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August 24th, 2012.

August 24th, 2012, was a Friday. It was day 237 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.

9 years, 3 months and 11 days have passed since August 24th, 2012.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

On this day.

What happened on August 24th, 2012?

  • Former cyclist Lance Armstrong is banned and stripped of his previous results due to doping.
  • Football: Cesar Azpilicueta signs for Chelsea.

Music charts.

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on August 24th, 2012.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Lights - Ellie Goulding
  • Whistle - Flo Rida
  • Wide Awake - Katy Perry
  • Payphone - Maroon 5 Featuring Wiz Khalifa
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The Expendables 2

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Expendables 2" was at the top of the box office on August 24th, 2012.

Take me back to August 24th, 2012!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

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. Video rental stores such as Blockbuster are continuing to close their doors at the moment. This is due to the increasing popularity of online streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu.

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. Meanwhile, a new photo-sharing app called Instagram is currently surging in popularity.

In music news, a new song called "Gangnam Style" by South Korean 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.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Neil Armstrong, Michael Clarke Duncan, Johnny Lewis and Aaron Swartz would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Two and a Half Men", "Skins", "Breaking Bad" and "The Walking Dead". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3", "DayZ (mod)", "Diablo III" and "Clash of Clans".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "Jake and the Never Land Pirates", "Jessie" and "Austin & Ally". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the PlayStation 3, the KidiZoom Camera, the LeapPad Explorer and Skylanders Giants figures.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on August 24th, 2012.

  • Lance Armstrong is stripped of his medals.

    Lance Armstrong is stripped of his medals.

    On August 24th, 2012, the United States Anti-Doping Agency stripped cycling legend Lance Armstrong of his medals due to doping allegations.

  • Oppan Gangnam Style.

    Oppan Gangnam Style.

    The music video for PSY's "Gangnam Style" was uploaded to Youtube on July 15th, 2012. Over the following weeks and months, it went viral, wracking up millions and millions of views.

  • Gotye - "Somebody That I Used to Know"

    Gotye - "Somebody That I Used to Know"

    "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye (featuring Kimbra) went on to win a Grammy for 2012's Record of the Year.

  • 2012 in music.

    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.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 2012?

    Who were the best NBA players in 2012?

    The best NBA players in 2012 were 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.

  • Time Person of the Year 2012.

    Time Person of the Year 2012.

    US President Barack Obama is named as the Time Person of Year in 2012 following his victory over Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

  • Who were the best football players in 2012?

    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.

  • 2012 in movies.

    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.

  • Argo.

    Argo.

    The movie "Argo" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2012.

  • Video rental stores are closing down.

    Video rental stores are closing down.

    From 2010 onward, video rental stores such as Blockbuster were beginning to close down. This was due to the popularity of new online streaming services such as Netflix and the Internet in general. Although a few stores and franchises continued to hobble along, it was only a matter of time before they were also forced to close their doors.

  • DVD sales are plummeting.

    DVD sales are plummeting.

    As online streaming became more and more popular, sales of DVDs started to plummet. Between 2008 and 2014, sales in the USA fell by a whopping 66%.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 9 years, 3 months and 11 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 9 years of age.
  • Generation: 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.
  • July 30th, 2012: Over 400 million people are left without power in northern India after a power grid failure.
  • July 31st, 2012: American swimmer Michael Phelps breaks the record for the most medals won at the Olympics.
  • August 1st, 2012: The Oculus Rift VR headset is released.
  • August 2nd, 2012: The mobile game "Clash of Clans" is released.
  • August 6th, 2012: The land rover Curiosity successfully lands on Mars.
  • August 13th, 2012: The song "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" is released by pop star Taylor Swift.
  • 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: Ecuador announces that it will be granting Wikileaks founder Julian Assange asylum.
  • 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 19th, 2012: Film director Tony Scott commits suicide at the age of 68.
  • August 22nd, 2012: Irish crime: Murdered childcare worker Elaine O'Hara is last seen alive.
  • This date: August 24th, 2012
  • August 25th, 2012: American astronaut Neil Armstrong passes away.
  • August 25th, 2012: Voyager 1 enters interstellar space.
  • August 27th, 2012: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis release the song "Thrift Shop".
  • August 28th, 2012: Mitt Romney is officially selected as the Republican nominee to run against Barack Obama in the 2012 United States presidential election.
  • August 28th, 2012: The MMORPG game "Guild Wars 2" is released.
  • 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 6th, 2012: Pink releases her single "Try".
  • September 9th, 2012: Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are married.
  • September 10th, 2012: The first version of the videotelephony software "Zoom" is released.
  • September 11th, 2012: The US embassy in Benghazi, Libya is attacked. US Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens is among the dead.
  • September 12th, 2012: The dating app Tinder is released.
  • September 12th, 2012: The skeleton of King Richard III is found underneath a car park in Leicester, England.
  • September 19th, 2012: Apple releases iOS 6.
  • September 21st, 2012: Apple releases the iPhone 5.
  • September 23rd, 2012: John Terry announces that he is retiring from international football.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 24th, 2012, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2012 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 24th, 2012 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from August, 2012.

Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Dystopian Sci-Fi series.

Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time
Fantasy drama series.

American Horror Story
American Horror Story
Anthology horror series.

Homeland
Homeland
Spy thriller about CIA operative Carrie Mathison.

Suits
Suits
Legal drama television series.

Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
Fantasy drama series.

The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead
Post-apocalyptic horror series with zombies.

Boardwalk Empire
Boardwalk Empire
Crime drama set in Atlanta City during the prohibition era.

Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
Reality TV series.

White Collar
White Collar
Crime series about a con artist who works as a CI for the FBI.

Modern Family
Modern Family
Mockumentary family sitcom.

Community
Community
Sitcom that is set at a community college.

The Vampire Diaries
The Vampire Diaries
Supernatural teen drama.

Glee
Glee
Musical TV series.

RuPaul's Drag Race
RuPaul's Drag Race
Reality competition series.

Sons of Anarchy
Sons of Anarchy
Crime drama series about a biker gang.

Real Housewives of New York City
Real Housewives of New York City
American reality television series.

Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad
Series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.

The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory
A sitcom about two physicists called Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper.

Gossip Girl
Gossip Girl
Teen drama starring Blake Lively.

Mad Men
Mad Men
Period drama about an advertising agency in New York City.

Skins
Skins
British TV series about a group of teenagers living in Bristol.

Dexter
Dexter
Crime drama series about a serial killer who murders other serial killers.

How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother
Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.

Bones
Bones
Crime comedy-drama TV series.

Prison Break
Prison Break
TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.

Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy
Medical drama television series.

Kids' TV shows on August 24th, 2012.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2012.

Doc McStuffins
Doc McStuffins

Lab Rats: Bionic Island
Lab Rats: Bionic Island

Austin & Ally
Austin & Ally

Jessie
Jessie

Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Jake and the Never Land Pirates

Good Luck Charlie
Good Luck Charlie

Victorious
Victorious

Team Umizoomi
Team Umizoomi

Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush

Glee
Glee

iCarly
iCarly

WordGirl
WordGirl

Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb

Horrid Henry
Horrid Henry

Curious George
Curious George

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

Ben 10
Ben 10

Johnny Test
Johnny Test

LazyTown
LazyTown

Peppa Pig
Peppa Pig

The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents

Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer

Popular toys and games in 2012.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2012.

Skylanders Giants figures
Skylanders Giants figures

The LeapPad Explorer
The LeapPad Explorer

The KidiZoom Camera
The KidiZoom Camera

The PlayStation 3
The PlayStation 3

The Xbox 360
The Xbox 360

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

Sleeping Dogs 2012
Sleeping Dogs
An open-world adventure game.

Clash of Clans 2012
Clash of Clans
Free-to-play mobile game.

Diablo III 2012
Diablo III
An action RPG game.

The Walking Dead 2012
The Walking Dead
Episodic adventure game based on the series.

Journey 2012
Journey
Indie adventure game.

Mass Effect 3 2012
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) 2012
DayZ (mod)
An open-world Zombie survival game that is built on Arma 2.

Minecraft 2011
Minecraft
Sandbox game.

Saints Row: The Third 2011
Saints Row: The Third
Open world adventure game.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Open world RPG that was developed by Bethesda Game Studios.

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection 2011
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
Remastered collection of the Metal Gear Solid series.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 2011
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 2011
Battlefield 3
FPS game developed by DICE.

Batman: Arkham City 2011
Batman: Arkham City
Action-adventure game that is set in the Batman universe.

Gears of War 3 2011
Gears of War 3
Sci-fi first-person-shooter game that was released on the XBox 360.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution 2011
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Action RPG developed by Eidos Montréal.

Terraria 2011
Terraria
Action-adventure sandbox game.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 2012.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out August 24th, 2018 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 24th.

Yasser Arafat

Palestinian leader. Deceased
Born on August 24th, 1929
He was not alive on this date.

Vince McMahon

WWE owner.
Born on August 24th, 1945
He turned 67 on this day in 2012.

Pacho

Colombian drug trafficker. Deceased
Born on August 24th, 1951
He was not alive on this date.

Reggie Miller

Basketball player.
Born on August 24th, 1965
He turned 47 on this day in 2012.

Gemma O'Doherty

Conspiracy theorist.
Born on August 24th, 1968
She turned 44 on this day in 2012.

Dave Chappelle

Comedian.
Born on August 24th, 1973
He turned 39 on this day in 2012.

Chad Michael Murray

Actor.
Born on August 24th, 1981
He turned 31 on this day in 2012.

Rupert Grint

Actor.
Born on August 24th, 1988
He turned 24 on this day in 2012.

Elizabeth Debicki

Australian actress.
Born on August 24th, 1990
She turned 22 on this day in 2012.

Weather on August 24th, 2012.

Historical weather information for August 24th, 2012.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 15.4 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 73.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 23 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 16.61 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on August 24th, 2012.

UK Prime Minister.

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 24th, 2012.

Irish Taoiseach.

Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 24th, 2012 was most likely conceived around December 2nd, 2011.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 24th, 2012 is close to May 17th, 2013.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 24th, 2012.

  • A total of 3,389 days have passed since this date.
  • 484 weeks have passed.
  • 292,813,200 seconds have passed since the August 24th, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 341,615,400 times.
  • Since August 24th, 2012, the earth has travelled approximately 151,091,611,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 48,802,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 25,181,935 steps. That's about 11,192 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,513,758 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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