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.
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.
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.
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!
The 2012 Eurovision song contest is held in Baku, Azerbaijan. Sweden win the contest with the song "Euphoria" by Loreen.
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 joins the stock market when it holds its IPO on Friday, the 18th of May, 2012.
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.
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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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