April 16th, 2012

April 16th, 2012, fell on a Monday. It was day 107 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.

9 years, 0 months and 5 days have passed since April 16th, 2012.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 16th, 2012:

  • United States: We Are Young - Fun ft Janelle Monae
  • United Kingdom: Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen

Movie Box Office

Which movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "The Hunger Games" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is April 16th, 2012 and it's a Monday. 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 on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen is the number one hit song. Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Hunger Games 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. 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. 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. A meme called "Ridiculously Photogenic Guy" is extremely popular at the moment.

A video of Oklahoma City resident Kimberly Wilkins saying "Ain't Nobody Got Time for That" during an interview with a local news station is currently going viral. The interview has sparked the creation of several remixes. North Korea's attempt to launch an observation satellite has ended in failure. The satellite exploded shortly after launch. A 2-D video projection of deceased rapper Tupac Shakur performing at Coachella has sparked people's interest.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "Desperate Housewives", "White Collar" and "American Horror Story". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duke Nukem Forever", "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3", "Saints Row: The Third" and "DayZ (mod)". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse", "Team Umizoomi", "Austin & Ally" and "Lab Rats: Bionic Island".

Popular toys include the likes of "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 April 16th, 2012.

  • 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.

  • Who were the best football players in 2012?

    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.

  • Time Person of the Year 2012

    US President Barack Obama is named as the Time Person of Year in 2012.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 2012?

    The best NBA players in 2012 were as follows: 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.

  • 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.

  • Call Me Maybe

    The song "Call Me Maybe" by singer Carly Rae Jepsen is being lip synched and parodied by everyone; from celebrities to military units and NFL cheerleaders!


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 9 years, 0 months and 5 days have passed since April 16th, 2012.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 16 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 April 16th, 2012, will be 9 years of age.
  • People born in 2012 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1334530800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around April 16th, 2012:

  • March 17th, 2012: Soccer player Fabrice Muamba collapses on the pitch during a live match.
  • March 23rd, 2012: The Hunger Games (2012), starring Jennifer Lawrence, is released in movie theaters.
  • March 24th, 2012: Ireland: Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern resigns from Fianna Fail.
  • March 25th, 2012: British animator Edd Gould passes away from leukaemia.
  • March 27th, 2012: Creative Strategist Robert Bowling resigns from Infinity Ward.
  • April 3rd, 2012: Instagram releases its first Android version of the app.
  • April 3rd, 2012: Social media website the "LADbible" is founded.
  • April 6th, 2012: Actress Amanda Bynes is arrested for drunk driving.
  • April 9th, 2012: Facebook purchases the app Instagram for $1 billion USD.
  • April 9th, 2012: Marc Anthony files for divorce from Jennifer Lopez.
  • April 15th, 2012: A 2-D video projection of deceased rapper Tupac Shakur performs at the Coachella Music Festival.
  • This date: April 16th, 2012
  • April 20th, 2012: 127 people die when Bhoja Air Flight 213 crashes near near Rawalpindi in Pakistan.
  • April 24th, 2012: Football: Chelsea hand Barcelona a shock defeat in the semi-finals of the Champions League.
  • April 24th, 2012: Flo Rida releases the song "Whistle".
  • April 27th, 2012: Football: Pep Guardiola announces that he will be stepping down as the manager of Barcelona.
  • May 1st, 2012: Soccer: Roy Hodgson becomes the new England manager.
  • May 4th, 2012: The Avengers is released in cinemas.
  • May 5th, 2012: Chelsea win the FA Cup after defeating Liverpool 2-1.
  • May 6th, 2012: François Hollande defeats incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy in the 2012 French presidential election.
  • May 8th, 2012: Jermaine Paul wins the second season of The Voice.
  • May 9th, 2012: Minecraft is released on the XBox 360.
  • May 13th, 2012: Manchester City win their first Premier League title after scoring two late goals against Queens Park Rangers.
  • May 15th, 2012: François Hollande becomes the new President of France.
  • May 16th, 2012: Soccer: Liverpool sack manager Kenny Dalglish.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 16th, 2012, will have the star sign Aries.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2012 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: April 16th, 2012 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would 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.
  • Glee - Musical TV series.

2012 - Kid's TV

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

  • Doc McStuffins
  • 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
  • The Fairly OddParents
  • Dora the Explorer

2012 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2012:

  • The LeapPad Explorer
  • PlayStation 3
  • Xbox 360

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.
  • Duke Nukem Forever - The long-awaited sequel to Duke Nukem 3D.
  • Portal 2 - Puzzle-solving game developed by Valve Corporation.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 16th of April:


Weather

Weather information for April 16th, 2012:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 10.1 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 67.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 19.72 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.29cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 6.17 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on April 16th, 2012?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 16th, 2012?

  • David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on April 16th, 2012 was probably conceived around the 8th of July, 2011. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 16th, 2012 is the 24th of January, 2013. (Rough Estimate).

Soccer Results

Premier League results from April 16th, 2012.

  • Arsenal lose 2-1 at home to Wigan.

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on April 16th, 2012.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about April 16th, 2012.

  • 3,292 days have passed since this date.
  • 284,428,800 seconds have passed since the April 16th, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 331,833,600 times.
  • Since April 16th, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 146,765,260,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 47,404,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 24,460,877 steps. That's about 10,872 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,413,146 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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