April 28th, 2008

April 28th, 2008, fell on a Monday. It was day 119 of 2008. The decade was the 2000s.

12 years, 11 months and 20 days have passed since April 28th, 2008.


On This Date

Events that occurred on April 28th, 2008:

  • Pop star Katy Perry releases her single "I Kissed a Girl".


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 28th, 2008:

  • United States: Lollipop - Lil Wayne
  • United Kingdom: 4 Minutes - Madonna

Movie Box Office

Which movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Baby Mama" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is April 28th, 2008 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. The summer of 2008 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise.

In America, the song Lollipop by Lil Wayne is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, 4 Minutes by Madonna is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Baby Mama 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 "ER", "Dora the Explorer", "Desperate Housewives" and "Bones". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Portal", "Team Fortress 2", "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare" and "Assassin's Creed". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "One Tree Hill", "Go, Diego, Go!" 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 28th, 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.

  • 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:

  • 12 years, 11 months and 20 days have passed since April 28th, 2008.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 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 28th, 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 1209337200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around April 28th, 2008:

  • April 2nd, 2008: Irish politics: Bertie Ahern announces his intention to resign.
  • April 4th, 2008: Beyonce and Jay-Z are married.
  • April 8th, 2008: Lady Gaga releases her single "Just Dance".
  • April 13th, 2008: American record producer Phil Spector is found guilty of the 2003 murder of actress Lana Clarkson.
  • April 18th, 2008: The comedy film "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" is released in movie theaters.
  • April 19th, 2008: Facebook overtakes rival social network MySpace in the Alexa rankings.
  • April 20th, 2008: Rapper VL Mike is shot dead in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • April 26th, 2008: Soccer: Teddy Sheringham plays his last ever game at the age of 42.
  • This date: April 28th, 2008
  • 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: Jennifer Butler files for divorce from actor Bill Murray.
  • 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.
  • May 21st, 2008: The 2008 UEFA Champions League Final is held between Manchester United and Chelsea. Manchester United win on penalties.
  • May 21st, 2008: David Cook wins the 7th season of American Idol.
  • May 24th, 2008: Soccer: Avram Grant is sacked as the manager of Chelsea FC.
  • May 25th, 2008: Coldplay release the song "Viva la Vida".

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 28th, 2008, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2008 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: April 28th, 2008 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.

Television Shows

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

  • Real Housewives of New York City - American reality television series.
  • 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.

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 28th of April:


Weather

Weather information for April 28th, 2008:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 13.7 degrees Celsius. It was a wet day. There were 4 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 46.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 8.06 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 7.11cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 10.83 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 3.05cm.

US President

Who was the US President on April 28th, 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 April 28th, 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 April 28th, 2008 was probably conceived around the 20th of July, 2007. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 28th, 2008 is the 5th of February, 2009. (Rough Estimate).

Soccer Results

Premier League results from April 28th, 2008.

  • Derby are thrashed 6-2 at home to Arsenal.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about April 28th, 2008.

  • 4,738 days have passed since this date.
  • 409,363,200 seconds have passed since the April 28th, 2008.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 477,590,400 times.
  • Since April 28th, 2008, earth has travelled approximately 211,231,411,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 68,227,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 35,205,235 steps. That's about 15,647 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,912,358 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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