May 4th, 2012

May 4th, 2012, fell on a Friday. Day 125 of 2012. Decade: 2010s.

8 years, 1 months and 2 days have passed since May 4th, 2012.


On This Date

Events that occurred on May 4th, 2012:

  • The Avengers is released in cinemas.


Music Singles

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

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Think Like a Man" was at the top of the box office on this date.

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 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.

  • 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!

  • 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:

  • 8 years, 1 months and 2 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 8 years of age.
  • 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 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: 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 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.
  • 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.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 4th, 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).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 4th, 2012 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Breaking Bad - Series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.
  • How I Met Your Mother - Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.
  • Bones - Crime comedy-drama TV series.
  • Prison Break - TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.
  • The Office - The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.
  • House - Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.
  • Desperate Housewives - TV show about housewives living in suburban America.
  • CSI: NY - New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.
  • Two and a Half Men - Starring Charlie Sheen.
  • Dora the Explorer - Kid's TV series.
  • Futurama - Animated 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 4th of May:


Holidays

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

  • Greenery Day (Japan)

Weather

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

Who was the US President on this particular date?

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

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 4th, 2012 was probably conceived around the 26th of July, 2011. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 4th, 2012 is the 11th of February, 2013. (Rough Estimate).

Computer 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.

4th of May

Events that have occurred on the 4th of May:

  • May 4th, 1970: Ohio National Guardsmen shoot and kill four Kent State University students at an anti-war protest.
  • May 4th, 1976: A train crash in the Netherlands kills 24 people.
  • May 4th, 1979: Margaret Thatcher becomes the United Kingdom's first female prime minister.
  • May 4th, 1980: Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito dies.
  • May 4th, 1974: FA Cup Final 1974: Liverpool defeat Newcastle United 3-0.
  • May 4th, 2001: The Mummy Returns (2001) is released.
  • May 4th, 2003: Manchester United win the Premier League after Arsenal are defeated 3-2 by Leeds United.
  • May 4th, 2007: Spider-Man 3 (2007) is released.
  • May 4th, 2007: Football: Leeds United go into administration.
  • May 4th, 2007: Paris Hilton is sentenced to 45 days in jail for a parole violation.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 2,955 days have passed since this date.
  • 255,312,000 seconds have passed since the May 4th, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 297,864,000 times.
  • Since May 4th, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 131,740,992,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 42,552,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 21,956,832 steps. That's about 9,759 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,063,744 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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