October 26th, 2012, fell on a Friday. It was day 300 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.
8 years, 1 months and 2 days have passed since October 26th, 2012.
On This Date
Events that occurred on October 26th, 2012:
Windows 8 is released.
The James Bond movie Skyfall is released.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 26th, 2012:
United States: One More Night - Maroon 5
United Kingdom: Sweet Nothing - Florence Welch & Calvin Harris
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Argo" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is October 26th, 2012 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. 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. Halloween of 2012 is just days away. People are watching horror movies and thinking about which costume they are going to wear. Others are organizing parties.
In America, the song One More Night by Maroon 5 is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Sweet Nothing by Florence Welch & Calvin Harris is the number one hit song. Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States and the movie Argo 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. America is currently preparing for Hurricane Sandy, which is expected to hit the country in the next 24-48 hours. Schools are being closed and some US states are declaring a state of emergency. Microsoft have released their new operating system "Windows 8".
People are watching popular TV shows such as "Two and a Half Men", "CSI: NY", "The Office" and "Community". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Saints Row: The Third", "DayZ (mod)", "Mass Effect 3" and "Borderlands 2". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Fairly OddParents", "Phineas and Ferb", "Victorious" and "Dog with a Blog".
Popular toys include the likes of "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 26th, 2012.
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.
Time Person of the Year 2012
US President Barack Obama is named as the Time Person of Year in 2012.
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.
News emerges that deceased television presenter Jimmy Savile has had hundreds of sexual abuse allegations made against him.
Basic facts and information about this date:
8 years, 1 months and 2 days have passed since October 26th, 2012.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 43 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 26th, 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 1351206000.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around October 26th, 2012:
Barack Obama was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 26th, 2012?
David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on October 26th, 2012 was probably conceived around the 17th of January, 2012. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 26th, 2012 is the 5th of August, 2013. (Rough Estimate).
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.
Terraria - Action-adventure sandbox game.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about October 26th, 2012.
2,955 days have passed since this date.
255,315,600 seconds have passed since the October 26th, 2012.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 297,868,200 times.
Since October 26th, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 131,742,849,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 42,552,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 21,957,142 steps. That's about 9,759 miles!
Since this date, 3,063,787 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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