How many years ago was 2012?

2012 was 12 years ago.

12 years have passed between April 20th, 2012, and April 20th, 2024. It was 4,383 days ago.

How long ago was 2012?

To put into perspective how long ago 2012 was:

  • A child that was two years old in 2012 is now fourteen. That means that they are now attending high school.
  • More than a decade has passed since then.
  • Spotify had launched its streaming service four years prior. However, it still wasn't very popular.
  • The Moon is moving away from Earth at roughly 1.49 inches per year. That means that it has moved away by about 18 inches since 2012.
  • There have been roughly 624 weekends since then.
  • Names such as Ariana Grande, the Weeknd, Jake Paul, Conor McGregor, Shawn Mendes, and BTS were not famous at the time.
  • Popular songs that year included the likes of "Sexy And I Know It" by LMFAO, "We Found Love" by Rihanna ft Calvin Harris, "Set Fire To The Rain" by Adele, "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" by Kelly Clarkson, "Part Of Me" by Katy Perry, and "We Are Young" by Fun ft Janelle Monae.
  • Films such as "The Devil Inside", "Contraband", "Underworld Awakening", "The Grey", "Chronicle", and "The Vow" were playing at movie theaters in 2012.
  • The term "social media influencer" hadn't caught on yet.
  • Consumer drones weren't popular.
  • The Earth has travelled 54 billion miles through space since 2012.
  • Amazon Alexa did not exist in 2012.
  • Nobody had smart doorbells with cameras.
  • The USB-C wasn't a thing yet.
  • There were no 4K TVs on the market.
  • The air fryer wasn't a popular appliance yet.
  • The word "selfie" hadn't caught on yet.
  • Wireless earbuds did not exist.
  • The idea of having a "gender reveal" party was still pretty foreign to most people.
  • Nobody knew what "dabbing" was.
  • Paul Walker was still alive.
  • Video games such as "Mass Effect 3", "Call of Duty: Black Ops II", "Halo 4", "Borderlands 2", "Sleeping Dogs", and "DayZ (mod)" were released that year.
  • Due to the expansion of the Atlantic Ocean, the distance between the United States and Europe has grown 30 centimeters since 2012.
  • A person who was born that year has had roughly 24–36 colds in their lifetime.
  • The world has gone through 48 seasons of weather.
  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States.
  • "Catfish: The TV Show", "Nashville", "Chicago Fire", "Elementary", "Line of Duty", and "The Newsroom" were among the TV shows that started airing that year.

Other years

Check out some of the other "years ago" stats!