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May 15, 2012

May 15, 2012, was a Tuesday. It was 12 years and 10 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On This Day

What happened on this day?

Notable events that occurred on May 15, 2012:

  • François Hollande becomes the new President of France.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on May 15, 2012:

  • United States: "Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gitye ft Kimbra
  • United Kingdom: "R.I.P." by Rita Ora ft Tinie Tempah

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 15, 2012

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye Featuring Kimbra
  • We Are Young - fun. Featuring Janelle Monae
  • Payphone - Maroon 5 Featuring Wiz Khalifa
  • Glad You Came - The Wanted
  • Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
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Think Like a Man

Top movie at the box office

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

Facts

This date occurred 4,393 days ago. Approximately 146 months have passed. It was the 136th day of 2012, in week 20. The decade was the 2010s. People who were born on May 15, 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. We have gone through approximately 49 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to May 15, 2012

Ready for a walk down memory lane?

The date is May 15, 2012, and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. The summer of 2012 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up, and the evenings are brighter than usual. The school year is nearly finished.

In America, the song "Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gitye ft Kimbra is at the top of the singles charts, while "R.I.P." by Rita Ora ft Tinie Tempah is the number-one song in the UK. Barack Obama is the President of the United States, and the movie Think Like a Man 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 "CSI: NY", "How I Met Your Mother", "White Collar", and "Spartacus". 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. 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.

The hit song "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen is the subject of a number of parodies and lip-dub videos. Jermaine Paul has just won the second season of The Voice. A masseur is suing John Travolta, alleging that the actor inappropriately touched him.

The popular game Minecraft has just been released on the Xbox 360. In soccer, Manchester City have won their first Premier League title after dramatically scoring two late goals against Queens Park Rangers in the final game. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Rodney King, Sherman Hemsley, Neil Armstrong, and Michael Clarke Duncan would all still be alive.

People are playing video games such as "Terraria", "Deus Ex: Human Revolution", "Metal Gear Solid HD Collection", and "The Walking Dead". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Fairly OddParents", "Curious George", "iCarly", and "Big Time Rush". Children are playing with toys such as the Xbox 360, Gentle Giraffe, Hot Wheels RC Stealth Rides, and Dance Star Mickey.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 15, 2012.

  • AGUEROOOO!

    AGUEROOOO!

    Manchester City won their first Premier League title on May 13th, 2012, after Sergio Aguero scored an extremely late goal in their final game of the season against Queens Park Rangers.
  • Minecraft is released on the Xbox 360.

    Minecraft is released on the Xbox 360

    The sandbox game Minecraft made its debut on consoles on May 9th, 2012, when it was released for the Xbox 360. Up until that point, most people had been playing it on PC.
  • Jermaine Paul wins The Voice.

    Jermaine Paul wins The Voice

    Jermaine Paul had recently won the second season of the reality talent show The Voice. In the finale, he sang songs such as "I Believe I Can Fly", "God Gave Me You", and "Soul Man".
  • Hollande defeats Sarkozy.

    Hollande defeats Sarkozy

    Socialist Francois Hollande had recently defeated conservative incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy to become France's next president.
  • The Avengers.

    The Avengers

    Superhero movie "The Avengers" was playing in movie theaters at this time. The movie went on to gross over $1.5 billion dollars.
  • Eurovision 2012.

    Eurovision 2012

    The 2012 Eurovision song contest was held in Baku, Azerbaijan. Sweden won the contest with the song "Euphoria" by Loreen.
  • "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.
  • 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.
  • 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 May 15, 2012.

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around May 15, 2012.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: May 15, 2012
  • 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.
  • May 23, 2012:
    • Phillip Phillips wins the 11th season of American Idol.
    • Actor Jim Parsons comes out as gay.
  • June 1, 2012:
    • Prometheus (2012) is released in cinemas.
    • Soccer: Brendan Rodgers becomes the new manager of Liverpool.
  • June 2, 2012: Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is sentenced to life in prison for failing to stop the killing of protesters.
  • June 4, 2012: Football: Eden Hazard signs for Chelsea.
  • June 7, 2012: Rapper Lil Phat is shot dead outside of Northside Hospital in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
  • June 8, 2012: The 2012 UEFA European Championship kicks off in Poland and Ukraine.
  • June 12, 2012:
    • American mobster Henry Hill (Goodfellas) dies of heart disease at the age of 69.
    • An Australian coroner rules that 9-week-old Azaria Chamberlain was killed by a dingo in 1980.
  • June 13, 2012: Soccer: Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp is sacked by the club.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 15, 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 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 15, 2012 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.
Television shows

TV series on May 15, 2012

TV audiences were watching the following shows on May 15, 2012:

TV shows from May 2012.

Veep
Veep
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
Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in May 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

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

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 May 2012.

Diablo III 2012
Diablo III
The Walking Dead 2012
The Walking Dead
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

Were you born on May 15, 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 May 15, 2018, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 15.

Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis

American Football player
Born on May 15, 1975
He turned 37 on this day in 2012.

Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Actress
Born on May 15, 1981
She turned 31 on this day in 2012.

Jessica Sutta

Jessica Sutta

The Pussycat Dolls
Born on May 15, 1982
She turned 30 on this day in 2012.

Andy Murray

Andy Murray

Tennis player
Born on May 15, 1987
He turned 25 on this day in 2012.

Lil Huddy

Lil Huddy

Social media personality
Born on May 15, 2002
He turned 10 on this day in 2012.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on May 15:

USA

US President

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on May 15, 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 May 15, 2012 was most likely conceived around August 23, 2011.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 15, 2012 is close to February 5, 2013.

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Stats for May 15, 2012

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about May 15, 2012:

  • 4,393 days have passed since this date.
  • 627 weeks have passed.
  • 379,555,200 seconds have passed since May 15, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 442,814,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 195,850,483,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 63,259,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 32,641,747 steps. That's roughly 14,507 miles.
  • 4,554,662 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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