Leap Year: 2012 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Pisces.
Zodiac Element: Water.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2012 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
Native American Zodiac: The 17th of March, 2012 falls under the Wolf.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
Age: Anyone born on the 17th of March, 2012, will be 7 years of age.
American Format: 03-17-2012 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 2012-03-17. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "20120317" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1331942400.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 17th of March:
St. Patrick's Day
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 17th of March, 2012:
United States: We Are Young - Fun ft Janelle Monae
United Kingdom: Somebody That I Used To Know - Gitye ft Kimbra
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "21 Jump Street" was at the top of the box office on this date.
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 the 17th of March, 2012.
Fifty Shades of Grey
During the second half of 2011, an erotic novel called Fifty Shades of Grey became one of the fastest selling books of all time.
Time Person of the Year 2012
US President Barack Obama is named as the Time Person of Year in 2012.
2012 in music.
Popular music artists in 2012 included Adele, David Guetta, Kelly Clarkson, Nicki Minaj, The Wanted, Gotye, Flo Rida, Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, One Direction, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Ellie Goulding, Fun, Maroon 5, Alex Clare, Bruno Mars and The Lumineers.
The website Instagram is continuing to grow in popularity. Throughout 2012, the social media site rose from 20 million active users to 100 million active users.
Weather information for the 17th of March, 2012:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 8.5 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a cloudy day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 58.8 degrees Fahrenheit. 14.89 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 1.27cm.
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 17th of March, 2012.
Looking for some nostalgia? Here are some Youtube videos relating to the 17th of March, 2012. Please note that videos are automatically selected by Youtube and that results may vary! Click on the "Load Next Video" button to view the next video in the search playlist. In many cases, you'll find episodes of old TV shows, documentaries, music videos and soap dramas.
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Visualize the days that have passed since the 17th of March, 2012. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.
Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 17th of March, 2012.
2,679 days have passed since this date.
231,462,000 seconds have passed since the 17th of March, 2012.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 270,039,000 times.
Since the 17th of March, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 119,434,392,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 38,577,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 19,905,732 steps. That's about 8,847 miles!
Since this date, 2,777,544 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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