ^ European Year of Intercultural Dialogue website
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4. ^ Cyprus and Malta set to join eurozone in 2008, EurActiv
5. ^ Slovenian EU presidency
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8. ^ 80th Annual Academy Awards: General Timeline. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved on 2007-03-22.
9. ^ Russia’s Presidential Election Set for March, 2008. mosnews.com (December 14, 2006).
10. ^ Understanding the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 (pdf). Ministry of Justice. Retrieved on 2007-10-17.
11. ^ Eurovision 2008 at Beogradska Arena in Belgrade. Belgovision (2007-05-13). Retrieved on 2007-05-14.
12. ^ [5] retrieved 22 August 2007
13. ^ [6] retrieved 14 June 2007
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19. ^ MoDot Article on the Avenue of the Saints. Retrieved on 2007-09-16.

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