November 20, 2012

November 20, 2012, was a Tuesday. It was 11 years, 8 months, and 3 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on November 20, 2012:

  • and Britney Spears release the song "Scream & Shout".
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on November 20, 2012:

  • United States: "One More Night" by Maroon 5
  • United Kingdom: "Little Things" by One Direction

The Billboard Hot 100 on November 20, 2012

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • One More Night - Maroon 5
  • Gangnam Style - PSY
  • Some Nights - fun.
  • Diamonds - Rihanna
  • We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift
Play the top songs from 2012
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Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Skyfall".


This date was 4,264 days ago. Approximately 142 months have passed. It was the 325th day of 2012, in week 47. The decade was the 2010s. The start of 2013 was just 41 days away. 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. 47 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to November 20, 2012

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Tuesday, November 20, 2012. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Scorpio. In America, Thanksgiving 2012 is just around the corner.

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 "Little Things" by One Direction is the number-one song in the UK. Barack Obama is the President of the United States, and the movie Skyfall 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.

Microsoft has released their new operating system "Windows 8". The recent passing of "Amendment 64" means that Colorado has become the first US state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. The game "Call of Duty: Black Ops II" has just been released.

Nintendo have recently released their new video game console "the Wii U". This is the first Nintendo console to support HD graphics. Pop star Rihanna has released her new album "Unapologetic". The album contains songs such as "Diamonds" and Stay". 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 "America's Next Top Model", "Real Housewives of New York City", "Once Upon a Time", and "Longmire". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "The Walking Dead", "Diablo III", "Guild Wars 2", and "Borderlands 2". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Fairly OddParents", "Peppa Pig", "Team Umizoomi", and "Teen Wolf".

Popular toys at the moment include Flickin' Chicken, Fijit Friends, Dora Fiesta Favorites Kitchen, and Lalaloopsy Silly Hair.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on November 20, 2012.

  • "When we up in the club... all eyes on us."

    "When we up in the club... all eyes on us." and Britney Spears released the song "Scream & Shout" in November 2012.
  • The Wii U is released.

    The Wii U is released

    Nintendo released the "Wii U" video game console at the end of November 2012. This device would have been on many people's wish lists for Christmas.
  • Silver Linings Playbook.

    Silver Linings Playbook

    Cinemagoers were watching a new movie called Silver Linings Playbook, starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.
  • Black Ops II is released.

    Black Ops II is released

    Gamers were playing Black Ops II, which was the latest installment in the Call of Duty series.
  • Skyfall.


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

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on November 20, 2012.

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to November 20, 2012.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: November 20, 2012
  • 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!".
  • December 3, 2012: It is announced that Prince William and Catherine Middleton are expecting their first child.
  • December 6, 2012: English publicist Max Clifford is arrested at his home on suspicion of sexual offences.
  • December 9, 2012: James Arthur wins The X Factor.
  • December 11, 2012: The video game Roblox is released on the iPhone.
  • December 14, 2012:
    • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) is released.
    • 27 people are killed in a mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
  • December 18, 2012: Cassadee Pope wins the third season of The Voice.
  • December 19, 2012: Park Geun-hye is elected as the first female president of South Korea.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 20, 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 20, 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 series on November 20, 2012

People in November 2012 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from November 2012.

Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Chicago Fire
Chicago Fire
Line of Duty
Line of Duty
The Newsroom
The Newsroom
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on November 20, 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:

The Wii U
The Wii U
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
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in November 2012.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II 2012
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Halo 4 2012
Halo 4
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

Were you born on November 20, 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 20, 2018, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on November 20.

Robert F. Kennedy

Robert F. Kennedy

American politician Deceased
Born on November 20, 1925
He was not alive on this date.

Joe Biden

Joe Biden

US President
Born on November 20, 1942
He turned 70 on this day in 2012.

Mike D

Mike D

Beastie Boys
Born on November 20, 1965
He turned 47 on this day in 2012.

Kimberley Walsh

Kimberley Walsh

Girls Aloud
Born on November 20, 1981
She turned 31 on this day in 2012.


US President

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on November 20, 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 20, 2012 was most likely conceived around February 28, 2012.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 20, 2012 is close to August 13, 2013.

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Stats for November 20, 2012


Here are some interesting statistics about November 20, 2012:

  • 4,264 days have passed since this date.
  • 609 weeks have passed.
  • 368,406,000 seconds have passed since November 20, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 429,807,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 190,097,496,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 61,401,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 31,682,916 steps. That's roughly 14,081 miles.
  • 4,420,872 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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