November 2, 2012

November 2, 2012, was a Friday. It was 11 years, 8 months, and 10 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on November 2, 2012:

  • United States: "One More Night" by Maroon 5
  • United Kingdom: "Beneath Your Beautiful" by Labrinth ft. Emeli Sandé

The Billboard Hot 100 on November 2, 2012

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • One More Night - Maroon 5
  • Gangnam Style - PSY
  • I Knew You Were Trouble. - Taylor Swift
  • Some Nights - fun.
  • We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift
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Wreck-It Ralph

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Wreck-It Ralph" was at the top of the box office on November 2, 2012.


This date was 4,271 days ago. Approximately 142 months have passed. It was the 307th day of 2012, in week 44. The decade was the 2010s. A child born on this day is 11 years old and belongs to the Gen Alpha generation. 2012 had 366 days because it was a leap year. The Earth has experienced 47 seasons of weather since then.


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Take me back to November 2, 2012

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Friday, November 2, 2012. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. People have "that Friday feeling" and are excited for the weekend.

Halloween has just come and passed. It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder. In America, the song "One More Night" by Maroon 5 is at the top of the singles charts, while "Beneath Your Beautiful" by Labrinth ft. Emeli Sandé is the number-one song in the UK.

Barack Obama is the President of the United States, and the movie Wreck-It Ralph is at the top of the box office. David Cameron is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Video rental stores such as Blockbuster are continuing to close their doors at the moment. Sadly, it seems as though they will be unable to compete with 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 campaign for the 2012 United States presidential election is taking place as President Barack Obama goes up against Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Microsoft has released their new operating system "Windows 8".

In baseball, the San Francisco Giants have won the 2012 World Series after defeating the Detroit Tigers 4-0. A new song called "Radioactive" by American pop band Imagine Dragons has just hit the airwaves. In America, the cleanup following Hurricane Sandy is underway. American Red Cross and FEMA personnel are carrying out search and rescue missions and providing medical supplies. Over six million people have been left without power and 160 people have been killed by the hurricane.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Tony Lip, Aaron Swartz, Robert F. Chew, and Chris Kyle would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "My Super Sweet 16", "Jersey Shore", "Broke Girls", and "The Newsroom". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Minecraft", "DayZ (mod)", "Journey", and "Sleeping Dogs".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Johnny Test", "Victorious", "Adventure Time", and "Dog with a Blog". Popular toys at the moment include Rocky the Robot Truck, Jake and the Never Land Pirates figures, Alphie (robot), and Thomas and Friends toys.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on November 2, 2012.

  • "I'm radioactive, radioactive."

    "I'm radioactive, radioactive."

    Imagine Dragons released their hit single "Radioactive" at the end of October 2012.
  • Hurricane Sandy hits the USA.

    Hurricane Sandy hits the USA

    Hurricane Sandy reached the Northeast coast of the United States on October 29th, 2012. The hurricane affected 24 states and caused $65 billion in damage.
  • Windows 8 is released.

    Windows 8 is released

    Microsoft released its Windows 8 operating system on October 26th, 2012.
  • Skyfall.


    The new James Bond film, Skyfall, was playing in movie theaters in October and November 2012.
  • 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.
  • DayZ is released.

    DayZ is released

    A new Arma 2 mod called "DayZ" exploded in popularity in 2012.
  • 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 was named Time Person of the Year in 2012 due to his election victory over Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
  • Best soccer players in the world.

    Best soccer players in the world

    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.


    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 slowly began to close down. This was due to the rise of new online streaming services such as Netflix and Internet usage 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

    DVD sales were beginning to plummet as people were switching to online streaming platforms. Between 2008 and 2014, sales in the USA fell by a whopping 66%.

Personality traits

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to November 2, 2012.

  • October 3, 2012:
    • Taken 2 (2012) is released in cinemas.
    • Sexual abuse allegations against deceased English media personality Jimmy Savile are made public for the first time.
  • October 4, 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.
  • October 6, 2012: Infinity Ward temporarily removes the map "Favela" from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 after a player discovers an offensive image of a quote from Mohammed hanging above a toilet.
  • October 10, 2012: The musical drama "Nashville" premieres on ABC.
  • October 12, 2012:
    • The movie Argo (2012) is released.
    • Reddit "troll" Violentacrez is unmasked by Gawker as Michael Brutsch.
  • October 16, 2012: Former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield officially retires three days before his 50th birthday.
  • October 19, 2012: Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are married.
  • October 25, 2012: The "double dip" recession in the United Kingdom comes to an end.
  • October 26, 2012:
    • The James Bond movie Skyfall is released.
    • Windows 8 is released.
  • October 29, 2012:
    • Imagine Dragons release the song "Radioactive".
    • Hurricane Sandy hits the United States.
  • October 30, 2012: Soccer: Arsenal overcome a 4 goal deficit to defeat Reading 5-7 in the Capital One Cup.
  • This date: November 2, 2012
  • November 3, 2012: "Jackass" stunt man Bam Margera and Melissa "Missy" Rothstein are divorced.
  • November 6, 2012:
    • Colorado Amendment 64 is passed, allowing for recreational marijuana use.
    • Barack Obama is reelected as the President of the United States after defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
  • November 12, 2012: The reality series "Catfish: The TV Show" premieres on MTV.
  • November 13, 2012: The game Call of Duty: Black Ops II is released.
  • November 16, 2012:
    • The film Silver Linings Playbook (2012) is released.
    • "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" is released in movie theaters.
  • November 18, 2012:
    • The Wii U console is released by Nintendo.
    • Joe Anoa'i makes his televised debut as Roman Reigns in the WWE.
  • November 19, 2012: Little Mix release their debut album, DNA.
  • November 20, 2012: and Britney Spears release the song "Scream & Shout".
  • November 21, 2012: Football: Chelsea sack Roberto Di Matteo and appoint Rafael Benítez as the new manager.
  • November 23, 2012: The last episode of iCarly is aired on Nickelodeon.
  • November 24, 2012:
    • The music video "Gangnam Style" by South Korean singer PSY becomes the most viewed video on YouTube.
    • English boxer Ricky Hatton has his last ever fight in a loss against Vyacheslav Senchenko.
    • 112 people are killed by a fire at a clothes factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
    • Puerto Rican professional boxer Hector Camacho is shot and killed.
  • December 1, 2012:
    • NFL player Jovan Belcher murders his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins before committing suicide.
    • EastEnders actress Charlie Brooks wins the UK version of "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!".
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 2, 2012, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2012 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: November 2, 2012 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.
  • Birth flower (November): The Chrysanthemum.
Television shows

TV shows in 2012

Television shows that people were watching in November 2012:

TV shows from November 2012.

Chicago Fire
Chicago Fire
Line of Duty
Line of Duty
The Newsroom
The Newsroom
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time
Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on November 2, 2012

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2012:

Dog with a Blog
Dog with a Blog
Robot and Monster
Robot and Monster
Gravity Falls
Gravity Falls

Doc McStuffins
Doc McStuffins
Lab Rats: Bionic Island
Lab Rats: Bionic Island
Austin & Ally
Austin & Ally
Teen Wolf
Teen Wolf
Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Bubble Guppies
Bubble Guppies
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

Popular toys and games in 2012

Toys and games that were popular in 2012:

UNO Roboto
UNO Roboto
HEXBUG Nano Hive
HEXBUG Nano Hive
Little People Zoo Talkers
Little People Zoo Talkers
Lalaloopsy Silly Hair
Lalaloopsy Silly Hair
Monster High dolls
Monster High dolls
Laugh & Learn Dance & Play Puppy
Laugh & Learn Dance & Play Puppy
Elefun Busy Ball Popper
Elefun Busy Ball Popper
Lazer Stunt Chaser
Lazer Stunt Chaser
Justin Bieber Rockin' Tour Bus
Justin Bieber Rockin' Tour Bus
Dora Fiesta Favorites Kitchen
Dora Fiesta Favorites Kitchen
Fijit Friends
Fijit Friends
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in November 2012.

Dishonored 2012
XCOM: Enemy Unknown 2012
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
FIFA 13 2012
Borderlands 2 2012
Borderlands 2
Mark of the Ninja 2012
Mark of the Ninja
Guild Wars 2 2012
Guild Wars 2
Sleeping Dogs 2012
Sleeping Dogs
Clash of Clans 2012
Clash of Clans
Diablo III 2012
Diablo III
The Walking Dead 2012
The Walking Dead
Journey 2012
Mass Effect 3 2012
Mass Effect 3

Were you born on November 2, 2012?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out November 2, 2018, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on November 2.

Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette

Queen of France Deceased
Born on November 2, 1755
She was not alive on this date.

James K. Polk

James K. Polk

US President Deceased
Born on November 2, 1795
He was not alive on this date.

Warren G. Harding

Warren G. Harding

US President Deceased
Born on November 2, 1865
He was not alive on this date.

David Schwimmer

David Schwimmer

Born on November 2, 1966
He turned 46 on this day in 2012.



Born on November 2, 1974
He turned 38 on this day in 2012.



Rapper Deceased
Born on November 2, 1974
He turned 38 on this day in 2012.

Jason Cerbone

Jason Cerbone

Born on November 2, 1977
He turned 35 on this day in 2012.


US President

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on November 2, 2012.


UK Prime Minister

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on November 2, 2012 was most likely conceived around February 10, 2012.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 2, 2012 is close to July 26, 2013.

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Stats for November 2, 2012


Here are some interesting statistics about November 2, 2012:

  • 4,271 days have passed since this date.
  • 610 weeks have passed.
  • 369,010,800 seconds have passed since November 2, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 430,512,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 190,409,572,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 61,501,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 31,734,929 steps. That's roughly 14,104 miles.
  • 4,428,130 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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