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 Taurus.
Zodiac Element: Earth.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2012 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
Native American Zodiac: The 5th of May, 2012 falls under the Beaver.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
Age: Anyone born on the 5th of May, 2012, will be 7 years of age.
American Format: 05-05-2012 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 2012-05-05. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "20120505" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1336172400.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 5th of May:
Liberation Day (Denmark)
Children's Day (Japan)
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 5th of May, 2012:
United States: Somebody That I Used To Know - Gitye ft Kimbra
United Kingdom: Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Think Like a Man" 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 5th of May, 2012.
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.
Call Me Maybe
The song "Call Me Maybe" by singer Carly Rae Jepsen is being lip synched and parodied by everyone; from celebrities to military units and NFL cheerleaders!
The 2012 Eurovision song contest is held in Baku, Azerbaijan. Sweden win the contest with the song "Euphoria" by Loreen.
Weather information for the 5th of May, 2012:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 8.2 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a sunny day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 58.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 14.67 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 5th of May, 2012.
Looking for some nostalgia? Here are some Youtube videos relating to the 5th of May, 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 5th of May, 2012. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.
Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 5th of May, 2012.
2,578 days have passed since this date.
222,739,200 seconds have passed since the 5th of May, 2012.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 259,862,400 times.
Since the 5th of May, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 114,933,427,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 37,123,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 19,155,571 steps. That's about 8,514 miles!
Since this date, 2,672,870 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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