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July 31st, 2008.

July 31st, 2008, was a Thursday. It was day 213 of 2008. The decade was the 2000s.

12 years, 9 months and 9 days have passed since July 31st, 2008.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 31st, 2008.

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

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Hellboy II" was at the top of the box office on July 31st, 2008.

Take me back to July 31st, 2008!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is July 31st, 2008 and it's a Thursday. 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.

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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Shield", "Without a Trace", "Battlestar Galactica" and "The Hills".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Portal", "Team Fortress 2", "Assassin's Creed" and "Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "Peppa Pig", "LazyTown" and "Curious George". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3 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 31st, 2008.

  • 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.

  • Slumdog Millionaire.

    "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.

  • Megan Fox.

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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".

  • 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.

  • Facebook.

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

  • The Dark Knight.

    Batman movie "The Dark Knight" would have been showing in movie theaters at this time.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 12 years, 9 months and 9 days have passed since July 31st, 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: Anyone born on July 31st, 2008, will be 12 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 2008 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1217458800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around July 31st, 2008.

  • 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 15th, 2008: Casey Anthony's 2-year-old daughter Caylee is reported missing.
  • July 16th, 2008: Case 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 movies 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".
  • This date: July 31st, 2008
  • 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 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.
  • August 29th, 2008: John McCain announces Sarah Palin as his running mate for the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 31st, 2008, will have the star sign Leo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Cancer.
  • 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 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 31st, 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.

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.

  • Real Housewives of New York City - American reality television series.
  • Breaking Bad - Series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.
  • The Hills - American reality television series. Spin-off of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.
  • How I Met Your Mother - Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.
  • Bones - Crime comedy-drama TV series.
  • 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 - American comedy sitcom.
  • The Office - The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.
  • House - Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.
  • Battlestar Galactica - Sci-fi series.
  • Desperate Housewives - TV show about housewives living in suburban America.
  • Boston Legal - TV show about a Boston law firm.

Kid's TV shows on July 31st, 2008.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 2008.

  • Wizards of Waverly Place
  • iCarly
  • Phineas and Ferb
  • Curious George
  • The Hills
  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
  • Hannah Montana
  • Ben 10
  • Everybody Hates Chris
  • Go, Diego, Go!
  • The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
  • LazyTown
  • Peppa Pig
  • One Tree Hill
  • The Fairly OddParents
  • Dora the Explorer

Popular toys and games in 2008.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2008.

  • iPod Touch
  • The PlayStation 3
  • The Xbox 360

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots - Solid Snake returns in the fourth installment in the series.
  • Mafia Wars - Social media game developed by Zynga.
  • 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.

2008 playlist.

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.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 31st of July.

Weather on July 31st, 2008.

Historical weather information for July 31st, 2008.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 16.9 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 74.7 degrees Fahrenheit. 23.72 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 13.46cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 21.22 degrees Celsius.

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on July 31st, 2008.

UK Prime Minister.

Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 31st, 2008.

Irish Taoiseach.

Brian Cowen was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on July 31st, 2008 was most likely conceived around the 22nd of October, 2007.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 31st, 2008 is close to the 10th of May, 2009.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about July 31st, 2008.

  • A total of 4,665 days have passed since this date.
  • 666 weeks have passed.
  • 403,056,000 seconds have passed since the July 31st, 2008.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 470,232,000 times.
  • Since July 31st, 2008, the earth has travelled approximately 207,976,896,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 67,176,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 34,662,816 steps. That's about 15,406 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,836,672 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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