February 29th, 2012, was a Wednesday. It was Day 60 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.
11 years, 6 months, and 21 days have passed since February 29th, 2012.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.
On February 29th, 2012, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.
The following singles were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:
The top movie on this date was "Act of Valor".
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on February 29th, 2012.
At the end of February 2012, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot dead by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida. The killing led to tensions among Americans on race issues.
Rapper Nicki Minaj released her new single, Starships, on Valentine's Day in 2012. The song reached the top five in fifteen countries.
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.
A new Arma 2 mod called "DayZ" exploded in popularity in 2012.
"Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye (featuring Kimbra) went on to win a Grammy for 2012's Record of the Year.
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.
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.
US President Barack Obama was named Time Person of the Year in 2012 due to his election victory over Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
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.
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.
The movie "Argo" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2012.
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.
During the second half of 2011, a novel called Fifty Shades of Grey became one of the fastest-selling books of all time.
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 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%.
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News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around February 29th, 2012.
Zodiac and birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching in February 2012.
Dystopian Sci-Fi series.
Once Upon a Time
Fantasy drama series.
American Horror Story
Anthology horror series.
Spy thriller about CIA operative Carrie Mathison.
Legal drama television series.
Game of Thrones
Fantasy drama series.
The Walking Dead
Post-apocalyptic horror series with zombies.
Crime drama set in Atlanta City during the prohibition era.
Reality TV series.
Crime series about a con artist who works as a CI for the FBI.
Mockumentary family sitcom.
Sitcom that is set at a community college.
The Vampire Diaries
Supernatural teen drama.
Musical TV series.
RuPaul's Drag Race
Reality competition series.
Fantasy horror series starring Anna Paquin as a telepathic waitress called Sookie Stackhouse.
Sons of Anarchy
Crime drama series about a biker gang.
Real Housewives of New York City
American reality television series.
Series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.
The Big Bang Theory
A sitcom about two physicists called Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper.
Teen drama starring Blake Lively.
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
Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2012.
Lab Rats: Bionic Island
Austin & Ally
Good Luck Charlie
Big Time Rush
Phineas and Ferb
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
One Tree Hill
The Fairly OddParents
Dora the Explorer
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2012.
Skylanders Giants figures
Thomas and Friends toys
Tonka Chuck & Friends Chuck's Stunt Park
Dance Star Mickey
Explore N' Grow Musical Gear Center
My Own Leaptop
Justin Bieber figures
Barbie Video Girl
Squinkies Cupcake Surprize
Hot Wheels RC Stealth Rides
Air Hogs Hawk Eye
NERF N-Strike Stampede ECS Blaster
Cards Against Humanity
Jake and the Never Land Pirates figures
Let's Rock Elmo
The LeapPad Explorer
Moxie Girlz Art-titude Dolls
Rocky the Robot Truck
Laser Zero Gravity
Girl Gourmet Sweets Candy Jewel
Crayola Crayon Town
The KidiZoom Camera
The PlayStation 3
The Xbox 360
Popular video games that people were playing in February of 2012.
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.
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
Remastered collection of the Metal Gear Solid series.
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.
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.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Action RPG developed by Eidos Montréal.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
Released for the Nintendo 3DS.
Detective crime-solving game starring Officer Cole Phelps.
Action-adventure sandbox game.
Duke Nukem Forever
The long-awaited sequel to Duke Nukem 3D.
Puzzle-solving game developed by Valve Corporation.
The second game in the series.
Total War: Shogun 2
A military FPS game.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on February 29th.
Historical weather information for February 29th, 2012.
Barack Obama was the President of the United States on February 29th, 2012.
David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Conception estimates for this date.
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