- David Lang's "The Little Match Girl Passion" premieres at Carnegie Hall, New York City (Pulitzer Prize for Music 2008) 
- The first Airbus A380 passenger flight, operating for Singapore Airlines, with flight number SQ 380, flying scheduled service between Singapore and Sydney, Australia.
Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 10 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No
- #1 Song: Crank That (Soulja Boy) - Soulja Boy Tell'em
- #1 Song: About You Now - Sugababes