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This article is about the year 1008. For the number, see 1008 (number).
|Centuries:||10th century – 11th century – 12th century|
|Decades:||970s 980s 990s – 1000s – 1010s 1020s 1030s|
|Years:||1005 1006 1007 – 1008 – 1009 1010 1011|
|1008 by topic|
|Lists of leaders|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||1761|
|Bahá'í calendar||−836 – −835|
|English Regnal year||N/A|
|Chinese calendar||丁未年 (Fire Goat)
3704 or 3644
— to —
戊申年 (Earth Monkey)
3705 or 3645
|- Vikram Samvat||1064–1065|
|- Shaka Samvat||930–931|
|- Kali Yuga||4109–4110|
|Japanese calendar||Kankō 5
|Minguo calendar||904 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||1551|
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- Oldest known mention of the city of Gundelfingen.
- Olav Haraldsson, the future king of Norway, lands on Saaremaa Island in Estonia, wins a battle there and forces the inhabitants to pay tribute.
- Georgia is unified under King Bagrat III.
- Mohammed II succeeds Hisham II as Caliph of Cordoba.
- The Egyptian Fatimid Empire under Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah sends the sea captain Domiyat on a tributary mission to Emperor Zhenzong of the Song Dynasty, in order to reestablish trade relations between Egypt and China.
- Battle of Peshawar: The Turkic Ghaznavid armies defeat a Hindu confederacy.
- Olof, king of Sweden, is baptized by Saint Sigfrid.
- Bruno of Querfurt and others try to establish a mission among the Prussians.
- May 4 – King Henry I of France (d. 1060)
- October 12 – Emperor Go-Ichijō of Japan (d. 1036)
- Takasue's Daughter, Japanese writer
- Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester (d. 1095)
- Emperor Kazan of Japan (b. 968)
- Gunnlaugur Ormstunga, Icelandic poet (b. c. 983)
- Al-Hamadhani, Persian writer