Wednesday August 01, 2012
US date format: 8/1/2012, UK date format: 1/8/2012
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 1, 2012). The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen.
Andala Rakshasi, directed by Hanumantha Rao Raghavapudi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012
while Wild by Cheryl Strayed was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching True Love.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends or Dead or Alive 5.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 01, 2012?
- Orthodox Christianity - Procession of the Cross
- Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago - Emancipation Day
- St. Pellegrini/Peregrinus
- Angola - Armed Forces Day
- See more
- Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 suspense thriller ''Vertigo'' is named as the greatest film of all time in a poll by the British Film Institute's ''Sight and Sound'' magazine. (BBC)
- Power is restored in India following an earlier blackout in three grids that left over 600 million people without power. (AFP via France 24)
- Saudi Aramco is ranked by ''Forbes'' as the first among the world's 25 largest oil companies. (Global Financial Network)
- Heading toward Taiwan, slow-moving Typhoon Saola's torrential rains lead to the deaths of at least 12 people and displacement of 154,000 in the Philippines. (''The Washington Post'')
- See more
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 01, 2012?
Unlimited, ad-free streaming of over a million songs, 30 day Free Trial
Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #10 R&B songs
- Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz - Mercy
- Usher Featuring Rick Ross - Lemme See
- 2 Chainz Featuring Drake - No Lie
- Usher - Climax
- Wale Featuring Rick Ross, Meek Mill & T-Pain - Bag Of Money
- J. Cole Featuring Missy Elliott - Nobody's Perfect
- Trey Songz - Heart Attack
- DJ Khaled Featuring Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne - Take It To The Head
- Trey Songz Featuring T.I. - 2 Reasons
- Meek Mill Featuring Drake - Amen
Make this day unforgettable
Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
Watch popular movies, TV series and live events, start your 30-day free trial
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
Unlimited books on any devices, try your first month free
What videogames would you be playing back in the days?
Stock Markets and Exchange Rates
- A Campus Built by Labor Is Going on the Block National Labor College, founded by the AFL -CIO, is selling its 47-acre campus in Silver Spring, Md. [..]
- After Splashy Introduction, Airtime Seems to Deflate Airtime, the video-chat service started by the founders of Napster, does not appear to be attracting many users, despite a flashy unveiling and millions in venture funding. [..]
- See all financial news of August 01, 2012
- ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $87.02
- Apple AAPL: opens at $615.91
- Microsoft MSFT: opens at $29.59
- General Electric GE: opens at $20.86
- International Business Machines IBM: opens at $196.96
- 1 USD = 78.42 JPY
- 1 USD = 1.005 CAD
- 1 USD = 0.9824 CHF
- 1 USD = 6.3685 CNY
- 1 EUR = 95.9 JPY