March 17th, 2012, fell on a Saturday. It was day 77 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.
8 years, 8 months and 15 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.
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. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Currently, 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. In the United Kingdom, David Cameron is the current Prime Minister.
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 "Two and a Half Men", "The Office", "Prison Break" and "Bones". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Portal 2", "Battlefield 3", "Saints Row: The Third" and "Mass Effect 3". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Fairly OddParents", "Big Time Rush", "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" and "Jessie".
If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Xbox 360", "PlayStation 3" and "The LeapPad Explorer".
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.
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:
This date fell on a weekend.
8 years, 8 months and 15 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).
Barack Obama was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on March 17th, 2012?
David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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).
Premier League results from March 17th, 2012.
Wigan and West Brom draw 1-1.
Fulham lose 3-0 at home to Swansea.
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.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about March 17th, 2012.
3,181 days have passed since this date.
274,838,400 seconds have passed since the March 17th, 2012.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 320,644,800 times.
Since March 17th, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 141,816,614,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 45,806,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 23,636,102 steps. That's about 10,505 miles!
Since this date, 3,298,061 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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