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.
What happened on October 4th, 2012?
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 4th, 2012.
These were the top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The movie "Hotel Transylvania" was at the top of the Box Office on October 4th, 2012.
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.
It was around this time that news emerged that deceased English television presenter Jimmy Savile had hundreds of sexual abuse allegations made against him.
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.
Apple's iPhone 5 was released at the end of September.
"Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye (featuring Kimbra) went on to win a Grammy for 2012's Record of the Year.
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.
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.
US President Barack Obama is named as the Time Person of Year in 2012 following his victory over Republican candidate Mitt Romney.
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.
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.
The movie "Argo" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2012.
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.
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 and information about this date.
Notable events that happened close to October 4th, 2012.
Zodiac and birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching in October, 2012.
Dystopian Sci-Fi series.
Once Upon a Time
Fantasy drama series.
American Horror Story
Anthology horror series.
Spy thriller about CIA operative Carrie Mathison.
Legal drama television series.
Game of Thrones
Fantasy drama series.
The Walking Dead
Post-apocalyptic horror series with zombies.
Crime drama set in Atlanta City during the prohibition era.
Reality TV series.
Crime series about a con artist who works as a CI for the FBI.
Mockumentary family sitcom.
Sitcom that is set at a community college.
The Vampire Diaries
Supernatural teen drama.
Musical TV series.
RuPaul's Drag Race
Reality competition series.
Sons of Anarchy
Crime drama series about a biker gang.
Real Housewives of New York City
American reality television series.
Series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.
The Big Bang Theory
A sitcom about two physicists called Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper.
Teen drama starring Blake Lively.
Period drama about an advertising agency in New York City.
British TV series about a group of teenagers living in Bristol.
Crime drama series about a serial killer who murders other serial killers.
How I Met Your Mother
Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.
Crime comedy-drama TV series.
TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.
Medical drama television series.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2012.
Lab Rats: Bionic Island
Austin & Ally
Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Good Luck Charlie
Big Time Rush
Phineas and Ferb
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
The Fairly OddParents
Dora the Explorer
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2012.
Skylanders Giants figures
The LeapPad Explorer
The KidiZoom Camera
The PlayStation 3
The Xbox 360
Popular video games that people were playing in October of 2012.
Action role-playing game.
Mark of the Ninja
Side-scrolling action stealth game.
Guild Wars 2
MMORPG developed by ArenaNet.
An open-world adventure game.
Clash of Clans
Free-to-play mobile game.
An action RPG game.
The Walking Dead
Episodic adventure game based on the series.
Indie adventure 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.
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.
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
Remastered collection of the Metal Gear Solid series.
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.
FPS game developed by DICE.
Batman: Arkham City
Action-adventure game that is set in the Batman universe.
Action-adventure sandbox game.
Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on October 4th.
Historical weather information for October 4th, 2012.
Barack Obama was the President of the United States on October 4th, 2012.
David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 4th, 2012.
Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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