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July 28th, 2012.

July 28th, 2012, was a Saturday. It was day 210 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.

9 years, 2 months and 25 days have passed since July 28th, 2012.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 28th, 2012.

  • United States: Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
  • United Kingdom: Spectrum - Florence and the Machine
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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 28th, 2012.

Take me back to July 28th, 2012!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is July 28th, 2012 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. Currently, people are enjoying their 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. 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. Actress Kristen Stewart is in the news after photographs emerge of her cheating on Robert Pattinson. The 2012 Summer Olympics are currently taking place in London.

The much-anticipated video game "StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty" has just been released by Blizzard Entertainment. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Neil Armstrong, Michael Clarke Duncan, Johnny Lewis and Aaron Swartz would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "How I Met Your Mother", "Breaking Bad", "Modern Family" and "Suits".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Gears of War 3", "Battlefield 3", "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" and "Saints Row: The Third". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "iCarly", "Jessie", "Lab Rats: Bionic Island" and "Doc McStuffins". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3, the KidiZoom Camera and the LeapPad Explorer.

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 28th, 2012.

  • 2012 Summer Olympics.

    2012 Summer Olympics.

    The 2012 Summer Olympics was taking place in London at this time. During the games, US swimmer Michael Phelps won his 22nd medal, which made him most decorated Olympic athlete of all time.

  • 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%.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 9 years, 2 months and 25 days have passed since July 28th, 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 28th, 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 1343430000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around July 28th, 2012.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: July 28th, 2012
  • 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 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.
  • August 22nd, 2012: Irish crime: Murdered childcare worker Elaine O'Hara is last seen alive.
  • August 24th, 2012: Football: Cesar Azpilicueta signs for Chelsea.
  • August 24th, 2012: Former cyclist Lance Armstrong is banned and stripped of his previous results due to doping.
  • August 25th, 2012: American astronaut Neil Armstrong passes away.
  • August 25th, 2012: Voyager 1 enters interstellar space.
  • August 27th, 2012: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis release the song "Thrift Shop".

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 28th, 2012, will have the star sign Leo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 28th, 2012 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from July, 2012.

  • 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.
  • Boardwalk Empire - Crime drama set in Atlanta City during the prohibition era.
  • 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.
  • Glee - Musical TV series.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race - Reality competition series.
  • Sons of Anarchy - Crime drama series about a biker gang.
  • Real Housewives of New York City - American reality television 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.

Kid's TV shows on July 28th, 2012.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 2012.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2012.

  • Skylanders Giants figures
  • The LeapPad Explorer
  • The KidiZoom Camera
  • The PlayStation 3
  • The Xbox 360

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 28th, 2018 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on July 28th.

Hugo Chavez

Venezuelan President. Deceased
Born on July 28th, 1954
He turned 58 on this day in 2012.

Afroman

Rapper.
Born on July 28th, 1974
He turned 38 on this day in 2012.

Soulja Boy

Rapper.
Born on July 28th, 1990
He turned 22 on this day in 2012.

Cher Lloyd

Singer.
Born on July 28th, 1993
She turned 19 on this day in 2012.

Harry Kane

Soccer player.
Born on July 28th, 1993
He turned 19 on this day in 2012.

Weather on July 28th, 2012.

Historical weather information for July 28th, 2012.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 16.9 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 73.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 22.78 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 17.11 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on July 28th, 2012.

UK Prime Minister.

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 28th, 2012.

Irish Taoiseach.

Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on July 28th, 2012 was most likely conceived around the 19th of October, 2011.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 28th, 2012 is close to the 7th of May, 2013.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about July 28th, 2012.

  • A total of 3,373 days have passed since this date.
  • 481 weeks have passed.
  • 291,427,200 seconds have passed since the July 28th, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 339,998,400 times.
  • Since July 28th, 2012, the earth has travelled approximately 150,376,435,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 48,571,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 25,062,739 steps. That's about 11,139 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,497,126 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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