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 Leo.
Zodiac Element: Fire.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2012 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
Native American Zodiac: The 8th of August, 2012 falls under the Salmon.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
Age: Anyone born on the 8th of August, 2012, will be 6 years of age.
American Format: 08-08-2012 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 2012-08-08. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "20120808" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1344380400.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 8th of August:
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 8th of August, 2012:
United States: Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
United Kingdom: Heatwave - Wiley
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "The Dark Knight Rises" 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 8th of August, 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.
PSY's "Gangnam Style" Youtube video is published on the 15th of July, 2012. Over the following weeks and months, it goes viral.
2012 Summer Olympics
The 2012 Summer Olympics took place in London. During the games, US swimmer Michael Phelps won his 22nd medal, which made him most decorated Olympic athlete of all time. In Ireland, there was much excitement, as Katie Taylor managed to take home a gold medal in the Lightweight boxing competition.
Weather information for the 8th of August, 2012:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 18.4 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a mostly sunny day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 74.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 23.61 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 8th of August, 2012.
Looking for some nostalgia? Here are some Youtube videos relating to the 8th of August, 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 8th of August, 2012. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.
Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 8th of August, 2012.
2,478 days have passed since this date.
214,099,200 seconds have passed since the 8th of August, 2012.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 249,782,400 times.
Since the 8th of August, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 110,475,187,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 35,683,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 18,412,531 steps. That's about 8,183 miles!
Since this date, 2,569,190 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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