BestOfDate

April 21, 2012

April 21, 2012, was a Saturday. It was 12 years, 2 months, and 21 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on April 21, 2012:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on April 21, 2012

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • We Are Young - fun. Featuring Janelle Monae
  • Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye Featuring Kimbra
  • Glad You Came - The Wanted
  • What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction
  • Boyfriend - Justin Bieber
Play the top singles from 2012
A Spotify playlist of songs from 2012. Let us bring you back to the days of Lorde, Carly Rae Jepsen, Swedish House Mafia, Avicii and Otto Knows.
The Hunger Games

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "The Hunger Games".

Facts

This date occurred 4,465 days ago. Approximately 149 months have passed. It was the 112th day of 2012, in week 16. The decade was the 2010s. People who were born on April 21, 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. 50 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to April 21, 2012

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is April 21, 2012, and it's a Saturday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Taurus. 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.

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 "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen is the number-one song in the UK. Barack Obama is the President of the United States, and the movie The Hunger Games 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 Royle Family", "Sherlock", "Bob's Burgers", and "Homeland". 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". 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 going viral.

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 the subject of a number of parodies and lip-dub videos. 127 people have tragically lost their lives following Bhoja Air Flight 213's crash near Rawalpindi in Pakistan.

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 "Grand Theft Auto IV", "Duke Nukem Forever", "Deus Ex: Human Revolution", and "Metal Gear Solid HD Collection". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Ben 10", "iCarly", "Glee", and "Good Luck Charlie".

Children are playing with toys such as Moxie Girlz Art-titude Dolls, Cards Against Humanity, Air Hogs Hawk Eye, and Barbie Video Girl.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on April 21, 2012.

  • Tupac appears at Coachella.

    Tupac appears at Coachella

    On April 15th, 2012, a hologram of deceased rapper Tupac Shakur performed on stage with Snoop Dogg.
  • Facebook buys Instagram.

    Facebook buys Instagram

    In April 2012, Facebook purchased the photo-sharing app Instagram for $1 billion in cash and stock. By doing so, it could take ownership of a growing social network that may have threatened Facebook's dominance.
  • Marc Anthony files for divorce from Jennifer Lopez.

    Marc Anthony files for divorce from Jennifer Lopez

    Jennifer Lopez's estranged husband, Marc Anthony, officially filed for divorce in April 2012. By that stage, the couple had been separated for nine months.
  • "Ain't Nobody Got Time for That"

    "Ain't Nobody Got Time for That"

    A video of Oklahoma City resident Kimberly Wilkins saying "Ain't Nobody Got Time for That" during an interview with a local news station was going viral around this time. The interview sparked the creation of several memes and music remixes.
  • Amanda Bynes' DUI.

    Amanda Bynes' DUI

    Actress Amanda Bynes was arrested on a DUI charge after getting into a minor fender bender on April 6th, 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 21, 2012.

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

View Personality Summary

Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around April 21, 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.
  • April 20, 2012: 127 people die when Bhoja Air Flight 213 crashes near near Rawalpindi in Pakistan.
  • This date: April 21, 2012
  • 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.
  • May 4, 2012:
    • The Avengers is released in cinemas.
    • Beastie Boys founder Adam Yauch (MCA) dies from cancer at the age of 47.
  • May 5, 2012:
    • Chelsea win the FA Cup after defeating Liverpool 2-1.
    • Boxing: Floyd Mayweather defeats Miguel Cotto via unanimous decision.
  • May 6, 2012: François Hollande defeats incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy in the 2012 French presidential election.
  • May 8, 2012: Jermaine Paul wins the second season of The Voice.
  • May 9, 2012: Minecraft is released on the Xbox 360.
  • May 13, 2012: Manchester City win their first Premier League title after scoring two late goals against Queens Park Rangers.
  • May 14, 2012: Soccer: Striker Carlos Tevez causes controversy after he holds up a sign saying "RIP Fergie" during Manchester City's Premier League title parade.
  • May 15, 2012: François Hollande becomes the new President of France.
  • May 16, 2012: Soccer: Liverpool sack manager Kenny Dalglish.
  • May 18, 2012: Social media company Facebook goes public on the stock market.
  • May 19, 2012: Chelsea win UEFA Champions League for the first time in their history after they defeat Bayern Munich on penalties.
  • May 21, 2012: The reality series "Dog the Bounty Hunter" is cancelled by A&E.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 21, 2012, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • 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 21, 2012 falls under the Beaver.
  • 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

People in April 2012 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from April 2012.

Scandal
Scandal
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
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

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
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 21, 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 21, 2018, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on April 21.

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen of England Deceased
Born on April 21, 1926
She turned 86 on this day in 2012.

Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop

Singer
Born on April 21, 1947
He turned 65 on this day in 2012.

USA

US President

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on April 21, 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 21, 2012 was most likely conceived around July 30, 2011.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 21, 2012 is close to January 12, 2013.

Write a comment about this date

Have something to say about this date? Was it your birthday? Or perhaps you have a memory of it?

All comments are moderated. Our system may automatically edit comments to correct misspellings and grammar. We may also remove or redact personal information.

How old was I?

Find out what your age was on April 21, 2012, by entering your DOB below.
This information is not saved on our server.

Stats for April 21, 2012

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about April 21, 2012:

  • 4,465 days have passed since this date.
  • 637 weeks have passed.
  • 385,776,000 seconds have passed since April 21, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 450,072,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 199,060,416,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 64,296,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 33,176,736 steps. That's roughly 14,745 miles.
  • 4,629,312 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
  • How many years ago was 2012?

Search

It looks like you have reached the end. Try searching for another date.

Random

Random dates

Check out some of these random dates.