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July 29th, 2008.

July 29th, 2008, was a Tuesday. It was day 211 of 2008. The decade was the 2000s.

14 years, 2 months and 1 days have passed since July 29th, 2008.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

On This Day

Events that occurred.

Notable events that occurred on July 29th, 2008.

  • Rap artist T.I. releases his single "Whatever You Like".
Song charts

Popular songs.

On July 29th, 2008, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.

  • United States: I Kissed A Girl - Kate Perry
  • United Kingdom: Dance Wiv Me - Dizzee Rascal

The record charts on July 29th, 2008.

The following singles were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry
  • Take A Bow - Rihanna
  • Lollipop - Lil Wayne Featuring Static Major
  • Forever - Chris Brown
  • Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis
Play the top singles from the year 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.
Hellboy II

Top movie.

The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "Hellboy II".

Take me back to July 29th, 2008!

Let's go back in time!

The date is July 29th, 2008, and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. 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.

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 "Two and a Half Men", "Cold Case", "House" and "Dexter".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare", "Rock Band", "Super Smash Bros. Brawl" and "Mafia Wars". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Peppa Pig", "Everybody Hates Chris", "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" and "Horrid Henry". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3, Iggle Piggle and iPod Touch.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on July 29th, 2008.

  • The Dark Knight.

    The Dark Knight.

    The Batman movie "The Dark Knight" was playing in movie theaters at this time.

  • 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.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 14 years, 2 months and 1 days have passed since July 29th, 2008.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 31 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: A person born on July 29th, 2008 will be 14 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 2008 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1217286000.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around July 29th, 2008.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: July 29th, 2008
  • 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.
  • August 6th, 2008: Pineapple Express (2008) is released in movie theaters.
  • August 7th, 2008: The Russo-Georgian War begins.
  • August 9th, 2008: Comedian Bernie Mac dies from pneumonia, which was brought on by a condition called sarcoidosis.
  • August 13th, 2008: The comedy movie Tropic Thunder (2008) is released.
  • August 17th, 2008: Michael Phelps becomes the first person to win eight gold medals in one Olympic Games.
  • August 18th, 2008: The website for Bitcoin is first registered.
  • August 18th, 2008: The President of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, announces his resignation due to an impeachment movement against him.
  • August 20th, 2008: 154 people lose their lives after Spanair Flight 5022 crashes during takeoff in Madrid, Spain.
  • August 21st, 2008: English singer Kerry Katona is declared bankrupt after failing to pay a tax bill.
  • August 22nd, 2008: Barack Obama announces Joe Biden as his running mate for the 2008 US presidential election.
  • August 23rd, 2008: Dr. Dre's son Andre Young Jr. dies from an overdose of heroin and morphine.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

NEW! Check out our personality summary image for this birth date.

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 29th, 2008, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2008 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 29th, 2008 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on July 29th, 2008.

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Photos of late 2000s fashion.

Photographs of late 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of late 2000s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in July, 2008.

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.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on July 29th, 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

LazyTown
LazyTown

Peppa Pig
Peppa Pig

One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill

The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents

Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer

Toys

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

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in July of 2008.

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 you should check out July 29th, 2014 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on July 29th.

Benito Mussolini

Italian dictator. Deceased
Born on July 29th, 1883
He was not alive on this date.

Tony Sirico

Actor. Deceased
Born on July 29th, 1942
He turned 66 on this day in 2008.

Wil Wheaton

Actor.
Born on July 29th, 1972
He turned 36 on this day in 2008.

Joey Essex

Television personality.
Born on July 29th, 1990
He turned 18 on this day in 2008.

Weather details

Weather on July 29th, 2008.

Historical weather information for July 29th, 2008.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 20.6 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 73.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 22.78 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0.76cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 18.83 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 25.91cm.
USA

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on July 29th, 2008.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 29th, 2008.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Brian Cowen was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on July 29th, 2008 was most likely conceived around November 6th, 2007.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 29th, 2008 is close to April 21st, 2009.

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Stats for July 29th, 2008

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about July 29th, 2008.

  • A total of 5,176 days have passed since this date.
  • 739 weeks have passed.
  • 447,206,400 seconds have passed since the July 29th, 2008.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 521,740,800 times.
  • Since July 29th, 2008, the Earth has travelled approximately 230,758,502,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 74,534,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 38,459,750 steps. That's about 17,093 miles!
  • Since this date, 5,366,477 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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