February 29, 2012

February 29, 2012, was a Wednesday. It was 12 years, 4 months, and 23 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

Song charts

Popular songs

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

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

The music charts on February 29, 2012

The following songs 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 movie on this day was "Act of Valor".


This date occurred 4,529 days ago. Approximately 151 months have passed. It was the 60th day of 2012, in week 09. The decade was the 2010s. People who were born on February 29, 2012, are now 12 years old and belong to the Gen Alpha generation. 2012 was a leap year, which means that it had an extra day in February. 50 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to February 29, 2012

Let's go back to the 2010s.

The date is February 29, 2012, and it's a Wednesday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Pisces. It is "Hump Day", so many are beginning to think about the weekend ahead.

In America, the song "Part Of Me" by Katy Perry 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 Act of Valor is at the top of the box office. David Cameron is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

On television, people are watching popular shows such as "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation", "True Blood", "Nikita", and "Once Upon a Time". 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. 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 still be alive.

People are playing video games such as "Grand Theft Auto IV", "Duke Nukem Forever", "Terraria", and "Minecraft". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Peppa Pig", "The Backyardigans", "Adventure Time", and "Bubble Guppies". Children are playing with toys such as Roboraptor, the KidiZoom Camera, Alphie (robot), and Barbie Video Girl.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on February 29, 2012.

  • Shooting of Trayvon Martin.

    Shooting of Trayvon Martin

    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.
  • "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.
  • 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%.

Personality traits

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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around February 29, 2012.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: February 29, 2012
  • 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.
  • March 22, 2012: Australian fugitive Malcolm Naden is captured in an old cabin near Gloucester, New South Wales, after spending more nearly seven years on the run.
  • March 23, 2012:
    • The Hunger Games (2012), starring Jennifer Lawrence, is released in movie theaters.
    • The first episode of the children's TV show "Doc McStuffins" is aired on the Disney Channel.
  • March 24, 2012: Ireland: Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern resigns from Fianna Fail.
  • March 25, 2012: British animator Edd Gould passes away from leukaemia at the age of 23.
  • March 27, 2012: Creative Strategist Robert Bowling resigns from Infinity Ward.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 29, 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 29, 2012 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.
Television shows

Television shows in February 2012

In February 2012, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from February 2012.

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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in February 2012

If you were a kid on February 29, 2012, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

Lab Rats: Bionic Island
Lab Rats: Bionic Island
Austin & Ally
Austin & Ally

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

Toys in 2012

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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
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
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 29, 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 March 1, 2018, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

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

Ken Foree

Ken Foree

Born on February 29, 1948
He turned 64 on this day in 2012.

Richard Ramirez

Richard Ramirez

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

Ja Rule

Ja Rule

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


US President

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on February 29, 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 29, 2012 was most likely conceived around June 8, 2011.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 29, 2012 is close to November 21, 2012.

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Stats for February 29, 2012


Here are some interesting statistics about February 29, 2012:

  • 4,529 days have passed since this date.
  • 647 weeks have passed.
  • 391,302,000 seconds have passed since February 29, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 456,519,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 201,911,832,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 65,217,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 33,651,972 steps. That's roughly 14,956 miles.
  • 4,695,624 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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