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July 5th, 2008.

July 5th, 2008, was a Saturday. It was day 187 of 2008. The decade was the 2000s.

13 years, 5 months and 2 days have passed since July 5th, 2008.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 5th, 2008.

  • United States: I Kissed A Girl - Kate Perry
  • United Kingdom: Closer - Ne-Yo

The Billboard Hot 100 on July 5th, 2008.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry
  • Lollipop - Lil Wayne Featuring Static Major
  • Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis
  • Take A Bow - Rihanna
  • Pocketful Of Sunshine - Natasha Bedingfield
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.
Hancock

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Hancock" was at the top of the box office on July 5th, 2008.

Take me back to July 5th, 2008!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is July 5th, 2008 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The 4th of July celebrations in America have come and passed. 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 Hancock 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 Bernie Mac, John Costelloe, Test and Natasha Richardson would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Futurama", "Scrubs", "Desperate Housewives" and "Mad Men". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Halo 3", "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune", "Super Smash Bros. Brawl" and "Battlefield: Bad Company".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Everybody Hates Chris", "Hannah Montana", "Phineas and Ferb" and "WordGirl". 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 July 5th, 2008.

  • The Incredible Hulk.

    The Incredible Hulk.

    The superhero film "The Incredible Hulk" was showing in movie theaters at this time. The film starred actor Edward Norton as Bruce Banner.

  • The rise of Facebook.

    The rise of Facebook.

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

  • 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.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 13 years, 5 months and 2 days have passed since July 5th, 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 5th, 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 1215212400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around July 5th, 2008.

  • June 6th, 2008: Kung Fu Panda (2008) is released in cinemas.
  • June 7th, 2008: The 2008 UEFA European Football Championship kicks off in Austria and Switzerland.
  • June 7th, 2008: Barack Obama becomes the Democratic Party presidential nominee after Hilary Clinton ends her campaign.
  • June 10th, 2008: Rapper Lil Wayne releases the album Tha Carter III.
  • June 12th, 2008: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is released on the PlayStation.
  • June 12th, 2008: Ron Paul withdraws his bid for the Republican nomination for the 2008 US presidential election.
  • June 12th, 2008: Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney marries Coleen McLoughlin.
  • June 13th, 2008: The Incredible Hulk (2008) is released.
  • June 17th, 2008: The Boston Celtics win the 2008 NBA Finals after they defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 4-2.
  • June 22nd, 2008: American stand-up comedian George Carlin dies from heart failure at the age of 71.
  • June 26th, 2008: The Hurt Locker (2008) is released in cinemas.
  • June 27th, 2008: The film Wanted (2008), starring Angelina Jolie, is released in movie theaters.
  • June 27th, 2008: The animated movie "WALL-E" (2008) is released.
  • June 29th, 2008: Spain win the UEFA Euro 2008 Final after a 33rd minute goal from Fernando Torres is enough to give them a 1-0 victory over Germany.
  • June 30th, 2008: Mamma Mia! (2008) is released.
  • July 1st, 2008: Football: Brazilian coach Luiz Felipe Scolari becomes the new manager of Chelsea.
  • July 2nd, 2008: The movie Hancock (2008) is released in cinemas.
  • This date: July 5th, 2008
  • July 11th, 2008: Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) is releaed.
  • July 11th, 2008: Ireland: Oxegen 2008 takes place at Punchestown Racecourse. Kings of Leon, R.E.M., Rage Against the Machine, Stereophonics and Amy Winehouse are among the acts that play.
  • July 11th, 2008: Financial crisis: American bank "IndyMac" fails and is put into conservatorship.
  • July 15th, 2008: Casey Anthony's 2-year-old daughter Caylee is reported missing.
  • July 16th, 2008: Casey Anthony is arrested over the disappearance of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.
  • July 18th, 2008: The Dark Knight (2008) is released in cinemas.
  • July 22nd, 2008: "The Golden Girls" actress Estelle Getty passes away at the age of 84.
  • July 25th, 2008: The comedy movie Step Brothers (2008) is released.
  • July 27th, 2008: Bruce Edwards Ivins (suspect behind the 2001 Anthrax attacks) passes away after an overdose of Tylenol with codeine.
  • July 28th, 2008: Lebanese singer Suzanne Tamim is murdered in Dubai.
  • July 28th, 2008: Football: Irish striker Robbie Keane joins Liverpool.
  • July 28th, 2008: The Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, is completely destroyed by a fire.
  • July 29th, 2008: Rap artist T.I. releases his single "Whatever You Like".
  • July 30th, 2008: Financial crisis: The United States enacts the "Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008" in an attempt to address the subprime mortgage crisis.
  • August 1st, 2008: Barry George is acquitted of the murder of TV presenter Jill Dando in 1999.
  • August 3rd, 2008: Actor Morgan Freeman is injured in a car accident.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 5th, 2008, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2008 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 5th, 2008 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

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 July, 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 July 5th, 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

LazyTown
LazyTown

Peppa Pig
Peppa Pig

One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill

The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents

Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer

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.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2008
Battlefield: Bad Company
First-person shooter that was released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots 2008
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Solid Snake returns in the fourth installment in the series.

Mafia Wars 2008
Mafia Wars
Social media game developed by Zynga.

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.

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 July 5th, 2014 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on July 5th.

Dorien Wilson

Actor.
Born on July 5th, 1963
He turned 45 on this day in 2008.

Edie Falco

Actress.
Born on July 5th, 1963
She turned 45 on this day in 2008.

RZA

Wu-Tang Clan member.
Born on July 5th, 1969
He turned 39 on this day in 2008.

Pauly D

Television personality.
Born on July 5th, 1980
He turned 28 on this day in 2008.

Weather on July 5th, 2008.

Historical weather information for July 5th, 2008.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 17.9 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 67.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 19.78 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 18.33 degrees Celsius.

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on July 5th, 2008.

UK Prime Minister.

Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 5th, 2008.

Irish Taoiseach.

Brian Cowen was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on July 5th, 2008 was most likely conceived around October 13th, 2007.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 5th, 2008 is close to March 28th, 2009.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about July 5th, 2008.

  • A total of 4,903 days have passed since this date.
  • 700 weeks have passed.
  • 423,622,800 seconds have passed since the July 5th, 2008.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 494,226,600 times.
  • Since July 5th, 2008, the earth has travelled approximately 218,589,364,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 70,603,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 36,431,561 steps. That's about 16,192 miles!
  • Since this date, 5,083,474 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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