March 17, 2012 St. Patrick's Day

March 17, 2012, was a Saturday. It was 12 years, 4 months, and 6 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on March 17, 2012:

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

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on March 17, 2012:

  • United States: "We Are Young" by Fun ft Janelle Monae
  • United Kingdom: "Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gitye ft Kimbra

The Billboard Hot 100 on March 17, 2012

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • We Are Young - fun. Featuring Janelle Monae
  • Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) - Kelly Clarkson
  • Set Fire To The Rain - Adele
  • Glad You Came - The Wanted
  • Part Of Me - Katy Perry
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21 Jump Street

Top movie

The movie "21 Jump Street" was at the top of the box office on this day.


St. Patrick's Day 2012 occurred 4,512 days ago. Approximately 150 months have passed. It was the 77th day of 2012, in week 11. The decade was the 2010s. People who were born on March 17, 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. We have gone through approximately 50 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to March 17, 2012

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is March 17, 2012, and it's a Saturday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Pisces. The work week is over and Saturday has finally come, so people are spending time with their kids, going to bars, shopping, playing video games, and watching sports.

Spring has arrived, and the days are starting 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 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 21 Jump Street 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 "The Office", "Breaking Bad", "Community", and "Luther".

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. Meanwhile, a new photo-sharing app called Instagram is currently surging in popularity. Jason Russell, the creator of the documentary "Kony 2020", is in the news following a public mental breakdown. An online video posted by TMZ showed 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. 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", "Terraria", "FIFA 12", and "Batman: Arkham City".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Phineas and Ferb", "WordGirl", "iCarly", and "Jessie". Children are playing with toys such as the PlayStation 3, the KidiZoom Camera, Explore N' Grow Musical Gear Center, and Flickin' Chicken.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on March 17, 2012.

  • Fabrice Muamba collapses.

    Fabrice Muamba collapses

    Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed during a televised soccer game against Tottenham Hotspur on St. Patrick's Day in 2012. Fortunately, he made a full recovery, despite the fact that his heart had been stopped for more than an hour.
  • 21 Jump Street is playing at movie theaters.

    21 Jump Street is playing at movie theaters

    Moviegoers were watching a new comedy called 21 Jump Street.
  • Kony 2012 goes viral.

    Kony 2012 goes viral

    On March 5th, 2012, Invisible Children, Inc. released their controversial web video, Kony 2012. In the days that followed, the short film quickly spread across websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Reddit.
  • 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.


    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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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around March 17, 2012.

  • 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.
  • March 4, 2012: Football: Chelsea sack manager Andre Villas-Boas.
  • March 16, 2012: The comedy movie 21 Jump Street (2012) is released in cinemas.
  • This date: March 17, 2012
  • 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.
    • The social media website "LADbible" is founded.
  • April 5, 2012:
    • Celebrity news websites report that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are dating.
    • The first episode of the political thriller series "Scandal" is aired on ABC.
  • April 6, 2012: Actress Amanda Bynes is arrested for drunk driving.
  • April 8, 2012: Kimberly "Sweet Brown" Wilkins says her viral phrase "Ain't Nobody Got Time for That" during an interview with a local news station.
  • April 9, 2012:
    • Facebook purchases the app Instagram for $1 billion USD.
    • Marc Anthony files for divorce from Jennifer Lopez.
  • April 15, 2012: A 2-D video projection of deceased rapper Tupac Shakur performs at the Coachella Music Festival.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 17, 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 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: March 17, 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 series on March 17, 2012

People in March 2012 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from March 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 March 2012

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

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

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

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 March 2012.

Journey 2012
Mass Effect 3 2012
Mass Effect 3
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

Were you born on March 17, 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 17, 2018, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on March 17.

Nat King Cole

Nat King Cole

Singer Deceased
Born on March 17, 1919
He was not alive on this date.

John Wayne Gacy

John Wayne Gacy

Serial killer Deceased
Born on March 17, 1942
He was not alive on this date.

Kurt Russell

Kurt Russell

Born on March 17, 1951
He turned 61 on this day in 2012.

Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe

Born on March 17, 1964
He turned 48 on this day in 2012.



Wrestler Deceased
Born on March 17, 1975
He was not alive on this date.

Stephen Gately

Stephen Gately

Irish singer Deceased
Born on March 17, 1976
He was not alive on this date.

Rob Kardashian

Rob Kardashian

TV personality
Born on March 17, 1987
He turned 25 on this day in 2012.



Born on March 17, 1988
She turned 24 on this day in 2012.



National holidays and famous events that fall on March 17:


US President

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on March 17, 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 March 17, 2012 was most likely conceived around June 25, 2011.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 17, 2012 is close to December 8, 2012.

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Stats for March 17, 2012


Here are some interesting statistics about March 17, 2012:

  • 4,512 days have passed since this date.
  • 644 weeks have passed.
  • 389,833,200 seconds have passed since March 17, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 454,805,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 201,153,931,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 64,972,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 33,525,655 steps. That's roughly 14,900 miles.
  • 4,677,998 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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