October 25th, 2008, fell on a Saturday. It was day 299 of 2008. The decade was the 2000s.
12 years, 5 months and 27 days have passed since October 25th, 2008.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 25th, 2008:
United States: Womanizer - Britney Spears
United Kingdom: So What - Pink
Movie Box Office
Which movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Max Payne" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is October 25th, 2008 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.
The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker. Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. Halloween of 2008 is quickly approaching and stores are selling costumes and decorations.
In America, the song Womanizer by Britney Spears is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, So What by Pink is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Max Payne 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 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "ER", "Smallville", "Stargate Atlantis" and "Real Housewives of New York City".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare", "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune", "Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots" and "Saints Row 2". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "LazyTown", "Go, Diego, Go!" and "Phineas and Ferb". Popular toys include the likes of "Xbox 360", "PlayStation 3", "iPod Touch" and "WALL-E toys".
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 October 25th, 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.
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 and information about this date:
This date fell on a weekend.
12 years, 5 months and 27 days have passed since October 25th, 2008.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 43 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 October 25th, 2008, will be 12 years of age.
George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 25th, 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 October 25th, 2008 was probably conceived around the 16th of January, 2008. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 25th, 2008 is the 4th of August, 2009. (Rough Estimate).
Premier League results from October 25th, 2008.
West Brom lose 3-0 at home to Hull.
Sunderland defeat Newcastle 2-1 (Derby Game).
Blackburn and Middlesbrough draw 1-1.
Everton and Man United draw 1-1.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about October 25th, 2008.
4,561 days have passed since this date.
394,070,400 seconds have passed since the October 25th, 2008.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 459,748,800 times.
Since October 25th, 2008, earth has travelled approximately 203,340,326,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 65,678,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 33,890,054 steps. That's about 15,062 miles!
Since this date, 4,728,845 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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