April 20th, 2008

April 20th, 2008, fell on a Sunday. It was day 111 of 2008. The decade was the 2000s.

12 years, 2 months and 22 days have passed since April 20th, 2008.


On This Date

Events that occurred on April 20th, 2008:

  • Rapper VL Mike is shot dead in New Orleans, Louisiana.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 20th, 2008:

  • United States: Touch My Body - Mariah Carey
  • United Kingdom: American Boy - Estelle & Kanye West

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "The Forbidden Kingdom" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is April 20th, 2008 and it's a Sunday. People are enjoying their weekend. The summer of 2008 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise.

In America, the song Touch My Body by Mariah Carey 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 The Forbidden Kingdom 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 "Stargate SG-1", "CSI: NY", "House" and "The Office". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Halo 3", "Half-Life 2: Episode Two", "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare" and "Assassin's Creed". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Zoey 101", "Ben 10", "Phineas and Ferb" and "Wizards of Waverly Place".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "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 April 20th, 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.

  • The Rickroll.

    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

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 12 years, 2 months and 22 days have passed since April 20th, 2008.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 16 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 20th, 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 1208646000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around April 20th, 2008:

  • April 4th, 2008: Beyonce and Jay-Z are married.
  • April 8th, 2008: Lady Gaga releases her single "Just Dance".
  • April 19th, 2008: Facebook overtakes rival social network MySpace in the Alexa rankings.
  • April 28th, 2008: Pop star Katy Perry releases her single "I Kissed a Girl".
  • April 29th, 2008: Grand Theft Auto IV is released.
  • April 30th, 2008: Football: Chelsea progress to the Champions League final after defeating Liverpool 3-2 in extra time.
  • April 30th, 2008: Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are married.
  • May 2nd, 2008: The movie Iron Man (2008) is released.
  • May 6th, 2008: Irish politics: Bertie Ahern resigns as Taoiseach.
  • May 8th, 2008: Football: It is announced that Pep Guardiola will become the new manager of Barcelona.
  • May 11th, 2008: Manchester United regain their Premier League title after defeating Wigan 2-0 in the final game of the season .
  • May 12th, 2008: An 8.0 magnitude earthquake results in nearly 70,000 deaths in Sichuan, China.
  • May 17th, 2008: Portsmouth win the FA Cup final after beating Cardiff City 1-0.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 20th, 2008, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2008 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: April 20th, 2008 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might 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:

  • PlayStation 3

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 20th of April:


Weather

Weather information for April 20th, 2008:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 8.0 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 63.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 17.5 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 11.39 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 April 20th, 2008.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on April 20th, 2008 was probably conceived around the 12th of July, 2007. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 20th, 2008 is the 28th of January, 2009. (Rough Estimate).

Soccer Results

Premier League results from April 20th, 2008.

  • Newcastle defeat Sunderland 2-0 (Derby Game).
  • Man City defeat Portsmouth 3-1.
  • Aston Villa thrash Birmingham 5-1 (Derby Game).

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?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about April 20th, 2008.

  • 4,466 days have passed since this date.
  • 385,862,400 seconds have passed since the April 20th, 2008.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 450,172,800 times.
  • Since April 20th, 2008, earth has travelled approximately 199,104,998,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 64,310,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 33,184,166 steps. That's about 14,749 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,630,349 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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