The 20th of July, 2012, fell on a Friday. Day 202 of 2012. Decade: 2010s.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 20th of July, 2012:
The Aurora shooting occurs when 12 people are murdered at a midnight screening of the movie The Dark Knight Rises.
The Dark Knight Rises (2012) is released in cinemas.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 20th of July, 2012:
United States: Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
United Kingdom: Spectrum - Florence and the Machine
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Ice Age: Continental Drift" 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 20th of July, 2012.
2012 in movies.
Popular movies in 2012 included The Avengers, Skyfall, The Dark Knight Rises, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Ice Age: Continental Drift, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, The Amazing Spider-Man, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, The Hunger Games, Men in Black 3, Argo, Django Unchained, Lincoln and 21 Jump Street.
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.
PSY's "Gangnam Style" Youtube video is published on the 15th of July, 2012. Over the following weeks and months, it goes viral.
America is shocked when a gunman kills 12 people at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. One of the victims is a six-year-old girl called Veronica Moser-Sullivan.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 20th of July:
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
Breaking Bad - Series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.
How I Met Your Mother - Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.
The Office - The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.
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.
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.
How old was I?
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 20th of July, 2012.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 20th of July, 2012.
2,679 days have passed since this date.
231,469,200 seconds have passed since the 20th of July, 2012.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 270,047,400 times.
Since the 20th of July, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 119,438,107,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 38,578,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 19,906,351 steps. That's about 8,847 miles!
Since this date, 2,777,630 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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