16th of August, 2012

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 16th of August, 2012, fell on a Thursday.
  • On this exact date: South African police fatally shoot 34 miners and wound 78 more during an industrial dispute near Rustenburg.
  • Decade: 2010s.
  • 6 years, 3 months and 1 days have passed since the 16th of August, 2012.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of 2012.
  • Day 229 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 Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2012 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 16th 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 16th of August, 2012, will be 6 years of age.
  • American Format: 08-16-2012 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 2012-08-16. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "20120816" are easier to sort.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1345071600.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 16th 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 Bourne Legacy" 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 16th of August, 2012.

  • Time Person of the Year 2012

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

  • Gangnam Style

    PSY's "Gangnam Style" Youtube video is published on the 15th of July, 2012. Over the following weeks and months, it goes viral.

Weather

Weather information for the 16th of August, 2012:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 20.2 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. There were 5 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 71.1 degrees Fahrenheit. 21.72 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 18.94 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States on the 16th of August, 2012.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 16th of August, 2012 was probably conceived around the 7th of November, 2011. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 16th of August, 2012 is the 26th of May, 2013. (Rough Estimate).

Around This Time...

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

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 16th of August:

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.
  • 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.

  • Sleeping Dogs - An open-world adventure game.
  • 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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 16th of August:

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Videos

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Visualize

Visualize the days that have passed since the 16th 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 16th of August, 2012.

  • 2,282 days have passed since this date.
  • 197,168,400 seconds have passed since the 16th of August, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 230,029,800 times.
  • Since the 16th of August, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 101,738,894,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 32,861,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 16,956,482 steps. That's about 7,536 miles!
  • Since this date, 2,366,021 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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