July 20th, 2012, fell on a Friday. It was day 202 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.
8 years, 1 months and 29 days have passed since July 20th, 2012.
On This Date
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.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 20th, 2012:
United States: Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
United Kingdom: Spectrum - Florence and the Machine
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Ice Age: Continental Drift" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is July 20th, 2012 and it's a Friday. People 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.
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. "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. A song called "Gangnam Style" by South Koeran 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.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "CSI: NY", "The Office", "Homeland" and "American Horror Story". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Gears of War 3", "Battlefield 3", "Saints Row: The Third" and "DayZ (mod)". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "LazyTown", "Ben 10", "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" and "Good Luck Charlie".
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 July 20th, 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.
PSY's "Gangnam Style" Youtube video is published on the 15th of July, 2012. Over the following weeks and months, it goes viral.
America is shocked when a gunman kills 12 people at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. One of the victims is a six-year-old girl called Veronica Moser-Sullivan.
Basic facts and information about this date:
8 years, 1 months and 29 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: Anyone born on July 20th, 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 1342738800.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around July 20th, 2012:
June 21st, 2012: The Miami Heat win the 2012 NBA Finals after they defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 4-1.
Barack Obama was the President of the United States on July 20th, 2012.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on July 20th, 2012 was probably conceived around the 11th of October, 2011. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 20th, 2012 is the 29th of April, 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 July 20th, 2012.
2,982 days have passed since this date.
257,644,800 seconds have passed since the July 20th, 2012.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 300,585,600 times.
Since July 20th, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 132,944,716,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 42,940,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 22,157,453 steps. That's about 9,848 miles!
Since this date, 3,091,738 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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