July 16th, 2008, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 198 of 2008. The decade was the 2000s.
12 years, 7 months and 12 days have passed since July 16th, 2008.
On This Date
Events that occurred on July 16th, 2008:
Case Anthony is arrested over the disappearance of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 16th, 2008:
United States: I Kissed A Girl - Kate Perry
United Kingdom: Dance Wiv Me - Dizzee Rascal
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Hellboy II" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is July 16th, 2008 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. 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, Dance Wiv Me by Dizzee Rascal is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Hellboy II 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.
A social network called Facebook is beginning to surge in popularity, replacing the likes of MySpace. It's 2008, so the music charts are filled with artists such as Flo Rida, Katy Perry, Rihanna and T.I. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Without a Trace", "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition", "Battlestar Galactica" and "Breaking Bad".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Team Fortress 2", "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare", "Assassin's Creed" and "Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "Peppa Pig", "Avatar: The Last Airbender" and "Curious George". Popular toys include the likes of "Xbox 360", "PlayStation 3" and "iPod Touch".
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 16th, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 7 months and 12 days have passed since July 16th, 2008.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 29 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 16th, 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 1216162800.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around July 16th, 2008:
June 17th, 2008: The Boston Celtics win the 2008 NBA Finals after they defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 4-2.
George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 16th, 2008?
Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
Brian Cowen was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on July 16th, 2008 was probably conceived around the 7th of October, 2007. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 16th, 2008 is the 25th of April, 2009. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on July 16th, 2008.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about July 16th, 2008.
4,610 days have passed since this date.
398,307,600 seconds have passed since the July 16th, 2008.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 464,692,200 times.
Since July 16th, 2008, earth has travelled approximately 205,526,721,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 66,384,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 34,254,454 steps. That's about 15,224 miles!
Since this date, 4,779,691 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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