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May 15th, 2012.

May 15th, 2012, was a Tuesday. It was day 136 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.

10 years, 3 months and 0 days have passed since May 15th, 2012.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On This Day

What happened?

Notable events that occurred on May 15th, 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 15th, 2012.

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 15th, 2012.

These were the top five songs from 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.

Take me back to May 15th, 2012!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 15th, 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.

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, R.I.P. by Rita Ora ft Tinie Tempah 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. Video rental stores such as Blockbuster are continuing to close their doors at the moment. This is due to the increasing popularity of online streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. 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. 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 currently going viral. The interview has sparked the creation of several memes and music remixes over the past couple of weeks.

The hit song "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen is currently the subject of a number of parody and lip dub videos. Jermaine Paul has just won the second season of The Voice. A masseur is currently suing John Travolta and 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 be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Prison Break", "The Big Bang Theory", "Glee" and "Modern Family". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "L.A. Noire", "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D", "Metal Gear Solid HD Collection" and "Journey". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse", "Horrid Henry", "Big Time Rush" and "Jessie".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Xbox 360, the KidiZoom Camera, the LeapPad Explorer and Skylanders Giants figures.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on May 15th, 2012.

  • Facebook IPO.

    Facebook IPO.

    On May 18th, 2012, Facebook held its IPO and joined the stock market.

  • AGUEROOOO!

    AGUEROOOO!

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

  • 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.

    Around this time, 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.

    The website Instagram was rapidly growing in popularity at this stage. In 2012, the social media app increased from 20 million active users to 100 million active users.

  • Bad Luck Brian.

    Bad Luck Brian.

    A meme called "Bad Luck Brian" was extremely popular during this period of time. The purpose of the meme was to highlight unlucky and embarrassing situations. It's popularity peaked in popularity in June of 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 is named as the Time Person of Year in 2012 following his victory over Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

  • Who were the best football players in 2012?

    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.

  • 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 were beginning to close down. This was due to the popularity of new online streaming services such as Netflix and the Internet 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.

    As online streaming became more and more popular, sales of DVDs started to plummet. Between 2008 and 2014, sales in the USA fell by a whopping 66%.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 10 years, 3 months and 0 days have passed since May 15th, 2012.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 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: A person born on May 15th, 2012 will be 10 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 2012 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1337036400.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around May 15th, 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: 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.
  • May 4th, 2012: The Avengers is released in cinemas.
  • May 4th, 2012: Beastie Boys founder Adam Yauch (MCA) dies from cancer at the age of 47.
  • May 5th, 2012: Chelsea win the FA Cup after defeating Liverpool 2-1.
  • May 5th, 2012: Boxing: Floyd Mayweather defeats Miguel Cotto via unanimous decision.
  • 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 14th, 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 15th, 2012
  • 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: Chelsea win UEFA Champions League for the first time in their history after they defeat Bayern Munich 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.
  • June 2nd, 2012: Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is sentenced to life in prison for failing to stop the killing of protesters.
  • June 4th, 2012: Football: Eden Hazard signs for Chelsea.
  • June 7th, 2012: Rapper Lil Phat is shot dead outside of Northside Hospital in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
  • June 8th, 2012: The 2012 UEFA European Championship kicks off in Poland and Ukraine.
  • June 12th, 2012: American mobster Henry Hill (Goodfellas) dies of heart disease at the age of 69.
  • June 12th, 2012: An Australian coroner rules that 9-week-old Azaria Chamberlain was killed by a dingo in 1980.
  • June 13th, 2012: Soccer: Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp is sacked by the club.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 15th, 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 15th, 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.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on May 15th, 2012.

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Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in May, 2012.

TV shows from May, 2012.

Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Dystopian Sci-Fi series.

Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time
Fantasy drama series.

American Horror Story
American Horror Story
Anthology horror series.

Homeland
Homeland
Spy thriller about CIA operative Carrie Mathison.

Suits
Suits
Legal drama television series.

Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
Fantasy drama series.

The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead
Post-apocalyptic horror series with zombies.

Boardwalk Empire
Boardwalk Empire
Crime drama set in Atlanta City during the prohibition era.

Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
Reality TV series.

White Collar
White Collar
Crime series about a con artist who works as a CI for the FBI.

Modern Family
Modern Family
Mockumentary family sitcom.

Community
Community
Sitcom that is set at a community college.

The Vampire Diaries
The Vampire Diaries
Supernatural teen drama.

Glee
Glee
Musical TV series.

RuPaul's Drag Race
RuPaul's Drag Race
Reality competition series.

Sons of Anarchy
Sons of Anarchy
Crime drama series about a biker gang.

Real Housewives of New York City
Real Housewives of New York City
American reality television series.

Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad
Series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.

The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory
A sitcom about two physicists called Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper.

Gossip Girl
Gossip Girl
Teen drama starring Blake Lively.

Mad Men
Mad Men
Period drama about an advertising agency in New York City.

Skins
Skins
British TV series about a group of teenagers living in Bristol.

Dexter
Dexter
Crime drama series about a serial killer who murders other serial killers.

How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother
Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.

Bones
Bones
Crime comedy-drama TV series.

Prison Break
Prison Break
TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.

Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy
Medical drama television series.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on May 15th, 2012.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2012.

Doc McStuffins
Doc McStuffins

Lab Rats: Bionic Island
Lab Rats: Bionic Island

Austin & Ally
Austin & Ally

Jessie
Jessie

Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Jake and the Never Land Pirates

Good Luck Charlie
Good Luck Charlie

Victorious
Victorious

Team Umizoomi
Team Umizoomi

Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush

Glee
Glee

iCarly
iCarly

WordGirl
WordGirl

Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb

Horrid Henry
Horrid Henry

Curious George
Curious George

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

Ben 10
Ben 10

Johnny Test
Johnny Test

LazyTown
LazyTown

Peppa Pig
Peppa Pig

The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents

Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer

Toys

Popular toys and games in 2012.

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

Skylanders Giants figures
Skylanders Giants figures

The LeapPad Explorer
The LeapPad Explorer

The KidiZoom Camera
The KidiZoom Camera

The PlayStation 3
The PlayStation 3

The Xbox 360
The Xbox 360

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in May of 2012.

Diablo III 2012
Diablo III
An action RPG game.

The Walking Dead 2012
The Walking Dead
Episodic adventure game based on the series.

Journey 2012
Journey
Indie adventure game.

Mass Effect 3 2012
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) 2012
DayZ (mod)
An open-world Zombie survival game that is built on Arma 2.

Minecraft 2011
Minecraft
Sandbox game.

Saints Row: The Third 2011
Saints Row: The Third
Open world adventure game.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Open world RPG that was developed by Bethesda Game Studios.

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection 2011
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
Remastered collection of the Metal Gear Solid series.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 2011
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 2011
Battlefield 3
FPS game developed by DICE.

Batman: Arkham City 2011
Batman: Arkham City
Action-adventure game that is set in the Batman universe.

Gears of War 3 2011
Gears of War 3
Sci-fi first-person-shooter game that was released on the XBox 360.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution 2011
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Action RPG developed by Eidos Montréal.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D 2011
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
Released for the Nintendo 3DS.

L.A. Noire 2011
L.A. Noire
Detective crime-solving game starring Officer Cole Phelps.

Terraria 2011
Terraria
Action-adventure sandbox game.

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out May 15th, 2018 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

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

Ray Lewis

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

Andy Murray

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

Lil Huddy

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

Holidays

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 15th of May.

  • Constituent Assembly Day (Lithuania)
Weather details

Weather on May 15th, 2012.

Historical weather information for May 15th, 2012.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.9 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 64.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 17.78 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 7.61 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 4.06cm.
USA

US President.

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on May 15th, 2012.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 15th, 2012.

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 15th, 2012 was most likely conceived around August 23rd, 2011.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 15th, 2012 is close to February 5th, 2013.

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Stats for May 15th, 2012

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 15th, 2012.

  • A total of 3,744 days have passed since this date.
  • 534 weeks have passed.
  • 323,481,600 seconds have passed since the May 15th, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 377,395,200 times.
  • Since May 15th, 2012, the Earth has travelled approximately 166,916,505,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 53,913,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 27,819,418 steps. That's about 12,364 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,881,779 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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