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August 25th, 2012.

August 25th, 2012, was a Saturday. It was day 238 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.

8 years, 9 months and 18 days have passed since August 25th, 2012.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

On this day.

What happened on August 25th, 2012?

  • Voyager 1 enters interstellar space.
  • American astronaut Neil Armstrong passes away.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 25th, 2012.

  • United States: Whistle - Flo Rida
  • United Kingdom: How We Do Party - Rita Ora
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Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Expendables 2" was at the top of the box office on August 25th, 2012.

Take me back to August 25th, 2012!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is August 25th, 2012 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. Currently, people are enjoying their 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.

NASA have announced that the space probe Voyager 1 has entered interstellar space. Tributes are pouring in following the recent death of American astronaut Neil Armstrong. Armstrong was the first person to walk on the Moon. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Glee", "Homeland", "American Horror Story" and "Black Mirror".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Gears of War 3", "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3", "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" and "Mass Effect 3". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Peppa Pig", "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse", "Glee" and "Austin & Ally". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3 and the LeapPad Explorer.

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 25th, 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 8 years, 9 months and 18 days have passed since August 25th, 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 25th, 2012, will be 8 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 2012 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1345849200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around August 25th, 2012.

  • July 27th, 2012: The video game "StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty" 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.
  • August 24th, 2012: Football: Cesar Azpilicueta signs for Chelsea.
  • August 24th, 2012: Former cyclist Lance Armstrong is banned and stripped of his previous results due to doping.
  • This date: August 25th, 2012
  • August 27th, 2012: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis release the song "Thrift Shop".
  • 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 10th, 2012: The first version of videotelephony software "Zoom" is released.
  • 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.
  • 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 25th, 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 2.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 25th, 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.

  • 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.
  • Glee - Musical TV series.

Kid's TV shows on August 25th, 2012.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 2012.

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

  • The LeapPad Explorer
  • The PlayStation 3
  • The Xbox 360

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.

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 25th, 2018 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 25th of August.

Weather on August 25th, 2012.

Historical weather information for August 25th, 2012.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 18.4 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. There were 2 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 77.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 25.11 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 17 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 12.7cm.

US President.

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on August 25th, 2012.

UK Prime Minister.

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 25th, 2012.

Irish Taoiseach.

Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 25th, 2012 was most likely conceived around the 16th of November, 2011.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 25th, 2012 is close to the 4th of June, 2013.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 25th, 2012.

  • A total of 3,213 days have passed since this date.
  • 459 weeks have passed.
  • 277,603,200 seconds have passed since the August 25th, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 323,870,400 times.
  • Since August 25th, 2012, the earth has travelled approximately 143,243,251,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 46,267,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 23,873,875 steps. That's about 10,611 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,331,238 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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