April 20th, 2012

April 20th, 2012, fell on a Friday. It was day 111 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.

8 years, 3 months and 24 days have passed since April 20th, 2012.


On This Date

Events that occurred on April 20th, 2012:

  • 127 people die when Bhoja Air Flight 213 crashes near near Rawalpindi in Pakistan.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 20th, 2012:

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

Movie Box Office

What 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 20th, 2012 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. 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.

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. The hit song "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen is currently the subject of a number of parody and lip dub videos.

127 people have tragically lost their lives following Bhoja Air Flight 213's crash near Rawalpindi in Pakistan. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "The Office", "Community" and "White Collar". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Gears of War 3", "Saints Row: The Third", "DayZ (mod)" and "Mass Effect 3".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Fairly OddParents", "Peppa Pig", "Team Umizoomi" and "Victorious".


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 20th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • 8 years, 3 months and 24 days have passed since April 20th, 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 20th, 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 1334876400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around April 20th, 2012:

  • March 23rd, 2012: The Hunger Games (2012), starring Jennifer Lawrence, is released in movie theaters.
  • March 27th, 2012: Creative Strategist Robert Bowling resigns from Infinity Ward.
  • April 15th, 2012: A 2-D video projection of deceased rapper Tupac Shakur performs at the Coachella Music Festival.
  • April 24th, 2012: Football: Chelsea hand Barcelona a shock defeat in the semi-finals of the Champions League.
  • April 27th, 2012: Football: Pep Guardiola announces that he will be stepping down as the manager of Barcelona.
  • May 4th, 2012: The Avengers is released in cinemas.
  • May 5th, 2012: Chelsea win the FA Cup after defeating Liverpool 2-1.
  • 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 19th, 2012: The 2012 UEFA Champions League Final takes place between Bayern Munich of Germany and Chelsea of England. Chelsea win on penalties.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 20th, 2012, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2012 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: April 20th, 2012 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might 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.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race - Reality competition 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"


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 20th of April:


Weather

Weather information for April 20th, 2012:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.3 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 63.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 17.56 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 7.94 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 7.11cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States on April 20th, 2012.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on April 20th, 2012 was probably conceived around the 12th of July, 2011. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 20th, 2012 is the 28th of January, 2013. (Rough Estimate).

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.

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on April 20th, 2012.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about April 20th, 2012.

  • 3,038 days have passed since this date.
  • 262,483,200 seconds have passed since the April 20th, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 306,230,400 times.
  • Since April 20th, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 135,441,331,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 43,747,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 22,573,555 steps. That's about 10,033 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,149,798 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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