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February 3rd, 2012

February 3rd, 2012, fell on a Friday. It was day 34 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.

8 years, 8 months and 24 days have passed since February 3rd, 2012.


On This Date

Events that occurred on February 3rd, 2012:

  • Irish journalist Jonathan Spollen goes missing in Rishikesh, India.
  • The English FA strips John Terry of the captaincy.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 3rd, 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 "Chronicle" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is February 3rd, 2012 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

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 Chronicle 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.

In soccer, the FA has stripped the England captaincy from Chelsea defender John Terry. The decision comes in the aftermath of racial abuse allegations. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Futurama", "Two and a Half Men", "Prison Break" and "Jersey Shore". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Homefront", "Crysis 2", "L.A. Noire" and "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Curious George", "Phineas and Ferb", "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" and "Austin & Ally".


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 3rd, 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.

  • YOLO

    The motto "YOLO" is continuing to rise in popularity. In November of 2011, rapper Drake further popularizes the acronym.

  • Argo

    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

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 8 years, 8 months and 24 days have passed since February 3rd, 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 3rd, 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 1328227200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around February 3rd, 2012:

  • January 9th, 2012: Lionel Messi is awarded the 2011 Ballon d'Or.
  • January 13th, 2012: A cruise ship called the Costa Concordia crashes on the coast of Italy, killing 15 people.
  • January 18th, 2012: A series of protests occur against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).
  • January 19th, 2012: Popular website Megaupload.com is shut down by the FBI for alleged copyright infringement.
  • January 21st, 2012: The mod version of zombie video game "DayZ" is released.
  • February 1st, 2012: TV host Don Cornelius commits suicide after suffering from seizures and the onset of dementia.
  • February 5th, 2012: Super Bowl XLVI: The New York Giants defeat the New England Patriots by 21-17 at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • February 5th, 2012: Madonna and LMFAO perform at the halftime show of Super Bowl XLVI.
  • February 8th, 2012: England manager Fabio Capello resigns.
  • February 11th, 2012: Singer Whitney Houston dies.
  • February 26th, 2012: The 84th Academy Awards are held. Best Actor: Jean Dujardin (The Artist). Best Actress: Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady).
  • February 26th, 2012: George Zimmerman fatally shoots 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
  • March 4th, 2012: Football: Chelsea sack manager Andre Villas-Boas.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 3rd, 2012, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2012 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: February 3rd, 2012 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Black Mirror - Dystopian Sci-Fi series.
  • American Horror Story - Anthology horror series.
  • Homeland - Spy thriller about CIA operative Carrie Mathison.
  • Suits - Legal drama television series.
  • Game of Thrones - Fantasy drama series.
  • The Walking Dead - Post-apocalyptic horror series with zombies.
  • Jersey Shore - Reality TV series.
  • White Collar - Crime series about a con artist who works as a CI for the FBI.
  • Modern Family - Mockumentary family sitcom.
  • Community - Sitcom that is set at a community college.
  • The Vampire Diaries - Supernatural teen drama.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race - Reality competition series.

2012 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 2012.

"Austin & Ally" - "Jessie" - "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" - "Good Luck Charlie" - "Victorious" - "Team Umizoomi" - "Big Time Rush" - "Glee" - "iCarly" - "Phineas and Ferb" - "Curious George" - "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" - "Ben 10" - "LazyTown" - "Peppa Pig" - "One Tree Hill" - "The Fairly OddParents" - "Dora the Explorer"


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 3rd of February:


Weather

Weather information for February 3rd, 2012:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 5.6 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. There were 4 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 32.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 0.33 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: -1.67 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States on February 3rd, 2012.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on February 3rd, 2012 was probably conceived around the 26th of April, 2011. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 3rd, 2012 is the 12th of November, 2012. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on February 3rd, 2012.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about February 3rd, 2012.

  • 3,189 days have passed since this date.
  • 275,529,600 seconds have passed since the February 3rd, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 321,451,200 times.
  • Since February 3rd, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 142,173,273,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 45,921,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 23,695,546 steps. That's about 10,531 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,306,355 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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