December 22nd, 2012

December 22nd, 2012, fell on a Saturday. It was day 357 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.

8 years, 0 months and 29 days have passed since December 22nd, 2012.


On This Date

Events that occurred on December 22nd, 2012:

  • Baseball player Ryan Freel commits suicide.


Fictional Date

December 22nd, 2012 relates to an event in a movie, book, game or television series:

  • The X-Files - This is the date that aliens plan to colonize earth. Mulder discovers this date on a secret government document that is titled "End Game".

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 22nd, 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 22nd, 2012 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

Christmas Day of 2012 is fast approaching and the excitement is building. Department stores are thronged with Christmas shoppers. 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. 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. Ashton Kutcher has filed for divorce from Demi Moore after seven years of marriage. The celebrity couple have been separated for a year now. Baseball fans are in mourning following the recent suicide of Ryan Freel.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "Two and a Half Men", "Real Housewives of New York City", "Sons of Anarchy" and "Modern Family". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Terraria", "Sleeping Dogs", "Borderlands 2" and "Call of Duty: Black Ops II". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Curious George", "Big Time Rush", "Doc McStuffins" and "Dog with a Blog".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "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 22nd, 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 8 years, 0 months and 29 days have passed since December 22nd, 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 22nd, 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 1356134400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 22nd, 2012:

  • November 24th, 2012: The music video "Gangnam Style" by South Korean singer PSY becomes the most viewed video on Youtube.
  • November 24th, 2012: English boxer Ricky Hatton has his last ever fight in a loss against Vyacheslav Senchenko.
  • November 24th, 2012: 112 people are killed by a fire at a clothes factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • November 24th, 2012: Puerto Rican professional boxer Hector Camacho is shot and killed.
  • December 1st, 2012: NFL player Jovan Belcher murders his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins before committing suicide.
  • December 1st, 2012: EastEnders actress Charlie Brooks wins the UK version of "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!".
  • December 3rd, 2012: It is announced that Prince William and Catherine Middleton are expecting their first child.
  • December 9th, 2012: James Arthur wins The X Factor.
  • December 14th, 2012: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) is released.
  • December 14th, 2012: 27 people are killed in a mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut..
  • December 18th, 2012: Cassadee Pope wins the third season of The Voice.
  • December 24th, 2012: Rapper Capital Steez commits suicide.
  • December 25th, 2012: Quentin Tarantino's movie Django Unchained (2012) is released in cinemas.
  • January 4th, 2013: Actor Tony Lip, who portrayed Carmine Lupertazzi in the TV show "The Sopranos", passes away at the age of 82.
  • January 6th, 2013: South Korean baseball player Cho Sung-min commits suicide.
  • January 7th, 2013: Lionel Messi is awarded the 2012 Ballon d'Or.
  • January 11th, 2013: Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz commits suicide.
  • January 16th, 2013: News breaks that the girlfriend of NFL player Manti Te'o does not exist.
  • January 16th, 2013: Soccer: It is announced that Pep Guardiola will become the new manager of Bayern Munich next season.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 22nd, 2012, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2012 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 22nd, 2012 falls under the Goose.
  • 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

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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 22nd of December:


Weather

Weather information for December 22nd, 2012:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 13.8 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 30.7 degrees Fahrenheit. -0.72 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 7.11cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 10.17 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 14.99cm.

US President

Who was the US President on December 22nd, 2012?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 22nd, 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 22nd, 2012 was probably conceived around the 14th of March, 2012. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 22nd, 2012 is the 1st of October, 2013. (Rough Estimate).

Soccer Results

Premier League results from December 22nd, 2012.

  • Tottenham and Stoke draw 0-0.
  • Liverpool thrash Fulham 4-0.
  • Man City defeat Reading 1-0.
  • Newcastle defeat QPR 1-0.
  • Southampton lose 1-0 at home to Sunderland.
  • West Brom defeat Norwich 2-1.
  • West Ham lose 2-1 at home to Everton.
  • Wigan lose 1-0 at home to Arsenal.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 22nd, 2012.

  • 2,951 days have passed since this date.
  • 254,966,400 seconds have passed since the December 22nd, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 297,460,800 times.
  • Since December 22nd, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 131,562,662,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 42,494,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 21,927,110 steps. That's about 9,745 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,059,597 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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