12th of October, 2017

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 12th of October, 2017, fell on a Thursday.
  • Decade: 2010s.
  • 5 months and 11 days have passed since the 12th of October, 2017.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 41 of 2017.
  • Day 285 of 2017.
  • Leap Year: 2017 was NOT a leap year.
  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2017 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 12th of October, 2017 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • American Format: 10-12-2017 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 2017-10-12. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "20171012" are easier to sort.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1507762800.

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" was at the top of the box office on this date.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Donald Trump was the President of the United States on the 12th of October, 2017.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 12th of October, 2017 was probably conceived around the 2nd of January, 2017. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 12th of October, 2017 is the 22nd of July, 2018. (Rough Estimate).

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 12th of October:

  • 12th of October, 1492: Christopher Columbus discovers The Americas.
  • 12th of October, 1964: American socialite Mary Pinchot Meyer is murdered in Washington D.C.
  • 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
  • 12th of October, 2000: A suicide attack is launched against the USS Cole. 17 people are killed
  • 12th of October, 2002: 202 people are killed on the Indonesian island of Bali when an Islamist group detonates three bombs in the tourist district of Kuta.
  • 12th of October, 2012: The movie Argo (2012) is released.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 12th of October:

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 12th of October, 2017.


Looking for some nostalgia? Here are some Youtube videos relating to the 12th of October, 2017. 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.

NB: If a video is blank, click on the button above to view the next one...


Visualize the days that have passed since the 12th of October, 2017. 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, 2017.

  • 162 days have passed since this date.
  • 14,000,400 seconds have passed since the 12th of October, 2017.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 16,333,800 times.
  • Since the 12th of October, 2017, earth has travelled approximately 7,224,206,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 2,333,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 1,204,034 steps. That's about 535 miles!
  • Since this date, 168,005 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!


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.


What does the 12th of October, 2017 mean to you? Were you born on this date? Did you finish school? A loved one passed away?

Random Dates

A list of random dates that you might be interested in:

Previous Day
11th of October, 2017