August 5th, 2012

August 5th, 2012, fell on a Sunday. It was day 218 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.

8 years, 4 months and 1 days have passed since August 5th, 2012.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 5th, 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 "The Dark Knight Rises" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is August 5th, 2012 and it's a Sunday. 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 The Dark Knight Rises 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. A song called "Gangnam Style" by South Koeran singer Psy is currently going viral at the moment.

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. Rap star Snoop Dogg has announced that he is legally changing his name to "Snoop Lion".

A photograph of US gymnast McKayla Maroney looking extremely unimpressed at the 2012 Olympic Games has become an Internet sensation. Her facial expression has sparked the creation of hundreds of memes and Photoshopped images. People are watching popular TV shows such as "How I Met Your Mother", "RuPaul's Drag Race", "Game of Thrones" and "Black Mirror". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Terraria", "Batman: Arkham City", "Battlefield 3" and "Diablo III".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Fairly OddParents", "Curious George", "Glee" and "Doc McStuffins". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "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 August 5th, 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.

  • 2012 Summer Olympics

    The 2012 Summer Olympics took place in London. During the games, US swimmer Michael Phelps won his 22nd medal, which made him most decorated Olympic athlete of all time. In Ireland, there was much excitement, as Katie Taylor managed to take home a gold medal in the Lightweight boxing competition.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 8 years, 4 months and 1 days have passed since August 5th, 2012.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 31 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 August 5th, 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 1344121200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 5th, 2012:

  • 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 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 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.
  • August 24th, 2012: Football: Cesar Azpilicueta signs for Chelsea.
  • August 25th, 2012: American astronaut Neil Armstrong passes away.
  • August 25th, 2012: Voyager 1 enters interstellar space.
  • September 2nd, 2012: Westlife singer Brian McFadden and model Vogue Williams are married.
  • September 3rd, 2012: The Green Mile actor Michael Clarke Duncan (John Coffey) dies after a heart attack.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 5th, 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: August 5th, 2012 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 5th of August:


Weather

Weather information for August 5th, 2012:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 16.8 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 80.8 degrees Fahrenheit. 27.11 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. There was thunder. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 16.22 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.03cm.

US President

Who was the US President on August 5th, 2012?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 5th, 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 August 5th, 2012 was probably conceived around the 27th of October, 2011. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 5th, 2012 is the 15th of May, 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 August 5th, 2012.

  • 3,045 days have passed since this date.
  • 263,091,600 seconds have passed since the August 5th, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 306,940,200 times.
  • Since August 5th, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 135,755,265,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 43,848,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 22,625,878 steps. That's about 10,056 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,157,099 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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