April 28th, 2008, was a Monday. It was day 119 of 2008. The decade was the 2000s.
14 years, 10 months and 25 days have passed since April 28th, 2008.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.
Notable events that occurred on April 28th, 2008.
On April 28th, 2008, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.
The following singles were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "Baby Mama".
Comments from our visitors about this date.
This stirred up so many memories for me. "I Kissed a Girl" was released around the same time that I was about to finish my second year in college. For some reason, I associate it with standing outside of a mall with my boyfriend at the time. It was a couple of days before I was supposed to return home for the summer. That was the last time I lived in that city. 14 years ago... Life goes by so quickly.
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Let's go back in time!
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.
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 social network called Facebook is beginning to surge in popularity, replacing the likes of MySpace. Video rental stores such as Blockbuster are currently struggling to keep their heads above water. This is due to the popularity of new 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. 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as George Carlin, Bernie Mac, John Costelloe and Test would all be still alive.
On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Royle Family", "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition", "The Hills" and "Dexter". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pokémon Diamond Version", "Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock", "WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008" and "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Avatar: The Last Airbender", "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody", "Johnny Test" and "Ben 10".
Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3, Iggle Piggle and iPod Touch.
These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on April 28th, 2008.
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.
During this period, a "bait and switch" meme called Rickrolling was becoming popular online. The prank involved tricking someone into watching the music video for Rick Astley's song "Never Gonna Give You Up".
"Please Read the Letter" by Robert Plant & Alison Krauss went on to win a Grammy for 2008's Record of the Year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
US President Barack Obama was named as the Time Person of the Year in 2008. In November of 2008, Obama became the first African American to be elected as the president of the United States.
American actress Megan Fox was listed as FHM's sexiest woman 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.
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.
As online streaming became more popular, sales of DVDs started to plummet. Between 2008 and 2014, sales in the USA fell by a whopping 66%.
"Slumdog Millionaire" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2008.
In the late noughties, online video streaming was becoming more and more popular. New services such as Netflix and Hulu were gaining millions of users and video rental stores such as Blockbuster were starting to feel the impact. During this period, small video stores started to close, while the larger franchises attempted to downsize and branch out into selling other products such as cell phones and merchandise.
In the late noughties, HD TV became the norm and flat screen television sets started to became more affordable.
In the later half of "the noughties", more and more people started to use the Internet on their cell phones. This was aided by the roll-out of faster 3G Internet networks and introduction of larger touchscreen phones.
In the late 2000s, it was extremely popular for people to bring digital cameras with them on a night out. The next day, they would then upload their photographs to social media websites such as Facebook, MySpace and Bebo. This was before phones came equipped with high quality cameras.
In countries such as the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Ireland, a social network called Bebo was extremely popular in the mid-to-late noughties. Bebo was famous for its quizzes, auto-playing video box, whiteboard, "Bebo Skins" and "Bebo Luv" features.
During this period, many music stores were closing their doors for the last time. The ease at which people could download or stream music meant that the business model of selling CDs was no longer viable.
From the mid-2000s to 2010, "scene kids" were a popular subculture. The scene kid fashion consisted of skinny jeans, bright colors and straight hair with long fringes.
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Television shows that people were watching in April, 2008.
Real Housewives of New York City
American reality television series.
Series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.
The Big Bang Theory
A sitcom about two physicists called Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper.
Teen drama starring Blake Lively.
Period drama about an advertising agency in New York City.
British TV series about a group of teenagers living in Bristol.
Friday Night Lights
Sports drama series about a high school football team in West Texas.
Crime drama series about a serial killer who murders other serial killers.
Comedy series starring America Ferrera as Betty Suarez.
Sci-fi series starring Colin Ferguson as Sheriff Jack Carter.
Detective comedy series starring James Roday and Dulé Hill.
American reality television series. Spin-off of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.
How I Met Your Mother
Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.
Crime comedy-drama TV series.
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.
Medical drama television series.
The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.
Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.
TV show about housewives living in suburban America.
TV show about a Boston law firm.
New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.
Mystery drama series about a group of plane crash survivors that are stranded on a strange island.
Spin-off of the original Stargate series.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Reality TV show in which houses are renovated during a one-week period.
Crime series about a fictional Philadelphia Police Department division that specializes in investigating cold cases.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2008.
Wizards of Waverly Place
Phineas and Ferb
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Everybody Hates Chris
Go, Diego, Go!
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
Avatar: The Last Airbender
One Tree Hill
The Fairly OddParents
Dora the Explorer
Ed, Edd n Eddy
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2008.
The PlayStation 3
The Xbox 360
Popular video games that people were playing in April of 2008.
Mario Kart Wii
Kart racing game.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2
The seventh release in the Rainbow Six series.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Crossover fighting game for the Nintendo Wii.
Open world racing game.
Music video game.
Action RPG developed by BioWare.
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Third person adventure game that was released on the PS3.
The first game in the series.
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008
Super Mario Galaxy
Platform game that was released for the Nintendo Wii.
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.
The Simpsons Game
Platform game that was released on a number of different consoles.
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
Music rhythm game.
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.
Puzzle game developed by Valve.
First-person shooter game that was developed by Bungie. Released for the XBox 360.
World in Conflict
FPS developed by 2K Boston and 2K Australia.
Pokémon Diamond Version
Released for the Nintendo DS.
Sport simulation released for the Nintendo Wii.
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 April 28th, 2014, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on April 28th.
English TV personality. Deceased
Born on April 28th, 1982
She turned 26 on this day in 2008.
Historical weather information for April 28th, 2008.
George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on April 28th, 2008.
Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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