February 1st, 2012, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 32 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.
8 years, 8 months and 26 days have passed since February 1st, 2012.
On This Date
Events that occurred on February 1st, 2012:
TV host Don Cornelius commits suicide after suffering from seizures and the onset of dementia.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 1st, 2012:
United States: Set Fire To The Rain - Adele
United Kingdom: Twilight - Cover Drive
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "The Grey" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is February 1st, 2012 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. In America, the song Set Fire To The Rain by Adele is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, Twilight by Cover Drive is the number one hit song. Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Grey is at the top of the Box Office. Pre-made comics called "Rage Comics" are extremely popular on the Internet at the moment, as people use them to share relatable experiences.
Protests in Syria have snowballed and a civil war has started. Armed militias are currently springing up across the country. The slang phrase "YOLO" is continuing to rise in usage. In his song "The Motto", rapper Drake has further popularized the acronym, which stands for "You only live once." It's 2012, so the music charts are being dominated by artists such as Carly Rae Jepsen, Gotye, Flo Rida, LMFAO and Ellie Goulding.
An Internet meme called "Bad Luck Brian" is extremely popular at the moment. Tributes are pouring in for TV host Don Cornelius, who recently committed suicide after suffering from seizures and the onset of dementia. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Desperate Housewives", "Prison Break", "How I Met Your Mother" and "American Horror Story".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Homefront", "Portal 2", "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" and "Saints Row: The Third". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse", "iCarly" and "Jessie".
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 February 1st, 2012.
Fifty Shades of Grey
During the second half of 2011, an erotic novel called Fifty Shades of Grey became one of the fastest selling books of all time.
The motto "YOLO" is continuing to rise in popularity. In November of 2011, rapper Drake further popularizes the acronym.
The movie "Argo" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2012.
2012 in movies.
Popular movies in 2012 included The Avengers, Skyfall, The Dark Knight Rises, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Ice Age: Continental Drift, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, The Amazing Spider-Man, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, The Hunger Games, Men in Black 3, Argo, Django Unchained, Lincoln and 21 Jump Street.
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.
Gotye - "Somebody That I Used to Know"
"Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye (featuring Kimbra) would go on to win a Grammy for 2012's Record of the Year.
Bad Luck Brian.
The "Advice Animal" meme "Bad Luck Brian" was extremely popular during this period of time. The meme was born in January of 2012 and it peaked in popularity in June of 2012.
Basic facts and information about this date:
8 years, 8 months and 26 days have passed since February 1st, 2012.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 05 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).
Age: Anyone born on February 1st, 2012, will be 8 years of age.
People born in 2012 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1328054400.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around February 1st, 2012:
Barack Obama was the President of the United States on February 1st, 2012.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on February 1st, 2012 was probably conceived around the 24th of April, 2011. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 1st, 2012 is the 10th of November, 2012. (Rough Estimate).
Premier League results from February 1st, 2012.
Aston Villa and QPR draw 2-2.
Blackburn lose 2-0 at home to Newcastle.
Bolton and Arsenal draw 0-0.
Fulham and West Brom draw 1-1.
Sunderland defeat Norwich 3-0.
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
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.
L.A. Noire - Detective crime-solving game starring Officer Cole Phelps.
Terraria - Action-adventure sandbox game.
Duke Nukem Forever - The long-awaited sequel to Duke Nukem 3D.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about February 1st, 2012.
3,191 days have passed since this date.
275,702,400 seconds have passed since the February 1st, 2012.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 321,652,800 times.
Since February 1st, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 142,262,438,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 45,950,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 23,710,406 steps. That's about 10,538 miles!
Since this date, 3,308,429 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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