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May 4th, 2012.

May 4th, 2012, was a Friday. It was day 125 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.

9 years and 5 days have passed since May 4th, 2012.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On this day.

What happened on May 4th, 2012?

  • The Avengers is released in cinemas.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 4th, 2012.

  • United States: Somebody That I Used To Know - Gitye ft Kimbra
  • United Kingdom: Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Think Like a Man" was at the top of the box office on May 4th, 2012.

Take me back to May 4th, 2012!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 4th, 2012 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The summer of 2012 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual. In America, the song Somebody That I Used To Know by Gitye ft Kimbra 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 Think Like a Man 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 hit song "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen is currently the subject of a number of parody and lip dub videos.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "CSI: NY", "Glee", "White Collar" and "Black Mirror". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "L.A. Noire", "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim", "Saints Row: The Third" and "DayZ (mod)". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Fairly OddParents", "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse", "Curious George" and "Austin & Ally".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3 and the LeapPad Explorer.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on May 4th, 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!

  • Eurovision 2012.

    The 2012 Eurovision song contest is held in Baku, Azerbaijan. Sweden win the contest with the song "Euphoria" by Loreen.

  • The Avengers.

    Superhero movie "The Avengers" was being played in movie theaters at the time. The movie went on to gross over $1.5 billion dollars.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 9 years and 5 days have passed since May 4th, 2012.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 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 May 4th, 2012, will be 9 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 2012 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1336086000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 4th, 2012.

  • 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 11th, 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 15th, 2012: A 2-D video projection of deceased rapper Tupac Shakur performs at the Coachella Music Festival.
  • April 20th, 2012: 127 people die when Bhoja Air Flight 213 crashes near near Rawalpindi in Pakistan.
  • April 24th, 2012: Football: 10-man 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.
  • This date: May 4th, 2012
  • 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.
  • May 18th, 2012: Social media company Facebook goes public on the stock market.
  • May 19th, 2012: The 2012 UEFA Champions League Final takes place between Bayern Munich of Germany and Chelsea of England. Chelsea win on penalties.
  • May 23rd, 2012: Phillip Phillips wins the 11th season of American Idol.
  • May 23rd, 2012: Actor Jim Parsons comes out as gay.
  • June 1st, 2012: Prometheus (2012) is released in cinemas.
  • June 1st, 2012: Soccer: Brendan Rodgers becomes the new manager of Liverpool.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 4th, 2012, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 4th, 2012 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on May 4th, 2012.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 2012.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2012.

  • The LeapPad Explorer
  • The PlayStation 3
  • The Xbox 360

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.

2012 playlist.

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.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 4th of May.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 4th of May.

  • Greenery Day (Japan)
  • Star Wars Day

Weather on May 4th, 2012.

Historical weather information for May 4th, 2012.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 10.3 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 66.1 degrees Fahrenheit. 18.94 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.76cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 8.22 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on May 4th, 2012.

UK Prime Minister.

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 4th, 2012.

Irish Taoiseach.

Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 4th, 2012.

  • A total of 3,292 days have passed since this date.
  • 470 weeks have passed.
  • 284,428,800 seconds have passed since the May 4th, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 331,833,600 times.
  • Since May 4th, 2012, the 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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