March 17th, 2012

March 17th, 2012, fell on a Saturday. It was day 77 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.

8 years, 4 months and 19 days have passed since March 17th, 2012.


On This Date

Events that occurred on March 17th, 2012:

  • Soccer player Fabrice Muamba collapses on the pitch during a live match.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 17th, 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 17th, 2012 and it's a Saturday. People are enjoying their weekend. Spring has started to creep in and the evenings are beginning to get longer.

It's St. Patrick's Day, which means that a sizeable amount of people are spending their day in bars. Parades are being held in major cities throughout the world. 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.

There is concern for Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba after his recent collapse during a televised FA Cup match against Tottenham Hotspur. People are watching popular TV shows such as "CSI: Miami", "Prison Break", "Breaking Bad" and "The Vampire Diaries". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Terraria", "L.A. Noire", "Battlefield 3" and "DayZ (mod)".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "The Fairly OddParents", "Ben 10" and "Phineas and Ferb".


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 17th, 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.

  • Argo

    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.

  • Instagram

    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

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 8 years, 4 months and 19 days have passed since March 17th, 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 17th, 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 1331942400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around March 17th, 2012:

  • February 26th, 2012: The 84th Academy Awards are held. Best Actor: Jean Dujardin (The Artist). Best Actress: Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady).
  • February 26th, 2012: George Zimmerman fatally shoots 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
  • March 4th, 2012: Football: Chelsea sack manager Andre Villas-Boas.
  • March 16th, 2012: The comedy movie 21 Jump Street (2012) is released in cinemas.
  • March 23rd, 2012: The Hunger Games (2012), starring Jennifer Lawrence, is released in movie theaters.
  • March 27th, 2012: Creative Strategist Robert Bowling resigns from Infinity Ward.
  • April 15th, 2012: A 2-D video projection of deceased rapper Tupac Shakur performs at the Coachella Music Festival.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 17th, 2012, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • Pisces is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2012 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: March 17th, 2012 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Black Mirror - Dystopian Sci-Fi series.
  • American Horror Story - Anthology horror series.
  • Homeland - Spy thriller about CIA operative Carrie Mathison.
  • Suits - Legal drama television series.
  • Game of Thrones - Fantasy drama series.
  • The Walking Dead - Post-apocalyptic horror series with zombies.
  • Jersey Shore - Reality TV series.
  • White Collar - Crime series about a con artist who works as a CI for the FBI.
  • Modern Family - Mockumentary family sitcom.
  • Community - Sitcom that is set at a community college.
  • The Vampire Diaries - Supernatural teen drama.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race - Reality competition series.

2012 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 2012.

"Lab Rats: Bionic Island" - "Austin & Ally" - "Jessie" - "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" - "Good Luck Charlie" - "Victorious" - "Team Umizoomi" - "Big Time Rush" - "Glee" - "iCarly" - "Phineas and Ferb" - "Curious George" - "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" - "Ben 10" - "LazyTown" - "Peppa Pig" - "One Tree Hill" - "The Fairly OddParents" - "Dora the Explorer"


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 17th of March:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 17th of March:

  • St. Patrick's Day

Weather

Weather information for March 17th, 2012:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 8.5 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 58.8 degrees Fahrenheit. 14.89 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 1.27cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 8.89 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.02cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States on March 17th, 2012.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on March 17th, 2012 was probably conceived around the 8th of June, 2011. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 17th, 2012 is the 25th of December, 2012. (Rough Estimate).

Soccer Results

Premier League results from March 17th, 2012.

  • Wigan and West Brom draw 1-1.
  • Fulham lose 3-0 at home to Swansea.

Video Games

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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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about March 17th, 2012.

  • 3,064 days have passed since this date.
  • 264,726,000 seconds have passed since the March 17th, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 308,847,000 times.
  • Since March 17th, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 136,598,616,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 44,121,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 22,766,436 steps. That's about 10,118 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,176,712 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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