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March 4, 2012

March 4, 2012, was a Sunday. It was the 64th day of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.

11 years, 11 months, and 28 days have passed since March 4, 2012.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

On This Day

On this day

What happened on March 4, 2012?

  • Football: Chelsea sack manager Andre Villas-Boas.
Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 4, 2012:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on March 4, 2012

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Part Of Me - Katy Perry
  • Set Fire To The Rain - Adele
  • I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
  • Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) - Kelly Clarkson
  • Rolling In The Deep - Adele
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Act of Valor

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Act of Valor" was at the top of the box office on March 4, 2012.

Facts

This date was 4,380 days ago. Approximately 146 months have passed. It was the 64th day of 2012, in week 09. The decade was the 2010s. A child born on this day is 11 years old and belongs to the Gen Alpha generation. 2012 had 366 days because it was a leap year. The Earth has experienced 49 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to March 4, 2012

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Sunday, March 4, 2012. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. People are currently enjoying their weekend. However, because it's a Sunday, some are dreading the days ahead.

Spring is creeping in, and the evenings are starting to get brighter. 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. 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. 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 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.

Meanwhile, a new photo-sharing app called Instagram is currently surging in popularity. In soccer, Chelsea have sacked manager Andre Villas-Boas after less than a year in charge. Vladimir Putin has been elected as the President of Russia despite widespread accusations of vote-rigging.

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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "CSI: Miami", "Grey's Anatomy", "Prison Break", and "Real Housewives of New York City". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duke Nukem Forever", "Terraria", "Batman: Arkham City", and "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Fairly OddParents", "Ben 10", "iCarly", and "Victorious". Popular toys at the moment include Let's Rock Elmo, the Sing-A-Ma-Jigs, Air Hogs Hawk Eye, and My Own Leaptop.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on March 4, 2012.

  • Chelsea sack Andre Villas-Boas.

    Chelsea sack Andre Villas-Boas

    Chelsea sacked manager Andre Villas-Boas on March 4th, 2012, after a string of bad performances. The Portuguese coach had only been in charge for nine months. Following AVB's sacking, former Chelsea midfielder Roberto di Matteo was put in charge of the team.
  • The rise of Instagram.

    The rise of Instagram

    Instagram was rapidly growing in popularity. In 2012, the social media app increased from 20 million active users to 100 million active users.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 March 4, 2012.

  • 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.
  • March 2, 2012: The animated film "The Lorax" is released.
  • This date: March 4, 2012
  • 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.
  • April 3, 2012:
    • Instagram releases its first Android version of the app.
    • Social media website the "LADbible" is founded.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 4, 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 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: March 4, 2012 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.
Television shows

TV shows in 2012

Television shows that people were watching in March 2012:

TV shows from March 2012.

Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time
American Horror Story
American Horror Story
Homeland
Homeland
Suits
Suits
Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead
Boardwalk Empire
Boardwalk Empire
Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
White Collar
White Collar
Modern Family
Modern Family
Community
Community
The Vampire Diaries
The Vampire Diaries
Glee
Glee
RuPaul's Drag Race
RuPaul's Drag Race
True Blood
True Blood
Sons of Anarchy
Sons of Anarchy
Real Housewives of New York City
Real Housewives of New York City
Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad
The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory
Gossip Girl
Gossip Girl
Mad Men
Mad Men
Skins
Skins
Dexter
Dexter
Eureka
Eureka
Psych
Psych
How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother
Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on March 4, 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

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 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
Air Hogs Hawk Eye
Air Hogs Hawk Eye
NERF N-Strike Stampede ECS Blaster
NERF N-Strike Stampede ECS Blaster
The Sing-A-Ma-Jigs
The Sing-A-Ma-Jigs
Cards Against Humanity
Cards Against Humanity
Jake and the Never Land Pirates figures
Jake and the Never Land Pirates figures
Let's Rock Elmo
Let's Rock Elmo
The LeapPad Explorer
The LeapPad Explorer
Gentle Giraffe
Gentle Giraffe
Liv Dolls
Liv Dolls
Moxie Girlz Art-titude Dolls
Moxie Girlz Art-titude Dolls
Duck Hunter
Duck Hunter
Rocky the Robot Truck
Rocky the Robot Truck
Laser Zero Gravity
Laser Zero Gravity
Chixos Design
Chixos Design
Girl Gourmet Sweets Candy Jewel
Girl Gourmet Sweets Candy Jewel
Harumika (dolls)
Harumika (dolls)
Crayola Crayon Town
Crayola Crayon Town
The KidiZoom Camera
The KidiZoom Camera
The PlayStation 3
The PlayStation 3
Roboraptor
Roboraptor
The Xbox 360
The Xbox 360
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in March 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
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
L.A. Noire 2011
L.A. Noire
Terraria 2011
Terraria
Duke Nukem Forever 2011
Duke Nukem Forever
Portal 2 2011
Portal 2
Crysis 2 2011
Crysis 2
Total War: Shogun 2 2011
Total War: Shogun 2
Homefront 2011
Homefront

Were you born on March 4, 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 4, 2018, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on March 4.

Catherine O'Hara

Catherine O'Hara

Actress
Born on March 4, 1954
She turned 58 on this day in 2012.

Jason Newsted

Jason Newsted

Bassist
Born on March 4, 1963
He turned 49 on this day in 2012.

Landon Donovan

Landon Donovan

Soccer player
Born on March 4, 1982
He turned 30 on this day in 2012.

Andrea Bowen

Andrea Bowen

Actress
Born on March 4, 1990
She turned 22 on this day in 2012.

USA

US President

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on March 4, 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 March 4, 2012 was most likely conceived around June 12, 2011.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 4, 2012 is close to November 25, 2012.

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Stats for March 4, 2012

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about March 4, 2012:

  • 4,380 days have passed since this date.
  • 625 weeks have passed.
  • 378,432,000 seconds have passed since March 4, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 441,504,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 195,270,912,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 63,072,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 32,545,152 steps. That's roughly 14,465 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,541,184 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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