December 18th, 2012

December 18th, 2012, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 353 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.

7 years, 11 months and 14 days have passed since December 18th, 2012.


On This Date

Events that occurred on December 18th, 2012:

  • Cassadee Pope wins the third season of The Voice.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 18th, 2012:

  • United States: Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
  • United Kingdom: Impossible - James Arthur

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

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

Take Me Back!

The date is December 18th, 2012 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. The Christmas season of 2012 is in full swing. The decorations are up and festive songs are playing on the radio.

In America, the song Locked Out Of Heaven by Bruno Mars is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Impossible by James Arthur is the number one hit song. Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States and the movie Skyfall 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. Microsoft have released their new operating system "Windows 8".

Nintendo have recently released their new video game console "the Wii U". This is the first Nintendo console to support HD graphics. A number of people are using an old Mayan calendar to predict that the end of the world will occur on Friday, the 21st of December, 2012. The prediction is receiving a lot of attention on social media. People are reacting in shock and anger at news that a mass shooting has occurred at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. 20 children have lost their lives and the incident has reignited the debate about gun control in America.

Cassadee Pope has just won the third season of The Voice. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Desperate Housewives", "Game of Thrones", "Homeland" and "American Horror Story". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Terraria", "Mass Effect 3", "Diablo III" and "Call of Duty: Black Ops II".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Peppa Pig", "Ben 10", "Big Time Rush" and "Jessie". Popular toys include the likes of "Xbox 360", "PlayStation 3", "The LeapPad Explorer" and "The Wii U".


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 December 18th, 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.

  • 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.

  • Apocalypse

    A lot of media attention is being given to the "Mayan Apocalypse", which is due to take place on Friday, the 21st of December, 2012.

  • Sandy Hook

    During this period in 2012, the media was focused on the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, which had taken place on the 14th of December. After murdering his mother at their home in Newtown, 20-year-old Adam Lanza drove to Sandy Hook Elementary School, where he killed 20 children and 6 staff member. As a result of the shooting, the debate about gun control in America is renewed.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 7 years, 11 months and 14 days have passed since December 18th, 2012.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 51 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 December 18th, 2012, will be 7 years of age.
  • People born in 2012 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1355788800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 18th, 2012:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 18th, 2012, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • Sagittarius is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2012 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 18th, 2012 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.

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.
  • 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.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race - Reality competition series.
  • Sons of Anarchy - Crime drama series about a biker gang.

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
  • 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 Wii U
  • The LeapPad Explorer
  • PlayStation 3
  • Xbox 360

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 18th of December:


Weather

Weather information for December 18th, 2012:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 7.4 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a windy day. There were 2 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 42.1 degrees Fahrenheit. 5.61 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 9.4cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 6.22 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on December 18th, 2012?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 18th, 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 December 18th, 2012 was probably conceived around the 10th of March, 2012. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 18th, 2012 is the 27th of September, 2013. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Developed by Treyarch.
  • Halo 4 - The fourth game in the series.
  • 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.
  • Terraria - Action-adventure sandbox game.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 18th, 2012.

  • 2,905 days have passed since this date.
  • 250,992,000 seconds have passed since the December 18th, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 292,824,000 times.
  • Since December 18th, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 129,511,872,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 41,832,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 21,585,312 steps. That's about 9,593 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,011,904 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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