August 17th, 2012

August 17th, 2012, fell on a Friday. It was day 230 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.

8 years, 5 months and 0 days have passed since August 17th, 2012.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 17th, 2012:

  • Robin van Persie transfers from Arsenal to Manchester United.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 17th, 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 17th, 2012 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the 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, 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. 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 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 "Prison Break", "Modern Family", "Jersey Shore" and "American Horror Story". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Terraria", "Gears of War 3", "DayZ (mod)" and "Sleeping Dogs".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "iCarly", "Good Luck Charlie", "Jessie" and "Doc McStuffins". 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 August 17th, 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 8 years, 5 months and 0 days have passed since August 17th, 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 17th, 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 1345158000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 17th, 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 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 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 6th, 2012: American businessman Art Modell passes away at the age of 87.
  • 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 17th, 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 17th, 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

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.
  • Terraria - Action-adventure sandbox game.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 17th of August:


Weather

Weather information for August 17th, 2012:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 20.8 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. There were 2 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 72.9 degrees Fahrenheit. 22.72 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 3.81cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 22.28 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on August 17th, 2012?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 17th, 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 17th, 2012 was probably conceived around the 8th of November, 2011. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 17th, 2012 is the 27th of May, 2013. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 17th, 2012.

  • 3,075 days have passed since this date.
  • 265,683,600 seconds have passed since the August 17th, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 309,964,200 times.
  • Since August 17th, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 137,092,737,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 44,280,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 22,848,790 steps. That's about 10,155 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,188,203 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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