September 27, 2008

September 27, 2008, was a Saturday. It was 15 years, 7 months, and 21 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

On This Day


Notable events that occurred on September 27, 2008:

  • Soccer: Hull City pull off a shock 2-1 win over Arsenal.
Song charts

Popular songs

On September 27, 2008, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "So What" by Pink
  • United Kingdom: "Sex On Fire" by Kings of Leon

The music charts on September 27, 2008

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • So What - P!nk
  • Whatever You Like - T.I.
  • Disturbia - Rihanna
  • Paper Planes - M.I.A.
  • Swagga Like Us - Jay-Z & T.I. Featuring Kanye West & Lil Wayne
Play the top singles 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.
Eagle Eye

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Eagle Eye".


This date occurred 5,712 days ago. Approximately 190 months have passed. It was the 271st day of 2008, in week 39. The decade was the 2000s. People who were born on September 27, 2008, are now 15 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. 2008 was a leap year, which means that it had an extra day in February. 63 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to September 27, 2008

Let's go back to the 2000s.

The date is September 27, 2008, and it's a Saturday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Libra. The work week is over and Saturday has finally come, so people are spending time with their kids, going to bars, shopping, playing video games, and watching sports.

Schools and colleges are starting again, and fall has officially arrived. As a result, temperatures are beginning to cool, and trees are starting to shed their leaves. The earthy smells of autumn have started to fill the air. In America, the song "So What" by Pink is at the top of the singles charts, while "Sex On Fire" by Kings of Leon is the number-one song in the UK.

George W. Bush Jnr. is the President of the United States, and the movie Eagle Eye is at the top of the box office. Gordon Brown is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "MythBusters", "One Tree Hill", "The Office", and "Psych".

Practically every teenager and adult has a MySpace or Bebo account. 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 growing social network called Facebook is beginning to steal users away from MySpace and Bebo.

Video rental stores such as Blockbuster are struggling to compete with 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. Barack Obama and John McCain are currently facing off against each other in the lead-up to the 2008 US Presidential Election.

Ireland has just officially declared that it has gone into recession. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as John Costelloe, Test, Natasha Richardson, and Jade Goody would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "Team Fortress 2", "The Simpsons Game", "Burnout Paradise", and "Mario Kart Wii".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "The Backyardigans", "Johnny Test", "Mr. Meaty", and "Phineas and Ferb". Children are playing with toys such as the Xbox 360, Roboraptor, Iggle Piggle, and Moon Sand.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on September 27, 2008.

  • "P-p-p-poker face, p-p-poker face."

    "P-p-p-poker face, p-p-poker face."

    Lady Gaga released her hit single "Poker Face" around this time.
  • 2008 US presidential election.

    2008 US presidential election

    The race for the White House was heating up as Barack Obama and John McCain went head-to-head. Throughout September and October of 2008, four televised debates were held.
  • The birth of Rage Comics.

    The birth of Rage Comics

    Pre-made cartoon comics called "Rage Comics" were starting to become popular. By the end of 2008, the meme had spread from 4chan to websites such as Reddit.
  • The rise of Facebook.

    The rise of Facebook

    Facebook experienced massive growth and became the largest social network in the world.
  • The fall of MySpace.

    The fall of MySpace

    MySpace began to hemorrhage users in 2008. At the time, millions of users were leaving each month, with most of them migrating over to a newer and "cooler" social network called Facebook.
  • The Rickroll.

    The Rickroll

    In 2008, a "bait and switch" meme called Rickrolling became 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

    A world economic crisis took hold throughout 2008. This was a bleak year for many, as countries fell into recession, stock markets plunged, businesses were forced to close, and a lot of people lost their jobs. Sadly, many families were also forced to give up their homes.
  • 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 Time Person of the Year in 2008. In November 2008, he became the first African American to be elected President of the United States.
  • Megan Fox.

    Megan Fox

    American actress Megan Fox was listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 2008.
  • Best soccer players in the world.

    Best soccer players in the world

    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

    DVD sales were beginning to plummet as people were switching to online streaming platforms. 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

    Online video streaming was becoming increasingly popular. New services such as Netflix and Hulu were gaining millions of users, and video rental stores such as Blockbuster were struggling to stay afloat. As sales and rentals declined, small video stores started closing. Meanwhile, the larger franchises attempted to downsize and branch out into selling other products, such as cellphones and merchandise.
  • HD TV becomes the norm.

    HD TV becomes the norm

    HD TV quickly became the norm during this time, as flat-screen televisions were starting to fall in price.
  • Mobile Internet begins to take off.

    Mobile Internet begins to take off

    Internet access on cellphones became common in the late 2000s. This transition was aided by the rollout of faster 3G Internet networks and the introduction of larger touchscreen phones. Although many phones had Internet features at the start of the decade, they were often awkward and costly to use.
  • Bringing digital cameras to nightclubs and bars.

    Bringing digital cameras to nightclubs and bars

    During the 2000s, people often brought digital cameras with them to clubs and bars. The following day, they would upload their photographs to social media websites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Bebo. Although most phones had cameras, their picture quality was bad, especially in darker settings such as nightclubs.
  • Bebo.


    By this stage, a new social network called Bebo had become a huge hit in countries such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, and New Zealand. 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

    Many music stores were closing their doors for the last time. The ease of downloading and streaming music meant that the business model of selling CDs was quickly becoming nonviable.
  • Scene kids.

    Scene kids

    "Scene Kids" became a big subculture in the latter half of the decade. Their fashion consisted of skinny jeans, bright colors, and straight hair with long fringes.

Personality traits

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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around September 27, 2008.

  • August 28, 2008: Bloomberg mistakenly publishes a premature obituary for Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
  • August 29, 2008: John McCain announces Sarah Palin as his running mate for the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election.
  • August 31, 2008: Jordan Ratcliffe (16) goes missing in Manchester, England.
  • September 1, 2008:
    • The Abu Dhabi United Group purchases football club Manchester City from former Thailand Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
    • Soccer: Dimitar Berbatov joins Manchester United from Tottenham Hotspur.
    • It is confirmed that former Big Brother contestant Jade Goody has cervical cancer.
    • Real Madrid star Robinho signs for Manchester City.
  • September 2, 2008: The browser Google Chrome is released.
  • September 4, 2008: Football: Kevin Keegan resigns as manager of Newcastle United after a second spell in charge.
  • September 5, 2008:
    • Rachel Rice wins the 9th season of the reality TV series "Big Brother" (UK).
    • The Kings of Leon release their song "Sex on Fire".
  • September 7, 2008:
    • "Piece of Me" by Britney Spears wins Video of the Year at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.
    • The United States Government takes control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
    • The first episode of the fantasy horror series "True Blood" is aired on HBO.
  • September 10, 2008: The Large Hadron Collider is powered up for the first time.
  • September 12, 2008:
    • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008) is released in cinemas.
    • 25 people are killed when two trains collide in Chatsworth, Los Angeles.
    • Rapper Nate Dogg suffers a second stroke.
  • September 13, 2008: 30 people are killed after five synchronized bombs detonate in Delhi, India.
  • September 15, 2008:
    • The website Stack Overflow is launched.
    • Financial crisis: Lehman Brothers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
  • September 16, 2008:
    • The emails of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin are hacked.
    • Financial crisis: The Federal Reserve bails out the finance and insurance corporation "American International Group".
  • September 18, 2008: Financial crisis: Federal Reserve chair Ben Bernanke and US secretary of the treasury Henry Paulson warn House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that credit markets are close to a complete meltdown.
  • September 20, 2008: The MMORPG video game "Pixie Hollow" is released.
  • September 21, 2008:
    • A global economic crises continues to loom as Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley become bank holding companies.
    • Golf: The United States wins the 2008 Ryder Cup at the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • September 23, 2008:
    • The song "Live Your Life" is released by rapper T.I. and R&B singer Rihanna.
    • The single "Poker Face" is released by Lady Gaga.
    • Android is released.
  • September 25, 2008: Ireland enters recession for the first time in over two decades.
  • September 26, 2008:
    • Actor Paul Newman dies at the age of 83.
    • Financial crisis: Savings bank "Washington Mutual" collapses following a bank run.
  • This date: September 27, 2008
  • September 29, 2008: Financial crisis: Stock markets witness a large drop after the "Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008" is rejected by Congress.
  • September 30, 2008: The Irish government issues a "blanket bank guarantee".
  • October 3, 2008: Britney Spears releases the song "Womanizer".
  • October 7, 2008: Icelandic banks Landsbanki and Glitnir go into receivership.
  • October 10, 2008:
    • Singapore officially enters recession.
    • Financial crisis: The US stock market witnesses one of its worst weeks on record.
  • October 11, 2008: The head of the IMF warns that the world economic system is teetering on the brink of collapse.
  • October 12, 2008: Samuel Wurzelbacher (Joe the Plumber) asks Barack Obama about his tax plan.
  • October 13, 2008: Beyoncé releases the song "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)".
  • October 14, 2008:
    • Casey Anthony is charged with murdering her daughter.
    • Irish politics: Fianna Fáil's Brian Lenihan delivers "the toughest" government budget "in many years".
  • October 15, 2008:
    • Elon Musk becomes the new CEO of Tesla.
    • Financial Crisis: The Dow Jones Industrial Average drops by 7.87%.
  • October 18, 2008: Russell Brand Show prank call controversy: Comedians Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross make a series of lewd voicemails to 78-year-old actor Andrew Sachs.
  • October 19, 2008: The first episode of the Irish mockumentary "Hardy Bucks" is aired.
  • October 22, 2008: Irish politics: 15,000 pensioners protest against proposals to mean-test medical cards.
  • October 24, 2008:
    • The movie Changeling (2008) is released.
    • Bloody Friday: World stock exchanges experience one of the worst declines in their history.
    • Iceland receives a bailout package from the IMF.
  • October 26, 2008:
    • Soccer: Harry Redknapp becomes the new manager of Tottenham Hotspur.
    • Soccer: Liverpool end Chelsea's 86 match unbeaten run at home.
  • October 27, 2008: A short squeeze causes shares of Volskwagen to increase by 149%.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 27, 2008, will have the star sign Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • 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: September 27, 2008 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.

Late 2000s fashion

Photographs of late 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Late 2000s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in September 2008

In September 2008, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from September 2008.

True Blood
True Blood
Sons of Anarchy
Sons of Anarchy
The Inbetweeners
The Inbetweeners
Real Housewives of New York City
Real Housewives of New York City
Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory
Gossip Girl
Gossip Girl
Mad Men
Mad Men
Friday Night Lights
Friday Night Lights
Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in September 2008

If you were a kid on September 27, 2008, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

The Suite Life on Deck
The Suite Life on Deck
Bakugan Battle Brawlers
Bakugan Battle Brawlers
Wizards of Waverly Place
Wizards of Waverly Place

Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
Horrid Henry
Horrid Henry
Mr. Meaty
Mr. Meaty
Curious George
Curious George
The Hills
The Hills
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

Toys in 2008

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

Digi Makeover
Digi Makeover
FurReal Friends Butterscotch Pony
FurReal Friends Butterscotch Pony
Kid-Tough Digital Camera
Kid-Tough Digital Camera
Fast Talkin' Lightning McQueen
Fast Talkin' Lightning McQueen
Air Hogs RC Storm Launcher
Air Hogs RC Storm Launcher
Pirates of the Caribbean ship
Pirates of the Caribbean ship
Lil Luvables Fluffy Factory
Lil Luvables Fluffy Factory
Gross Out Doodle Monster
Gross Out Doodle Monster
Moon Sand
Moon Sand
iPod Touch
iPod Touch
Iggle Piggle
Iggle Piggle
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in September 2008.

Spore 2008
Battlefield: Bad Company 2008
Battlefield: Bad Company
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots 2008
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Mafia Wars 2008
Mafia Wars
Grand Theft Auto IV 2008
Grand Theft Auto IV
Mario Kart Wii 2008
Mario Kart Wii
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 2008
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2
Super Smash Bros. Brawl 2008
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Burnout Paradise 2008
Burnout Paradise
Rock Band 2007
Rock Band
Mass Effect 2007
Mass Effect
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune 2007
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

Were you born on September 27, 2008?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out September 27, 2014, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on September 27.

Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf

Singer Deceased
Born on September 27, 1947
He turned 61 on this day in 2008.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow

Born on September 27, 1972
She turned 36 on this day in 2008.

Michael C. Maronna

Michael C. Maronna

Born on September 27, 1977
He turned 31 on this day in 2008.

Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne

Born on September 27, 1982
He turned 26 on this day in 2008.

Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne

Born on September 27, 1984
She turned 24 on this day in 2008.

Jenna Ortega

Jenna Ortega

Born on September 27, 2002
She turned 6 on this day in 2008.


US President

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on September 27, 2008.


UK Prime Minister

Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Brian Cowen was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on September 27, 2008 was most likely conceived around January 5, 2008.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 27, 2008 is close to June 20, 2009.

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Stats for September 27, 2008


Here are some interesting statistics about September 27, 2008:

  • 5,712 days have passed since this date.
  • 816 weeks have passed.
  • 493,516,800 seconds have passed since September 27, 2008.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 575,769,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 254,654,668,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 82,252,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 42,442,445 steps. That's roughly 18,863 miles.
  • 5,922,202 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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