August 15th, 2012

August 15th, 2012, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 228 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.

8 years, 1 months and 6 days have passed since August 15th, 2012.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 15th, 2012:

  • Dutch striker Robin van Persie leaves Arsenal to join their rivals Manchester United.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 15th, 2012:

  • United States: Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
  • United Kingdom: Heatwave - Wiley

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "The Bourne Legacy" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is August 15th, 2012 and it's a Wednesday. 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, Heatwave by Wiley is the number one hit song. Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Bourne Legacy 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. A song called "Gangnam Style" by South Koeran singer Psy is currently going viral at the moment.

The much-anticipated video game "StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty" has just been released by Blizzard Entertainment. 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. Republican candidate Mitt Romney has just announced that Paul Ryan will be his vice-presidential running mate for the 2020 election.

In soccer, Dutch striker Robin van Persie has caused drama after deciding to leave Arsenal to join rivals Manchester United. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Two and a Half Men", "RuPaul's Drag Race", "White Collar" and "Homeland". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Batman: Arkham City", "Battlefield 3", "DayZ (mod)" and "Mass Effect 3".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Ben 10", "Phineas and Ferb", "Austin & Ally" and "Lab Rats: Bionic Island".


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 15th, 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 8 years, 1 months and 6 days have passed since August 15th, 2012.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 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 15th, 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 1344985200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 15th, 2012:

  • 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 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.
  • September 5th, 2012: Serial killer Samuel Little is arrested at a homeless shelter in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • September 6th, 2012: "We Found Love" by Rihanna (featuring Calvin Harris) wins Video of the Year at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.
  • September 11th, 2012: The U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya is attacked. U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens is among the dead.
  • September 12th, 2012: Dating app Tinder is released.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 15th, 2012, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Leo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2012 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 15th, 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"


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 15th of August:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 15th of August:

  • Assumption of Mary to Heaven / Assumption Day

Weather

Weather information for August 15th, 2012:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 17.9 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 69.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 20.89 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.79cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 19.5 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.76cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States on August 15th, 2012.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 15th, 2012 was probably conceived around the 6th of November, 2011. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 15th, 2012 is the 25th of May, 2013. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Sleeping Dogs - An open-world adventure game.
  • 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 15th, 2012.

  • 2,959 days have passed since this date.
  • 255,657,600 seconds have passed since the August 15th, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 298,267,200 times.
  • Since August 15th, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 131,919,321,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 42,609,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 21,986,554 steps. That's about 9,772 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,067,891 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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