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March 22, 2012

March 22, 2012, was a Thursday. It was the 82nd day of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.

11 years, 8 months, and 6 days have passed since March 22, 2012.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on 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.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on March 22, 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 22, 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 top movie on this day was "21 Jump Street".

Facts

This date was 4,268 days ago. Approximately 142 months have passed. It was the 82nd day of 2012, in week 12. 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. 47 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to March 22, 2012

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Thursday, March 22, 2012. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Aries. Spring has arrived, and the days are starting to get longer.

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.

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. Amadou Toumani Touré has just been ousted from his position as the President of Mali in a coup d'état. 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 "How I Met Your Mother", "Dexter", "The Big Bang Theory", and "Game of Thrones". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Total War: Shogun 2", "Duke Nukem Forever", "Terraria", and "Gears of War 3". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Fairly OddParents", "One Tree Hill", "Victorious", and "Austin & Ally".

Popular toys at the moment include the PlayStation 3, Rocky the Robot Truck, Moxie Girlz Art-titude Dolls, and Explore N' Grow Musical Gear Center.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on March 22, 2012.

  • Malcolm Naden is captured.

    Malcolm Naden is captured

    At the end of March 2022, a wanted murderer called Malcolm Naden was captured in a run-down cabin near Gloucester, Australia. He had been on the run for more than six years.
  • 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.
  • 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

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on March 22, 2012.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to March 22, 2012.

  • 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 4, 2012: Football: Chelsea sack manager Andre Villas-Boas.
  • 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.
  • This date: March 22, 2012
  • 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.
  • April 5, 2012: Celebrity news websites report that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are dating.
  • 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.
  • April 20, 2012: 127 people die when Bhoja Air Flight 213 crashes near near Rawalpindi in Pakistan.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 22, 2012, will have the star sign Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • 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 22, 2012 falls under the Falcon.
  • 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

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
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 22, 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

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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.

Journey 2012
Journey
Mass Effect 3 2012
Mass Effect 3
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

Were you born on March 22, 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 22, 2018, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on March 22.

William Shatner

William Shatner

Actor
Born on March 22, 1931
He turned 81 on this day in 2012.

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon

Actress
Born on March 22, 1976
She turned 36 on this day in 2012.

John Otto

John Otto

Limp Bizkit
Born on March 22, 1977
He turned 35 on this day in 2012.

Gaz Beadle

Gaz Beadle

English TV personality
Born on March 22, 1988
He turned 24 on this day in 2012.

USA

US President

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on March 22, 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 22, 2012 was most likely conceived around June 30, 2011.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 22, 2012 is close to December 13, 2012.

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Stats for March 22, 2012

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about March 22, 2012:

  • 4,268 days have passed since this date.
  • 609 weeks have passed.
  • 368,755,200 seconds have passed since March 22, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 430,214,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 190,277,683,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 61,459,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 31,712,947 steps. That's roughly 14,095 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,425,062 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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