The 16th of August, 2012, fell on a Thursday. Day 229 of 2012. Decade: 2010s.
7 years, 6 months and 0 days have passed since the 16th of August, 2012.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 16th of August, 2012:
South African police fatally shoot 34 miners and wound 78 more during an industrial dispute near Rustenburg.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 16th of August, 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.
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 the 16th of August, 2012.
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.
PSY's "Gangnam Style" Youtube video is published on the 15th of July, 2012. Over the following weeks and months, it goes viral.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 16th of August:
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
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.
Desperate Housewives - TV show about housewives living in suburban America.
CSI: NY - New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.
Two and a Half Men - Starring Charlie Sheen.
Dora the Explorer - Kid's TV series.
Futurama - Animated series.
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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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 16th of August, 2012.
2,740 days have passed since this date.
236,739,600 seconds have passed since the 16th of August, 2012.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 276,196,200 times.
Since the 16th of August, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 122,157,633,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 39,456,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 20,359,606 steps. That's about 9,049 miles!
Since this date, 2,840,875 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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