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1999 - 2008
   the Prime Minister was   
Helen Clark
Labour. As of 2006, Forbes magazine ranked her as the 20th most powerful woman in the world. New Zeland's first elected female PM.
John McCain, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton
   are all   
U.S. Senators Who Ran for President in 2008
2008
   winner of the Australian Open Women's Singles was   
Maria Sharapova
2008
   winner of the Australian Open Men's Singles was   
Novak Djokovic
Heath Ledger
   died in   
2008 Drugs Overdose
Brad Renfro
   died in   
2008 Aged 25 from a Drug Overdose
Renfro once did a play sponsored by DARE that discouraged drug use.
Kosovo
   gained independence in   
2008
17 February. Serbia. Recognized by US as independent.
Fragma
   had a U.K. Top 40 single hit with   
Toca's Miracle 2008
2008
2008
   World Snooker Championship winner was   
Ronnie O'Sullivan
Beat Ali Carter 18-8
Max Magnus Norman
   created the sculpture   
Planet of the Barely Legal Porno Zombies, 2008
2008
   Preakness Stakes winner was   
Big Brown
Kent Desormeaux on board -- Trainer Richard (Rick) Dutrow, Jr. -- Co-owners IEAH Stable and Paul Pompa, Jr. -- Breeder - Monticule Farm -- 1:54 4/5
2008
   UEFA Champions League winners were   
Manchester United
Beat Chelsea on penalties. John Terry missed for Chelsea. Shame.
2008
   winner was   
Da'Tara
Da’ Tara went wire to wire to beat eight other thoroughbreds over 1½ miles, the longest and toughest of the three classics with Alan Garcia up, Trainer: Nick Zito, Owner: Robert B. LaPenta -- 2:03.21
2008
   the winner was   
Ana Ivanović
Defeated Dinara Safina 6-4, 6-3
2008
   winner of the French Open Men's Singles was   
Rafael Nadal
Defeated Roger Federer 6-1, 6-3, 6-0
2008
   was the debut year for   
Azerbaijan
2008
   Tony Award winner for Best Musical was   
In The Heights
2008
   the winners were   
Spain
Co-hosted by the footballing superpowers of Austria and Switzerland.
2008
   was won by   
Del Kathryn Barton
For the painting 'You are what is most beautiful about me, a self portrait with Kell and Arella'
2008
   Wimbledon Ladies' Singles champion was   
Venus Williams
Defeated her younger sister Serena Williams 7-5, 6-4 to claim her 5th singles title.
2008
   Wimbledon Men's Singles champion was   
Rafael Nadal
Defeated 5 time champion Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-7 (8-10), 9-7 to become only the second Spaniard in history to win the Men's Singles Championship. Manuel Santana was the first in 1966. Nadal is the first man since Bjorn Borg in 1980 to win both The French Open and Wimbledon in the same year.
2008
   Summer Olympic Games were held in   
Beijing
2008
   the winner was   
Padraig Harrington
At Royal Birkdale. First European since James Braid in 1906 to win back to back Open Championships.
2008
   winner of the US Open Men's Singles was   
Roger Federer
D. Andy Murray 6-2 7-5 6-2 first man since Bill Tilden in 1924 to win 5 straight US Open titles
2008
   winner of the US Open Women's Singles was   
Serena Williams
2008 - 2014
   the Australian Governor-General was   
Dame Quentin Bryce
Officially addressed as Her Excellency. Awarded AC. Born Brisbane, QLD.
2003 - 2008
   the Australian Governor-General was   
Major General Michael Jeffery
Officially addressed as His Excellency. Awarded AC, CVO, MC. Born Wiluna, WA.
2008
   the award was won by   
The Time We Have Taken by Steven Carroll
2008
   winner was   
Cristiano Ronaldo
Portugal
2008
   winners of the FA Cup were   
Portsmouth
Cardiff City 0-1 Portsmouth
2008
   winner of the Australian Rugby League Premiership was   
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
2008
   the winner was   
Slumdog Millionaire
Directed by Danny Boyle
2008
   the winner was   
Man on Wire
A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century."
2008
   winner was   
Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur 2 Chelsea 1
2008
   Grand National was won by   
Comply Or Die
Jockey: T J Murphy, Trainer: David Pipe, Owner: David Johnson, 7/1
2008
   Palme d'Or winner was   
Entre Les Murs (The Class)
Directed by Laurent Cantet
2008
   the winner was   
Sam Bradford
QB from University of Oklahoma
2008
   Formula One World Constructors' Champion was   
Ferrari
172 points
2008
   Formula One Drivers' Championship winner was   
Lewis Hamilton
Won the title by one point in a Mclaren
2008
   World Series Champions were the   
Philadelphia Phillies
4-1 against Tampa Bay Rays. MVP: Cole Hamels
Calgary Stampeders
   won the Grey Cup in   
2008
Calgary Stampeders Montreal Alouettes Montreal Alouettes 22-14 at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Quebec on November 23, 2008
2008
   the winner was the   
Detroit Red Wings
2008
   was won by   
Kobe Bryant
2008
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Barack Obama
44th President of United States, was born in Hawaii, he previously served as a US senator from Illinois
2008
   player of the year was   
Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester United
2008
   Young Player of the year was   
Cesc Fabregas
Arsenal
2008
   player of the year was   
Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester United
2008 - Elbow
   winner of the Mercury Music Prize was   
The Seldom Seen Kid
2008
   the winner was   
Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio
France, b.1940, author of new departures, poetic adventure and sensual ecstasy, explorer of a humanity beyond and below the reigning civilization
2008
   winners of the Premiership were   
Manchester United






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