September 30th, 2008

September 30th, 2008, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 274 of 2008. The decade was the 2000s.

11 years, 11 months and 18 days have passed since September 30th, 2008.


On This Date

Events that occurred on September 30th, 2008:

  • The Irish government issues a "blanket bank guarantee".


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on September 30th, 2008:

  • United States: Whatever You Like - T.I.
  • United Kingdom: Sex On Fire - Kings of Leon

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Eagle Eye" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is September 30th, 2008 and it's a Tuesday. Schools have started back and autumn has arrived, so temperatures have started to cool and trees are beginning to shed their leaves. The earthy smells of fall have started to fill the air.

In America, the song Whatever You Like by T.I. is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Sex On Fire by Kings of Leon is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Eagle Eye is at the top of the Box Office.

Practically every teenager and adult has a MySpace or a Bebo account. 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.

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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "King of the Hill", "Scrubs", "CSI: Miami" and "Sons of Anarchy".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Portal", "Assassin's Creed", "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune" and "Grand Theft Auto IV". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "One Tree Hill", "LazyTown", "Everybody Hates Chris" and "Curious George". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "PlayStation 3".


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 September 30th, 2008.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Facebook

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

  • World Financial Crisis

    A world financial crisis looms closer. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are placed in government conservatorship. Lehman Brothers Holdings Incorporated files for bankruptcy. Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley become bank holding companies. Ireland enters recession for the first time in over twenty years.

  • The birth of Rage Comics.

    Pre-made cartoon comics called "Rage Comics" were beginning to become more and more popular around this time. At the tail-end of 2008, the meme spread from 4chan to websites such as Reddit.

  • United States presidential election (2008)

    The race for the White House heats up as Barack Obama and John McCain go head-to-head. Throughout September and October of 2008, four televised debates are held.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 11 years, 11 months and 18 days have passed since September 30th, 2008.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 40 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 September 30th, 2008, will be 11 years of age.
  • People born in 2008 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1222729200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around September 30th, 2008:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 30th, 2008, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2008 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: September 30th, 2008 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Sons of Anarchy - Crime drama series about a biker gang.
  • 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.

2008 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 2008.

"The Suite Life on Deck" - "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!" - "LazyTown" - "Peppa Pig" - "One Tree Hill" - "The Fairly OddParents" - "Dora the Explorer"


2008 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2008:

  • PlayStation 3

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 30th of September:


Weather

Weather information for September 30th, 2008:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 14.9 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 58.9 degrees Fahrenheit. 14.94 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 13.67 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 6.1cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on September 30th, 2008.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on September 30th, 2008 was probably conceived around the 22nd of December, 2007. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 30th, 2008 is the 10th of July, 2009. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

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

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about September 30th, 2008.

  • 4,371 days have passed since this date.
  • 377,654,400 seconds have passed since the September 30th, 2008.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 440,596,800 times.
  • Since September 30th, 2008, earth has travelled approximately 194,869,670,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 62,942,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 32,478,278 steps. That's about 14,435 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,531,853 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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