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July 20th, 2012.

July 20th, 2012, was a Friday. It was day 202 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.

9 years, 11 months and 15 days have passed since July 20th, 2012.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on July 20th, 2012.

  • The Aurora shooting occurs when 12 people are murdered at a midnight screening of the movie The Dark Knight Rises.
  • The Dark Knight Rises (2012) is released in cinemas.
Song charts

Top songs.

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on July 20th, 2012.

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on July 20th, 2012.

A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date.

  • 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
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A Spotify playlist of songs from 2012. Let us bring you back to the days of Lorde, Carly Rae Jepsen, Swedish House Mafia, Avicii and Otto Knows.
Ice Age: Continental Drift

Top movie.

The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "Ice Age: Continental Drift".

Comments about July 20th, 2012.

Comments from our visitors about this date.

Harold

This was an awful day. I remember going to see The Dark Knight Rises shortly afterwards and worrying that something similar might happen.
Posted on June 22nd, 2022 21:21

ptee78

Wow, it's been nearly 10 years since the Aurora shooting.
Posted on June 23rd, 2022 08:54


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Take me back to July 20th, 2012!

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is July 20th, 2012, and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

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. The world is in shock following news that a gunman has killed 12 people at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.

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 "The Office", "Skins", "RuPaul's Drag Race" and "Once Upon a Time". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Terraria", "Deus Ex: Human Revolution", "DayZ (mod)" and "Journey".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "Johnny Test", "Team Umizoomi" and "Austin & Ally". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3, the KidiZoom Camera and Skylanders Giants figures.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on July 20th, 2012.

  • Aurora shooting.

    Aurora shooting.

    On July 29th, 2012, a gunman called James Holmes killed 12 people at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. The shooting took place during a midnight screening of the Dark Knight Rises. One of the victims was a six-year-old girl called Veronica Moser-Sullivan.

  • 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, 11 months and 15 days have passed since July 20th, 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: A person born on July 20th, 2012 will be 9 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 2012 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1342738800.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to July 20th, 2012.

  • 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: French striker 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 20th, 2012
  • 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.
  • August 19th, 2012: Film director Tony Scott commits suicide at the age of 68.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

NEW! Check out our personality summary image for this birth date.

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 20th, 2012, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • 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 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 20th, 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.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on July 20th, 2012.

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Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in July, 2012.

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 20th, 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 in July of 2012.

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 you should check out July 20th, 2018 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on July 20th.

Natalie Wood

Actress. Deceased
Born on July 20th, 1938
She was not alive on this date.

Carlos Santana

Musician.
Born on July 20th, 1947
He turned 65 on this day in 2012.

Billy Mays

Television personality. Deceased
Born on July 20th, 1958
He was not alive on this date.

Chris Cornell

American singer. Deceased
Born on July 20th, 1964
He turned 48 on this day in 2012.

Josh Holloway

Actor.
Born on July 20th, 1969
He turned 43 on this day in 2012.

Pop Smoke

Rapper. Deceased
Born on July 20th, 1999
He turned 13 on this day in 2012.

Weather details

Weather on July 20th, 2012.

Historical weather information for July 20th, 2012.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 16.5 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. There were 2 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 66.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 19 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.03cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 15.44 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.03cm.
USA

US President.

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on July 20th, 2012.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 20th, 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 20th, 2012 was most likely conceived around October 28th, 2011.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 20th, 2012 is close to April 12th, 2013.

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Stats for July 20th, 2012

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about July 20th, 2012.

  • A total of 3,636 days have passed since this date.
  • 519 weeks have passed.
  • 314,150,400 seconds have passed since the July 20th, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 366,508,800 times.
  • Since July 20th, 2012, the Earth has travelled approximately 162,101,606,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 52,358,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 27,016,934 steps. That's about 12,008 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,769,805 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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