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2008


Jan
4
Release: One Missed CallThe film One Missed Call is released (2008)Top 10 Least Scary Horror Movies
Top 10 Worst American Remakes of Foreign Movies

18
Release: Theatrical release of CloverfieldThis American monster thriller and follows follows six young New Yorkers attending a going-away party on the nigTop 10 City Destruction Scenes in Movies
Top 10 Giant Movie Monsters

18
Release: TranssiberianThe film Transsiberian is released (2008)Top 10 Ben Kingsley Performances

20
Breaking Bad premieresThe TV series Breaking Bad airs its first episode (2008)Top 10 Best Breaking Bad Scenes
Top 10 TV Shows to Binge On
Top 10 Television Lawyers
Top 10 Annoying TV Characters
Top 10 TV Anti-Heroes
Top 10 Good Guys Gone Bad in TV
Top 10 TV Bottle Episodes

20
The TV series Breaking Bad airs its first episodeThe TV series Breaking Bad airs its first episode (2008)Top 10 Satisfying Deaths of Hated TV Characters

22
Death of Heath LedgerAfter performing roles in Australian television and film during the 1990s, Ledger left for the United States in 1998 to develop his film career. His most iconic role was that of the Joker in The Dark Knight, before his untimely passTop 10 Posthumous Movie Performances
Top 10 Supervillain Portrayals in Movies
Top 10 Career Defining Movies
Top 10 Actors Who Can Play Good and Bad Guys
Heath Ledger vs. Jack Nicholson as The Joker
Top 10 Actors Who Died Too Soon

25
Release: UntraceableThe film Untraceable is released (2008)Top 10 Torture Porn Movies

29
The TV series Breaking Bad airs its first episodeThe TV series Breaking Bad airs its first episode (2008)Top 10 TV Dramas of All Time

Feb
1
Premiere of Phineas and FerbOfficial premiere of Disney animated series, 'Phineas and Ferb' (2008).Top 10 Disney Animated TV Series

3
Super Bowl XLII is heldSuper Bowl XLII is held (2008)Top 10 Sports Upsets

8
Release: In Bruges is releasedThe movie, 'In Bruges,' is released (2008).Top 10 Obscene Movie Insults (EXPLICIT)
Top 10 Colin Farrell Performances

13
Release: A Milli by Lil Wayne is releasedA Milli by Lil Wayne is released (2008)Top 10 Rap Songs of the 2000s

18
The TV series Being Human airs its first episodeThe TV series Being Human airs its first episode (2008)Top 10 TV Vampires

24
Fidel Castro retires as the President of CubaFidel Castro retires as the President of Cuba after nearly fifty years (2008)Fidel Castro: Life of the Cuban Leader

Mar
9
The TV series The Wire airs its last episodeThe TV show The Wire airs its final episode (2008)Top 10 HBO Shows of All Time
Top 10 TV Detectives
Top 10 TV Anti-Heroes
Top 10 Saddest TV Deaths

10
Shane Dawson joins YouTubeShane Dawson joins YouTube (2008)Top 10 YouTube Celebrities

14
Release: DoomsdayThe film Doomsday is released (2008)Top 10 Movie Outbreaks

28
Release: 21The film 21 is released (2008)Top 10 Gambling Movies

28
First international Earth Hour takes placeFirst Earth Hour to take place on an international scaleThe History of the World Wildlife Fund

Apr
5
Death of Charlton HestonDeath of Charlton Heston (2008)Top 10 Ultimate Decade Defining Actors
Top 10 Biblical Movies

7
The TV series Soul Eater debutsThe TV series Soul Eater airs its first episode (2008)Top 10 Anime Powers We Wish Were Real

10
Release: The Red BaronThe film The Red Baron is released (2008)Top 10 Aerial Movie Dogfights

14
Release: Theatrical release of Iron ManThe film Iron Man is released (2008)Top 10 Movie Fights on Rooftops

18
Release: Forgetting Sarah MarshallThe film Forgetting Sarah Marshall is released (2008)Jason Segel Bio: From How I Met Your Mother To The Five-Year Engagement
Top 10 Best Spin-Off Movies

20
Danica Patrick wins the Indy Japan 300Danica Patrick wins the Indy Japan 300 becoming the first female driver in history to win an Indy car race (2008)Danica Patrick Biography: Life and Career of the IndyCar and NASCAR Driver
The History of the Indianapolis 500 Auto Race

May
2
Release: Theatrical release of Iron ManThe film Iron Man is released (2008)Top 10 Marvel Movies
Top 10 Best Blockbuster Movie Franchises
Top 10 Movie Characters That Can Fly
Top 10 Movie Traitors
Top 10 Jeff Bridges Performances

12
8.0 magnitude earthquake kills 69,000 people in Sichuan, ChinaAn earthquake (measuring around 8.0 magnitude) occurs in Sichuan, China, killing over 69,000 people (2008)Top 10 Infamous Natural Disasters of the Last 100 Years

12
Release: Death Cab for Cutie album Narrow Stairs is releasedDeath Cab for Cutie album Narrow Stairs is released (2008)Top 10 Stalker Songs

22
Release: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal SkullThe film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is released (2008)Top 10 Movie Treasure Hunters
Top 10 Anticipated But Disappointing Movies
Top 10 Bad Movies That Were Successful

25
Ray William Johnson joins YouTubeRay William Johnson joins YouTube (2008)Top 10 YouTube Celebrities

25
Release: Release of Viva La Vida by ColdplayRelease of Viva La Vida by Coldplay (2008)Top 10 Rip-off Songs

Jun
2
Death of Bo DiddleyBo Diddley diesTop 10 Rock and Roll Pioneers

3
Release: Release of IndestructibleRelease of Indestructible (2008)Top 10 Disturbed Songs

6
Release: Kung Fu Panda is releasedKung Fu Panda is released (2008)Top 10 Hilarious Slow Motion Movie Scenes
Top 10 Animated Villains Excluding Disney and Pixar

6
Release: You Don't Mess with the ZohanThe film You Don't Mess with the Zohan is released (2008)Top 10 Worst Adam Sandler Movies
Top 10 Racially Offensive Movie Characters

11
Release: The HappeningThe Happening is released (2008)Top 10 Least Scary Horror Movies

13
Release: The Incredible HulkThe film The Incredible Hulk is released (2008)Top 10 Character Transformations in Movies
Top 10 Split Personality Movie Characters
Top 10 Best Blockbuster Movie Franchises
Top 10 Mad Scientists

20
Release: The Love GuruThe film The Love Guru is released (2008)Top 10 Career Ruining Movies
Top 10 Racially Offensive Movie Characters

22
Death of George CarlinDeath of George Carlin (2008)Top 10 Male Stand-Up Comedians
Top 10 George Carlin Bits

23
Release: WALL-E is releasedWALL-E is released (2008)Top 10 Environmental Warning Movies
Top 10 Pixar Movies
Top 10 Primary Pixar Characters

27
Release: WantedThe film Wanted is released (2008)Top 10 Movie Quitting Scenes
Top 10 Movie Train Fights

Jul
2
Release: HancockThe film Hancock is released (2008)Top 10 Movie Characters That Can Fly

2
Release: Hancock is releasedThe film Hancock is released (2008)Top 10 Superhero Movies Not Based on Comic Books

18
Release: The Dark KnightThe film The Dark Knight is released (2008)Batman VS. Superman
Top 10 Movies of All Time
Top 10 Movies of the 2000s
Top 10 Action Movies of the 2000s
Top 10 Career Defining Movies
Top 10 Supervillain Portrayals in Movies
Top 10 Iconic Movie Villains
Top 10 Improvised Movie Moments
Top 10 Practical Special Effects in Movies
Top 10 Best Blockbuster Movie Franchises

25
Release: Step BrothersThe film Step Brothers is released (2008)Will Ferrell Biography: From SNL to Anchorman 2
Top 10 Hilarious Will Ferrell Moments

Aug
1
Release: The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon EmperorThe film The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor is released (2008)Top 10 Movie Treasure Hunters

5
Release: The Airborne Toxic Event's self-titled debut is releasedIndie rock band The Airborne Toxic Event's self-titled debut is releasedInterview with The Airborne Toxic Event

6
Release: Pineapple ExpressThe film Pineapple Express is released (2008)Top 10 Movie Drug Dealers

8
2008 Beijing Summer Olympics begin2008 Beijing Summer Olympics beginTop 10 Lip Sync Fails

9
Death of Bernie MacDeath of Bernie Mac (2008).Top 10 Posthumous Movie Performances

11
Release: So What by PinkSo What by Pink (2008)Top 10 Funniest Music Videos

13
Michael Phelps sets the Olympic record for the most gold medals ever won Michael Phelps sets the Olympic record for the most gold medals (8 in Beijing and 6 in Athens) won by an individual in Olympic history with his win in the men's 200m butterfly (2008) Michael Phelps Biography: Beijing, London Olympics

13
Release: Tropic ThunderThe film Tropic Thunder is released (2008)Top 10 Hilarious Slow Motion Movie Scenes
Top 10 Hilarious Ben Stiller Moments
Top 10 Comeback Performances

17
Michael Phelps becomes the 1st person to win eight gold medals in one Olympic Games American swimmer Michael Phelps becomes the first person to win eight gold medals in one Olympic Games (2008) Michael Phelps Biography: Beijing, London Olympics

20
Release: Slipknot's All Hope is Gone is releasedSlipknot album 'All Hope is Gone' is releasedSlipknot's Chris Fehn or 'Number 3' Talks Musical Evolution
Interview with Slipknot's Chris Fehn or Number 3

22
Release: Death RaceThe film Death Race is released (2008)Top 10 Badass Jason Statham Moments

Sep
3
Release: MartyrsThe film Martyrs is released (2008)Top 10 Torture Porn Movies

3
The TV show 'Sons of Anarchy' airs its first episodeThe TV show 'Sons of Anarchy' airs its first episode (2008)Top 10 TV Anti-Heroes

5
Release: Bangkok DangerousThe film Bangkok Dangerous is released (2008)Top 10 Worst American Remakes of Foreign Movies

5
Release: Sex on FireThe song Sex on Fire by Kings of Leon is released (2008)Top 10 Lovemaking Songs

7
Premiere episode of True BloodThe HBO television series True Blood airs its first episode (2008)Top 10 TV Vampires
Top 10 HBO Shows of All Time
Top 10 TV Shows You Shouldn't Watch with Your Parents
Top 10 Good Guys Gone Bad in TV
Top 10 Vampires in Movies and TV (REDUX)

7
The Detroit Lions play the first game of the 2008 season. They finish the year 0-16The Detroit Lions play the first game of the 2008 season. They finish the year 0-16 (2008)Top 10 Losing Streaks in Sports

7
The TV series True Blood airs its first episodeThe TV series True Blood airs its first episode (2008)Top 10 Satisfying Deaths of Hated TV Characters

10
CERN's Large Hadron Collider is powered upCERN's Large Hadron Collider, the biggest scientific experiment in history, is powered up in Geneva, SwitzerlandCERN History: Discoveries and Experiments

15
Death of Richard WrightDeath of Richard Wright (2008).Top 10 Pink Floyd Songs

15
Lehman Brothers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.Lehman Brothers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.Top 10 Brands That Failed

19
Travis Barker is in a plane crashTravis Barker and Adam Goldstein, or DJ AM, survive a plane crash in South CarolinaThe History of Blink-182

20
Release: Debut of MerlinDebut of Merlin (2008)Top 10 Princesses and Queens from TV

23
Release: Demi Lovato's debut Don't Forget is releasedDemi Lovato's debut album, 'Don't Forget,' is releasedDemi Lovato: Bio and Origins of the Disney and X Factor Star

23
The Kauhajoki school shooting takes place.Matti Saari kills 10 at a mass shooting in Finland.Top 10 Infamous Mass Shootings Outside the U.S.

23
The TV series The Mentalist airs its first episodeThe TV series The Mentalist airs its first episode (2008)Top 10 Satisfying Deaths of Hated TV Characters

26
Death of Paul Newman (2008).Paul Newman dies (2008). He starred in Cool Hand Luke.Top 10 Prison Escape Films

Oct
1
Release: Birdemic: Shock and TerrorThe film Birdemic: Shock and Terror is released (2008)Top 10 Movies So Bad They're Good

9
Release: AmusementThe film Amusement is released (2008)Top 10 Scariest Clowns in Movies and TV

10
Release: QuarantineThe film Quarantine is released (2008)Top 10 Movie Outbreaks

13
Death of Frank RosenthalDeath of Frank Rosenthal, who was the basis for the character of Ace Rothstein in the movie Casino (2008)Top 10 Movie Portrayals of Real Life Gangsters

13
Release: Single Ladies by BeyonceSingle Ladies by Beyonce (2008)Top 10 Signature Dance Moves

17
Release: Trading Places by Usher is releasedTrading Places by Usher is released (2008).Top 10 Sexiest Music Videos

21
Fable II is releasedThe Fantasy Action RPG series notorious for being greatly overhyped by Lead Designer Peter Molyneux ... again.Top 10 Anticlimactic Boss Battles in Video Games

24
Release: Saw VThe film Saw V is released (2008)Top 10 Goriest Saw Traps

29
Release: Quantum of SolaceThe James Bond film Quantum of Solace is released (2008)Top 10 Best Blockbuster Movie Franchises

Nov
1
The character Stefon debuts on Saturday Night LiveThe character Stefon debuts on Saturday Night Live, performed by Bill Hader (2008)Top 10 Saturday Night Live Characters

4
Barack Obama becomes the first African-American PresidentBarack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States (2008)Top 10 Defining Moments of 2000s America
Biography of Barack Obama: Life and Accomplishments

5
The Family Guy episode I Dream of Jesus first airsThe Family Guy episode I Dream of Jesus first airs (2008)Top 10 Family Guy Episodes

12
Death of The Jimi Hendrix Experience's Mitch MitchellThe Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell diesTop 10 Rock Drummers

21
Release: TwilightThe film Twilight is released (2008)Top 10 Bad Movies That Were Successful

24
Release: 808s and Heartbreak album by Kanye West808s and Heartbreak album by Kanye West (2008)Top 10 Kanye West Songs

25
The TV series The Shield airs its final episodeThe TV series The Shield airs its final episode (2008)Top 10 TV Detectives
Top 10 TV Show Finales

26
Mumbai AttacksMumbai Attacks (2008)Another Top 10 Craziest Events Caught on Camera

Dec
11
Bernard Madoff is arrested and charged with securities fraud in a $50 billion Ponzi schemeBernard Madoff is arrested and charged with securities fraud in a $50 billion Ponzi scheme (2008)Top 10 Scams
How To Avoid A Bernie Madoff Scam

12
Release: DoubtThe film Doubt is released (2008)Top 10 Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Performances

12
Release: Gran TorinoThe film Gran Torino is released (2008)Top 10 Dramatic Movie Deaths
Top 10 Movies Where the Protagonist Dies

17
Release: The WrestlerThe film The Wrestler is released (2008)Top 10 Movies with Ambiguous Endings
Top 10 Best Sports Movie Speeches
Top 10 Comeback Performances

18
Release: Ip Man is releasedIp Man, starring Donnie Yen, is released (2008)Top 10 Donnie Yen Moments

25
Release: Bedtime StoriesThe film Bedtime Stories is released (2008)Top 10 Worst Adam Sandler Movies

28
The Detroit Lions play the last game of the 2008 season. They finish the year 0-16The Detroit Lions play the last game of the 2008 season. They finish the year 0-16 (2008)Top 10 Losing Streaks in Sports

29
Release: The Other Boleyn GirlThe film The Other Boleyn Girl is released (2008)Top 10 Movie Kings