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Table of contents
- January 15 – NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft makes the first of three flybys of Mercury.
- February 1 – Sweden plans to cease analog television broadcasts
- February 3 – Super Bowl XLII to be held in Glendale, Arizona.
- February 7 – Annular solar eclipse
- March 23 – Easter Sunday. Easter has not fallen this early since 1913.
- April 5 to April 7 – NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four to be held at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
- May 16 – Presidential election slated in the Dominican Republic.
- June – UEFA Euro 2008 Championship tournament. Joint hosts Switzerland and Austria
- August 1 – Total solar eclipse
- August 8 – 2008 Summer Olympics scheduled to begin in Beijing, China
- September 11 – Topping out of Freedom Tower at World Trade Center site
- October 6 – NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft makes the second of three flybys of Mercury.
- November 4 – Presidential election slated in the United States.
- November 26 – If still Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair will surpass Margaret Thatcher's length of time in office.
Australia plans to cease analogue television broadcasts.
- Both Liverpool (England) and Stavanger (Norway) are European Capital of Culture
- Tentative year for the completion of the Burj Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and the International Business Center in Seoul, South Korea
- Forecasted year of worldwide production decline in oil given by the Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas
- Forecasted year of OPEC oil production exceeding non-OPEC oil production given by "The Peak Of World Oil Production And The Road To The Olduvai Gorge" by Richard C. Duncan
- Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom passes King Henry III of England to become the the third longest reigning monarch of England.