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 Libra.
Zodiac Element: Air.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2012 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
Native American Zodiac: The 12th of October, 2012 falls under the Raven.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
Age: Anyone born on the 12th of October, 2012, will be 6 years of age.
American Format: 10-12-2012 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 2012-10-12. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "20121012" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1349996400.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 12th of October, 2012:
United States: One More Night - Maroon 5
United Kingdom: Diamonds - Rihanna
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Taken 2" 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 12th of October, 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.
2012 US Presidential Election
The battle for the White House is fought between US President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Throughout the campaign, topics such as economic recovery and the Iraq War became the centre of attention.
News emerges that deceased television presenter Jimmy Savile has had hundreds of sexual abuse allegations made against him.
On the 14th of October, Felix Baumgartner carries out a record-breaking "space dive" out of the Red Bull Stratos.
Weather information for the 12th of October, 2012:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 11.9 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a sunny day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 46.3 degrees Fahrenheit. 7.94 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.52cm.
12th of October, 1984: The Brighton hotel bombing occurs when the Provisional IRA attempt to assassinate British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
12th of October, 1998: American student Matthew Shepard passes away after being tortured and left to die in a field in Wyoming. The case receives widespread media attention as it is considered by many to be a hate crime
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 12th of October, 2012.
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Visualize the days that have passed since the 12th of October, 2012. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.
Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 12th of October, 2012.
2,382 days have passed since this date.
205,804,800 seconds have passed since the 12th of October, 2012.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 240,105,600 times.
Since the 12th of October, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 106,195,276,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 34,300,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 17,699,213 steps. That's about 7,866 miles!
Since this date, 2,469,658 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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