July 20th, 2012

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

7 years, 11 months and 19 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.


Music Singles

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.

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 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 "The Office", "RuPaul's Drag Race", "American Horror Story" and "Black Mirror". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Batman: Arkham City", "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3", "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" and "Diablo III". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Fairly OddParents", "Peppa Pig", "LazyTown" and "Glee".


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.

  • 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.

  • Gangnam Style

    PSY's "Gangnam Style" Youtube video is published on the 15th of July, 2012. Over the following weeks and months, it goes viral.

  • Aurora shooting

    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

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 7 years, 11 months and 19 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 7 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.
  • June 22nd, 2012: The animated movie Brave (2012) is released.
  • 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.
  • 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 13th, 2012: John Terry is found not guilty of racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand.
  • July 15th, 2012: The song "Gangnam Style" is released.
  • 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.
  • August 15th, 2012: Dutch striker Robin van Persie leaves Arsenal to join their rivals Manchester United.
  • 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.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • 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).
  • Native American Zodiac: July 20th, 2012 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Black Mirror - Dystopian Sci-Fi series.
  • American Horror Story - Anthology horror series.
  • Homeland - Spy thriller about CIA operative Carrie Mathison.
  • Suits - Legal drama television series.
  • Game of Thrones - Fantasy drama series.
  • The Walking Dead - Post-apocalyptic horror series with zombies.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race - Reality competition series.
  • 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.

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 20th of July:


Weather

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.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

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

Conception Dates

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).

Video 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.
  • Terraria - Action-adventure sandbox game.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 2,910 days have passed since this date.
  • 251,424,000 seconds have passed since the July 20th, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 293,328,000 times.
  • Since July 20th, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 129,734,784,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 41,904,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 21,622,464 steps. That's about 9,610 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,017,088 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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