2nd of April, 2008

The 2nd of April, 2008, fell on a Wednesday. Day 93 of 2008. Decade: 2000s.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 2nd of April, 2008:

  • United States: Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis
  • United Kingdom: American Boy - Estelle & Kanye West

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Horton Hears a Who!" was at the top of the box office on this date.

News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 2nd of April, 2008.

  • 2008 in movies.

    Movies that hit the big screen in 2008 included the likes of The Dark Knight, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Kung Fu Panda, Hancock, Mamma Mia!, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Iron Man, Quantum of Solace, WALL-E, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Slumdog Millionaire, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Tropic Thunder and Cloverfield.

  • Megan Fox

    American actress Megan Fox is listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 2008.

  • Time Person of the Year 2008

    US President Barack Obama was given the title of Time Person of the Year 2008. In November of 2008, Obama was elected as the first African American president of the United States.

  • World Economic Crisis

    Throughout 2008, a world economic crisis took hold. Countries fell into recession and stock markets plunged. Icelandic banks went into receivership. Ireland issued a "bank guarantee" and both the EU and the US slipped into recession.

  • 2008 in music.

    Popular music artists in 2008 included Sara Bareilles, Chris Brown, Rihanna, Usher, Jordin Sparks, Ray J, Leona Lewis, Lil Wayne, T.I., Pink, Beyoncé, Natasha Bedingfield, Coldplay, Katy Perry, M.I.A., Kevin Rudolf and Britney Spears.

  • The Rickroll.

    During this period, a "bait and switch" meme called Rickrolling is becoming popular online.

  • The Fall of MySpace.

    In 2008, popular social network MySpace began to hemorrhage users. Millions of unique users left each month, with most of them migrating over to Facebook.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 2nd of April:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 11 years, 7 months and 19 days have passed since the 2nd of April, 2008.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 14 of 2008.
  • Leap Year: 2008 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
  • Age: Anyone born on the 2nd of April, 2008, will be 11 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1207090800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 2nd of April, 2008:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 2nd of April, 2008, will have the star sign Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2008 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 2nd of April, 2008 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.

Weather

Weather information for the 2nd of April, 2008:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 15.1 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. There were 4 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 33.1 degrees Fahrenheit. 0.61 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 1.27cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 10.89 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on the 2nd of April, 2008.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 2nd of April, 2008 was probably conceived around the 24th of June, 2007. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 2nd of April, 2008 is the 10th of January, 2009. (Rough Estimate).

2nd of April

Events that have occurred on the 2nd of April:

  • 2nd of April, 1974: French president Georges Pompidou dies of cancer.
  • 2nd of April, 1982: The Falklands War begins.
  • 2nd of April, 2005: Pope John Paul II passes away.
  • 2nd of April, 2015: A mass shooting at the Garissa University College in Kenya results in 148 deaths.
  • 2nd of April, 1989: WrestleMania V: Hulk Hogan defeats "Macho Man" Randy Savage at the Historic Atlantic City Convention Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
  • 2nd of April, 1995: WrestleMania XI: Lawrence Taylor defeats Bam Bam Bigelow at the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut.
  • 2nd of April, 2000: WrestleMania 2000: Triple H retains his title after winning in a four-way elimination match against The Rock, The Big Show and Mick Foley.
  • 2nd of April, 2004: Hellboy (2004) is released.
  • 2nd of April, 2006: WrestleMania 22: John Cena defeats Triple H at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois.
  • 2nd of April, 2009: The TV show "ER" comes to an end after nearly fifteen years.
  • 2nd of April, 2010: Clash of the Titans (2010) is released in cinemas.
  • 2nd of April, 2010: Wrestler Chris Kanyon commits suicide.
  • 2nd of April, 2018: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan announce that they are separating.

Television

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Breaking Bad - Series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.
  • How I Met Your Mother - Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.
  • The Office - The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.
  • House - Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.
  • Battlestar Galactica - Sci-fi series.
  • Desperate Housewives - TV show about housewives living in suburban America.
  • Boston Legal - TV show about a Boston law firm.
  • CSI: NY - New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.
  • Lost - Mystery drama series about a group of plane crash survivors that are stranded on a strange island.
  • Stargate Atlantis - Spin-off of the original Stargate series.

Computer Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Uncharted: Drake's Fortune - Third person adventure game that was released on the PS3.
  • Assassin's Creed - The first game in the series.
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - Popular first-person shooter game. The first game in the series to make the shift to a modern time-frame.
  • Half-Life 2: Episode Two - Iconic first-person shooter game that was developed by Valve Corporation.
  • Team Fortress 2 - Team-based game that was developed by Valve Corporation.
  • Portal - Puzzle game developed by Valve.
  • Halo 3 - First-person shooter game that was developed by Bungie. Released for the XBox 360.

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 2nd of April, 2008.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 2nd of April, 2008.

  • 4,248 days have passed since this date.
  • 367,030,800 seconds have passed since the 2nd of April, 2008.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 428,202,600 times.
  • Since the 2nd of April, 2008, earth has travelled approximately 189,387,892,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 61,171,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 31,564,649 steps. That's about 14,029 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,404,370 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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