Leap Year: 2008 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Taurus.
Zodiac Element: Earth.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2008 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
Native American Zodiac: The 1st of May, 2008 falls under the Beaver.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
Age: Anyone born on the 1st of May, 2008, will be 10 years of age.
American Format: 05-01-2008 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 2008-05-01. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "20080501" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1209596400.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 1st of May:
May Day / Labour Day (France)
International Workers' Day
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 1st of May, 2008:
United States: Lollipop - Lil Wayne
United Kingdom: 4 Minutes - Madonna
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Baby Mama" 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 1st of May, 2008.
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.
During this period, a "bait and switch" meme called Rickrolling is receiving widespread media attention.
During this period, Facebook experienced massive growth, becoming the most popular social network in the world.
Weather information for the 1st of May, 2008:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 13.9 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a sunny day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 45.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 7.56 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
London, England: Temperature: 10.5 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 7.11cm.
Who was the US President on this particular date?
George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on the 1st of May, 2008.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on the 1st of May, 2008 was probably conceived around the 23rd of July, 2007. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 1st of May, 2008 is the 8th of February, 2009. (Rough Estimate).
Around This Time...
Things that happened during this general period of time...
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Visualize the days that have passed since the 1st of May, 2008. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.
Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 1st of May, 2008.
3,949 days have passed since this date.
341,197,200 seconds have passed since the 1st of May, 2008.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 398,063,400 times.
Since the 1st of May, 2008, earth has travelled approximately 176,057,755,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 56,866,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 29,342,959 steps. That's about 13,041 miles!
Since this date, 4,094,366 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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