May 28th, 2008, was a Wednesday. It was Day 149 of 2008. The decade was the 2000s.
15 years, 4 months, and 2 days have passed since May 28th, 2008.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.
On May 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 movie on this date was "Indiana Jones 4".
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 28th, 2008.
The 2008 Eurovision song contest was held in Belgrade, Serbia. Russia won the contest with the song "Believe" by Dima Bilan.
The film Iron Man was playing in movie theaters in May 2008. People didn't know it at the time, but this was just the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), a multi-billion dollar media franchise that has released dozens of films.
Facebook experienced massive growth and became the largest social network in the world.
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'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.
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.
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".
"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.
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.
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 Time Person of the Year in 2008. In November 2008, he became the first African American to be elected 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.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2008.
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 quickly became the norm during this time, as flat-screen televisions were starting to fall in price.
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.
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.
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.
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" 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.
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Notable events that happened close to May 28th, 2008.
Zodiac and birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching in May 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.
Bakugan Battle Brawlers
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.
FurReal Friends Butterscotch Pony
Kid-Tough Digital Camera
Fast Talkin' Lightning McQueen
Air Hogs RC Storm Launcher
Pirates of the Caribbean ship
Lil Luvables Fluffy Factory
Gross Out Doodle Monster
The PlayStation 3
The Xbox 360
Popular video games that people were playing in May of 2008.
Grand Theft Auto IV
The fourth game in the series. Starring Niko Bellic in Liberty City.
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.
Sport simulation released for the Nintendo Wii.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 28th.
Historical weather information for May 28th, 2008.
George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on May 28th, 2008.
Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Brian Cowen was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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