Musings of a Museum Fanatic: 30 Things That Happened in 2008

3.28.2018

30 Things That Happened in 2008


We kicked off 2018 by heading back to 2013 but now it's time to go back a little further to 2008. I'm not sure how it's been 10 years since then. Some of the events of 2008 are forever burned into my mind and feel like they were just yesterday. What is your most memorable moment from 2008?



The Dark Knight

We lost Paul Newman to lung cancer

2008 is a shit year for the stock market with falls multiple times throughout the year

We welcomed Ramona Singer & the Countess into our lives in The Real Housewives of New York City

Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States



Pirates were not just a thing from the 1700s, we saw pirates from Somalia terrorize the sea

Sex & The City

Norway knighted a penguin

Steven Kazmierczak opens fire at the Northern Illinois University killing five and injuring twenty-one, before committing suicide

Paul McCartney say nah nah goood bye to Heather Mills



Twilight

Britney Spears continues her downward spiral and starts off her January with a shaved head

Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich is arrested on federal corruption charges including conspiracy to commit mail, wire fraud and solicitation of bribery.

Beyonce & Jay-Z say I do

Heath Ledger dies of an overdose



WALL-E

Bailouts seemed to be handed out like candy

Breaking Bad debuts

Ellen DeGeneres gets hitched to Portia de Rossi

Slumdog Millionaire



Fidel Castro retires

Beijing hosts the 2008 Olympics

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt welcome twins

Britney might have started off the year rough but made a massive comeback by the end of the year

Kevin and I started dating!

Photo of Kevin from our very first date at the Field Museum
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