April 2nd, 2008, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 93 of 2008. The decade was the 2000s.
13 years, 0 months and 16 days have passed since April 2nd, 2008.
On This Date
Events that occurred on April 2nd, 2008:
Irish politics: Bertie Ahern announces his intention to resign.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 2nd, 2008:
United States: Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis
United Kingdom: American Boy - Estelle & Kanye West
Movie Box Office
Which movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Horton Hears a Who!" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is April 2nd, 2008 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. The summer of 2008 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise.
In America, the song Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, American Boy by Estelle & Kanye West is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Horton Hears a Who! 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. Gaming fans are currently excited about the upcoming release of Grand Theft Auto IV, which will be based on the life of Eastern European war veteran Niko Bellic in Liberty City.
On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "King of the Hill", "CSI: Miami" and "How I Met Your Mother". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Portal", "Team Fortress 2", "Half-Life 2: Episode Two" and "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Fairly OddParents", "LazyTown", "Avatar: The Last Airbender" and "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse".
Popular toys include the likes of "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 April 2nd, 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.
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.
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.
During this period, a "bait and switch" meme called Rickrolling is becoming popular online.
The Fall of MySpace.
In 2008, popular social network MySpace began to hemorrhage users. Millions of unique users left each month, with most of them migrating over to Facebook.
Basic facts and information about this date:
13 years, 0 months and 16 days have passed since April 2nd, 2008.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 14 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 April 2nd, 2008, will be 13 years of age.
George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 2nd, 2008?
Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on April 2nd, 2008 was probably conceived around the 24th of June, 2007. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 2nd, 2008 is the 10th of January, 2009. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on April 2nd, 2008.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about April 2nd, 2008.
4,764 days have passed since this date.
411,609,600 seconds have passed since the April 2nd, 2008.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 480,211,200 times.
Since April 2nd, 2008, earth has travelled approximately 212,390,553,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 68,601,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 35,398,426 steps. That's about 15,733 miles!
Since this date, 4,939,315 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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