July 24th, 2012

July 24th, 2012, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 206 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.

8 years, 5 months and 28 days have passed since July 24th, 2012.


On This Date

Events that occurred on July 24th, 2012:

  • The song "Let Her Go" is released by Passenger.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 24th, 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 24th, 2012 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. 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. 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.

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 "Futurama", "Prison Break", "American Horror Story" and "Black Mirror".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Battlefield 3", "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim", "DayZ (mod)" and "Diablo III". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse", "Curious George" and "Team Umizoomi". Popular toys include the likes of "Xbox 360", "PlayStation 3" and "The LeapPad Explorer".


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 24th, 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.

  • 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.

  • Time Person of the Year 2012

    US President Barack Obama is named as the Time Person of Year in 2012.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 2012?

    The best NBA players in 2012 were as follows: 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.

  • 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:

  • 8 years, 5 months and 28 days have passed since July 24th, 2012.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 30 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 24th, 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 1343084400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around July 24th, 2012:

  • 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 3rd, 2012: Soccer: André Villas-Boas becomes the new manager of Tottenham Hotspur.
  • 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 15th, 2012: The song "Gangnam Style" is released.
  • 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 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 15th, 2012: Minecraft creator Markus Persson announces that he and his wife have separated after one year of marriage.
  • 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 22nd, 2012: Irish crime: Murdered childcare worker Elaine O'Hara is last seen alive.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 24th, 2012, will have the star sign Leo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2012 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: July 24th, 2012 falls under the Salmon.
  • 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.
  • Jersey Shore - Reality TV series.
  • White Collar - Crime series about a con artist who works as a CI for the FBI.
  • Modern Family - Mockumentary family sitcom.
  • Community - Sitcom that is set at a community college.
  • The Vampire Diaries - Supernatural teen drama.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race - Reality competition 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

2012 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2012:

  • The LeapPad Explorer
  • PlayStation 3
  • Xbox 360

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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 24th of July:


Weather

Weather information for July 24th, 2012:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 17.9 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 78.9 degrees Fahrenheit. 26.06 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 22.44 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on July 24th, 2012?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 24th, 2012?

  • David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on July 24th, 2012 was probably conceived around the 15th of October, 2011. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 24th, 2012 is the 3rd of May, 2013. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on July 24th, 2012.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about July 24th, 2012.

  • 3,103 days have passed since this date.
  • 268,102,800 seconds have passed since the July 24th, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 312,786,600 times.
  • Since July 24th, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 138,341,044,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 44,683,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 23,056,841 steps. That's about 10,247 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,217,234 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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