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May 2nd, 2008.

May 2nd, 2008, was a Friday. It was day 123 of 2008. The decade was the 2000s.

13 years, 7 months and 6 days have passed since May 2nd, 2008.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On this day.

What happened on May 2nd, 2008?

  • The movie Iron Man (2008) is released.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 2nd, 2008.

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 2nd, 2008.

The top five songs from 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 hits 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 at the Box Office.

The movie "Baby Mama" was at the top of the box office on May 2nd, 2008.

Take me back to May 2nd, 2008!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 2nd, 2008 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The summer of 2008 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual. 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. 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 "Last of the Summer Wine", "Lost", "CSI: NY" and "Prison Break". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Wii Sports", "The Simpsons Game", "WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008" and "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Peppa Pig", "Avatar: The Last Airbender", "Johnny Test" and "iCarly".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3, Iggle Piggle and iPod Touch.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on May 2nd, 2008.

  • The rise of Facebook.

    The rise of Facebook.

    During this period, Facebook experienced massive growth, becoming the most popular social network in the world.

  • 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.

  • The fall of MySpace.

    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.

  • The Rickroll.

    The Rickroll.

    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".

  • 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.

    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.

  • 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 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.

  • Megan Fox.

    Megan Fox.

    American actress Megan Fox was listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 2008.

  • Who were the best football players in 2008?

    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.

  • 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.

    As online streaming became more and more popular, sales of DVDs started to plummet. 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.

    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.

  • HD TV becomes the norm.

    HD TV becomes the norm.

    In the late noughties, HD TV became the norm and flat screen television sets started to became more affordable.

  • Mobile Internet begins to take off.

    Mobile Internet begins to take off.

    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.

  • Bringing digital cameras to nightclubs and bars.

    Bringing digital cameras to nightclubs and bars.

    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.

  • Bebo.

    Bebo.

    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.

  • Music stores are going out of business.

    Music stores are going out of business.

    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.

  • Scene kids.

    Scene kids.

    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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 13 years, 7 months and 6 days have passed since May 2nd, 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 May 2nd, 2008, will be 13 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 2008 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1209682800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 2nd, 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.
  • April 26th, 2008: Austrian man Josef Fritzl is arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment, rape, manslaughter by negligence and incest.
  • 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.
  • This date: May 2nd, 2008
  • 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".
  • May 30th, 2008: The movie Sex and the City (2008) is released.
  • May 31st, 2008: Usain Bolt breaks the world record for the 100 meter sprint.
  • June 1st, 2008: Zynga release their social media game Mafia Wars.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 2nd, 2008, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 2nd, 2008 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

Photos of late 2000s fashion.

Photographs of late 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of late 2000s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from May, 2008.

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

Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad
Series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.

The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory
A sitcom about two physicists called Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper.

Gossip Girl
Gossip Girl
Teen drama starring Blake Lively.

Mad Men
Mad Men
Period drama about an advertising agency in New York City.

Skins
Skins
British TV series about a group of teenagers living in Bristol.

Dexter
Dexter
Crime drama series about a serial killer who murders other serial killers.

The Hills
The Hills
American reality television series. Spin-off of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.

How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother
Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.

Bones
Bones
Crime comedy-drama TV series.

Prison Break
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
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
American comedy sitcom.

Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy
Medical drama television series.

The Office
The Office
The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.

House
House
Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.

Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica
Sci-fi series.

Desperate Housewives
Desperate Housewives
TV show about housewives living in suburban America.

Boston Legal
Boston Legal
TV show about a Boston law firm.

CSI: NY
CSI: NY
New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.

Lost
Lost
Mystery drama series about a group of plane crash survivors that are stranded on a strange island.

Stargate Atlantis
Stargate Atlantis
Spin-off of the original Stargate series.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Reality TV show in which houses are renovated during a one-week period.

Cold Case
Cold Case
Crime series about a fictional Philadelphia Police Department division that specializes in investigating cold cases.

One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill
Set in the fictional town of Tree Hill in North Carolina.

Two and a Half Men
Two and a Half Men
Starring Charlie Sheen.

Without a Trace
Without a Trace
TV show about the FBI's Missing Persons Squad.

CSI: Miami
CSI: Miami
Miami-based spin-off of the popular CSI franchise, starring Lieutenant Horatio Caine.

Kids' TV shows on May 2nd, 2008.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2008.

Wizards of Waverly Place
Wizards of Waverly Place

iCarly
iCarly

WordGirl
WordGirl

Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb

Horrid Henry
Horrid Henry

Curious George
Curious George

The Hills
The Hills

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

Hannah Montana
Hannah Montana

Ben 10
Ben 10

Everybody Hates Chris
Everybody Hates Chris

Johnny Test
Johnny Test

Go, Diego, Go!
Go, Diego, Go!

The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

Avatar: The Last Airbender
Avatar: The Last Airbender

Zoey 101
Zoey 101

LazyTown
LazyTown

Peppa Pig
Peppa Pig

One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill

The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents

Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer

Ed, Edd n Eddy
Ed, Edd n Eddy

Popular toys and games in 2008.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2008.

iPod Touch
iPod Touch

Iggle Piggle
Iggle Piggle

The PlayStation 3
The PlayStation 3

The Xbox 360
The Xbox 360

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

Grand Theft Auto IV 2008
Grand Theft Auto IV
The fourth game in the series. Starring Niko Bellic in Liberty City.

Mario Kart Wii 2008
Mario Kart Wii
Kart racing game.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 2008
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2
The seventh release in the Rainbow Six series.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl 2008
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Crossover fighting game for the Nintendo Wii.

Burnout Paradise 2008
Burnout Paradise
Open world racing game.

Rock Band 2007
Rock Band
Music video game.

Mass Effect 2007
Mass Effect
Action RPG developed by BioWare.

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune 2007
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Third person adventure game that was released on the PS3.

Assassin's Creed 2007
Assassin's Creed
The first game in the series.

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 2007
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008
Wrestling game.

Super Mario Galaxy 2007
Super Mario Galaxy
Platform game that was released for the Nintendo Wii.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 2007
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 2007
The Simpsons Game
Platform game that was released on a number of different consoles.

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock 2007
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
Music rhythm game.

Half-Life 2: Episode Two 2007
Half-Life 2: Episode Two
Iconic first-person shooter game that was developed by Valve Corporation.

Team Fortress 2 2007
Team Fortress 2
Team-based game that was developed by Valve Corporation.

Portal 2007
Portal
Puzzle game developed by Valve.

Halo 3 2007
Halo 3
First-person shooter game that was developed by Bungie. Released for the XBox 360.

World in Conflict 2007
World in Conflict
Real-time strategy.

BioShock 2007
BioShock
FPS developed by 2K Boston and 2K Australia.

Wii Sports 2006
Wii Sports
Sport simulation released for the Nintendo Wii.

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out May 2nd, 2014 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on May 2nd.

Manfred von Richthofen

Pilot. Deceased
Born on May 2nd, 1892
He was not alive on this date.

Big Boss Man

Wrestler. Deceased
Born on May 2nd, 1963
He was not alive on this date.

Dwayne Johnson

Wrestler / Actor.
Born on May 2nd, 1972
He turned 36 on this day in 2008.

David Beckham

Soccer player.
Born on May 2nd, 1975
He turned 33 on this day in 2008.

Lily Allen

Singer.
Born on May 2nd, 1985
She turned 23 on this day in 2008.

Weather on May 2nd, 2008.

Historical weather information for May 2nd, 2008.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 15.8 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 56.1 degrees Fahrenheit. 13.39 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 10.67 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.03cm.

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on May 2nd, 2008.

UK Prime Minister.

Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 2nd, 2008.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 2nd, 2008 was most likely conceived around August 10th, 2007.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 2nd, 2008 is close to January 23rd, 2009.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 2nd, 2008.

  • A total of 4,968 days have passed since this date.
  • 709 weeks have passed.
  • 429,238,800 seconds have passed since the May 2nd, 2008.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 500,778,600 times.
  • Since May 2nd, 2008, the earth has travelled approximately 221,487,220,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 71,539,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 36,914,537 steps. That's about 16,406 miles!
  • Since this date, 5,150,866 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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