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January 24, 2008

January 24, 2008, was a Thursday. It was the 24th day of 2008. The decade was the 2000s.

16 years, 1 month, and 12 days have passed since January 24, 2008.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on January 24, 2008:

  • Allegations surface that Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole cheated on his wife Cheryl.
Song charts

Popular songs

On January 24, 2008, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Low" by Flo-Rida & T-Pain
  • United Kingdom: "Now You're Gone" by Basshunter

The Billboard Hot 100 on January 24, 2008

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Low - Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain
  • No One - Alicia Keys
  • Apologize - Timbaland Featuring OneRepublic
  • Kiss Kiss - Chris Brown Featuring T-Pain
  • Clumsy - Fergie
Play the top songs from 2008
A Spotify playlist of songs from 2008. Let us take you back to the peak days of Flo Rida, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys and Basshunter.
Cloverfield

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Cloverfield".

Facts

This date was 5,885 days ago. Approximately 196 months have passed. It was the 24th day of 2008, in week 04. The decade was the 2000s. People born on this day are currently 16 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. 2008 had 366 days because it was a leap year. 65 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to January 24, 2008

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Thursday, January 24, 2008. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Aquarius. In America, the song "Low" by Flo-Rida & T-Pain is at the top of the singles charts, while "Now You're Gone" by Basshunter is the number-one song in the UK.

George W. Bush Jnr. is the President of the United States, and the movie Cloverfield is at the top of the box office. Gordon Brown is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Practically every teenager and adult has a MySpace or Bebo account.

A rock music genre called "Emo" is extremely popular at the moment. The genre, which stands for "emotional hardcore", has created a subculture of "Emos" who dye their hair black and wear thick-framed glasses. Meanwhile, in technology news, more and more people are beginning to use the Internet on their phones. This transition towards mobile Internet has been aided by the recent roll-out of faster 3G networks and the introduction of larger touchscreen phones. A growing social network called Facebook is beginning to steal users away from MySpace and Bebo.

Video rental stores such as Blockbuster are struggling to compete with online streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. It's 2008, so the music charts are filled with artists such as Flo Rida, Katy Perry, Rihanna and T.I. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as VL Mike, George Carlin, Bernie Mac, and John Costelloe would all still be alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "King of the Hill", "Smallville", "Prison Break", and "Gossip Girl". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Wii Play", "God of War II", "Pokémon Diamond Version", and "Super Mario Galaxy". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "LazyTown", "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody", "Ben 10", and "iCarly".

Popular toys at the moment include Bionicle LEGO, Roboraptor, the PlayStation 3, and Gross Out Doodle Monster.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on January 24, 2008.

  • Ashley Cole's affair allegations.

    Ashley Cole's affair allegations

    Tabloid newspapers were publishing allegations that soccer star Ashley Cole had cheated on his wife, Cheryl.
  • Heath Ledger is found dead.

    Heath Ledger is found dead

    Australian actor Heath Ledger was found dead at his apartment in Manhattan on January 22nd, 2008. The cause of death was determined to be "acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam, and doxylamine."
  • Breaking Bad makes its debut.

    Breaking Bad makes its debut

    The crime drama series "Breaking Bad" had just made its debut on AMC.
  • Cloverfield is playing in movie theaters.

    Cloverfield is playing in movie theaters

    The sci-fi monster film "Cloverfield" was being shown in movie theaters.
  • Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - "Please Read the Letter"

    Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - "Please Read the Letter"

    "Please Read the Letter" by Robert Plant & Alison Krauss went on to win a Grammy for 2008's Record of the Year.
  • 2008 in music.

    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.
  • World economic crisis.

    World economic crisis

    A world economic crisis took hold throughout 2008. This was a bleak year for many, as countries fell into recession, stock markets plunged, businesses were forced to close, and a lot of people lost their jobs. Sadly, many families were also forced to give up their homes.
  • The highest paid celebrities in 2008.

    The highest paid celebrities in 2008

    According to Forbes, the highest paid celebrities in 2008 were Oprah Winfrey, Tiger Woods, Angelina Jolie, Beyoncé, David Beckham, Johnny Depp, Jay-Z, The Police, J.K. Rowling, Brad Pitt and Paula Deen.
  • Who were the best NBA players in 2008?

    Who were the best NBA players in 2008?

    In 2008, the best NBA players were Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, LeBron James, Dwight Howard, Chris Paul, Dirk Nowitzki, Tim Duncan, Amare Stoudemire, Steve Nash, Deron Williams, Carlos Boozer, Paul Pierce, Yao Ming, Tracy McGrady and Manu Ginóbili.
  • Time Person of the Year 2008.

    Time Person of the Year 2008

    US President Barack Obama was named Time Person of the Year in 2008. In November 2008, he became the first African American to be elected President of the United States.
  • Megan Fox.

    Megan Fox

    American actress Megan Fox was listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 2008.
  • Best soccer players in the world.

    Best soccer players in the world

    In 2008, the best soccer players were Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Fernando Torres, Iker Casillas, Xavi, Andrey Arshavin, David Villa, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Kaká and Steven Gerrard.
  • 2008 in movies.

    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.
  • DVD sales are plummeting.

    DVD sales are plummeting

    DVD sales were beginning to plummet as people were switching to online streaming platforms. Between 2008 and 2014, sales in the USA fell by a whopping 66%.
  • Slumdog Millionaire.

    Slumdog Millionaire

    "Slumdog Millionaire" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2008.
  • Online streaming begins to threaten video rental stores.

    Online streaming begins to threaten video rental stores

    Online video streaming was becoming increasingly popular. New services such as Netflix and Hulu were gaining millions of users, and video rental stores such as Blockbuster were struggling to stay afloat. As sales and rentals declined, small video stores started closing. Meanwhile, the larger franchises attempted to downsize and branch out into selling other products, such as cellphones and merchandise.
  • HD TV becomes the norm.

    HD TV becomes the norm

    HD TV quickly became the norm during this time, as flat-screen televisions were starting to fall in price.
  • Mobile Internet begins to take off.

    Mobile Internet begins to take off

    Internet access on cellphones became common in the late 2000s. This transition was aided by the rollout of faster 3G Internet networks and the introduction of larger touchscreen phones. Although many phones had Internet features at the start of the decade, they were often awkward and costly to use.
  • The HD DVD war.

    The HD DVD war

    Two HD DVD formats called Blu-ray and HD DVD were competing with each other to become the de facto high-definition standard. During this "war", certain movies and TV shows could only be found on Blu-ray or HD DVD, as film studios quickly aligned themselves with the format that they wanted to win. In rental stores, it was common to see a separate section for both of these formats. Of course, this often led to people buying or renting the wrong one.
  • Bringing digital cameras to nightclubs and bars.

    Bringing digital cameras to nightclubs and bars

    During the 2000s, people often brought digital cameras with them to clubs and bars. The following day, they would upload their photographs to social media websites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Bebo. Although most phones had cameras, their picture quality was bad, especially in darker settings such as nightclubs.
  • Bebo.

    Bebo

    By this stage, a new social network called Bebo had become a huge hit in countries such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, and New Zealand. Bebo was famous for its quizzes, auto-playing video box, whiteboard, "Bebo Skins," and "Bebo Luv" features.
  • Music stores are going out of business.

    Music stores are going out of business

    Many music stores were closing their doors for the last time. The ease of downloading and streaming music meant that the business model of selling CDs was quickly becoming nonviable.
  • Scene kids.

    Scene kids

    "Scene Kids" became a big subculture in the latter half of the decade. Their fashion consisted of skinny jeans, bright colors, and straight hair with long fringes.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on January 24, 2008.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to January 24, 2008.

  • December 26, 2007: The film There Will Be Blood (2007) is released.
  • December 27, 2007:
    • Former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is assassinated in Rawalpindi.
    • The final episode of the comedy show "Yo Momma" is aired on MTV.
  • December 29, 2007: Scottish footballer Phil O'Donnell dies after suffering a cardiac arrest while playing for Motherwell against Dundee United.
  • January 1, 2008: Amy Fitzpatrick (15) goes missing during a holiday in Málaga, Spain.
  • January 2, 2008: The price of petroleum hits $100 per barrel.
  • January 3, 2008: Pop star Britney Spears is brought away in an ambulance following a 3-hour custody standoff involving her two young sons.
  • January 7, 2008: The first episode of the webseries "Arby 'n' the Chief" is released.
  • January 15, 2008: Actor Brad Renfro dies from an overdose.
  • January 16, 2008: Football: Kevin Keegan makes an unexpected return as manager of Newcastle United.
  • January 18, 2008:
    • The movie Cloverfield (2008) is released.
    • Financial crisis: Stock markets fall to a yearly low due to recession worries and news that bond insurance company "Ambac" has had its credit rating downgraded.
  • January 20, 2008: The first episode of Breaking Bad is aired.
  • January 21, 2008: World stock markets take a plunge as talk of a US recession continues to grow.
  • January 22, 2008: Actor Heath Ledger dies from acute combined drug intoxication at the age of 28.
  • This date: January 24, 2008
  • January 25, 2008: The subreddit /r/atheism is created on Reddit.
  • February 1, 2008: Pop star Britney Spears is placed under temporary conservatorship.
  • February 2, 2008: Brock Lesnar defeats Frank Mir during his debut at UFC 81: Breaking Point.
  • February 3, 2008: Super Bowl XLII: The New York Giants defeat the New England Patriots by 17-14 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
  • February 8, 2008: In Bruges (2008) is released in movie theaters.
  • February 10, 2008: Project Chanology: Roughly 7,000 people stage worldwide protests against the Church of Scientology.
  • February 11, 2008: Football: Italian manager Giovanni Trapattoni agrees to take over the Republic of Ireland national team.
  • February 13, 2008:
    • Soccer: Giovanni Trapattoni becomes the new manager of Ireland.
    • Financial crisis: The United States enacts the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 in an attempt to avert a recession.
  • February 17, 2008: Floyd Mayweather appears on WWE's "No Way Out" pay-per-view event.
  • February 18, 2008: UK mortgage bank Northern Rock is temporarily nationalised due to a financial crisis.
  • February 19, 2008:
    • Fidel Castro resigns.
    • Toshiba announces that it will stop manufacturing HD DVD players.
  • February 21, 2008: Former English soccer player Paul Gascoigne is sectioned under the Mental Health Act following an incident at the Malmaison Hotel in Newcastle upon Tyne.
  • February 22, 2008:
    • Jennifer Lopez gives birth to twins.
    • Financial crisis: British bank Northern Rock is fully nationalized.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 24, 2008, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2008 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 24, 2008 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Late 2000s fashion

Photographs of late 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Late 2000s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 2008

In January 2008, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from January 2008.

Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad
The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory
Gossip Girl
Gossip Girl
Mad Men
Mad Men
Skins
Skins
Friday Night Lights
Friday Night Lights
Dexter
Dexter
Ugly Betty
Ugly Betty
Eureka
Eureka
Psych
Psych
The Hills
The Hills
How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother
Bones
Bones
Prison Break
Prison Break
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy
The Office
The Office
House
House
Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica
Desperate Housewives
Desperate Housewives
Boston Legal
Boston Legal
CSI: NY
CSI: NY
Lost
Lost
Stargate Atlantis
Stargate Atlantis
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Cold Case
Cold Case
One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill
Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on January 24, 2008

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2008:

Wizards of Waverly Place
Wizards of Waverly Place
iCarly
iCarly
WordGirl
WordGirl

Horrid Henry
Horrid Henry
Curious George
Curious George
The Hills
The Hills
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Hannah Montana
Hannah Montana
Ben 10
Ben 10
Everybody Hates Chris
Everybody Hates Chris
Johnny Test
Johnny Test
Go, Diego, Go!
Go, Diego, Go!
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Zoey 101
Zoey 101
LazyTown
LazyTown
Peppa Pig
Peppa Pig
One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill
The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents
Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer
SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob SquarePants
Ed, Edd n Eddy
Ed, Edd n Eddy
Toys

Popular toys and games in 2008

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

Digi Makeover
Digi Makeover
FurReal Friends Butterscotch Pony
FurReal Friends Butterscotch Pony
Kid-Tough Digital Camera
Kid-Tough Digital Camera
Fast Talkin' Lightning McQueen
Fast Talkin' Lightning McQueen
Air Hogs RC Storm Launcher
Air Hogs RC Storm Launcher
Pirates of the Caribbean ship
Pirates of the Caribbean ship
Lil Luvables Fluffy Factory
Lil Luvables Fluffy Factory
Gross Out Doodle Monster
Gross Out Doodle Monster
Floam
Floam
Moon Sand
Moon Sand
iPod Touch
iPod Touch
Iggle Piggle
Iggle Piggle
The PlayStation 3
The PlayStation 3
Roboraptor
Roboraptor
The Xbox 360
The Xbox 360
Bionicle LEGO
Bionicle LEGO
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in January 2008.

Burnout Paradise 2008
Burnout Paradise
Rock Band 2007
Rock Band
Mass Effect 2007
Mass Effect
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune 2007
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Assassin's Creed 2007
Assassin's Creed
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 2007
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008
Super Mario Galaxy 2007
Super Mario Galaxy
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 2007
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
The Simpsons Game 2007
The Simpsons Game
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock 2007
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
Half-Life 2: Episode Two 2007
Half-Life 2: Episode Two
Team Fortress 2 2007
Team Fortress 2
Portal 2007
Portal
Halo 3 2007
Halo 3
World in Conflict 2007
World in Conflict
BioShock 2007
BioShock
Pokémon Diamond Version 2007
Pokémon Diamond Version
God of War II 2007
God of War II
Wii Play 2007
Wii Play
Wii Sports 2006
Wii Sports

Were you born on January 24, 2008?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 2008.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out January 24, 2014, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on January 24.

Sharon Tate

Sharon Tate

Actress and model Deceased
Born on January 24, 1943
She was not alive on this date.

John Belushi

John Belushi

Actor Deceased
Born on January 24, 1949
He was not alive on this date.

Tatyana Ali

Tatyana Ali

Actress
Born on January 24, 1979
She turned 29 on this day in 2008.

Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez

Soccer player
Born on January 24, 1987
He turned 21 on this day in 2008.

USA

US President

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on January 24, 2008.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 24, 2008 was most likely conceived around May 3, 2007.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 24, 2008 is close to October 16, 2008.

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Stats for January 24, 2008

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about January 24, 2008:

  • 5,885 days have passed since this date.
  • 840 weeks have passed.
  • 508,464,000 seconds have passed since January 24, 2008.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 593,208,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 262,367,424,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 84,744,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 43,727,904 steps. That's roughly 19,435 miles!
  • Since this date, 6,101,568 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
  • How many years ago was 2008?

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