October 28th, 2008, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 302 of 2008. The decade was the 2000s.
12 years, 4 months and 7 days have passed since October 28th, 2008.
On This Date
Events that occurred on October 28th, 2008:
The video game "Fallout 3" is released.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 28th, 2008:
United States: Whatever You Like - T.I.
United Kingdom: The Promise - Girls Aloud
Movie Box Office
What 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 28th, 2008 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. 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 just days away. People are watching horror movies and thinking about which costume they are going to wear. Others are organizing parties. In America, the song Whatever You Like by T.I. is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, The Promise by Girls Aloud 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Futurama", "The Shield", "Without a Trace" and "House". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Assassin's Creed", "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune", "Grand Theft Auto IV" and "Fallout 3".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Hannah Montana", "Curious George", "Phineas and Ferb" and "iCarly". 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 28th, 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:
12 years, 4 months and 7 days have passed since October 28th, 2008.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 44 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 28th, 2008, will be 12 years of age.
People born in 2008 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1225152000.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around October 28th, 2008:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 5.3 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a windy day. It was a mostly sunny day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 40.8 degrees Fahrenheit. 4.89 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 4.57cm.
London, England: Temperature: 4.28 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 4.06cm.
Who was the US President on October 28th, 2008?
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 28th, 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 28th, 2008 was probably conceived around the 19th of January, 2008. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 28th, 2008 is the 7th of August, 2009. (Rough Estimate).
Premier League results from October 28th, 2008.
Newcastle defeat West Brom 2-1.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about October 28th, 2008.
4,510 days have passed since this date.
389,664,000 seconds have passed since the October 28th, 2008.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 454,608,000 times.
Since October 28th, 2008, earth has travelled approximately 201,066,624,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 64,944,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 33,511,104 steps. That's about 14,894 miles!
Since this date, 4,675,968 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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