February 16th, 2012

February 16th, 2012, was a Thursday. It was Day 47 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.

11 years, 3 months, and 21 days have passed since February 16th, 2012.

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 16th, 2012.

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on February 16th, 2012.

A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date:

  • 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
Play the top hits from 2012.
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The Vow

Top movie.

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

Take me back to February 16th, 2012!

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is February 16th, 2012, and it's a Thursday. Anyone 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. Over in the UK, Somebody That I Used To Know by Gitye ft Kimbra is the number-one hit song. 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 "House", "Skins", "The Vampire Diaries", and "Community". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Crysis 2", "Batman: Arkham City", "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim", and "DayZ (mod)". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "One Tree Hill", "Horrid Henry", and "Phineas and Ferb".

Popular toys at the moment include the Xbox 360, the KidiZoom Camera, the LeapPad Explorer, and Skylanders Giants figures.


News topics, nostalgic fads, and pop culture events.

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


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

  • 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%.



Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 11 years, 3 months, and 21 days have passed since February 16th, 2012.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 7 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: People born on February 16th, 2012, are now 11 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 2012 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1329350400.

Personality traits.

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Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to February 16th, 2012.

Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 16th, 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 16th, 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 shows in 2012.

Television shows that people were watching in February 2012.

TV shows from February, 2012.

Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Dystopian Sci-Fi series.

Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time
Fantasy drama series.

American Horror Story
American Horror Story
Anthology horror series.

Spy thriller about CIA operative Carrie Mathison.

Legal drama television series.

Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
Fantasy drama series.

The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead
Post-apocalyptic horror series with zombies.

Boardwalk Empire
Boardwalk Empire
Crime drama set in Atlanta City during the prohibition era.

Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
Reality TV series.

White Collar
White Collar
Crime series about a con artist who works as a CI for the FBI.

Modern Family
Modern Family
Mockumentary family sitcom.

Sitcom that is set at a community college.

The Vampire Diaries
The Vampire Diaries
Supernatural teen drama.

Musical TV series.

RuPaul's Drag Race
RuPaul's Drag Race
Reality competition series.

True Blood
True Blood
Fantasy horror series starring Anna Paquin as a telepathic waitress called Sookie Stackhouse.

Sons of Anarchy
Sons of Anarchy
Crime drama series about a biker gang.

Real Housewives of New York City
Real Housewives of New York City
American reality television series.

Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad
Series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.

The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory
A sitcom about two physicists called Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper.

Gossip Girl
Gossip Girl
Teen drama starring Blake Lively.

Mad Men
Mad Men
Period drama about an advertising agency in New York City.

British TV series about a group of teenagers living in Bristol.

Crime drama series about a serial killer who murders other serial killers.

Sci-fi series starring Colin Ferguson as Sheriff Jack Carter.

Detective comedy series starring James Roday and Dulé Hill.

How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother
Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on February 16th, 2012.

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

Austin & Ally
Austin & Ally


Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Jake and the Never Land Pirates


Team Umizoomi
Team Umizoomi

Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush




Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb

Horrid Henry
Horrid Henry

Curious George
Curious George

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

Ben 10
Ben 10

Johnny Test
Johnny Test


Peppa Pig
Peppa Pig

One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill

The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents

Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer


Popular toys and games in 2012.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2012.

Skylanders Giants figures
Skylanders Giants figures

The LeapPad Explorer
The LeapPad Explorer

The KidiZoom Camera
The KidiZoom Camera

The PlayStation 3
The PlayStation 3

The Xbox 360
The Xbox 360

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in February of 2012.

DayZ (mod) 2012
DayZ (mod)
An open-world Zombie survival game that is built on Arma 2.

Minecraft 2011
Sandbox game.

Saints Row: The Third 2011
Saints Row: The Third
Open world adventure game.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Open world RPG that was developed by Bethesda Game Studios.

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection 2011
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
Remastered collection of the Metal Gear Solid series.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 2011
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 2011
Battlefield 3
FPS game developed by DICE.

Batman: Arkham City 2011
Batman: Arkham City
Action-adventure game that is set in the Batman universe.

Gears of War 3 2011
Gears of War 3
Sci-fi first-person-shooter game that was released on the XBox 360.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution 2011
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Action RPG developed by Eidos Montréal.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D 2011
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
Released for the Nintendo 3DS.

L.A. Noire 2011
L.A. Noire
Detective crime-solving game starring Officer Cole Phelps.

Terraria 2011
Action-adventure sandbox game.

Duke Nukem Forever 2011
Duke Nukem Forever
The long-awaited sequel to Duke Nukem 3D.

Portal 2 2011
Portal 2
Puzzle-solving game developed by Valve Corporation.

Crysis 2 2011
Crysis 2
The second game in the series.

Total War: Shogun 2 2011
Total War: Shogun 2
Strategy game.

Homefront 2011
A military FPS game.

Were you born on this date?

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 16th, 2018, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

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

Sonny Bono

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

Kim Jong-il

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


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

The Weeknd

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

Weather details

Weather on February 16th, 2012.

Historical weather information for February 16th, 2012.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 10.1 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 35.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 2 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 7.83 degrees Celsius.

US President.

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


UK Prime Minister.

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach.

Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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

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Stats for February 16th, 2012

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about February 16th, 2012.

  • A total of 4,131 days have passed since this date.
  • 590 weeks have passed.
  • 356,914,800 seconds have passed since the February 16th, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 416,400,600 times.
  • Since February 16th, 2012, the Earth has travelled approximately 184,168,036,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 59,485,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 30,694,673 steps. That's about 13,642 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,282,978 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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