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February 16, 2012

February 16, 2012, was a Thursday. It was 12 years, 1 month, and 26 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on February 16, 2012:

  • United States: "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" by Kelly Clarkson
  • United Kingdom: "Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gitye ft Kimbra

The Billboard Hot 100 on February 16, 2012

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Set Fire To The Rain - Adele
  • Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) - Kelly Clarkson
  • We Found Love - Rihanna Featuring Calvin Harris
  • Good Feeling - Flo Rida
  • Turn Me On - David Guetta Featuring Nicki Minaj
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The Vow

Top movie

The movie "The Vow" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Facts

This date was 4,441 days ago. Approximately 148 months have passed. It was the 47th day of 2012, in week 07. The decade was the 2010s. People born on this day are currently 12 years old and belong to the Gen Alpha generation. 2012 had 366 days because it was a leap year. We have gone through approximately 49 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to February 16, 2012

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Thursday, February 16, 2012. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Aquarius. Valentine's Day of 2012 has just passed.

In America, the song "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" by Kelly Clarkson is at the top of the singles charts, while "Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gitye ft Kimbra is the number-one song in the UK. Barack Obama is the President of the United States, and the movie The Vow is at the top of the box office. David Cameron is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Video rental stores such as Blockbuster are continuing to close their doors at the moment. Sadly, it seems as though they will be unable to compete with online streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. People are using pre-made comics called "Rage Comics" to share funny and relatable experiences. Meanwhile, in the Middle East, protests in Syria have snowballed, and a civil war has started. Armed militias are now beginning to spring up across the country.

The slang phrase YOLO (You only live once) is starting to become more common. It's 2012, so the music charts are being dominated by artists such as Carly Rae Jepsen, Gotye, Flo Rida, LMFAO and Ellie Goulding. A new meme called "Bad Luck Brian" is going viral on the Internet.

The world is currently in shock following the death of singer Whitney Houston. The singer, who was only 48 years old, was found unconscious in her bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Trayvon Martin, Edd Gould, MCA, and Rodney King would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Breaking Bad", "White Collar", "The Walking Dead", and "Homeland".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Grand Theft Auto IV", "Homefront", "Portal 2", and "L.A. Noire". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "SpongeBob SquarePants", "Wonder Pets!", "iCarly", and "Good Luck Charlie". Popular toys at the moment include the Xbox 360, the KidiZoom Camera, Cards Against Humanity, and Justin Bieber figures.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on February 16, 2012.

  • "Starships were meant to fly, hands up and touch the sky."

    "Starships were meant to fly, hands up and touch the sky."

    Rapper Nicki Minaj released her new single, Starships, on Valentine's Day in 2012. The song reached the top five in fifteen countries.
  • Whitney Houston dies.

    Whitney Houston dies

    Singer Whitney Houston was found dead at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California on February 11th, 2012.
  • Fabio Capello resigns as England manager.

    Fabio Capello resigns as England manager

    On February 8th, 2012, Fabio Capello resigned from his role as manager of the England national football team. His resignation came after the FA decided to strip John Terry of the his captaincy.
  • Bad Luck Brian.

    Bad Luck Brian

    2012 saw the birth of a new meme called Bad Luck Brian. The purpose of the meme was to highlight unlucky and embarrassing situations. Its usage peaked in June 2012 before eventually fading away.
  • DayZ is released.

    DayZ is released

    A new Arma 2 mod called "DayZ" exploded in popularity in 2012.
  • Gotye - "Somebody That I Used to Know"

    Gotye - "Somebody That I Used to Know"

    "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye (featuring Kimbra) went on to win a Grammy for 2012's Record of the Year.
  • 2012 in music.

    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.
  • Who were the best NBA players in 2012?

    Who were the best NBA players in 2012?

    The best NBA players in 2012 were LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, Chris Paul, Kevin Love, Blake Griffin, Andrew Bynum, Tony Parker, Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony, Dirk Nowitzki, Tyson Chandler, Rajon Rondo and Dwyane Wade.
  • Time Person of the Year 2012.

    Time Person of the Year 2012

    US President Barack Obama was named Time Person of the Year in 2012 due to his election victory over Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
  • Best soccer players in the world.

    Best soccer players in the world

    In 2012, the best soccer players were Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi, Radamel Falcao, Iker Casillas, Andrea Pirlo, Didier Drogba, Robin van Persie and Zlatan Ibrahimović.
  • 2012 in movies.

    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.
  • Argo.

    Argo

    The movie "Argo" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2012.
  • YOLO.

    YOLO

    The phrase "YOLO" was continuing to rise in popularity at this time. In November 2011, rapper Drake further popularized the acronym by using it in one of his songs.
  • Fifty Shades of Grey.

    Fifty Shades of Grey

    During the second half of 2011, a novel called Fifty Shades of Grey became one of the fastest-selling books of all time.
  • Video rental stores are closing down.

    Video rental stores are closing down

    From 2010 onward, video rental stores such as Blockbuster slowly began to close down. This was due to the rise of new online streaming services such as Netflix and Internet usage in general. Although a few stores and franchises continued to hobble along, it was only a matter of time before they were also forced to close their doors.
  • DVD sales are plummeting.

    DVD sales are plummeting

    DVD sales were beginning to plummet as people were switching to online streaming platforms. Between 2008 and 2014, sales in the USA fell by a whopping 66%.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to February 16, 2012.

  • January 18, 2012: A series of protests occur against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).
  • January 19, 2012:
    • Billionaire Elon Musk announces that he has ended his relationship with his wife Talulah Riley.
    • Popular website Megaupload.com is shut down by the FBI for alleged copyright infringement.
  • January 21, 2012: The mod version of zombie video game "DayZ" is released.
  • January 31, 2012: /r/WallStreetBets is created on Reddit.
  • February 1, 2012: TV host Don Cornelius commits suicide after suffering from seizures and the onset of dementia.
  • February 3, 2012:
    • Irish journalist Jonathan Spollen goes missing in Rishikesh, India.
    • Soccer: The English FA strips John Terry of the captaincy due to racial abuse allegations.
  • February 5, 2012:
    • Super Bowl XLVI: The New York Giants defeat the New England Patriots by 21-17 at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.
    • Madonna and LMFAO perform at the halftime show of Super Bowl XLVI.
  • February 8, 2012: England manager Fabio Capello resigns.
  • February 9, 2012: Singer Whitney Houston makes her last public appearance.
  • February 11, 2012: Singer Whitney Houston dies.
  • February 14, 2012: The song "Starships" is released by Nicki Minaj.
  • This date: February 16, 2012
  • February 19, 2012: MrBeast creates his YouTube channel.
  • February 26, 2012:
    • The 84th Academy Awards are held. Best Actor: Jean Dujardin (The Artist). Best Actress: Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady).
    • George Zimmerman fatally shoots 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
  • February 28, 2012: The website name for Snapchat is first registered.
  • March 2, 2012: The animated film "The Lorax" is released.
  • March 4, 2012: Football: Chelsea sack manager Andre Villas-Boas.
  • March 16, 2012: The comedy movie 21 Jump Street (2012) is released in cinemas.
  • March 17, 2012: Soccer player Fabrice Muamba collapses on the pitch during a live match.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 16, 2012, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2012 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 16, 2012 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.
Television shows

TV series on February 16, 2012

TV audiences were watching the following shows on February 16, 2012:

TV shows from February 2012.

Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Grimm
Grimm
Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time
American Horror Story
American Horror Story
Homeland
Homeland
Person of Interest
Person of Interest
New Girl
New Girl
Broke Girls
Broke Girls
Suits
Suits
Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
The Killing
The Killing
Bob's Burgers
Bob's Burgers
Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on February 16, 2012

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2012:

Austin & Ally
Austin & Ally
Jessie
Jessie
Teen Wolf
Teen Wolf

Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Bubble Guppies
Bubble Guppies
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
T.U.F.F. Puppy
T.U.F.F. Puppy
Fish Hooks
Fish Hooks
Pretty Little Liars
Pretty Little Liars
Adventure Time
Adventure Time
Good Luck Charlie
Good Luck Charlie
Toys

Popular toys and games in 2012

Toys and games that were popular in 2012:

Skylanders Giants figures
Skylanders Giants figures
Thomas and Friends toys
Thomas and Friends toys
Tonka Chuck & Friends Chuck's Stunt Park
Tonka Chuck & Friends Chuck's Stunt Park
Dance Star Mickey
Dance Star Mickey
Flickin' Chicken
Flickin' Chicken
Explore N' Grow Musical Gear Center
Explore N' Grow Musical Gear Center
My Own Leaptop
My Own Leaptop
Justin Bieber figures
Justin Bieber figures
Barbie Video Girl
Barbie Video Girl
Squinkies Cupcake Surprize
Squinkies Cupcake Surprize
Alphie (robot)
Alphie (robot)
Hot Wheels RC Stealth Rides
Hot Wheels RC Stealth Rides
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in February 2012.

DayZ (mod) 2012
DayZ (mod)
Minecraft 2011
Minecraft
Saints Row: The Third 2011
Saints Row: The Third
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection 2011
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 2011
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Battlefield 3 2011
Battlefield 3
Batman: Arkham City 2011
Batman: Arkham City
FIFA 12 2011
FIFA 12
Gears of War 3 2011
Gears of War 3
Deus Ex: Human Revolution 2011
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D 2011
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

Were you born on February 16, 2012?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 2012.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out February 16, 2018, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on February 16.

Sonny Bono

Sonny Bono

Singer Deceased
Born on February 16, 1935
He was not alive on this date.

Kim Jong-il

Kim Jong-il

North Korean leader Deceased
Born on February 16, 1941
He was not alive on this date.

Margaux Hemingway

Margaux Hemingway

Fashion model Deceased
Born on February 16, 1954
She was not alive on this date.

Ice-T

Ice-T

Rapper / Actor
Born on February 16, 1958
He turned 54 on this day in 2012.

The Weeknd

The Weeknd

Rapper
Born on February 16, 1990
He turned 22 on this day in 2012.

USA

US President

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on February 16, 2012.

UK

UK Prime Minister

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on February 16, 2012 was most likely conceived around May 26, 2011.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 16, 2012 is close to November 8, 2012.

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Stats for February 16, 2012

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about February 16, 2012:

  • 4,441 days have passed since this date.
  • 634 weeks have passed.
  • 383,698,800 seconds have passed since February 16, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 447,648,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 197,988,580,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 63,949,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 32,998,097 steps. That's roughly 14,666 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,604,386 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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