August 24th, 2012, fell on a Friday. It was day 237 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.
8 years, 2 months and 5 days have passed since August 24th, 2012.
On This Date
Events that occurred on August 24th, 2012:
Football: Cesar Azpilicueta signs for Chelsea.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 24th, 2012:
United States: Whistle - Flo Rida
United Kingdom: How We Do Party - Rita Ora
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "The Expendables 2" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is August 24th, 2012 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.
The summer of 2012 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner. In America, the song Whistle by Flo Rida is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, How We Do Party by Rita Ora is the number one hit song.
Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Expendables 2 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.
The run-up to the 2012 United States presidential election is currently taking place, as President Barack Obama goes up against Republican nominee Mitt Romney. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "Prison Break", "Sons of Anarchy" and "Suits". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Batman: Arkham City", "Battlefield 3", "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" and "Sleeping Dogs".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Team Umizoomi", "Jake and the Never Land Pirates", "Jessie" 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 24th, 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.
Lance Armstrong doping case
The United States Anti-Doping Agency strips cycling legend Lance Armstrong of his medals. Armstrong fails to challenge the decision.
Basic facts and information about this date:
8 years, 2 months and 5 days have passed since August 24th, 2012.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 34 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 24th, 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 1345762800.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around August 24th, 2012:
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 16th, 2012: South African police fatally shoot 34 miners and wound 78 more during an industrial dispute near Rustenburg.
Barack Obama was the President of the United States on August 24th, 2012.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on August 24th, 2012 was probably conceived around the 15th of November, 2011. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 24th, 2012 is the 3rd of June, 2013. (Rough Estimate).
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?
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on August 24th, 2012.
Looking for some nostalgia? Here are some Youtube videos relating to August 24th, 2012. Please note that videos are automatically selected by Youtube and that results may vary! Click on the "Load Next Video" button to view the next video in the search playlist. In many cases, you'll find episodes of old TV shows, documentaries, music videos and soap dramas.
NB: If a video is blank, click on the button above to view the next one...
Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about August 24th, 2012.
2,988 days have passed since this date.
258,166,800 seconds have passed since the August 24th, 2012.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 301,194,600 times.
Since August 24th, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 133,214,068,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 43,027,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 22,202,345 steps. That's about 9,868 miles!
Since this date, 3,098,002 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
A list of random dates that you might be interested in: