2008 (MMVIII) was a leap year that started on Tuesday in the Gregorian calendar. It was the 2008th year of the Common Era or Anno Domini designation, the 8th year of the 3rd millennium and 21st century, and the 9th of the 2000s.

2008 was designated the:

  • International Year of Languages.

Read more about 2008:  Nobel Prizes, Major Religious Holidays, In Fiction