February 8th, 2012, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 39 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.
8 years, 8 months and 19 days have passed since February 8th, 2012.
On This Date
Events that occurred on February 8th, 2012:
England manager Fabio Capello resigns.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 8th, 2012:
United States: Set Fire To The Rain - Adele
United Kingdom: Titanium - David Guetta ft Sia
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 8th, 2012 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. Valentine's Day is just around the corner.
In America, the song Set Fire To The Rain by Adele is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Titanium by David Guetta ft Sia 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.
The New York Giants have won the Super Bowl after defeating the New England Patriots at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. In soccer, the FA has stripped the England captaincy from Chelsea defender John Terry. The decision comes in the aftermath of racial abuse allegations. England manager Fabio Capello has resigned from his position due to his belief that the FA should have waited before the court had reached a verdict. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Two and a Half Men", "The Office", "Bones" and "Black Mirror".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Crysis 2", "Portal 2", "Battlefield 3" and "Saints Row: The Third". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "One Tree Hill", "Ben 10", "Phineas and Ferb" 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 8th, 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 19 days have passed since February 8th, 2012.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 06 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 8th, 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 1328659200.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around February 8th, 2012:
Barack Obama was the President of the United States on February 8th, 2012.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on February 8th, 2012 was probably conceived around the 1st of May, 2011. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 8th, 2012 is the 17th of November, 2012. (Rough Estimate).
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 8th, 2012.
3,184 days have passed since this date.
275,097,600 seconds have passed since the February 8th, 2012.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 320,947,200 times.
Since February 8th, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 141,950,361,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 45,849,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 23,658,394 steps. That's about 10,515 miles!
Since this date, 3,301,171 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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