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July 18th, 2012.

July 18th, 2012, was a Wednesday. It was day 200 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.

9 years, 10 months and 1 days have passed since July 18th, 2012.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

Song charts

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 18th, 2012.

  • United States: Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
  • United Kingdom: Spectrum - Florence and the Machine

The Billboard Hot 100 on July 18th, 2012.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Payphone - Maroon 5 Featuring Wiz Khalifa
  • Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye Featuring Kimbra
  • Wide Awake - Katy Perry
  • Where Have You Been - Rihanna
Play the top hits from 2012.
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Ice Age: Continental Drift

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Ice Age: Continental Drift" was at the top of the box office on July 18th, 2012.

Take me back to July 18th, 2012!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is July 18th, 2012 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Spectrum by Florence and the Machine is the number one hit song. Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States and the movie Ice Age: Continental Drift 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. The hit song "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen is currently the subject of a number of parody and lip dub videos.

"Confession Bear" has become the latest Internet meme. Chelsea soccer star John Terry has been found not guilty of racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand. A video of Australian hurdler Michelle Jenneke performing a warm-up dance before a race is being shared around online.

In music news, a new song called "Gangnam Style" by South Korean singer Psy is currently going viral at the moment. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Sherman Hemsley, Neil Armstrong, Michael Clarke Duncan and Johnny Lewis would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Breaking Bad", "Modern Family", "American Horror Story" and "Once Upon a Time".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3", "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim", "Journey" and "Diablo III". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "Curious George", "Victorious" and "Austin & Ally". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the PlayStation 3, the KidiZoom Camera, the LeapPad Explorer and Skylanders Giants figures.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on July 18th, 2012.

  • Oppan Gangnam Style.

    Oppan Gangnam Style.

    The music video for PSY's "Gangnam Style" was uploaded to Youtube on July 15th, 2012. Over the following weeks and months, it went viral, wracking up millions and millions of views.

  • The Internet sends Pitbull to Alaska.

    The Internet sends Pitbull to Alaska.

    In July of 2012, the Internet pulled a prank on Pitbull by hijacking a voting competition and sending him to a Walmart in Alaska. The rapper had stated that he would visit and perform at any Walmart that got the most online votes.

  • 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.

  • 9 years, 10 months and 1 days have passed since July 18th, 2012.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 29 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 July 18th, 2012, will be 9 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 2012 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1342566000.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around July 18th, 2012.

  • June 19th, 2012: Ecuador announces that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has applied for political asylum.
  • June 20th, 2012: Coinbase is founded.
  • June 21st, 2012: The Miami Heat win the 2012 NBA Finals after they defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 4-1.
  • June 22nd, 2012: The animated movie Brave (2012) is released.
  • June 22nd, 2012: The first Tesla Model S is introduced.
  • June 26th, 2012: Football: Olivier Giroud signs for Arsenal.
  • June 29th, 2012: The film Magic Mike (2012) is released.
  • June 29th, 2012: The film Ted (2012), starring Mark Wahlberg, is released in movie theaters.
  • June 29th, 2012: Katie Holmes files for divorce from Tom Cruise after nearly six years of marriage.
  • July 1st, 2012: Spain win the UEFA Euro 2012 Final after thrashing Italy 4-0.
  • July 3rd, 2012: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) is released in movie theaters.
  • July 3rd, 2012: Soccer: André Villas-Boas becomes the new manager of Tottenham Hotspur.
  • July 4th, 2012: CERN announces that particles consistent with the Higgs boson have been discovered at the Large Hadron Collider.
  • July 12th, 2012: Social news website Digg is sold to Betaworks for $500,000.
  • July 13th, 2012: John Terry is found not guilty of racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand.
  • July 13th, 2012: Soccer: Scottish side Rangers are demoted to the 3rd division following a debt crisis.
  • July 15th, 2012: The song "Gangnam Style" is released.
  • This date: July 18th, 2012
  • July 20th, 2012: The Dark Knight Rises (2012) is released in cinemas.
  • July 20th, 2012: The Aurora shooting occurs when 12 people are murdered at a midnight screening of the movie The Dark Knight Rises.
  • July 24th, 2012: The song "Let Her Go" is released by Passenger.
  • July 27th, 2012: The video game "StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty" is released.
  • July 30th, 2012: Over 400 million people are left without power in northern India after a power grid failure.
  • July 31st, 2012: American swimmer Michael Phelps breaks the record for the most medals won at the Olympics.
  • August 1st, 2012: The Oculus Rift VR headset is released.
  • August 2nd, 2012: The mobile game "Clash of Clans" is released.
  • August 6th, 2012: The land rover Curiosity successfully lands on Mars.
  • August 13th, 2012: The song "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" is released by pop star Taylor Swift.
  • August 15th, 2012: Dutch striker Robin van Persie leaves Arsenal to join their rivals Manchester United.
  • August 15th, 2012: Minecraft creator Markus Persson announces that he and his wife have separated after one year of marriage.
  • August 16th, 2012: Ecuador announces that it will be granting Wikileaks founder Julian Assange asylum.
  • August 16th, 2012: South African police fatally shoot 34 miners and wound 78 more during an industrial dispute near Rustenburg.
  • August 17th, 2012: Robin van Persie transfers from Arsenal to Manchester United.

Personality traits.

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Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 18th, 2012, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2012 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 18th, 2012 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.
Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from July, 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 July 18th, 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 on this date.

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.

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 check out July 18th, 2018 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on July 18th.

Nelson Mandela

Activist / South African President. Deceased
Born on July 18th, 1918
He turned 94 on this day in 2012.

Richard Branson

Businessman.
Born on July 18th, 1950
He turned 62 on this day in 2012.

Kristen Bell

Actress.
Born on July 18th, 1980
She turned 32 on this day in 2012.

Ben Askren

MMA fighter.
Born on July 18th, 1984
He turned 28 on this day in 2012.

Weather details

Weather on July 18th, 2012.

Historical weather information for July 18th, 2012.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 19.5 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 79.7 degrees Fahrenheit. 26.5 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 16.72 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.03cm.
USA

US President.

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on July 18th, 2012.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 18th, 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 July 18th, 2012 was most likely conceived around October 26th, 2011.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 18th, 2012 is close to April 10th, 2013.

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Stats for July 18th, 2012

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about July 18th, 2012.

  • A total of 3,592 days have passed since this date.
  • 513 weeks have passed.
  • 310,348,800 seconds have passed since the July 18th, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 362,073,600 times.
  • Since July 18th, 2012, the earth has travelled approximately 160,139,980,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 51,724,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 26,689,997 steps. That's about 11,862 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,724,186 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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