July 1st, 2008, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 183 of 2008. The decade was the 2000s.
12 years, 0 months and 6 days have passed since July 1st, 2008.
On This Date
Events that occurred on July 1st, 2008:
Football: Luiz Felipe Scolari becomes manager of Chelsea.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 1st, 2008:
United States: I Kissed A Girl - Kate Perry
United Kingdom: Closer - Ne-Yo
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "WALL-E" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is July 1st, 2008 and it's a Tuesday. In America, the July 4th celebrations are fast approaching. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.
In America, the song I Kissed A Girl by Kate Perry is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Closer by Ne-Yo is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie WALL-E is at the top of the Box Office.
Practically every teenager and adult has a MySpace or a Bebo account. It's 2008, so the music charts are filled with artists such as Flo Rida, Katy Perry, Rihanna and T.I. Spain have just beaten Germany in the UEFA Euro 2008 Final.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "Futurama", "Smallville", "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and "Desperate Housewives". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Team Fortress 2", "Half-Life 2: Episode Two", "Grand Theft Auto IV" and "Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "One Tree Hill", "Peppa Pig", "Avatar: The Last Airbender" and "iCarly".
Popular toys include the likes of "PlayStation 3".
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 July 1st, 2008.
"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.
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.
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.
During this period, Facebook experienced massive growth, becoming the most popular social network in the world.
Basic facts and information about this date:
12 years, 0 months and 6 days have passed since July 1st, 2008.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 27 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 July 1st, 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 1214866800.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around July 1st, 2008:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 17.2 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 66.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 18.89 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 2.54cm.
London, England: Temperature: 20.39 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported.
Who was the US President on this particular date?
George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on July 1st, 2008.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on July 1st, 2008 was probably conceived around the 22nd of September, 2007. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 1st, 2008 is the 10th of April, 2009. (Rough Estimate).
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots - Solid Snake returns in the fourth installment in the series.
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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about July 1st, 2008.
4,389 days have passed since this date.
379,209,600 seconds have passed since the July 1st, 2008.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 442,411,200 times.
Since July 1st, 2008, earth has travelled approximately 195,672,153,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 63,201,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 32,612,026 steps. That's about 14,494 miles!
Since this date, 4,550,515 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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