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February 8, 2020

February 8, 2020, was a Saturday. It was the 39th day of 2020. The decade was the 2020s.

4 years and 22 days have passed since February 8, 2020.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

On This Day

What happened?

What happened on February 8, 2020?

  • The 2020 Irish general election takes place.
  • Irish journalist and TV presenter Keelin Shanley passes away from cancer.
Song charts

Music charts

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on February 8, 2020:

  • United States: "The Box" by Roddy Ricch
  • United Kingdom: "Before You Go" by Lewis Capaldi

The Billboard Hot 100 on February 8, 2020

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • The Box - Roddy Ricch
  • Life Is Good - Future Featuring Drake
  • Circles - Post Malone
  • Memories - Maroon 5
  • Someone You Loved - Lewis Capaldi
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Bad Boys for Life

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Bad Boys for Life" was at the top of the box office on February 8, 2020.

Facts

This date was 1,483 days ago. Approximately 49 months have passed. It was the 39th day of 2020, in week 06. The decade was the 2020s. A child born on this day is 4 years old and belongs to the Gen Alpha generation. 2020 had 366 days because it was a leap year. The Earth has experienced 16 seasons of weather since then.

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Patrick K

Four years since the last Irish election 🤯 I forgot that it took place just before the world went to hell!
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Take me back to February 8, 2020

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Saturday, February 8, 2020. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. People are currently enjoying their weekend.

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. In America, the song "The Box" by Roddy Ricch is at the top of the singles charts, while "Before You Go" by Lewis Capaldi is the number-one song in the UK. Donald Trump is the President of the United States, and the movie Bad Boys for Life is at the top of the box office.

Boris Johnson is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. News about an outbreak of a new respiratory virus called Covid-19 is continuing to dominate headlines. Although most people in the western world originally believed that the media was over-hyping the outbreak, it is now beginning to slowly dawn on everyone that it could be serious. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Caroline Flack, Pop Smoke, Hosni Mubarak, and Kenny Rogers would all still be alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Grey's Anatomy", "The Walking Dead", "Peaky Blinders", and "Stranger Things". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare", "Death Stranding", and "Pokémon Sword and Shield". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Horrid Henry", "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.", and "The Loud House".

Popular toys at the moment include the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on February 8, 2020.

  • Trump is acquitted.

    Trump is acquitted

    On February 5th, 2020, US President Donald Trump was acquitted after a Republican-controlled Senate cleared him of all charges. Mitt Romney was the only Republican to vote against his party's president.
  • I am once again asking you for your financial support.

    I am once again asking you for your financial support

    A meme of US Senator Bernie Sanders with the caption "I am once again asking you for your financial support" was going viral.
  • The emergence of COVID-19.

    The emergence of COVID-19

    The start of 2020 saw the emergence of a coronavirus disease called COVID-19. During this period, the virus was mostly confined to China and other parts of Asia. Consequently, most people in the western world did not take it seriously. Many believed that the outbreak was being overhyped and that it would eventually peter out like Ebola, the Swine Flu, and SARS.
  • 2020 in movies.

    2020 in movies

    The movie industry was hit hard by the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Because movie theaters were temporarily closed in a lot of countries, many films had their release dates postponed. Movies that were released despite the pandemic included Bad Boys for Life, Tenet, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Dolittle.
  • Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

    Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

    Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were named Time Persons of the Year in 2020 after they defeated incumbent US President Donald Trump.
  • Record of the Year.

    Record of the Year

    The song "Everything I Wanted" by Billie Eilish won a Grammy for 2020's Record of the Year.
  • Nomadland.

    Nomadland

    The film "Nomadland" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2020.
  • 2020 in music.

    2020 in music

    The music charts in 2020 were dominated by The Weeknd, Post Malone, Roddy Ricch, Dua Lipa, DaBaby, Harry Styles, Future, Billie Eilish, and Maroon 5.
  • Best NBA players.

    Best NBA players

    The best NBA players in 2020 were Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden, Paul George, Nikola Jokic, Stephen Curry, and Damian Lillard.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on February 8, 2020.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to February 8, 2020.

  • January 13, 2020:
    • The first recorded case of coronavirus outside of China is found in Thailand.
    • The brutal murder of teenager Keane Mulready-Woods shocks Ireland.
  • January 14, 2020:
    • Chinese authorities begin to implement screening measures in Wuhan in response to an outbreak of coronavirus.
    • It is announced that Austin Butler and Vanessa Hudgens have ended their relationship after eight years.
  • January 15, 2020: "I am once again asking for your financial support": Internet users begin to make memes out of Bernie Sanders' fundraising video.
  • January 16, 2020: The second case of coronavirus outside of China is reported in Japan.
  • January 18, 2020: UFC 246: Conor McGregor defeats Donald Cerrone in the first round.
  • January 20, 2020:
    • The World Health Organization conducts its first mission to Wuhan, China, in response to a novel coronavirus outbreak.
    • South Korea reports its first case of Covid-19.
  • January 21, 2020:
    • Coronavirus outbreak: The first case is reported in the United States.
    • The WHO announces on Twitter that there is evidence of human-to-human transmission of coronavirus in Wuhan.
  • January 22, 2020: North Korea closes its borders in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
  • January 23, 2020: Coronavirus outbreak: The Chinese city of Wuhan is placed under quarantine.
  • January 24, 2020:
    • France informs the WHO that it has detected three cases of novel coronavirus.
    • Construction workers in Wuhan, China begin work on a dedicated hospital to help deal with the coronavirus outbreak.
  • January 25, 2020: Coronavirus outbreak: Australia and Canada confirm their first cases of Covid-19.
  • January 26, 2020:
    • NBA star Kobe Bryant dies in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.
    • "Bad Guy" by Billie Eilish wins Record of the Year at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.
  • January 28, 2020:
    • Coronavirus outbreak: Mongolia and Hong Kong close their borders with China.
    • Coronavirus outbreak: All flights to China are suspended by United Airlines.
  • January 29, 2020:
    • Coronavirus outbreak: Airlines begin to suspend flights to China.
    • Coronavirus outbreak: The United States and Japan evacuate their citizens from the Chinese city of Wuhan.
  • January 30, 2020:
    • The World Health Organization designates the novel coronavirus as a global health emergency.
    • Russia closes its border with China in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
    • Coronavirus outbreak: The United States advises its citizens not to travel to China.
    • India and the Philippines confirm their first cases of Covid-19.
    • Dua Lipa releases her single "Physical".
  • January 31, 2020:
    • Senate Republicans vote against calling any witnesses for the impeachment trial of Donald Trump.
    • The first two cases of Coronavirus are found in Italy.
    • The United Kingdom announces its first two confirmed cases of Covid-19.
    • Coronavirus outbreak: Singapore bans all visitors from China.
    • Coronavirus outbreak: The United States suspends entry to anyone who has travelled to China in the past 14 days.
    • Brexit: The United Kingdom officially leaves the European Union.
  • February 1, 2020: The first death due to Covid-19 outside of China is reported in the Philippines.
  • February 2, 2020:
    • Super Bowl LIV takes place at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida: The Kansas City Chiefs defeat the San Francisco 49ers by 31-20. Shakira and Jennifer Lopez perform at the halftime show.
    • Coronavirus outbreak: The United States reports its 10th case of Covid-19.
    • Coronavirus outbreak: Construction workers in Wuhan finish building a dedicated hospital after just 10 days.
  • February 4, 2020:
    • US radio host Rush Limbaugh announces that he has advanced lung cancer.
    • WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom urges all members of the United Nations to prepare themselves for a global spread of the coronavirus.
    • Coronavirus outbreak: Taiwan bans all foreign nationals who have been to China in the past 14 days.
    • Actress Shannen Doherty reveals that her cancer returned in 2019 and that it is now Stage 4.
  • February 5, 2020:
    • A Republican-controlled Senate votes to acquit Donald Trump in his impeachment trial.
    • Mitt Romney becomes the first Senator in U.S. history to vote against his party's president in an impeachment trial.
    • Coronavirus outbreak: Japan reports that 10 cases of Covid-19 have been identified on a cruise ship containing 4,000 passengers.
    • Actor Kirk Douglas passes away at the age of 103.
  • February 6, 2020:
    • Scottish finance secretary Derek Mackay resigns after it is revealed that he sent hundreds of text messages to a 16-year-old boy.
    • Coronavirus outbreak: The first American citizen dies from Covid-19 in Wuhan, China.
    • Coronavirus outbreak: Chinese authorities order all infected individuals to move to quarantine centers.
  • February 7, 2020:
    • English TV presenter Phillip Schofield comes out as gay.
    • Chinese "whistleblower" doctor Li Wenliang, who issued emergency warnings about the coronavirus, passes away from Covid-19 at the age of 33.
  • This date: February 8, 2020
  • February 9, 2020: The final episode of the crime drama "Power" is aired.
  • February 10, 2020: Japan confirms that there are now 135 confirmed cases of the coronavirus on the cruise ship the Diamond Princess.
  • February 11, 2020:
    • The first same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland takes place.
    • The WHO announces that the disease caused by the novel coronavirus will be named COVID-19.
    • The death toll for Covid-19 reaches 1,000.
  • February 12, 2020: Irish politics: Brendan Howlin steps down as leader of the Labour Party.
  • February 13, 2020: The 2nd season of Narcos: Mexico is released on Netflix.
  • February 14, 2020:
    • The WHO warns that mass gatherings may spread Covid-19.
    • Egypt reports the first case of the coronavirus in Africa.
    • Soccer: UEFA bans Manchester City from European competitions for breaking Financial Fair Play rules.
  • February 15, 2020:
    • English TV presenter Caroline Flack commits suicide at her apartment in London.
    • Coronavirus outbreak: China extends its lockdowns and travel restrictions.
    • The WHO Director General warns that the coronavirus outbreak has the potential to become a global pandemic.
  • February 18, 2020:
    • Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has his sentence commuted by U.S. President Donald Trump.
    • Coronavirus outbreak: Russia bans all Chinese citizens from entering the country.
  • February 19, 2020:
    • Rapper Pop Smoke is shot dead during a home invasion in Hollywood Hills, California.
    • Nine people are shot dead during a shooting spree in Hanau, Germany.
    • Iran reports its first two cases of Covid-19.
  • February 20, 2020:
    • The 2020 stock market crash begins.
    • Political consultant Roger Stone is sentenced to 40 months in prison for obstructing an official proceeding.
  • February 22, 2020: Boxing: Tyson Fury defeats Deontay Wilder after a 7th round KO.
  • February 23, 2020: Italy begins to see a surge in coronavirus cases.
  • February 24, 2020:
    • American film producer Harvey Weinstein is convicted of federal sex crimes.
    • The WHO-China Joint Mission on COVID-19 warns that the global community is not prepared to contain the virus.
  • February 25, 2020:
    • The former President of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, passes away.
    • There are fears that Iran will become the new epicenter of COVID-19 after the country reports 11 deaths and 95 cases.
  • February 26, 2020: Coronavirus outbreak: The first community transmission of the virus is reported in the United States.
  • February 27, 2020: Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is sentenced to 3 years in prison for fraud and tax evasion.
  • February 29, 2020:
    • Coronavirus outbreak: The first death from the virus is reported in the United States.
    • Coronavirus outbreak: The first case of the virus is reported in Ireland.
  • March 2, 2020:
    • A tornado outbreak kills 25 people in Tennessee.
    • Chuck D announces that Flavor Flav has been kicked out Public Enemy due to a monetary disagreement over the group performing at a Bernie Sanders rally.
  • March 3, 2020: COVID-19 cases in Iran begin to sharply trend upward.
  • March 6, 2020:
    • The "Dancing Pallbearers" begin to grow in popularity after one TikTok video with the meme receives 2.9 million views.
    • Rapper Lil Uzi Vert releases his album "Eternal Atake".
  • March 9, 2020:
    • A national quarantine is imposed in Italy due to a surge in Coronavirus cases.
    • Black Monday: A global stock market crash occurs.
    • Ireland announces that it is cancelling all of its St. Patrick's Day parades due to COVID-19.
    • Rugby: The Six Nations Championship is postponed until October.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 8, 2020, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2020 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 8, 2020 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.
Television shows

TV shows in 2020

The following TV shows were popular in February 2020:

The Witcher
The Witcher
Narcos: Mexico
Narcos: Mexico
Stranger Things
Stranger Things
Better Call Saul
Better Call Saul
Black-ish
Black-ish
Power
Power
Peaky Blinders
Peaky Blinders
Homeland
Homeland
The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead
Modern Family
Modern Family
Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy
Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on February 8, 2020

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2020:

The Loud House
The Loud House
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Horrid Henry
Horrid Henry
Toys

Popular toys and games in 2020

Toys and games that were popular in 2020:

The Xbox One
The Xbox One
The PlayStation 4
The PlayStation 4
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in February 2020.

Pokémon Sword and Shield 2019
Pokémon Sword and Shield
Death Stranding 2019
Death Stranding
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on February 8.

James Dean

James Dean

Actor Deceased
Born on February 8, 1931
He was not alive on this date.

Mary Steenburgen

Mary Steenburgen

Actress
Born on February 8, 1953
She turned 67 on this day in 2020.

Gary Coleman

Gary Coleman

Actor Deceased
Born on February 8, 1968
He was not alive on this date.

The Big Show

The Big Show

Wrestler
Born on February 8, 1972
He turned 48 on this day in 2020.

Kimbo Slice

Kimbo Slice

MMA fighter Deceased
Born on February 8, 1974
He was not alive on this date.

Seth Green

Seth Green

Actor
Born on February 8, 1974
He turned 46 on this day in 2020.

Danny Tamberelli

Danny Tamberelli

Actor
Born on February 8, 1982
He turned 38 on this day in 2020.

Bella Poarch

Bella Poarch

Internet personality
Born on February 8, 1997
She turned 23 on this day in 2020.

USA

US President

Donald Trump was the President of the United States on February 8, 2020.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Boris Johnson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Leo Varadkar was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on February 8, 2020 was most likely conceived around May 18, 2019.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 8, 2020 is close to October 31, 2020.

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Statistics

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  • One day has passed since this date.
  • 211 weeks have passed.
  • 128,131,200 seconds have passed since February 8, 2020.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 149,486,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 66,115,699,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 21,355,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 11,019,283 steps. That's roughly 4,897 miles!
  • Since this date, 1,537,574 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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