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October 4th, 2012.

October 4th, 2012, was a Thursday. It was day 278 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.

9 years, 10 months and 7 days have passed since October 4th, 2012.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

On This Day

On this day.

What happened on October 4th, 2012?

  • American blog Gawker releases a sex tape of Hulk Hogan and Heather Clem.
  • German Formula One driver Michael Schumacher announces that he will be retiring at the end of the season.
Song charts

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 4th, 2012.

  • United States: One More Night - Maroon 5
  • United Kingdom: Gangnam Style - Psy

The Billboard Hot 100 on October 4th, 2012.

These were the top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • One More Night - Maroon 5
  • We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift
  • Some Nights - fun.
  • Whistle - Flo Rida
  • Blow Me (One Last Kiss) - P!nk
Play the top hits from 2012.
A Spotify playlist of songs from 2012. Let us bring you back to the days of Lorde, Carly Rae Jepsen, Swedish House Mafia, Avicii and Otto Knows.
Hotel Transylvania

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Hotel Transylvania" was at the top of the Box Office on October 4th, 2012.

Take me back to October 4th, 2012!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is October 4th, 2012, and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker.

Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. In America, the song One More Night by Maroon 5 is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Gangnam Style by Psy is the number one hit song.

Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States, and the movie Hotel Transylvania 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.

It's 2012, so the music charts are being dominated by artists such as Carly Rae Jepsen, Gotye, Flo Rida, LMFAO and Ellie Goulding. 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. A new dating app called Tinder has just been released.

In Wales, authorities are searching for a 5-year-old girl called April Jones, who disappeared after getting into a vehicle near her home in Machynlleth, Powys. American blog Gawker has just released a sex tape of wrestling star Hulk Hogan and Heather Clem. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Aaron Swartz, Robert F. Chew, Chris Kyle and Reeva Steenkamp would all be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Grey's Anatomy", "Game of Thrones", "Once Upon a Time" and "Black Mirror". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Battlefield 3", "Saints Row: The Third", "Clash of Clans" and "Guild Wars 2". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse", "Horrid Henry", "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" and "Jessie".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3, the KidiZoom Camera and Skylanders Giants figures.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on October 4th, 2012.

  • Jimmy Savile.

    Jimmy Savile.

    It was around this time that news emerged that deceased English television presenter Jimmy Savile had hundreds of sexual abuse allegations made against him.

  • 2012 US Presidential Election.

    2012 US Presidential Election.

    The campaign for the 2012 US Presidential Election was very much underway at this stage, with US President Barack Obama facing off against Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Throughout the campaign, topics such as economic recovery and the Iraq War became the center of attention.

  • The iPhone 5 is released.

    The iPhone 5 is released.

    Apple's iPhone 5 was released at the end of September.

  • 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%.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 9 years, 10 months and 7 days have passed since October 4th, 2012.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 40 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: A person born on October 4th, 2012 will be 9 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 2012 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1349305200.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to October 4th, 2012.

Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

NEW! Check out our personality summary image for this birth date.

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 4th, 2012, will have the star sign Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • 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: October 4th, 2012 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on October 4th, 2012.

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Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in October, 2012.

TV shows from October, 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.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on October 4th, 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

Toys

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

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in October of 2012.

Borderlands 2 2012
Borderlands 2
Action role-playing game.

Mark of the Ninja 2012
Mark of the Ninja
Side-scrolling action stealth game.

Guild Wars 2 2012
Guild Wars 2
MMORPG developed by ArenaNet.

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.

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 you should check out October 4th, 2018 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on October 4th.

Rutherford B. Hayes

US President. Deceased
Born on October 4th, 1822
He was not alive on this date.

Russell Simmons

Business magnate.
Born on October 4th, 1957
He turned 55 on this day in 2012.

Liev Schreiber

Actor.
Born on October 4th, 1967
He turned 45 on this day in 2012.

Weather details

Weather on October 4th, 2012.

Historical weather information for October 4th, 2012.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 13.3 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. There were 3 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 64.3 degrees Fahrenheit. 17.94 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 11.5 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.02cm.
USA

US President.

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on October 4th, 2012.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 4th, 2012.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 4th, 2012 was most likely conceived around January 12th, 2012.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 4th, 2012 is close to June 27th, 2013.

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Stats for October 4th, 2012

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about October 4th, 2012.

  • A total of 3,598 days have passed since this date.
  • 514 weeks have passed.
  • 310,867,200 seconds have passed since the October 4th, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 362,678,400 times.
  • Since October 4th, 2012, the Earth has travelled approximately 160,407,475,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 51,811,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 26,734,579 steps. That's about 11,882 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,730,406 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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