23rd of May, 2012

The 23rd of May, 2012, fell on a Wednesday. Day 144 of 2012. Decade: 2010s.

8 years, 0 months and 4 days have passed since the 23rd of May, 2012.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 23rd of May, 2012:

  • Phillip Phillips wins the 11th season of American Idol.
  • Actor Jim Parsons comes out as gay.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 23rd of May, 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.

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 the 23rd of May, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 8 years, 0 months and 4 days have passed since the 23rd of May, 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 the 23rd of May, 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 the 23rd of May, 2012:

  • 24th of April, 2012: Football: Chelsea hand Barcelona a shock defeat in the semi-finals of the Champions League
  • 27th of April, 2012: Football: Pep Guardiola announces that he will be stepping down as the manager of Barcelona
  • 4th of May, 2012: The Avengers is released in cinemas.
  • 5th of May, 2012: Chelsea win the FA Cup after defeating Liverpool 2-1.
  • 8th of May, 2012: Jermaine Paul wins the second season of The Voice.
  • 9th of May, 2012: Minecraft is released on the XBox 360.
  • 13th of May, 2012: Manchester City win their first Premier League title after scoring two late goals against Queens Park Rangers
  • 19th of May, 2012: The 2012 UEFA Champions League Final takes place between Bayern Munich of Germany and Chelsea of England. Chelsea win on penalties.
  • 1st of June, 2012: Prometheus (2012) is released in cinemas.
  • 4th of June, 2012: Football: Eden Hazard signs for Chelsea
  • 7th of June, 2012: Rapper Lil Phat is shot dead outside of Northside Hospital in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
  • 8th of June, 2012: The 2012 UEFA European Championship kicks off in Poland and Ukraine.
  • 17th of June, 2012: Rodney King is found dead.
  • 21st of June, 2012: The Miami Heat win the 2012 NBA Finals after they defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 4-1.
  • 22nd of June, 2012: The animated movie Brave (2012) is released.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 23rd of May, 2012, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2012 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 23rd of May, 2012 falls under the Deer.
  • 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.

  • Breaking Bad - Series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.
  • How I Met Your Mother - Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.
  • Bones - Crime comedy-drama TV series.
  • Prison Break - TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.
  • The Office - The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.
  • Desperate Housewives - TV show about housewives living in suburban America.
  • CSI: NY - New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.
  • Two and a Half Men - Starring Charlie Sheen.
  • Dora the Explorer - Kid's TV series.
  • Futurama - Animated 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"


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 23rd of May:


Weather

Weather information for the 23rd of May, 2012:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 20.5 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 66.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 19.17 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 20.22 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States on the 23rd of May, 2012.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 23rd of May, 2012 was probably conceived around the 14th of August, 2011. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 23rd of May, 2012 is the 2nd of March, 2013. (Rough Estimate).

Computer 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.

23rd of May

Events that have occurred on the 23rd of May:


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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 23rd of May, 2012.

  • 2,926 days have passed since this date.
  • 252,806,400 seconds have passed since the 23rd of May, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 294,940,800 times.
  • Since the 23rd of May, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 130,448,102,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 42,134,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 21,741,350 steps. That's about 9,663 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,033,677 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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