The 2nd of January, 2008, fell on a Wednesday. Day 2 of 2008. Decade: 2000s.
12 years, 0 months and 24 days have passed since the 2nd of January, 2008.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 2nd of January, 2008:
The price of petroleum hits $100 per barrel.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 2nd of January, 2008:
United States: Low - Flo-Rida & T-Pain
United Kingdom: When You Believe - Leon Jackson
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" 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 January, 2008.
"Slumdog Millionaire" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 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.
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.
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - "Please Read the Letter"
"Please Read the Letter" by Robert Plant & Alison Krauss would go on to win a Grammy for 2008's Record of the Year.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 2nd of January:
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
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.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - Reality TV show in which houses are renovated during a one-week period.
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?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 2nd of January, 2008.
4,407 days have passed since this date.
380,764,800 seconds have passed since the 2nd of January, 2008.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 444,225,600 times.
Since the 2nd of January, 2008, earth has travelled approximately 196,474,636,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 63,460,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 32,745,773 steps. That's about 14,554 miles!
Since this date, 4,569,178 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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