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December 24th, 2012.

December 24th, 2012, was a Monday. It was day 359 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.

8 years, 6 months and 29 days have passed since December 24th, 2012.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On this day.

What happened on December 24th, 2012?

  • Rapper Capital Steez commits suicide.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 24th, 2012.

  • United States: Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
  • United Kingdom: He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother - Justice Collective
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Skyfall

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Skyfall" was at the top of the box office on December 24th, 2012.

Take me back to December 24th, 2012!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is December 24th, 2012 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. It's Christmas Eve of 2012. The big day is fast approaching and the excitement is building. Department stores are thronged with people who are trying to do some last-minute shopping.

In America, the song Locked Out Of Heaven by Bruno Mars is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother by Justice Collective 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. Video rental stores such as Blockbuster are continuing to close their doors at the moment. This is due to the increasing popularity of 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 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. 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. The mass shooting that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School is continuing to receive media attention. The tragic event has sparked debates about gun control and violence in video games.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Desperate Housewives", "Sons of Anarchy", "Game of Thrones" and "Homeland". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Terraria", "DayZ (mod)", "Mass Effect 3" and "Sleeping Dogs". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Big Time Rush", "Jake and the Never Land Pirates", "Jessie" and "Austin & Ally".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the KidiZoom Camera, the LeapPad Explorer, Skylanders Giants figures and the Wii U.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on December 24th, 2012.

  • The 2012 Mayan Apocalypse.

    The 2012 Mayan Apocalypse.

    Towards the end of 2012, a lot of media attention was given to the "Mayan Apocalypse", which was supposed to happen on December 21st, 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 is named as the Time Person of Year in 2012 following his victory over Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

  • Who were the best football players in 2012?

    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.

  • 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.

    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 were beginning to close down. This was due to the popularity of new online streaming services such as Netflix and the Internet 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 8 years, 6 months and 29 days have passed since December 24th, 2012.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 52 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 24th, 2012, will be 8 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 2012 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1356307200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around December 24th, 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 6th, 2012: English publicist Max Clifford is arrested at his home on suspicion of sexual offences.
  • December 9th, 2012: James Arthur wins The X Factor.
  • December 11th, 2012: The video game Roblox is released on the iPhone.
  • 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 22nd, 2012: Baseball player Ryan Freel commits suicide.
  • This date: December 24th, 2012
  • December 25th, 2012: Quentin Tarantino's movie Django Unchained (2012) is released in cinemas.
  • December 31st, 2012: It is reported that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are having a baby.
  • January 2nd, 2013: Soccer: QPR pull off a shock 1-0 win over Chelsea.
  • January 2nd, 2013: Soccer: Daniel Sturridge completes a move from Chelsea to Liverpool.
  • 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.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 24th, 2012, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 24th, 2012 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.
  • Glee - Musical TV series.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race - Reality competition series.
  • Sons of Anarchy - Crime drama series about a biker gang.
  • Real Housewives of New York City - American reality television series.
  • Breaking Bad - Series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.
  • How I Met Your Mother - Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.
  • Bones - Crime comedy-drama TV series.
  • Prison Break - TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.
  • The Office - The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.
  • Desperate Housewives - TV show about housewives living in suburban America.

Kid's TV shows on December 24th, 2012.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 2012.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2012.

  • The Wii U
  • Skylanders Giants figures
  • The LeapPad Explorer
  • The KidiZoom Camera
  • The PlayStation 3
  • The Xbox 360

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out December 24th, 2018 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on December 24th.

King John

King of England. Deceased
Born on December 24th, 1167
He was not alive on this date.

Anthony Fauci

Physician-scientist and immunologist.
Born on December 24th, 1940
He turned 72 on this day in 2012.

Lemmy

English singer. Deceased
Born on December 24th, 1945
He turned 67 on this day in 2012.

Kate Spade

American fashion designer. Deceased
Born on December 24th, 1962
She turned 50 on this day in 2012.

Ricky Martin

Singer.
Born on December 24th, 1971
He turned 41 on this day in 2012.

Ryan Seacrest

Radio personality.
Born on December 24th, 1974
He turned 38 on this day in 2012.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 24th of December.

  • Christmas Eve

Weather on December 24th, 2012.

Historical weather information for December 24th, 2012.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 9.2 degrees Celsius. It was a wet day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 29.4 degrees Fahrenheit. -1.44 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 9.5 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 6.1cm.

US President.

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on December 24th, 2012.

UK Prime Minister.

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 24th, 2012.

Irish Taoiseach.

Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 24th, 2012 was most likely conceived around the 16th of March, 2012.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 24th, 2012 is close to the 3rd of October, 2013.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about December 24th, 2012.

  • A total of 3,133 days have passed since this date.
  • 447 weeks have passed.
  • 270,687,600 seconds have passed since the December 24th, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 315,802,200 times.
  • Since December 24th, 2012, the earth has travelled approximately 139,674,801,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 45,114,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 23,279,134 steps. That's about 10,346 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,248,251 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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