January 2nd, 2008

January 2nd, 2008, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 2 of 2008. The decade was the 2000s.

12 years, 6 months and 10 days have passed since January 2nd, 2008.


On This Date

Events that occurred on January 2nd, 2008:

  • The price of petroleum hits $100 per barrel.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 2nd, 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.

Take Me Back!

The date is January 2nd, 2008 and it's a Wednesday. In America, the song Low by Flo-Rida & T-Pain is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, When You Believe by Leon Jackson is the number one hit song.

George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie National Treasure: Book of Secrets is at the top of the Box Office. Practically every teenager and adult has a MySpace or a Bebo account. A social network called Facebook is beginning to surge in popularity, replacing the likes of MySpace.

It's 2008, so the music charts are filled with artists such as Flo Rida, Katy Perry, Rihanna and T.I. People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Wire", "Without a Trace", "Stargate Atlantis" and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Halo 3", "Portal", "Team Fortress 2" and "Half-Life 2: Episode Two".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "SpongeBob SquarePants", "Dora the Explorer", "LazyTown" and "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse". Popular toys include the likes of "PlayStation 3".


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 January 2nd, 2008.

  • Slumdog Millionaire

    "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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 12 years, 6 months and 10 days have passed since January 2nd, 2008.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 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 January 2nd, 2008, will be 12 years of age.
  • People born in 2008 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1199232000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 2nd, 2008:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 2nd, 2008, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2008 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 2nd, 2008 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

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

  • The Hills - American reality television series. Spin-off of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.
  • How I Met Your Mother - Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.
  • Bones - Crime comedy-drama TV series.
  • Prison Break - TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - American comedy sitcom.
  • Grey's Anatomy - Medical drama television series.
  • 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.

2008 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 2008.

"Wizards of Waverly Place" - "iCarly" - "Phineas and Ferb" - "Curious George" - "The Hills" - "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" - "Hannah Montana" - "Ben 10" - "Everybody Hates Chris" - "Go, Diego, Go!" - "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody" - "Avatar: The Last Airbender" - "Zoey 101" - "LazyTown" - "Peppa Pig" - "One Tree Hill" - "The Fairly OddParents" - "Dora the Explorer" - "SpongeBob SquarePants" - "Ed, Edd n Eddy"


2008 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2008:

  • PlayStation 3

Celebrity Birthdays

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


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 2nd of January:

  • Berchtoldstag (Switzerland)

Weather

Weather information for January 2nd, 2008:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 7.9 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 18.8 degrees Fahrenheit. -7.33 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 4.83cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 4.28 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.51cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

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

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 2nd, 2008 was probably conceived around the 25th of March, 2007. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 2nd, 2008 is the 11th of October, 2008. (Rough Estimate).

Soccer Results

Premier League results from January 2nd, 2008.

  • Blackburn defeat Sunderland 1-0.
  • Bolton defeat Derby 1-0.
  • Liverpool and Wigan draw 1-1.
  • Newcastle lose 2-0 at home to Man City.

Video 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 January 2nd, 2008.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 2nd, 2008.

  • 4,576 days have passed since this date.
  • 395,362,800 seconds have passed since the January 2nd, 2008.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 461,256,600 times.
  • Since January 2nd, 2008, earth has travelled approximately 204,007,204,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 65,893,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 34,001,201 steps. That's about 15,112 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,744,354 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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