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April 3, 2012

April 3, 2012, was a Tuesday. It was 12 years and 13 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

On This Day

On this day

What happened on April 3, 2012?

  • The social media website "LADbible" is founded.
  • Instagram releases its first Android version of the app.
Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 3, 2012:

  • United States: "We Are Young" by Fun ft Janelle Monae
  • United Kingdom: "Turn Up The Music" by Chris Brown

The Billboard Hot 100 on April 3, 2012

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • We Are Young - fun. Featuring Janelle Monae
  • Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) - Kelly Clarkson
  • Glad You Came - The Wanted
  • Set Fire To The Rain - Adele
  • Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye Featuring Kimbra
Play the top singles from 2012
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21 Jump Street

Top movie at the box office

The movie "21 Jump Street" was at the top of the box office on April 3, 2012.

Facts

This date occurred 4,396 days ago. Approximately 147 months have passed. It was the 94th day of 2012, in week 14. The decade was the 2010s. People who were born on April 3, 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. The Earth has experienced 49 seasons of weather since then.

Comments

The following comments about April 3, 2012, were submitted by our visitors:

Anon

Yikes, I do not miss all of those clickbait LADbible posts on Facebook. That kind of crap was the beginning of the end for Facebook I think. Fake news, clickbait, rage bait... it will show you everything except what your friends are doing. And all of this recent "Suggested For You" stuff is nonsense too.
Posted on February 12, 2023 03:27

Harold

Instagram has become another version of Facebook. No wonder all of the kids have flocked to TikTok.
Posted on April 3, 2023 06:28


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Take me back to April 3, 2012

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is April 3, 2012, and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. The summer of 2012 is drawing closer, and temperatures have started to rise.

In America, the song "We Are Young" by Fun ft Janelle Monae is at the top of the singles charts, while "Turn Up The Music" by Chris Brown 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 "Psych", "RuPaul's Drag Race", "The Vampire Diaries", and "Raising Hope". 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.

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. The Matrix character "Morpheus" has become a new Internet meme. The meme typically starts off with the line "What if I told you", followed by a revelation that the creator wants to share.

People are sharing a new meme called "Ridiculously Photogenic Guy". If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as MCA, Rodney King, Sherman Hemsley, and Neil Armstrong would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "Terraria", "L.A. Noire", "Deus Ex: Human Revolution", and "Batman: Arkham City".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "The Fairly OddParents", "Peppa Pig", "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse", and "Curious George". Children are playing with toys such as Chixos Design, Liv Dolls, the LeapPad Explorer, and Flickin' Chicken.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on April 3, 2012.

  • Call Me Maybe.

    Call Me Maybe

    The song "Call Me Maybe" by singer Carly Rae Jepsen was being lip synced and parodied by everyone, from celebrities to military units and NFL cheerleaders.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 April 3, 2012.

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around April 3, 2012.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: April 3, 2012
  • 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.
  • April 20, 2012: 127 people die when Bhoja Air Flight 213 crashes near near Rawalpindi in Pakistan.
  • April 24, 2012:
    • Football: 10-man Chelsea hand Barcelona a shock defeat in the semi-finals of the Champions League.
    • Flo Rida releases the song "Whistle".
  • April 27, 2012: Football: Pep Guardiola announces that he will be stepping down as the manager of Barcelona.
  • May 1, 2012:
    • Soccer: Roy Hodgson becomes the new England manager.
    • The MMORPG video game "TERA" is released in North America.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 3, 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: April 3, 2012 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.
Television shows

Television shows in April 2012

Television shows that people were watching in April 2012:

TV shows from April 2012.

Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Grimm
Grimm
Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time
American Horror Story
American Horror Story
Homeland
Homeland
Person of Interest
Person of Interest
New Girl
New Girl
Broke Girls
Broke Girls
Suits
Suits
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 April 2012

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

Doc McStuffins
Doc McStuffins
Lab Rats: Bionic Island
Lab Rats: Bionic Island
Austin & Ally
Austin & Ally

Jessie
Jessie
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
Toys

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 April 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
FIFA 12 2011
FIFA 12
Gears of War 3 2011
Gears of War 3

Were you born on April 3, 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 April 3, 2018, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on April 3.

Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando

Actor Deceased
Born on April 3, 1924
He was not alive on this date.

Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin

Actor
Born on April 3, 1958
He turned 54 on this day in 2012.

Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy

Actor
Born on April 3, 1961
He turned 51 on this day in 2012.

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage

British politician
Born on April 3, 1964
He turned 48 on this day in 2012.

Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes

Actress
Born on April 3, 1986
She turned 26 on this day in 2012.

USA

US President

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on April 3, 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 April 3, 2012 was most likely conceived around July 12, 2011.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 3, 2012 is close to December 25, 2012.

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Stats for April 3, 2012

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about April 3, 2012:

  • 4,396 days have passed since this date.
  • 628 weeks have passed.
  • 379,814,400 seconds have passed since April 3, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 443,116,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 195,984,230,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 63,302,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 32,664,038 steps. That's roughly 14,517 miles.
  • 4,557,773 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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