Tuesday May 15, 2012

US date format: 5/15/2012, UK date format: 15/5/2012

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus (see zodiac on May 15, 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 May people in US were listening to Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye. Mud, directed by Jeff Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012 while Imagine by Jonah Lehrer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Satyamev Jayate. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Eyewire or Dramatical Murder.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 2012, at May 15 across the years or at May 2012 calendar.

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 15, 2012?


Holidays

  • Paraguay - Independence Day. Celebrations for the anniversary of the independence begin on Flag Day, 14 May.
  • Nakba Day in Palestinian communities.
  • Roman Empire - Mercuralia in honor of Mercury held.
  • International day of climate changes.
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Events

  • Syrian uprising: At least 20 civilians are killed in the Syrian province of Idlib after security forces open fire on a funeral procession. (BBC)
  • At least 44 people are killed amid a Yemeni government offensive to retake Zinjibar and Jaar from Islamist militants. Among the casualties are three soldiers and at least 11 civilians. (Trust.org via AP)
  • Mexican author Carlos Fuentes, one of the leading authors of the Latin American literary boom, dies in Mexico aged 83. (BBC)
  • The combined economy of the 17 eurozone nations narrowly avoids a recession, largely due to relatively high economic growth in Germany. However, overall growth in the eurozone was zero in the first quarter of 2012. (''The Daily Telegraph'')
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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Starring: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray

Country: United States of America

Mud

Mud

Directed by: Jeff Nichols

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Sam Shepard

Lawless

Lawless

Directed by: John Hillcoat

Starring: Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Guy Pearce, Jason Clarke

Country: United States of America

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

Directed by: Gary Ross

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Stanley Tucci

Country: United States of America

21 Jump Street

21 Jump Street

Directed by: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

Starring: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Brie Larson

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 15, 2012?
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Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Climax
  2. - Birthday Cake
  3. - Leave You Alone
  4. - UP!
  5. - Drank In My Cup

Top #5 Rock songs

  1. - Somebody That I Used To Know
  2. - Burn It Down
  3. - Gold On The Ceiling
  4. - We Are Young
  5. - Live To Rise

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Ai Se Eu Te Pego
  2. - Bailando Por El Mundo
  3. - Intentalo
  4. - Dutty Love
  5. - Llamada de Mi Ex
Sport Games on May 15, 2012

Sport Games on May 15, 2012


Serie B

Football (Italy)
  • Pescara - Livorno : 0 - 2
  • Torino - Sassuolo : 3 - 0
See all Football game results of May 15, 2012

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Satyamev Jayate

Satyamev Jayate

Starring: Aamir Khan

Country: India

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

Starring: Ashley Clements

Country: United States of America

Any Day Now

Any Day Now

Directed by: Travis Fine

Die Chefin

Die Chefin

The Client List

The Client List

Directed by: Eric Laneuville

How old am I?

If May 15th, 2012 is your birthday find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long it takes for your next birthday.

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Imagine by Jonah Lehrer

Imagine

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This book was pulled from shelves when it came to light that the author fabricated many parts. ISBN is 9780547386072.

The Limpopo Academy Of Private Detection by Alexander McCall Smith

The Limpopo Academy Of Private Detection

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THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 13Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective.

Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James

Fifty Shades Freed

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MORE THAN 100 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDESOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTUREWhen unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably.

Guilty Wives by James Patterson and David Ellis

Guilty Wives

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No husbands allowed Only minutes after Abbie Elliot and her three best friends step off of a private helicopter, they enter the most luxurious, sumptuous, sensually pampering hotel they have ever

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

99 Spirits

99 Spirits

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Puzzle, role-playing

Publisher: JP TORaIKI; WW Fruitbat Factory

Eyewire

Eyewire

Platform: Webbrowser (WebGL)

Genre: Puzzle, Citizen Science

Dramatical Murder

Dramatical Murder

Platform: PC

Genre: Science fiction, Drama

Publisher: Nitro+chiral

Baka and Test

Baka and Test

Platform: PlayStation Portable

Genre: Romantic comedy, Slice of life

District 187: Sin Streets

District 187: Sin Streets

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: First-person shooter

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $82.00
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $561.45
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $30.64
  • General Electric GE: opens at $18.55
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $199.44

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 80.22 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.0065 CAD
  • 1 USD = 0.9431 CHF
  • 1 USD = 6.3182 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 102.16 JPY

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on May 15, 2012?

On May 15, 2012 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is May 15, 2012?

On May 15, 2012 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on May 15, 2012?

On May 15, 2012 the US President was Barack Obama (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 15, 2012?

On May 15, 2012 the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on May 15, 2012?

On May 15, 2012 Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.


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