17th of August, 2012
Here are some facts about this particular date:
What Day: The 17th of August, 2012, fell on a Friday.
6 years, 2 months and 29 days have passed since the 17th of August, 2012.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of
Day 230 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 17th 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 17th of August, 2012, will be 6 years of age.
American Format: 08-17-2012 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 2012-08-17. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "20120817" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1345158000.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 17th 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 17th of August, 2012.
Time Person of the Year 2012
US President Barack Obama is named as the Time Person of Year in 2012.
PSY's "Gangnam Style" Youtube video is published on the 15th of July, 2012. Over the following weeks and months, it goes viral.
Weather information for the 17th of August, 2012:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 20.8 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. There were 2 hours of sunshine.
New York, USA: Temperature: 72.9 degrees Fahrenheit. 22.72 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 3.81cm.
London, England: Temperature: 22.28 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 August, 2012. Conception Dates
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on the 17th of August, 2012 was probably conceived around the
8th of November, 2011. (Rough Estimate). The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 17th of August, 2012 is the
27th of May, 2013. (Rough Estimate). Around This Time...
Things that happened during this general period of time...
20th of July, 2012: The Dark Knight Rises (2012) is released in cinemas.
20th of July, 2012: The Aurora shooting occurs when 12 people are murdered at a midnight screening of the movie The Dark Knight Rises.
24th of July, 2012: The song "Let Her Go" is released by Passenger.
27th of July, 2012: The video game "StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty" is released.
15th of August, 2012: Dutch striker Robin van Persie leaves Arsenal to join their rivals Manchester United
16th of August, 2012: South African police fatally shoot 34 miners and wound 78 more during an industrial dispute near Rustenburg.
25th of August, 2012: Voyager 1 enters interstellar space.
3rd of September, 2012: The Green Mile actor Michael Clarke Duncan (John Coffey) dies after a heart attack.
11th of September, 2012: The U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya is attacked. U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens is among the dead. On This Date
Historical events that have occurred on the 17th of August:
17th of August, 1950: Hill 303 massacre: 41 American Prisoners of War are shot to death by the North Korean Army.
17th of August, 1969: Hurricane Camille kills 256 in the United States.
17th of August, 1987: Prominent Nazi politican Rudolf Hess commits suicide at the age of 93.
17th of August, 1988: President of Pakistan Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq and U.S. Ambassador Arnold Raphel are killed in a plane crash
17th of August, 1991: Strathfield Massacre: Taxi driver Wade Frankum shoots and kills seven people in Sydney, Australia.
17th of August, 1998: US President Bill Clinton admits that he had an "improper physical relationship" with Monica Lewinsky.
17th of August, 1999: 17,000 people are killed by an earthquake in Izmit, Turkey.
17th of August, 2000: Al Gore is nominated as the Democrat candidate for President of the United States.
17th of August, 2008: Michael Phelps becomes the first person to win eight gold medals in one Olympic Games.
17th of August, 1979: Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) is released.
17th of August, 2007: The comedy movie Superbad (2007) is released in cinemas.
17th of August, 2016: Gamescom takes place in Cologne, Germany. 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 17th of August:
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 17th of August, 2012.
2,279 days have passed since this date.
196,909,200 seconds have passed since the 17th of August, 2012.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 229,727,400 times.
Since the 17th of August, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 101,605,147,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 32,818,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 16,934,191 steps. That's about 7,526 miles!
Since this date, 2,362,910 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
Time for a quick language lesson! The word for "Friday" in other languages is:
Portuguese: Sexta-feira. Random Dates
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