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April 29, 2008

April 29, 2008, was a Tuesday. It was 16 years and 26 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On This Day

Events

Notable events that occurred on April 29, 2008:

  • Grand Theft Auto IV is released.
Song charts

Popular songs

On April 29, 2008, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Lollipop" by Lil Wayne
  • United Kingdom: "4 Minutes" by Madonna

The music charts on April 29, 2008

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis
  • Lollipop - Lil Wayne Featuring Static Major
  • No Air - Jordin Sparks Duet With Chris Brown
  • Love In This Club - Usher Featuring Young Jeezy
  • Touch My Body - Mariah Carey
Play the top singles from 2008
A Spotify playlist of songs from 2008. Let us take you back to the peak days of Flo Rida, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys and Basshunter.
Baby Mama

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Baby Mama".

Facts

This date occurred 5,870 days ago. Approximately 196 months have passed. It was the 120th day of 2008, in week 18. The decade was the 2000s. People who were born on April 29, 2008, are now 16 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. 2008 was a leap year, which means that it had an extra day in February. 65 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

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RoverReturns

GTA IV is one of my all-time favorite games. I played it a lot in college, before I had responsibilities šŸ¤£ Sometimes, I would drive around the city like a normal motorist and follow the rules of the road. On other occasions, I would storm into the hospital waiting room (if you know, you know). Fun game. Underrated in the GTA series.
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Take me back to April 29, 2008

Let's go back to the 2000s.

The date is April 29, 2008, and it's a Tuesday. Babies who are 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 at the top of the singles charts, while "4 Minutes" by Madonna is the number-one song in the UK. George W. Bush Jnr. is the President of the United States, and the movie Baby Mama is at the top of the box office. Gordon Brown is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

On television, people are watching popular shows such as "The Royle Family", "Without a Trace", "Cold Case", and "Eureka". Practically every teenager and adult has a MySpace or 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-framed 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 growing social network called Facebook is beginning to steal users away from MySpace and Bebo. Video rental stores such as Blockbuster are struggling to compete with 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as George Carlin, Bernie Mac, John Costelloe, and Test would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "BioShock", "Portal", "Assassin's Creed", and "Super Smash Bros. Brawl".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "SpongeBob SquarePants", "One Tree Hill", "The Hills", and "Mr. Meaty". Children are playing with toys such as Iggle Piggle, Floam, Gross Out Doodle Monster, and Lil Luvables Fluffy Factory.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on April 29, 2008.

  • Grand Theft Auto IV.

    Grand Theft Auto IV

    The game Grand Theft Auto IV was released on April 29th, 2008. The story focused on an Eastern European war veteran called Niko Bellic, who had moved to Liberty City.
  • Josef Fritzl.

    Josef Fritzl

    Josef Fritzl's case was receiving widespread news coverage. At the end of April 2008, the Austrian man was arrested after it emerged that he had imprisoned his daughter in his basement for 24 years. He also sexually abused her, which resulted in her giving birth to seven children.
  • The fall of MySpace.

    The fall of MySpace

    MySpace began to hemorrhage users in 2008. At the time, millions of users were leaving each month, with most of them migrating over to a newer and "cooler" social network called Facebook.
  • The Rickroll.

    The Rickroll

    In 2008, a "bait and switch" meme called Rickrolling became popular online. The prank involved tricking someone into watching the music video for Rick Astley's song "Never Gonna Give You Up".
  • Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - "Please Read the Letter"

    Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - "Please Read the Letter"

    "Please Read the Letter" by Robert Plant & Alison Krauss went on to win a Grammy for 2008's Record of the Year.
  • 2008 in music.

    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.
  • World economic crisis.

    World economic crisis

    A world economic crisis took hold throughout 2008. This was a bleak year for many, as countries fell into recession, stock markets plunged, businesses were forced to close, and a lot of people lost their jobs. Sadly, many families were also forced to give up their homes.
  • The highest paid celebrities in 2008.

    The highest paid celebrities in 2008

    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.
  • Who were the best NBA players in 2008?

    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.
  • Time Person of the Year 2008.

    Time Person of the Year 2008

    US President Barack Obama was named Time Person of the Year in 2008. In November 2008, he became the first African American to be elected President of the United States.
  • Megan Fox.

    Megan Fox

    American actress Megan Fox was listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 2008.
  • Best soccer players in the world.

    Best soccer players in the world

    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.
  • 2008 in movies.

    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.
  • DVD sales are plummeting.

    DVD sales are plummeting

    DVD sales were beginning to plummet as people were switching to online streaming platforms. Between 2008 and 2014, sales in the USA fell by a whopping 66%.
  • Slumdog Millionaire.

    Slumdog Millionaire

    "Slumdog Millionaire" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2008.
  • Online streaming begins to threaten video rental stores.

    Online streaming begins to threaten video rental stores

    Online video streaming was becoming increasingly popular. New services such as Netflix and Hulu were gaining millions of users, and video rental stores such as Blockbuster were struggling to stay afloat. As sales and rentals declined, small video stores started closing. Meanwhile, the larger franchises attempted to downsize and branch out into selling other products, such as cellphones and merchandise.
  • HD TV becomes the norm.

    HD TV becomes the norm

    HD TV quickly became the norm during this time, as flat-screen televisions were starting to fall in price.
  • Mobile Internet begins to take off.

    Mobile Internet begins to take off

    Internet access on cellphones became common in the late 2000s. This transition was aided by the rollout of faster 3G Internet networks and the introduction of larger touchscreen phones. Although many phones had Internet features at the start of the decade, they were often awkward and costly to use.
  • Bringing digital cameras to nightclubs and bars.

    Bringing digital cameras to nightclubs and bars

    During the 2000s, people often brought digital cameras with them to clubs and bars. The following day, they would upload their photographs to social media websites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Bebo. Although most phones had cameras, their picture quality was bad, especially in darker settings such as nightclubs.
  • Bebo.

    Bebo

    By this stage, a new social network called Bebo had become a huge hit in countries such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, and New Zealand. Bebo was famous for its quizzes, auto-playing video box, whiteboard, "Bebo Skins," and "Bebo Luv" features.
  • Music stores are going out of business.

    Music stores are going out of business

    Many music stores were closing their doors for the last time. The ease of downloading and streaming music meant that the business model of selling CDs was quickly becoming nonviable.
  • Scene kids.

    Scene kids

    "Scene Kids" became a big subculture in the latter half of the decade. Their fashion consisted of skinny jeans, bright colors, and straight hair with long fringes.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around April 29, 2008.

  • March 31, 2008: Estelle releases her song "American Boy", featuring Kanye West.
  • April 2, 2008: Irish politics: Bertie Ahern announces his intention to resign.
  • April 4, 2008: Beyonce and Jay-Z are married.
  • April 8, 2008:
    • Lady Gaga releases her single "Just Dance".
    • Jamie Fraley (22) goes missing in Gastonia, North Carolina.
  • April 13, 2008: American record producer Phil Spector is found guilty of the 2003 murder of actress Lana Clarkson.
  • April 18, 2008: The comedy film "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" is released in movie theaters.
  • April 19, 2008: Facebook overtakes rival social network MySpace in the Alexa rankings.
  • April 20, 2008: Rapper VL Mike is shot dead in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • April 25, 2008: The Script releases their single "We Cry".
  • April 26, 2008:
    • Soccer: Teddy Sheringham plays his last ever game at the age of 42.
    • Austrian man Josef Fritzl is arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment, rape, manslaughter by negligence and incest.
  • April 28, 2008: Pop star Katy Perry releases her single "I Kissed a Girl".
  • This date: April 29, 2008
  • April 30, 2008:
    • Football: Chelsea progress to the Champions League final after defeating Liverpool 3-2 in extra time.
    • Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are married.
  • May 1, 2008: The first episode of the British teen sitcom "The Inbetweeners" is aired on E4.
  • May 2, 2008: The movie Iron Man (2008) is released.
  • May 6, 2008: Irish politics: Bertie Ahern resigns as Taoiseach.
  • May 8, 2008: Football: It is announced that Pep Guardiola will become the new manager of Barcelona.
  • May 11, 2008: Manchester United regain their Premier League title after defeating Wigan 2-0 in the final game of the season.
  • May 12, 2008:
    • Jennifer Butler files for divorce from actor Bill Murray.
    • An 8.0 magnitude earthquake results in nearly 70,000 deaths in Sichuan, China.
  • May 15, 2008: The state of California legalizes same-sex marriage.
  • May 16, 2008: The Montel Williams Show comes to an end after 16 years.
  • May 17, 2008: Portsmouth win the FA Cup final after beating Cardiff City 1-0.
  • May 21, 2008:
    • Manchester United win the 2008 UEFA Champions League Final after beating Chelsea on penalties.
    • David Cook wins the 7th season of American Idol.
  • May 24, 2008: Soccer: Avram Grant is sacked as the manager of Chelsea FC.
  • May 25, 2008: Coldplay release the song "Viva la Vida".
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 29, 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 29, 2008 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

Late 2000s fashion

Photographs of late 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Late 2000s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in April 2008

In April 2008, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from April 2008.

Real Housewives of New York City
Real Housewives of New York City
Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory
Gossip Girl
Gossip Girl
Mad Men
Mad Men
Skins
Skins
Friday Night Lights
Friday Night Lights
Dexter
Dexter
Ugly Betty
Ugly Betty
Eureka
Eureka
Psych
Psych
Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in April 2008

If you were a kid on April 29, 2008, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

Bakugan Battle Brawlers
Bakugan Battle Brawlers
Wizards of Waverly Place
Wizards of Waverly Place
iCarly
iCarly

WordGirl
WordGirl
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
Horrid Henry
Horrid Henry
Mr. Meaty
Mr. Meaty
Curious George
Curious George
The Hills
The Hills
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Hannah Montana
Hannah Montana
Toys

Toys in 2008

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

Digi Makeover
Digi Makeover
FurReal Friends Butterscotch Pony
FurReal Friends Butterscotch Pony
Kid-Tough Digital Camera
Kid-Tough Digital Camera
Fast Talkin' Lightning McQueen
Fast Talkin' Lightning McQueen
Air Hogs RC Storm Launcher
Air Hogs RC Storm Launcher
Pirates of the Caribbean ship
Pirates of the Caribbean ship
Lil Luvables Fluffy Factory
Lil Luvables Fluffy Factory
Gross Out Doodle Monster
Gross Out Doodle Monster
Floam
Floam
Moon Sand
Moon Sand
iPod Touch
iPod Touch
Iggle Piggle
Iggle Piggle
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in April 2008.

Grand Theft Auto IV 2008
Grand Theft Auto IV
Mario Kart Wii 2008
Mario Kart Wii
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 2008
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2
Super Smash Bros. Brawl 2008
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Burnout Paradise 2008
Burnout Paradise
Rock Band 2007
Rock Band
Mass Effect 2007
Mass Effect
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune 2007
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Assassin's Creed 2007
Assassin's Creed
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 2007
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008
Super Mario Galaxy 2007
Super Mario Galaxy
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 2007
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Were you born on April 29, 2008?

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 29, 2014, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on April 29.

Bernie Madoff

Bernie Madoff

American fraudster Deceased
Born on April 29, 1938
He turned 70 on this day in 2008.

Tammi Terrell

Tammi Terrell

Motown singer Deceased
Born on April 29, 1945
She was not alive on this date.

Dale Earnhardt

Dale Earnhardt

Stock car driver Deceased
Born on April 29, 1951
He was not alive on this date.

Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld

Actor
Born on April 29, 1954
He turned 54 on this day in 2008.

Leslie Jordan

Leslie Jordan

Actor Deceased
Born on April 29, 1955
He turned 53 on this day in 2008.

Daniel Day-Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis

Actor
Born on April 29, 1957
He turned 51 on this day in 2008.

Federico Castelluccio

Federico Castelluccio

Actor
Born on April 29, 1964
He turned 44 on this day in 2008.

Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman

Actress
Born on April 29, 1970
She turned 38 on this day in 2008.

Master P

Master P

Rapper
Born on April 29, 1970
He turned 38 on this day in 2008.

Kian Egan

Kian Egan

Irish singer
Born on April 29, 1980
He turned 28 on this day in 2008.

Candace Owens

Candace Owens

Conservative author
Born on April 29, 1989
She turned 19 on this day in 2008.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on April 29:

USA

US President

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on April 29, 2008.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 29, 2008 was most likely conceived around August 7, 2007.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 29, 2008 is close to January 20, 2009.

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Stats for April 29, 2008

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about April 29, 2008:

  • 5,870 days have passed since this date.
  • 838 weeks have passed.
  • 507,168,000 seconds have passed since April 29, 2008.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 591,696,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 261,698,688,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 84,528,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 43,616,448 steps. That's roughly 19,385 miles.
  • 6,086,016 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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