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February 29th, 2012.

February 29th, 2012, was a Wednesday. It was day 60 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.

10 years, 6 months and 26 days have passed since February 29th, 2012.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

Song charts

Popular songs.

On February 29th, 2012, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.

  • United States: Part Of Me - Katy Perry
  • United Kingdom: Somebody That I Used To Know - Gitye ft Kimbra

The record charts on February 29th, 2012.

The following singles were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) - Kelly Clarkson
  • Set Fire To The Rain - Adele
  • We Are Young - fun. Featuring Janelle Monae
  • Sexy And I Know It - LMFAO
  • Good Feeling - Flo Rida
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Act of Valor

Top movie.

The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "Act of Valor".

Take me back to February 29th, 2012!

Let's go back in time!

The date is February 29th, 2012, and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. In America, the song Part Of Me by Katy Perry is on 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 currently the President of the United States, and the movie Act of Valor is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, David Cameron is the current Prime Minister.

Video rental stores such as Blockbuster are continuing to close their doors at the moment. This is due to the increasing popularity of online streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. Pre-made comics called "Rage Comics" are extremely popular on the Internet at the moment, as people use them to share relatable experiences. Meanwhile, in the Middle East, protests in Syria have snowballed and a civil war has started. Armed militias are currently springing up across the country.

The slang phrase YOLO (You only live once) was beginning to rise in popularity at this time. 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.

A new documentary film called "Kony 2020" is receiving a lot of attention at the moment. The video, which aims to highlight the war crimes of Ugandan militia leader Joseph Kony, is being shared across social media websites such as Youtube, Facebook and Twitter. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Edd Gould, MCA, Rodney King and Sherman Hemsley would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "CSI: Miami", "Bones", "Mad Men" and "The Vampire Diaries".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Total War: Shogun 2", "Crysis 2", "Gears of War 3" and "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Fairly OddParents", "Phineas and Ferb", "Big Time Rush" and "Austin & Ally". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the PlayStation 3, the KidiZoom Camera, the LeapPad Explorer and Skylanders Giants figures.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on February 29th, 2012.

  • Bad Luck Brian.

    Bad Luck Brian.

    A meme called "Bad Luck Brian" was extremely popular during this period of time. The purpose of the meme was to highlight unlucky and embarrassing situations. It's popularity peaked in popularity in June of 2012.

  • DayZ is released.

    DayZ is released.

    At the end of January, 2012, a new Arma 2 mod called "DayZ" exploded in popularity.

  • 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 is named as the Time Person of Year in 2012 following his victory over Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

  • Who were the best football players in 2012?

    Who were the best football players in 2012?

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

  • Fifty Shades of Grey.

    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.

  • Video rental stores are closing down.

    Video rental stores are closing down.

    From 2010 onward, video rental stores such as Blockbuster were beginning to close down. This was due to the popularity of new online streaming services such as Netflix and the Internet 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.

    As online streaming became more and more popular, sales of DVDs started to plummet. Between 2008 and 2014, sales in the USA fell by a whopping 66%.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 10 years, 6 months and 26 days have passed since February 29th, 2012.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 09 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: A person born on February 29th, 2012 will be 10 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 2012 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1330473600.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around February 29th, 2012.

Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 29th, 2012, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2012 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 29th, 2012 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on February 29th, 2012.

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Television shows

TV shows.

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.

Homeland
Homeland
Spy thriller about CIA operative Carrie Mathison.

Suits
Suits
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.

Community
Community
Sitcom that is set at a community college.

The Vampire Diaries
The Vampire Diaries
Supernatural teen drama.

Glee
Glee
Musical TV series.

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

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.

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

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

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

Bones
Bones
Crime comedy-drama TV series.

Prison Break
Prison Break
TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.

Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy
Medical drama television series.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on February 29th, 2012.

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

Lab Rats: Bionic Island
Lab Rats: Bionic Island

Austin & Ally
Austin & Ally

Jessie
Jessie

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

Good Luck Charlie
Good Luck Charlie

Victorious
Victorious

Team Umizoomi
Team Umizoomi

Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush

Glee
Glee

iCarly
iCarly

WordGirl
WordGirl

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

LazyTown
LazyTown

Peppa Pig
Peppa Pig

One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill

The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents

Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer

Toys

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
Minecraft
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
Terraria
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
Homefront
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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out March 1st, 2018 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on February 29th.

Richard Ramirez

Serial killer. Deceased
Born on February 29th, 1960
He turned 52 on this day in 2012.

Ja Rule

Rapper.
Born on February 29th, 1976
He turned 36 on this day in 2012.

Weather details

Weather on February 29th, 2012.

Historical weather information for February 29th, 2012.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.3 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 32.8 degrees Fahrenheit. 0.44 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 10.56 degrees Celsius.
USA

US President.

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on February 29th, 2012.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 29th, 2012.

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 29th, 2012 was most likely conceived around June 8th, 2011.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 29th, 2012 is close to November 21st, 2012.

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Stats for February 29th, 2012

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about February 29th, 2012.

  • A total of 3,863 days have passed since this date.
  • 551 weeks have passed.
  • 333,759,600 seconds have passed since the February 29th, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 389,386,200 times.
  • Since February 29th, 2012, the Earth has travelled approximately 172,219,953,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 55,626,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 28,703,326 steps. That's about 12,757 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,005,115 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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