May 17th, 2012

May 17th, 2012, fell on a Thursday. It was day 138 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.

8 years, 7 months and 30 days have passed since May 17th, 2012.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 17th, 2012:

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

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.

Take Me Back!

The date is May 17th, 2012 and it's a Thursday. 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. 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. 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "CSI: NY", "Desperate Housewives", "The Office" and "How I Met Your Mother".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Gears of War 3", "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3", "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" and "Saints Row: The Third". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "Phineas and Ferb", "Good Luck Charlie" and "Jessie". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Xbox 360", "PlayStation 3" and "The LeapPad Explorer".


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 17th, 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.

  • Facebook IPO

    Facebook joins the stock market when it holds its IPO on Friday, the 18th of May, 2012.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 8 years, 7 months and 30 days have passed since May 17th, 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: Anyone born on May 17th, 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 1337209200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 17th, 2012:

  • 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 1st, 2012: Soccer: Roy Hodgson becomes the new England manager.
  • May 4th, 2012: The Avengers is released in cinemas.
  • 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 16th, 2012: Soccer: Liverpool sack manager Kenny Dalglish.
  • 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.
  • 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 13th, 2012: Soccer: Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp is sacked by the club.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 17th, 2012, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Taurus is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2012 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 17th, 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.

  • 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.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race - Reality competition 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

2012 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2012:

  • The LeapPad Explorer
  • PlayStation 3
  • Xbox 360

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Diablo III - An action RPG game.
  • 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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 17th of May:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 17th of May:

  • Constitution Day (Norway)

Weather

Weather information for May 17th, 2012:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 10.7 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 52.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 11.44 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 10.89 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on May 17th, 2012?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 17th, 2012?

  • David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 17th, 2012 was probably conceived around the 8th of August, 2011. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 17th, 2012 is the 24th of February, 2013. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 17th, 2012.

  • 3,166 days have passed since this date.
  • 273,546,000 seconds have passed since the May 17th, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 319,137,000 times.
  • Since May 17th, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 141,149,736,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 45,591,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 23,524,956 steps. That's about 10,456 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,282,552 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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