17th of May, 2012

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 17th of May, 2012, fell on a Thursday.
  • Decade: 2010s.
  • 6 years, 4 months and 9 days have passed since the 17th of May, 2012.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 2012.
  • Day 138 of 2012.
  • 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 17th 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 17th of May, 2012, will be 6 years of age.
  • American Format: 05-17-2012 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 2012-05-17. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "20120517" are easier to sort.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1337209200.

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 17th of May:

  • Constitution Day (Norway)

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 17th of May, 2012:

  • United States: Somebody That I Used To Know - Gitye ft Kimbra
  • United Kingdom: R.I.P. - Rita Ora ft Tinie Tempah

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 17th of May, 2012.

  • Time Person of the Year 2012

    US President Barack Obama is named as the Time Person of Year in 2012.

  • Instagram

    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!

  • Facebook IPO

    Facebook joins the stock market when it holds its IPO on Friday, the 18th of May, 2012.

Weather

Weather information for the 17th of May, 2012:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 10.7 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 52.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 11.44 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 10.89 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States on the 17th of May, 2012.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 17th of May, 2012 was probably conceived around the 8th of August, 2011. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 17th of May, 2012 is the 24th of February, 2013. (Rough Estimate).

Around This Time...

Things that happened during this general period of time...

  • 4th of May, 2012: The Avengers is released in cinemas.
  • 9th of May, 2012: Minecraft is released on the XBox 360.
  • 13th of May, 2012: Manchester City win their first Premier League title after scoring two late goals against Queens Park Rangers
  • 19th of May, 2012: The 2012 UEFA Champions League Final takes place between Bayern Munich of Germany and Chelsea of England. Chelsea win on penalties.
  • 1st of June, 2012: Prometheus (2012) is released in cinemas.
  • 8th of June, 2012: The 2012 UEFA European Championship kicks off in Poland and Ukraine.

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 17th of May:

  • 17th of May, 1974: 33 people are killed when the UVF detonate four car bombs in Dublin and Monaghan in Ireland.
  • 17th of May, 1984: Michael Silka kills nine people during a spree shooting in Manley Hot Springs, Alaska.
  • 17th of May, 1990: The World Health Organization removes homosexuality from its list of diseases.
  • 17th of May, 1995: A U.S. Army veteran called Shawn Nelson goes on a tank rampage in San Diego, California
  • 17th of May, 2000: The last episode of "Beverly Hills, 90210" is aired.
  • 17th of May, 2006: The 2006 UEFA Champions League Final is held between Barcelona and Arsenal. Barcelona win 2-1.
  • 17th of May, 2009: The alpha version of Minecraft is released on the PC.
  • 17th of May, 2011: The video game "L.A. Noire" is released.

Television

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • How I Met Your Mother - Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.
  • The Office - The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.
  • House - Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.
  • Desperate Housewives - TV show about housewives living in suburban America.
  • CSI: NY - New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.
  • Two and a Half Men - Starring Charlie Sheen.
  • Dora the Explorer - Kid's TV series.
  • Futurama - Animated series.

Computer Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Diablo III - An action RPG game.
  • Mass Effect 3 - Sci-fi role-playing game. Although the game itself was well-received, the ending of the game was considered by many to be sub-par.
  • DayZ (mod) - An open-world Zombie survival game that is built on Arma 2.
  • Saints Row: The Third - Open world adventure game.
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Open world RPG that was developed by Bethesda Game Studios.
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - The third game in the Modern Warfare series. Developed by Infinity Ward. Contained multiplayer maps such as Dome and Hardhat.
  • Battlefield 3 - FPS game developed by DICE.
  • Batman: Arkham City - Action-adventure game that is set in the Batman universe.
  • Gears of War 3 - Sci-fi first-person-shooter game that was released on the XBox 360.
  • L.A. Noire - Detective crime-solving game starring Officer Cole Phelps.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 17th of May:

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Videos

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Visualize the days that have passed since the 17th 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 17th of May, 2012.

  • 2,320 days have passed since this date.
  • 200,448,000 seconds have passed since the 17th of May, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 233,856,000 times.
  • Since the 17th of May, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 103,431,168,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 33,408,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 17,238,528 steps. That's about 7,662 miles!
  • Since this date, 2,405,376 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

Time for a quick language lesson! The word for "Thursday" in other languages is:

  • German: Donnerstag.
  • French: Jeudi.
  • Italian: Giovedi.
  • Spanish: Jueves.
  • Portuguese: Quinta-feira.

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