August 24th, 2012, fell on a Friday. It was day 237 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.
8 years, 4 months and 27 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. 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. 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 "Real Housewives of New York City", "Community", "Jersey Shore" and "The Walking Dead".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Gears of War 3", "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim", "DayZ (mod)" and "Diablo III". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "LazyTown", "Ben 10", "Lab Rats: Bionic Island" 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 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.
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.
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, 4 months and 27 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 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.
Barack Obama was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 24th, 2012?
David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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).
How old was I?
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on August 24th, 2012.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about August 24th, 2012.
3,071 days have passed since this date.
265,338,000 seconds have passed since the August 24th, 2012.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 309,561,000 times.
Since August 24th, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 136,914,408,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 44,223,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 22,819,068 steps. That's about 10,142 miles!
Since this date, 3,184,056 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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