Friday, August 8, 2008


The eighth day of the eighth month of 2008 is an auspicious date in the numerology calendar. Across the globe, people are clamouring to buy lucky lottery tickets, get married or even give their child a lucky start in life by giving birth on this date. It also heralds the start of the Beijing Olympics, where the opening ceremony will begin at 8.08pm.

We'll obviously keep an eye out for any interesting reports throughout the day - you can check out our links for numerology while you wait - and compile a further entry, later.

Asians, numerologists feel number eight brings luck on 08-08-08
Carson Times, NV - 7 hours ago
In Reno, you don't have to be Asian to see the luster of 08-08-08. Jessica Hay, 30, and Richard Gardner, 37, of Reno, plan to wed near Virginia City and ...

08-08-08: McCain, Obama come up even
The Swamp - Tribune's Washington Bureau, DC - 51 minutes ago
This is the "dead heat'' that John McCain is talking about as Barack Obama heads out for a week off in Hawaii. by Mark Silva By the numbers, ...

The Associated Press
Beijing couples rush to tie knot on lucky 08-08-08
The Associated Press - 3 hours ago
Once China was awarded the Olympics, Beijing organizers chose 08-08-08 as the day for the games to begin as many Chinese believe the date is particularly ...
Chinese going 08.08.08 crazy NewsLite
08-08-08 a magical Olympic wedding date Ninemsn
Most Popular Olympic Event? 8-8-08 Weddings Christian Broadcasting Network - Xinhua
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08/08/08: Your Lucky Day?
FOXNews - 3 hours ago
... evil and named in the Bible as the date the Antichrist would be revealed — many are nevertheless buzzing about 08/08/08's potential implications. ...
Is this the luckiest day of the century? Scotsman
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China's craze for 08-08-08, Canada - 19 minutes ago
A surge in newborns might be the talk of the hospitals, but some of the 08-08-08 buzz in mobile-mad China has been around cellphone numbers. ...
The Perks and Pitfalls of an 08/08/08 Wedding
MainStreet, NY - 3 hours ago
By Adam Rathe (08/08/08) For luck on your wedding day you need something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. ...
Weekly SearchBuzz RoundUp: 08/08/08 - Google Insights, Performics ...
Search Engine Roundtable - 1 hour ago
Today is 08/08/08. You can imagine how precisely Barry planned out this post -- since, well, that only happens once in a century. Also occurring almost as ...

BBC News
Bin Laden’s driver could be free in months 08/08 08:12 CET
euronews, France - 9 hours ago
Osama bin Laden’s driver has been sentenced to five and a half years in prison for supporting terrorism. Salim Hamdan was acquitted on charges of conspiracy ...
Video: Bin Laden Driver Seeks Leniency From Gitmo JuryAssociatedPressall 5,296 news articles »
JPMorgan DARWINS A and B SPDS 08/08/08
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia - 16 hours ago
JPMORGAN STRUCTURED PRODUCTS DARWINS JPMorgan Dividend Advance Resettable Warrant Instalments - Series A and B Offered by JPMorgan Investments Australia ...
Birthday boy turns 8 on lucky 08/08/08, Canada - 15 hours ago
In Chinese culture, 08/08/08 is considered so lucky that Chinese officials are opening the Beijing Olympics today at exactly 8:08 pm, China Standard Time. ...
The 08 Challenge
Rocky Mountain News, CO - 4 hours ago
So tonight, at 08:08:08 on 08/08/08, the Chinese will open the Olympic Games. Numbers drove the Chinese to syncing the Opening Ceremonies down to the second ...

Digital Trends Week In Review 08/08/08, OR - 3 hours ago
Here are the top news stories and articles featured on Digital Trends for the week of August 8th. Canon has introduced three new high-definition consumer ...
08/08/08: Not Such A Lucky Day For The Jonas Brothers
Idolator, NY - 3 hours ago
Sure, the promotional tear of newly crowned sibling heartthrobs the Jonas Brothers is on full blast, making its way to So You Think You Can Dance? last ...
North Fort Myers girl takes turning 8 on 8/8/08 in stride
The News-Press, FL - 11 hours ago
"As this is a once in a lifetime event, I was hoping you'd include her in your 08/08/08 edition of the News-Press," Kowalczyk wrote. ...
Crazy eights: Chinese, wedding parties and birthday celebrators ... Naples Daily News
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All roads lead to China on 08-08-08, but growth not as fast and ...
TravelBizMonitor, India - 4 hours ago
By TBM Staff | Beijing As the Olympic Games opening ceremony commences in Beijing at eight minutes past eight o’clock on the eighth day in the eighth month ...
Welcome to the Orwell Olympics The Jewish Journal of greater L.A
Bush, Chinese Leader Exchange Greeting KGO-AM
Bush dedicates new massive US embassy in Beijing Pak Watan
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A very special wedding date: Future's fine in 08/08/08
Barre Montpelier Times Argus, VT - 3 hours ago
By Sarah Hinckley Times Argus Staff According to Chinese lore, the number eight is lucky. In fact the government is banking on it with the Summer Olympic ...
BAA Cleveland names Tina LaForte as Vice President – 08/08/08
MoodieReport, UK - 8 hours ago
By Dermot Davitt US. BAA Cleveland, the newly appointed developer of retail and food & beverage concessions at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) ...
JPMorgan IQ Y and Z SPDS 08/08/08
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia - 16 hours ago
JPMorgan IQ Instalment Warrants - Series Y and Z Supplementary Product Disclosure Statement Amendments to the PDS This SPDS supplements the PDS and together ...ASX:AMP - ASX:AXA - ASX:FXJ
Chinese couples hoping for lucky birth on 08/08/08
Independent, UK - 17 hours ago
By Clifford Coonan in Beijing In Beijing's main maternity hospital, there is an even more expectant air than usual. All of the 200 beds in the wards are ...
08/08/08: Date is a wedding frenzy
Colorado Springs Gazette, CO - 10 hours ago
By ANDREA BROWN The sport of marriage is an Olympic feat, so no wonder many couples are turning to numbers for extra luck. Today's 8-8-08 may offer triple ...

Berlusconi makes a clean sweep in Naples 08/08 08:12 CET
euronews, France - 9 hours ago
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been doing his bit to clean up the streets of Naples as part of a drive to end the city’s rubbish crisis. ...

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