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April 8, 2022

April 8, 2022, was a Friday. It was 2 years, 1 month, and 10 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

On This Day

What happened?

What happened on April 8, 2022?

  • At least 50 people are killed after a Russian missile hits a train station in eastern Ukraine.
  • Actor Will Smith is banned from the Oscars for ten years for slapping comedian Chris Rock.
Song charts

Music charts

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on April 8, 2022:

  • United States: "Heat Waves" by Glass Animals
  • United Kingdom: "Starlight" by Dave
Play the top songs from 2022
A Spotify playlist of hit songs from 2022.

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Morbius" was at the top of the box office on April 8, 2022.

Facts

This date was 771 days ago. Approximately 26 months have passed. It was the 98th day of 2022, in week 14. The decade was the 2020s. A child born on this day is 2 years old and belongs to the Gen Alpha generation. The Earth has experienced 9 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to April 8, 2022

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Friday, April 8, 2022. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. People have "that Friday feeling" and are excited for the weekend.

The summer of 2022 is drawing closer, and temperatures have started to rise. In America, the song "Heat Waves" by Glass Animals is at the top of the singles charts, while "Starlight" by Dave is the number-one song in the UK. Joe Biden is the President of the United States, and the movie Morbius is at the top of the box office.

Boris Johnson is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Gilbert Gottfried, Ray Liotta, Cooper Noriega, and James Caan would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Westworld", "Yellowstone", "The Witcher", and "Emily in Paris".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "It Takes Two", "Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart", "FIFA 22", and "Far Cry 6". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "SpongeBob SquarePants", "The Loud House", "Raven's Home", and "Danger Force". Popular toys at the moment include the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on April 8, 2022.

  • Record of the Year.

    Record of the Year

    The song "About Damn Time" by Lizzo won a Grammy for 2022's Record of the Year.
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once.

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    The film "Everything Everywhere All at Once" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2022.
  • 2022 in movies.

    2022 in movies

    Movies released in 2022 included The Batman, The Lost City, Morbius, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Top Gun: Maverick, Jurassic World Dominion, Elvis, Minions: The Rise of Gru, Black Adam, Avatar: The Way of Water, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
  • Volodymyr Zelensky.

    Volodymyr Zelensky

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was named Time Person of the Year in 2022.
  • 2022 in music.

    2022 in music

    The music charts in 2022 were dominated by artists such as Glass Animals, Lizzo, Harry Styles, The Kid Laroi, Adele, Ed Sheeran, Jack Harlow, Latto, Justin Bieber, and Lil Nas X.
  • Best NBA players.

    Best NBA players

    The best NBA players in 2022 were Nikola Jokić, Joel Embiid, Stephen Curry, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Chris Paul, and Luka Dončić.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    The best soccer players in 2022 were Karim Benzema, Sadio Mané, Kevin De Bruyne, Robert Lewandowski, Mohamed Salah, Kylian Mbappé, Thibaut Courtois, Vinícius Júnior, Luka Modrić, and Erling Haaland.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on April 8, 2022.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to April 8, 2022.

  • March 9, 2022:
    • Austria suspends its mandatory Covid vaccine laws.
    • The USA rejects Poland's MiG-29 offer for Ukraine over fears that it could worsen the war.
    • Russia bombs a children's hospital in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol.
    • The Russian ruble sinks to a historic low.
  • March 10, 2022:
    • Soccer: The UK government sanctions Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and freezes his assets.
    • Conservative Yoon Suk-yeol wins the 2022 South Korean presidential election.
    • Actor Jussie Smollett is sentenced to 150 days in county jail for staging a hate crime.
    • Kim Kardashian receives backlash after advising people to "Get your f***in' ass up and work.".
  • March 11, 2022:
    • Russian forces begin to spread out around the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv.
    • Soccer: Barclays bank temporarily suspends the corporate credit cards of Chelsea F.C. due to worries about its operating licence.
    • Instagram is restricted in Russia.
    • Russia continues to surround and bombard multiple cities in Ukraine.
    • The European Union sets a deadline to end reliance on Russian oil and gas by 2027.
  • March 13, 2022:
    • American journalist Brent Renaud is shot dead by Russian forces in Ukraine.
    • China attempts to stop its biggest Covid outbreak in two years by locking down the city of Shenzhen.
    • Oscar-winning actor William Hurt dies from cancer at the age of 71.
    • Leaked text messages show Pete Davidson taunting Kanye West.
    • NFL quarterback Tom Brady backtracks on his retirement announcement after 40 days.
    • Elon Musk challenges Russian President Vladimir Putin to a fight.
  • March 14, 2022:
    • France lifts most of its Covid-19 restrictions.
    • The UK Supreme Court denies WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's US extradition appeal.
    • Former wrestler Scott Hall (Razor Ramon) dies from a heart attack at the age of 63.
    • A senior US defense official claims that Russian advances remain stalled in Ukraine.
  • March 15, 2022: Grand Theft Auto V is released on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
  • March 16, 2022:
    • Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky asks US Congress to provide more weapons.
    • Russian President Vladimir Putin claims that he is ready to discuss neutral status for Ukraine.
    • Russia is excluded from the Council of Europe.
    • The US Federal Reserve raises interest rates for the first time in five years in an effort to curb inflation.
  • March 18, 2022: Russia says that it has used hypersonic missiles for the first time in Ukraine.
  • March 19, 2022: Rugby: France win the 2022 Six Nations.
  • March 21, 2022: 132 people are killed after China Eastern Airlines Flight 5735 nosedives into the ground in Teng County, Wuzhou.
  • March 22, 2022: Former Nickelodeon actress Amanda Bynes is released from her conservatorship after nearly nine years.
  • March 23, 2022:
    • Conor McGregor is arrested for dangerous driving in Dublin, Ireland.
    • Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright dies at the age of 84.
    • Vladimir Putin's adviser Anatoly Chubais resigns and leaves Russia due to the invasion of Ukraine.
  • March 24, 2022: Soccer: North Macedonia knock Italy out of the World Cup playoffs after scoring a late goal.
  • March 25, 2022:
    • Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins dies at the age of 50.
    • Russia declares that the "first stage" of its military campaign in Ukraine is over.
    • The film "Everything Everywhere All at Once" is released.
  • March 27, 2022: Will Smith slaps Chris Rock in the face after he makes a joke about Jada Smith's alopecia at the Oscars.
  • March 28, 2022: It is reported that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was poisoned during peace talks between Russia and Ukraine.
  • March 29, 2022:
    • Russia states that it will cut back military operations near the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv during peace talks.
    • Actor Will Smith issues an apology for slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars.
  • March 30, 2022:
    • It is announced that Bruce Willis will be retiring from acting after being diagnosed with aphasia.
    • "The Wanted" singer Tom Parker passes away from brain cancer at the age of 33.
    • American model Blac Chyna posts a tweet in which she claims that she doesn't receive child support from her exes.
    • Netflix releases the documentary "Trust No One: The Hunt for the Crypto King".
  • April 1, 2022:
    • Ukrainian Mi-24 attack helicopters bomb a fuel depot in the Russian city of Belgorod.
    • It is reported that Covid-19 infections in the United Kingdom have hit a record high.
    • Elon Musk becomes the largest shareholder in Twitter.
    • The Marvel film "Morbius" is released in movie theaters.
    • Harry Styles releases his single "As It Was".
  • April 2, 2022: "Stone Cold" Steve Austin defeats Kevin Owens on the first night of WrestleMania 38.
  • April 3, 2022:
    • Roman Reigns defeats Brock Lesnar on the second night of WrestleMania 38.
    • Six people are killed during a gang shooting in Sacramento, California.
    • Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal reveals that he has prostate cancer.
    • "Leave the Door Open" by Silk Sonic wins Record of the Year at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards.
  • This date: April 8, 2022
  • April 9, 2022:
    • UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a surprise visit to Kyiv in Ukraine.
    • Soccer: Cristiano Ronaldo slaps a phone out of a teenager's hand following Manchester United's defeat against Everton.
    • Noble Yeats wins the 2022 Grand National.
  • April 10, 2022:
    • Imran Khan is removed as the prime minister of Pakistan.
    • A Home Depot department store in San Jose is destroyed by a massive fire.
  • April 11, 2022:
    • A large-scale haulier protest begins in Dublin, Ireland.
    • It is projected that Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will be facing off against each other in the French presidential election runoff.
    • It is reported that Finland and Sweden might be joining NATO as soon as the summer.
    • Johnny Depp's defamation trial against Amber Heard begins in Fairfax County, Virginia.
  • April 12, 2022:
    • 16 people are injured during a shooting at a subway station in the New York City borough of Brooklyn.
    • At least 45 people are killed during a flood in the Durban area of South Africa.
    • It is reported that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be fined for participating in a "lockdown party" in June of 2020.
    • Oklahoma governor Kevin Stitt signs a bill to make abortion illegal.
    • Philadelphia restores its indoor mask mandate as Omicron cases rise.
    • President Biden accuses Vladimir Putin's forces of committing genocide in Ukraine.
    • American comedian Gilbert Gottfried passes away at the age of 67.
    • The third season of "Derry Girls" premieres on television.
  • April 14, 2022:
    • The Russian missile cruiser Moskva sinks in the Black Sea.
    • Florida signs a 15-week abortion ban into law.
    • Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $54.20 per-share.
    • Lizzo releases her single "About Damn Time".
    • The reality series "The Kardashians" makes its debut on Hulu.
  • April 15, 2022: Twitter's board of directors decide to introduce a "poison pill" in order to prevent a hostile takeover by Elon Musk.
  • April 18, 2022:
    • Alex Jones' website InfoWars files for bankruptcy amid defamation suits.
    • Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner Georgina Rodriguez announce that one of their newborn twins has died.
    • Russia renews its offensive on the eastern Donbas area of Ukraine.
    • The sixth and final season of "Better Call Saul" premieres on AMC.
  • April 19, 2022:
    • The stock price of Netflix falls by 26% after it announces that it has lost subscribers for first time in 10 years.
    • A federal judge in Florida strikes down the Biden administration's mask mandate for airplanes.
  • April 20, 2022:
    • A UK court formally issues an order to extradite Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the United States.
    • Ukrainian forces in Mariupol plead for help, claiming that they can only hold for a few days at most.
    • French President Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen face off against each other in an important TV debate.
    • The tennis tournament Wimbledon bans Russian and Belarusian players due to the invasion of Ukraine.
    • Florida Governor Ron DeSantis pushes to remove the special status for Disney's theme park.
    • The documentary series "Conversations with a Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes" is released on Netflix.
  • April 21, 2022:
    • Soccer: Erik ten Hag is confirmed as the new manager of Manchester United.
    • Mike Tyson punches a fan who was harassing him on a plane.
  • April 22, 2022:
    • A German national named Christian Brueckner is officially declared a suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
    • George Ezra releases the song "Green Green Grass".
  • April 23, 2022: Boxing: Tyson Fury knocks out Dillian Whyte in the sixth round.
  • April 24, 2022: An exit poll predicts that Emmanuel Macron has defeated Marine Le Pen in the 2022 French presidential election.
  • April 25, 2022:
    • Emmanuel Macron defeats run-off challenger Marine Le Pen in the 2022 French presidential election.
    • Twitter agrees to sell the company to Elon Musk for $44 billion.
    • Three women and a man are stabbed to death in Southwark, south London.
  • April 26, 2022:
    • Russia's foreign minister accuses NATO of engaging in a "proxy war" in Ukraine.
    • US Vice President Kamala Harris tests positive for Covid-19.
  • April 28, 2022:
    • Russia carries out an airstrike on Kyiv while the UN Secretary General is visiting the city.
    • Oklahoma passes a ban on abortions after six weeks.
    • Derek Chauvin launches an appeal against his conviction for the murder of George Floyd.
    • Soccer: Jurgen Klopp signs a new contract extension with Liverpool.
  • April 29, 2022:
    • Former Wimbledon champion Boris Becker is sentenced to two and half years in prison for hiding assets to avoid paying debts.
    • An Alabama murder suspect (Casey White) and a female corrections officer (Vicky White) flee from the Lauderdale County Jail together.
  • April 30, 2022:
    • Boxing: Katie Taylor defeats Amanda Serrano at Madison Square Garden.
    • The White House correspondents' dinner returns after two years.
  • May 2, 2022:
    • New Zealand reopens its borders to more than 50 countries.
    • Amber Heard fires her PR team after growing frustrated with the coverage of Johnny Depp's defamation case against her.
    • A leaked "draft opinion" suggests that the US Supreme Court will overturn "Roe v Wade" and remove the constitutional right to abortion.
    • Russian soccer clubs are banned from the Champions League and other European competitions due to the invasion of Ukraine.
    • Ronnie O'Sullivan defeats Judd Trump to win the 2022 World Snooker Championship.
    • There are mixed reactions after Kim Kardashian wears Marilyn Monroe's dress at the 2022 Met Gala.
  • May 3, 2022: A man attacks comedian Dave Chappelle with a replica gun during a festival show in LA.
  • May 4, 2022: German investigators state that they have found new evidence against the prime suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
  • May 5, 2022: US President Joe Biden names Karine Jean-Pierre as the next press secretary.
  • May 6, 2022:
    • The superhero film "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" is released.
    • Bad Bunny releases his album "Un Verano Sin Ti".
  • May 7, 2022: Chelsea Football Club confirm that Todd Boehly's consortium has signed a €5 billion agreement to buy the club.
  • May 8, 2022: Actor Ncuti Gatwa is named as the next Doctor Who.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 8, 2022, will have the star sign Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2022 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 8, 2022 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.
Television shows

TV shows in 2022

The following TV shows were popular in April 2022:

Severance
Severance
The Wheel of Time
The Wheel of Time
Only Murders in the Building
Only Murders in the Building
The White Lotus
The White Lotus
Cobra Kai
Cobra Kai
Bridgerton
Bridgerton
Emily in Paris
Emily in Paris
Ted Lasso
Ted Lasso
The Witcher
The Witcher
The Mandalorian
The Mandalorian
The Boys
The Boys
Euphoria
Euphoria
Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on April 8, 2022

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2022:

The Ghost and Molly McGee
The Ghost and Molly McGee
Baby Shark's Big Show!
Baby Shark's Big Show!
Danger Force
Danger Force

Tyler Perry's Young Dylan
Tyler Perry's Young Dylan
It's Pony
It's Pony
The Owl House
The Owl House
The Adventures of Paddington
The Adventures of Paddington
The Casagrandes
The Casagrandes
Big City Greens
Big City Greens
Raven's Home
Raven's Home
The Loud House
The Loud House
Toys

Popular toys and games in 2022

Toys and games that were popular in 2022:

The PlayStation 5
The PlayStation 5
The Xbox Series X
The Xbox Series X
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in April 2022.

Tunic 2022
Tunic
Gran Turismo 7 2022
Gran Turismo 7
Elden Ring 2022
Elden Ring
Horizon Forbidden West 2022
Horizon Forbidden West
Total War: Warhammer III 2022
Total War: Warhammer III
Sifu 2022
Sifu
Dying Light 2 2022
Dying Light 2
Pokémon Legends: Arceus 2022
Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Halo Infinite 2021
Halo Infinite
Wordle 2021
Wordle
Battlefield 2042 2021
Battlefield 2042
Forza Horizon 5 2021
Forza Horizon 5
Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

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

Betty Ford

Betty Ford

First Lady of the United States Deceased
Born on April 8, 1918
She was not alive on this date.

Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan

UN Secretary Deceased
Born on April 8, 1938
He was not alive on this date.

Paul Gray

Paul Gray

American musician Deceased
Born on April 8, 1972
He was not alive on this date.

Chris Kyle

Chris Kyle

Navy Seal sniper Deceased
Born on April 8, 1974
He was not alive on this date.

Matty Healy

Matty Healy

Singer
Born on April 8, 1989
He turned 33 on this day in 2022.

Jonghyun

Jonghyun

South Korean singer Deceased
Born on April 8, 1990
He was not alive on this date.

USA

US President

Joe Biden was the President of the United States on April 8, 2022.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Boris Johnson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Micheál Martin was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 8, 2022 was most likely conceived around July 16, 2021.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 8, 2022 is close to December 30, 2022.

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Stats for April 8, 2022

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about April 8, 2022:

  • 771 days have passed since this date.
  • 110 weeks have passed.
  • 66,614,400 seconds have passed since April 8, 2022.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 77,716,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 34,373,030,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 11,102,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 5,728,838 steps. That's roughly 2,546 miles.
  • 799,373 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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