May 23rd, 2012, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 144 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.
8 years, 1 months and 22 days have passed since May 23rd, 2012.
On This Date
Events that occurred on May 23rd, 2012:
Phillip Phillips wins the 11th season of American Idol.
Actor Jim Parsons comes out as gay.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 23rd, 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 "The Avengers" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is May 23rd, 2012 and it's a Wednesday. 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 The Avengers is at the top of the Box Office. 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. Chelsea have just beaten Bayern Munich in the 2012 UEFA Champions League Final after a dramatic penalty shoot-out. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Two and a Half Men", "Prison Break", "Game of Thrones" and "American Horror Story".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Gears of War 3", "Battlefield 3", "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" and "DayZ (mod)". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Ben 10", "Victorious", "Jessie" and "Doc McStuffins".
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 23rd, 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.
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.
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.
Basic facts and information about this date:
8 years, 1 months and 22 days have passed since May 23rd, 2012.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 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 23rd, 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 1337727600.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around May 23rd, 2012:
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.
Barack Obama was the President of the United States on May 23rd, 2012.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on May 23rd, 2012 was probably conceived around the 14th of August, 2011. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 23rd, 2012 is the 2nd of March, 2013. (Rough Estimate).
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.
Terraria - Action-adventure sandbox game.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about May 23rd, 2012.
2,974 days have passed since this date.
256,953,600 seconds have passed since the May 23rd, 2012.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 299,779,200 times.
Since May 23rd, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 132,588,057,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 42,825,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 22,098,010 steps. That's about 9,821 miles!
Since this date, 3,083,443 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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