April 30th, 2008

April 30th, 2008, fell on a Wednesday. Day 121 of 2008. Decade: 2000s.

12 years, 1 months and 5 days have passed since April 30th, 2008.


On This Date

Events that occurred on April 30th, 2008:

  • Football: Chelsea progress to the Champions League final after defeating Liverpool 3-2 in extra time.
  • Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are married.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 30th, 2008:

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

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

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

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 30th, 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.

  • Grand Theft Auto IV.

    The game "Grand Theft Auto IV" was released on the 29th of April, 2008. The story followed an Eastern European war veteran called Niko Bellic.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 12 years, 1 months and 5 days have passed since April 30th, 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 30th, 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 1209510000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around April 30th, 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 20th, 2008: Rapper VL Mike is shot dead in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • April 28th, 2008: Pop star Katy Perry releases her single "I Kissed a Girl".
  • April 29th, 2008: Grand Theft Auto IV is released.
  • 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.
  • 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 30th, 2008: The movie Sex and the City (2008) is released.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 30th, 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 30th, 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 30th of April:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 30th of April:

  • Walpurgis Night (Sweden)

Weather

Weather information for April 30th, 2008:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 11.4 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 38.9 degrees Fahrenheit. 3.83 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 1.27cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 7.83 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 18.8cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on April 30th, 2008.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on April 30th, 2008 was probably conceived around the 22nd of July, 2007. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 30th, 2008 is the 7th of February, 2009. (Rough Estimate).

Computer Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Grand Theft Auto IV - The fourth game in the series. Starring Niko Bellic in Liberty City.
  • 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.

30th of April

Events that have occurred on the 30th of April:

  • April 30th, 1945: German dictator Adolf Hitler commits suicide.
  • April 30th, 1966: The Church of Satan is formed by Anton Szandor LaVey.
  • April 30th, 1973: Watergate scandal: President Richard Nixon announces that White House Counsel John Dean has been fired and that Attorney General Richard Kleindienst has resigned.
  • April 30th, 1975: The Vietnam War ends.
  • April 30th, 1977: The Cambodian-Vietnamese War begins.
  • April 30th, 1980: Six Iranian-born terrorists take over the Iranian embassy in London.
  • April 30th, 1982: American music journalist Lester Bangs dies from an accidental overdose in New York City.
  • April 30th, 1999: A nail bomb explodes at a pub in Soho, London. A neo-Nazi called David Copeland is later apprehended for the crime
  • April 30th, 2015: Singer Ben E. King passes away
  • April 30th, 1952: Mr. Potato Head becomes the first toy to be advertised on television.
  • April 30th, 1992: The final episode of "The Cosby Show" is aired.
  • April 30th, 2004: Mean Girls (2004) is released in cinemas.
  • April 30th, 2005: Chelsea win their first Premier League title in 50 years after a 2-0 victory away against Bolton.
  • April 30th, 2010: Irish presenter Gerry Ryan dies.
  • April 30th, 2013: Windows Live Messenger (formerly known as MSN Messenger) is discontinued for English speakers.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about April 30th, 2008.

  • 4,419 days have passed since this date.
  • 381,801,600 seconds have passed since the April 30th, 2008.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 445,435,200 times.
  • Since April 30th, 2008, earth has travelled approximately 197,009,625,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 63,633,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 32,834,938 steps. That's about 14,593 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,581,619 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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