February 23rd, 2008

February 23rd, 2008, fell on a Saturday. It was day 54 of 2008. The decade was the 2000s.

13 years, 1 months and 27 days have passed since February 23rd, 2008.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 23rd, 2008:

  • United States: Low - Flo-Rida & T-Pain
  • United Kingdom: Mercy - Duffy

Movie Box Office

Which movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Vantage Point" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is February 23rd, 2008 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

In America, the song Low by Flo-Rida & T-Pain is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Mercy by Duffy is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Vantage Point is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, Gordon Brown is the current Prime Minister. Practically every teenager and adult has a MySpace or a 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 frame glasses.

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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Shield", "Desperate Housewives", "The Hills" and "Breaking Bad".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Team Fortress 2", "Half-Life 2: Episode Two", "Assassin's Creed" and "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Fairly OddParents", "Zoey 101", "Everybody Hates Chris" and "Curious George". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Xbox 360", "PlayStation 3" and "iPod Touch".


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 February 23rd, 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.

  • Who were the best football players in 2008?

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Project Chanology.

    During February and March in 2008, members of Anonymous and 4chan were organizing worldwide protests against the Church of Scientology.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 13 years, 1 months and 27 days have passed since February 23rd, 2008.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 08 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 February 23rd, 2008, will be 13 years of age.
  • People born in 2008 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1203724800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around February 23rd, 2008:

  • January 24th, 2008: Allegations surface that Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole cheated on his wife Cheryl.
  • February 1st, 2008: Pop star Britney Spears is placed under temporary conservatorship.
  • February 3rd, 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 8th, 2008: In Bruges (2008) is released in movie theaters.
  • February 10th, 2008: Project Chanology: Roughly 7,000 people stage worldwide protests against the Church of Scientology.
  • February 11th, 2008: Football: Italian manager Giovanni Trapattoni agrees to take over the Republic of Ireland national team.
  • February 13th, 2008: Soccer: Giovanni Trapattoni becomes the new manager of Ireland.
  • February 17th, 2008: Floyd Mayweather appears on WWE's "No Way Out" pay-per-view event.
  • February 18th, 2008: UK mortgage bank Northern Rock is temporarily nationalised due to a financial crisis.
  • February 19th, 2008: Fidel Castro resigns.
  • February 22nd, 2008: Jennifer Lopez gives birth to two twins.
  • This date: February 23rd, 2008
  • March 4th, 2008: John McCain becomes the Republican nominee for the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election.
  • March 9th, 2008: Jackass stunt man "Steve-O" is placed on a 72-hour psychiatric hold due to an alleged suicide attempt.
  • March 10th, 2008: Shane Dawson creates his Youtube channel.
  • March 13th, 2008: The movie Bronson (2008) is released.
  • March 13th, 2008: Rapper Lil Wayne releases his single "Lollipop".
  • March 13th, 2008: AOL purchases social networking website Bebo.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 23rd, 2008, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2008 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: February 23rd, 2008 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • Breaking Bad - Series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.
  • 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.
  • 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:

  • iPod Touch
  • PlayStation 3
  • Xbox 360

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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 23rd of February:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 23rd of February:

  • Defender of the Fatherland Day (Russia)

Weather

Weather information for February 23rd, 2008:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.3 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 24.7 degrees Fahrenheit. -4.06 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 1.52cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 9.5 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on February 23rd, 2008?

  • George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 23rd, 2008?

  • Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on February 23rd, 2008 was probably conceived around the 16th of May, 2007. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 23rd, 2008 is the 2nd of December, 2008. (Rough Estimate).

Soccer Results

Premier League results from February 23rd, 2008.

  • Birmingham and Arsenal draw 2-2.
  • Fulham lose 1-0 at home to West Ham.
  • Liverpool defeat Middlesbrough 3-2.
  • Newcastle are thrashed 5-1 at home to Man United.
  • Portsmouth defeat Sunderland 1-0.
  • Wigan defeat Derby 2-0.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about February 23rd, 2008.

  • 4,807 days have passed since this date.
  • 415,321,200 seconds have passed since the February 23rd, 2008.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 484,541,400 times.
  • Since February 23rd, 2008, earth has travelled approximately 214,305,739,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 69,220,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 35,717,623 steps. That's about 15,874 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,983,854 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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