February 2008 calendar

February 2008

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in February 2008.
The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Gordon Brown (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on February 2008: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 2008?


  • 01 Feb 2008 Six people were killed when a small plane crashed at Mount Airy in North Carolina.
  • 02 Feb 2008 Iran opens its first space centre and launches a rocket into orbit, Associated Press
  • 03 Feb 2008 The NFL's Super Bowl XLII takes place in Glendale, Arizona. With a victory of 17-14, the New York Giants defeated the previously undefeated New England Patriots. Giants' Quarterback Eli Manning is the Most Valuable Player.
  • 04 Feb 2008 The record-breaking US$3.1 trillion spending plan by President George W. Bush for fiscal 2009 is revealed. This includes US$515 billion in military spending and US$70 billion to support Iraq and Afghanistan. Domestic programs will be drastically cut. The budget will be the first electronically presented.
  • 05 Feb 2008 (February 6 - A tornado outbreak kills 58 people in the Southern United States.
  • 06 Feb 2008 In just two days, more than 60 tornadoes struck the US South. They killed 48 people and injured over 150.
  • 07 Feb 2008 STS-122 Space Shuttle Atlantis launches in order to transport the European-built Columbus science laboratory from Europe to the International Space Station.
  • 08 Feb 2008 The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled that the electric chair was unconstitutional. This is the only state that has allowed electric chairs to be used for death.
  • 09 Feb 2008 A 24-cent US Postage Stamp of 1869, Declaration of Independence, with an inverted-center error, sells at a Philip Weiss Auction for US$1.27 Million, a record for a single US stamp.
  • 10 Feb 2008 A suspicious fire has destroyed the wooden section of Namdaemun Gate, Seoul, South Korea.
  • 11 Feb 2008 President Jose Ramos-Horta is seriously wounded by rebel East Timorese soldiers. The attack results in the death of Alfredo Reinado, a rebel leader.
  • 12 Feb 2008 Los Angeles and New York film and television writers voted to end their 100-day-old strike at major studios. Writers Guild of America members voted 92.5 per cent in favor of ending strike. A new, three-year contract was approved in principle.
  • 13 Feb 2008 The US President George Bush signs legislation for individuals tax rebates and investment incentives that is worth US$168 billion.
  • 14 Feb 2008 Stephen Kazmierczak, a former student at Northern Illinois University, fires more than 50 shots. He kills five students and injures 16 others.
  • 15 Feb 2008 Five months after his plane disappeared from Nevada, Steve Fossett was declared legally dead by the Cook County Circuit Court of Chicago, Illinois.
  • 16 Feb 2008 According to reports, 37 people were killed in a suicide bombing at a Pakistani tribal area after attending a meeting with the Pakistan Peoples Party.
  • 17 Feb 2008 Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Company recalls over 143 million pounds beef. This recall is the largest in California and the USA due to the slaughtering of unfit cattle for human consumption.
  • 18 Feb 2008 The independence of Kosovo is recognized by the United States and Europe's major powers.
  • 19 Feb 2008 Reports of a fireball and sonic blast were made in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
  • 20 Feb 2008 Barack Obama wins the Democratic caucus in Wisconsin and Hawaii over Hillary Clinton as the Presidential candidate. John McCain wins Wisconsin for the Republican side.
  • 21 Feb 2008 Monaco Rare Coins of California offers a 1861 Coronet Paquet Reverse Double Eagle for US$2.5 Million
  • 22 Feb 2008 Russian President Vladimir Putin described the recognition by several world powers of Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence as a "terrible precedent" that could have unintended consequences for other parts of the world, and that would be a blow to the West.
  • 23 Feb 2008 Guam: A United States Air Force B-2 Spirit crashes onto Guam. This is the first operational loss for a B-2.
  • 24 Feb 2008 Electronic Arts makes Take-Two a hostile offer of US$2 Billion.
  • 25 Feb 2008 The New York Philharmonic is the first American musical group to perform in North Korea.
  • 26 Feb 2008 Millions of Florida residents will lose electricity due to a shutdown at Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station.
  • 27 Feb 2008 The fourth quarter 2007 loss at Fannie Mae, a government-backed mortgage company in the USA, was due to an increase in foreclosures.
  • 28 Feb 2008 Pew Center's report on the United States states that the penal system in America held over 2.3 million adult prisoners at the beginning of the year. This means that more than one out of every 100 American adults was in prison or jail. It is the highest percentage in American history. According to the report, the United States imprisons more people than any other nation in the world.
  • 29 Feb 2008 Since December 1988, American television show The Young and the Restless is the highest-rated daytime drama in America. It has been ranked number one for over 1000 consecutive weeks.
  • 04 Feb 2008 Civic mobilizations in Colombia against FARC, under the name .
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in February 2008?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Low
  2. - No Oneyoutube
  3. - With You
  4. - Apologize
  5. - Don't Stop The Music

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Now You're Gone
  2. - When You Believe
  3. - Rockstar
  4. - Crank That (Soulja Boy)
  5. - Chasing Pavements


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in February 2008?

Sin No More by Kimberla Lawson Roby

Sin No More


Curtis Black, a man who used to thrive on wickedness and depended on forgiveness has now changed. He will not be missed by his family and congregation.

Her Last Death by Susanna Sonnenberg

Her Last Death


Her Last Death begins when the phone rings in Montana, where Susanna Sonnenberg lives along with her husband and their two young sons.

Stranger In Paradise by Robert B. Parker

Stranger In Paradise


Paradise is visited by an Apache hitman who arrives to rescue a girl missing and kill her mother. His conscience is overtaking him.

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Eat, Pray, Love


This is the 10th anniversary edition. It's one of the most beloved, loved, and bestselling books in history.

Atonement by Ian McEwan



National Bestseller Ian McEwan's epic novel of love, war, childhood, class, guilt, and forgiveness is a symphonic work of fiction. It contains all the pleasures of a great narrative, as well as the provocations we have come to expect of …