March 16th, 2012, fell on a Friday. It was day 76 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.
8 years, 6 months and 8 days have passed since March 16th, 2012.
On This Date
Events that occurred on March 16th, 2012:
The comedy movie 21 Jump Street (2012) is released in cinemas.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 16th, 2012:
United States: We Are Young - Fun ft Janelle Monae
United Kingdom: Somebody That I Used To Know - Gitye ft Kimbra
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "21 Jump Street" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is March 16th, 2012 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. Spring has started to creep in and the evenings are beginning to get longer.
St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner. In America, the song We Are Young by Fun ft Janelle Monae 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 21 Jump Street is at the top of the Box Office. Pre-made comics called "Rage Comics" are extremely popular on the Internet at the moment, as people use them to share relatable experiences. Protests in Syria have snowballed and a civil war has started. Armed militias are currently springing 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. An app called Instagram is currently surging in popularity. Jason Russell, the creator of the documentary "Kony 2020", is currently in the news following a public mental breakdown. An online video posted by TMZ shows Russell vandalizing cars and making lewd gestures to passersby.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "CSI: NY", "The Office", "Real Housewives of New York City" and "Jersey Shore". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Crysis 2", "Duke Nukem Forever", "Batman: Arkham City" and "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Peppa Pig", "Ben 10", "Glee" and "Big Time Rush".
News Topics, Fads & Culture
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on March 16th, 2012.
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.
The movie "Argo" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2012.
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.
Time Person of the Year 2012
US President Barack Obama is named as the Time Person of Year in 2012.
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.
Gotye - "Somebody That I Used to Know"
"Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye (featuring Kimbra) would go on to win a Grammy for 2012's Record of the Year.
Bad Luck Brian.
The "Advice Animal" meme "Bad Luck Brian" was extremely popular during this period of time. The meme was born in January of 2012 and it peaked in popularity in June of 2012.
The website Instagram is continuing to grow in popularity. Throughout 2012, the social media site rose from 20 million active users to 100 million active users.
Basic facts and information about this date:
8 years, 6 months and 8 days have passed since March 16th, 2012.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 11 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: Anyone born on March 16th, 2012, will be 8 years of age.
People born in 2012 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1331856000.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around March 16th, 2012:
February 26th, 2012: The 84th Academy Awards are held. Best Actor: Jean Dujardin (The Artist). Best Actress: Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady).
Dublin, Ireland: It was 11.1 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a cloudy day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 57.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 13.89 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.51cm.
London, England: Temperature: 9 degrees Celsius.
Who was the US President on this particular date?
Barack Obama was the President of the United States on March 16th, 2012.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on March 16th, 2012 was probably conceived around the 7th of June, 2011. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 16th, 2012 is the 24th of December, 2012. (Rough Estimate).
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Mass Effect 3 - Sci-fi role-playing game. Although the game itself was well-received, the ending of the game was considered by many to be sub-par.
DayZ (mod) - 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.
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 - 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.
L.A. Noire - Detective crime-solving game starring Officer Cole Phelps.
Terraria - Action-adventure sandbox game.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about March 16th, 2012.
3,115 days have passed since this date.
269,132,400 seconds have passed since the March 16th, 2012.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 313,987,800 times.
Since March 16th, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 138,872,318,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 44,855,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 23,145,386 steps. That's about 10,287 miles!
Since this date, 3,229,589 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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