February 12, 2016

February 12, 2016, was a Friday. It was 8 years, 4 months, and 2 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

On This Day

What happened on this day?

What happened on February 12, 2016?

  • The movie Zoolander No. 2 is released in movie theaters.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on February 12, 2016:

  • United States: "Sorry" by Justin Bieber
  • United Kingdom: "Pillowtalk" by ZAYN

The Billboard Hot 100 on February 12, 2016

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

  • Sorry - Justin Bieber
  • Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
  • Hello - Adele
  • Stressed Out - twenty one pilots
  • Here - Alessia Cara
Play the top songs from 2016
A Spotify playlist of songs from 2016. Let us take you back to the peak days of Desiigner, Sia, Drake and The Chainsmokers.
Kung Fu Panda 3

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Kung Fu Panda 3" was at the top of the box office on this day.


This date was 3,046 days ago. Approximately 102 months have passed. It was the 43rd day of 2016, in week 06. The decade was the 2010s. A child born on this day is 8 years old and belongs to the Gen Alpha generation. 2016 had 366 days because it was a leap year. We have gone through approximately 34 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to February 12, 2016

Ready for a walk down memory lane?

It is Friday, February 12, 2016. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. People have "that Friday feeling" and are excited for the weekend.

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. In America, the song "Sorry" by Justin Bieber is at the top of the singles charts, while "Pillowtalk" by ZAYN is the number-one song in the UK. Barack Obama is the President of the United States, and the movie Kung Fu Panda 3 is at the top of the box office.

David Cameron is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. It's 2016, so the music charts are being dominated by artists such as Drake, Lukas Graham, Sia, Mike Posner, The Chainsmokers and Calvin Harris. The World Health Organization has recently announced that there is an outbreak of the Zika virus.

UFC fans are excited about the upcoming fight between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor at UFC 196. This will be the first fight between the pair. The 2016 primaries for the Democratic Party and the Republican Party have started as both sides fight it out to choose their nominee for the upcoming presidential election. In Ireland, the campaign for the 2016 Irish general election is taking place. The ruling parties Fine Gael and Labour are hoping to regain power.

The long-awaited game "XCOM 2" has finally been released. The Denver Broncos have won the Super Bowl after defeating the Carolina Panthers. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Angela Raiola, Rob Ford, Johan Cruyff, and Chyna would all still be alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Bones", "Keeping Up with the Kardashians", "Hawaii Five-0", and "Catfish: The TV Show". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Minecraft", "Assassin's Creed Syndicate", "Rise of the Tomb Raider", and "Star Wars Battlefront". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Liv and Maddie", "Henry Danger", "Shimmer and Shine", and "Game Shakers".

Popular toys at the moment include Cards Against Humanity, Hello Barbie, Kidizoom Smartwatch, and Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on February 12, 2016.

  • Record of the Year: 2016.

    Record of the Year: 2016

    "Hello" by Adele went on to win a Grammy for 2016's Record of the Year.
  • 2016 in music.

    2016 in music

    Popular music artists in 2016 included Justin Bieber, Twenty One Pilots, Rihanna, Drake, Zayn, Lukas Graham, Mike Posner, Fifth Harmony, Desiigner, The Chainsmokers, Calvin Harris, Justin Timberlake, DJ Snake, Bruno Mars, Adele, Ariana Grande and G-Eazy.
  • Who were the best NBA players in 2016?

    Who were the best NBA players in 2016?

    The best NBA players in 2016 were Stephen Curry, LeBron James, DeAndre Jordan, Russell Westbrook and Kawhi Leonard.
  • Margot Robbie.

    Margot Robbie

    Wolf of Wall Street actress Margot Robbie was named FHM's sexiest woman of the year in 2016.
  • Donald Trump.

    Donald Trump

    Donald Trump was named the Time Person of the Year for 2016 after he defeated Hillary Clinton in the US presidential election.
  • Best soccer players in the world.

    Best soccer players in the world

    In 2016, the best soccer players were Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann, Luis Suárez, Neymar, Gareth Bale, Riyad Mahrez, Jamie Vardy, Gianluigi Buffon and Pepe.
  • 2016 in movies.

    2016 in movies

    Popular movies in 2016 included Arrival, Zootopia, La La Land, Moonlight, The Jungle Book, Captain America: Civil War, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Finding Dory, Deadpool, Suicide Squad, The Secret Life of Pets and Zoolander 2.
  • Moonlight.


    "Moonlight" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2016.
  • Curved TVs are the next big thing.

    Curved TVs are the next big thing

    Companies such as Samsung were trying to convince consumers that curved TVs were the next big thing. However, the new trend failed to catch on. Curved TVs started to die off in 2017 after it became apparent that people weren't buying them.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on February 12, 2016.

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to February 12, 2016.

  • January 13, 2016: It is reported that One Direction's hiatus will be a permanent split.
  • January 14, 2016: English actor Alan Rickman passes away due to pancreatic cancer.
  • January 19, 2016: The song "Out of the Woods" is released by Taylor Swift.
  • January 27, 2016: Rihanna releases her single "Work".
  • January 28, 2016:
    • The WHO announces an outbreak of the Zika virus.
    • Irish DVD rental chain Xtra-Vision closes.
  • January 29, 2016: The movie Kung Fu Panda 3 is released in movie theaters.
  • January 31, 2016:
    • Irish politics: Labour TD Alan Kelly's "Power is a drug... it suits me" comments are published.
    • Irish broadcaster Terry Wogan passes away.
  • February 1, 2016:
    • WWF legend Bret Hart announces that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
    • Soccer: It is announced that Pep Guardiola will become the new manager of Manchester City next season.
  • February 3, 2016: The PC game "American Truck Simulator" is released.
  • February 5, 2016:
    • The film "Dad's Army" is released in movie theaters.
    • The game XCOM 2 is released.
    • The Chainsmokers release their single "Don't Let Me Down".
  • February 7, 2016: Super Bowl 50 occurs at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California: The Denver Broncos defeat the Carolina Panthers and Coldplay perform at the halftime show.
  • February 11, 2016: Sia releases her single "Cheap Thrills", featuring Sean Paul.
  • This date: February 12, 2016
  • February 14, 2016: The "Ted Cruz-Zodiac Killer meme" takes off in popularity.
  • February 15, 2016: A statement by boxer Manny Pacquiao calling homosexuals "worse than animals" is aired on television.
  • February 16, 2016:
    • The game "Street Fighter V" is released.
    • The viral video "Damn Daniel" is uploaded by Joshua Holz.
  • February 18, 2016: Nike ends its partnership with boxer Manny Pacquiao following his recent homophobic comments about gay people being "worse than animals".
  • February 20, 2016: Jeb Bush drops out of 2016 US presidential campaign.
  • February 22, 2016: UK Prime Minister David Cameron announces the Brexit referendum date.
  • February 24, 2016: Facebook rolls out its new "reaction" buttons.
  • February 27, 2016: The media reports that singers Cheryl Tweedy and Liam Payne are dating.
  • February 28, 2016: Frank Kelly, who portrayed Father Jack Hackett in the sitcom Father Ted, passes away from a heart attack at the age of 77.
  • March 1, 2016: The game Heavy Rain is released on the PlayStation 4.
  • March 2, 2016: Soccer player Adam Johnson is found guilty of sexual activity with a child.
  • March 5, 2016: UFC 196: Nate Diaz defeats Conor McGregor.
  • March 7, 2016: NFL quarterback Peyton Manning announces his retirement.
  • March 9, 2016: Rapper Lil Yachty releases his debut mixtape "Lil Boat".
  • March 11, 2016:
    • The video game "Hitman" is released.
    • Soccer: Rafael Benítez is appointed as the new manager of Newcastle United.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 12, 2016, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2016 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 12, 2016 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.
Television shows

TV series on February 12, 2016

TV audiences were watching the following shows on February 12, 2016:

TV shows from February 2016.

Making a Murderer
Making a Murderer
Better Call Saul
Better Call Saul
Schitt's Creek
Schitt's Creek
Jane the Virgin
Jane the Virgin
Rick and Morty
Rick and Morty
The Originals
The Originals
The Goldbergs
The Goldbergs
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on February 12, 2016

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2016:

Game Shakers
Game Shakers
Shimmer and Shine
Shimmer and Shine

Make It Pop
Make It Pop
Blaze and the Monster Machines
Blaze and the Monster Machines
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
Girl Meets World
Girl Meets World
Sheriff Callie's Wild West
Sheriff Callie's Wild West

Popular toys and games in 2016

Toys and games that were popular in 2016:

Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo
Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo
Frozen Sing-A-Long Elsa
Frozen Sing-A-Long Elsa
MiP (robot)
MiP (robot)
Simon Swipe
Simon Swipe
Crayola Paint Maker
Crayola Paint Maker
Kidizoom Smartwatch
Kidizoom Smartwatch
Cool Baker Magic Mixer
Cool Baker Magic Mixer
Max Tow Truck
Max Tow Truck
Paw Patrol Lookout HQ
Paw Patrol Lookout HQ
Shopkins Small Mart Playset
Shopkins Small Mart Playset
Zoomer Dino
Zoomer Dino
Hello Barbie
Hello Barbie
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in February 2016.

Firewatch 2016
XCOM 2 2016
The Witness 2016
The Witness
Just Cause 3 2015
Just Cause 3
Star Wars Battlefront 2015
Star Wars Battlefront
Fallout 4 2015
Fallout 4
Rise of the Tomb Raider 2015
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Halo 5: Guardians 2015
Halo 5: Guardians
Assassin's Creed Syndicate 2015
Assassin's Creed Syndicate
FIFA 16 2015
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain 2015
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Call of Duty: Black Ops III 2015
Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Were you born on February 12, 2016?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 2016.

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 February 12, 2022, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on February 12.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

US President Deceased
Born on February 12, 1809
He was not alive on this date.

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

Scientist Deceased
Born on February 12, 1809
He was not alive on this date.

Christina Ricci

Christina Ricci

Born on February 12, 1980
She turned 36 on this day in 2016.

Gucci Mane

Gucci Mane

Born on February 12, 1980
He turned 36 on this day in 2016.

Mike Posner

Mike Posner

Born on February 12, 1988
He turned 28 on this day in 2016.


US President

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on February 12, 2016.


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 February 12, 2016 was most likely conceived around May 22, 2015.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 12, 2016 is close to November 4, 2016.

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Stats for February 12, 2016


Here are some interesting statistics about February 12, 2016:

  • 3,046 days have passed since this date.
  • 435 weeks have passed.
  • 263,170,800 seconds have passed since February 12, 2016.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 307,032,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 135,796,132,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 43,861,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 22,632,689 steps. That's roughly 10,059 miles.
  • 3,158,050 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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