October 12th, 2012

October 12th, 2012, fell on a Friday. It was day 286 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.

8 years, 4 months and 26 days have passed since October 12th, 2012.


On This Date

Events that occurred on October 12th, 2012:

  • Reddit "troll" Violentacrez is unmasked by Gawker as Michael Brutsch.
  • The movie Argo (2012) is released.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 12th, 2012:

  • United States: One More Night - Maroon 5
  • United Kingdom: Diamonds - Rihanna

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Taken 2" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is October 12th, 2012 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

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, Diamonds by Rihanna is the number one hit song. Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States and the movie Taken 2 is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, David Cameron is the current Prime Minister.

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. Gawker has just unmasked a Reddit "troll" called Violentacrez as Michael Brutsch. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Two and a Half Men", "Breaking Bad", "Modern Family" and "Suits".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Battlefield 3", "Saints Row: The Third", "Diablo III" and "Borderlands 2". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Fairly OddParents", "Ben 10", "Glee" and "Good Luck Charlie". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "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 October 12th, 2012.

  • Argo

    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.

  • 2012 US Presidential Election

    The battle for the White House is fought between US President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Throughout the campaign, topics such as economic recovery and the Iraq War became the centre of attention.

  • Jimmy Savile

    News emerges that deceased television presenter Jimmy Savile has had hundreds of sexual abuse allegations made against him.

  • Felix Baumgartner

    On the 14th of October, Felix Baumgartner carries out a record-breaking "space dive" out of the Red Bull Stratos.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 8 years, 4 months and 26 days have passed since October 12th, 2012.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 41 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 October 12th, 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 1349996400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around October 12th, 2012:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 12th, 2012, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2012 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: October 12th, 2012 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 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.

2012 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 2012.

  • Dog with a Blog
  • 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

2012 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2012:

  • The LeapPad Explorer
  • PlayStation 3
  • Xbox 360

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Borderlands 2 - Action role-playing game.
  • 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.
  • Terraria - Action-adventure sandbox game.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people that were born on the 12th of October:


Weather

Weather information for October 12th, 2012:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 11.9 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 46.3 degrees Fahrenheit. 7.94 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.52cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 11.44 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.03cm.

US President

Who was the US President on October 12th, 2012?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 12th, 2012?

  • David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on October 12th, 2012 was probably conceived around the 3rd of January, 2012. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 12th, 2012 is the 22nd of July, 2013. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on October 12th, 2012.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about October 12th, 2012.

  • 3,068 days have passed since this date.
  • 265,078,800 seconds have passed since the October 12th, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 309,258,600 times.
  • Since October 12th, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 136,780,660,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 44,179,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 22,796,777 steps. That's about 10,132 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,180,946 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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