February 5, 2008

February 5, 2008, was a Tuesday. It was 16 years, 2 months, and 10 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 5, 2008:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on February 5, 2008

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Low - Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain
  • No One - Alicia Keys
  • Apologize - Timbaland Featuring OneRepublic
  • With You - Chris Brown
  • Clumsy - Fergie
Play the top singles 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.
Hannah Montana

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Hannah Montana" was at the top of the box office on February 5, 2008.


This date occurred 5,915 days ago. Approximately 197 months have passed. It was the 36th day of 2008, in week 06. The decade was the 2000s. People who were born on February 5, 2008, are now 16 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. 2008 was a leap year, which means that it had an extra day in February. The Earth has experienced 66 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to February 5, 2008

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is February 5, 2008, and it's a Tuesday. Anyone 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 Hannah Montana is at the top of the box office. Gordon Brown is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "One Tree Hill", "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition", "House", and "The Big Bang Theory".

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. People are playing video games such as "God of War II", "Team Fortress 2", "Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock", and "Burnout Paradise". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Fairly OddParents", "Postcards from Buster", "Zoey 101", and "Go, Diego, Go!".

Children are playing with toys such as the PlayStation 3, Pirates of the Caribbean ship, Air Hogs RC Storm Launcher, and Digi Makeover.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on February 5, 2008.

  • Project Chanology.

    Project Chanology

    During February and March 2008, members of Anonymous and 4chan began organizing worldwide protests against the Church of Scientology.
  • Britney Spears is placed under temporary conservatorship.

    Britney Spears is placed under temporary conservatorship

    Pop singer Britney Spears was placed under temporary conservatorship around this time. This followed her three-hour custody standoff with police on January 3rd.
  • 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."
  • 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.


    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

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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around February 5, 2008.

  • 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.
  • January 24, 2008: Allegations surface that Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole cheated on his wife Cheryl.
  • 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.
  • This date: February 5, 2008
  • 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.
  • March 4, 2008: John McCain becomes the Republican nominee for the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election.
  • March 5, 2008: Financial crisis: American private equity corporation "The Carlyle Group" receives margin calls on its mortgage bond fund.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 5, 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: February 5, 2008 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

Late 2000s fashion

Photographs of late 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Late 2000s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in February 2008

Television shows that people were watching in February 2008:

TV shows from February 2008.

Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory
Gossip Girl
Gossip Girl
Mad Men
Mad Men
Friday Night Lights
Friday Night Lights
Ugly Betty
Ugly Betty
The Hills
The Hills
Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in February 2008

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Wizards of Waverly Place
Wizards of Waverly Place

Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
Horrid Henry
Horrid Henry
Mr. Meaty
Mr. Meaty
Curious George
Curious George
The Hills
The Hills
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Hannah Montana
Hannah Montana
Wonder Pets!
Wonder Pets!

Toys in 2008

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

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
Moon Sand
Moon Sand
iPod Touch
iPod Touch
Iggle Piggle
Iggle Piggle
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in February 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

Were you born on February 5, 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 February 5, 2014, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on February 5.

Bobby Brown

Bobby Brown

Born on February 5, 1969
He turned 39 on this day in 2008.

Carlos Tevez

Carlos Tevez

Soccer player
Born on February 5, 1984
He turned 24 on this day in 2008.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo

Soccer player
Born on February 5, 1985
He turned 23 on this day in 2008.



Soccer player
Born on February 5, 1992
He turned 16 on this day in 2008.

Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin

Shooting victim Deceased
Born on February 5, 1995
He turned 13 on this day in 2008.


US President

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on February 5, 2008.


UK Prime Minister

Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on February 5, 2008 was most likely conceived around May 15, 2007.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 5, 2008 is close to October 28, 2008.

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Stats for February 5, 2008


Here are some interesting statistics about February 5, 2008:

  • 5,915 days have passed since this date.
  • 845 weeks have passed.
  • 511,052,400 seconds have passed since February 5, 2008.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 596,227,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 263,703,038,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 85,175,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 43,950,506 steps. That's roughly 19,534 miles.
  • 6,132,629 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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