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..
Which were the important events of May 15, 2012?
- 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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- 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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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 15, 2012?
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Top #5 songs in the USA
Top #5 R&B songs
- Usher - Climax
- Rihanna Featuring Chris Brown - Birthday Cake
- Young Jeezy Featuring Ne-Yo - Leave You Alone
- LoveRance Featuring IamSu & Skipper or 50 Cent - UP!
- Kirko Bangz - Drank In My Cup
Top #5 Rock songs
- Gotye Featuring Kimbra - Somebody That I Used To Know
- Linkin Park - Burn It Down
- The Black Keys - Gold On The Ceiling
- fun. Featuring Janelle Monae - We Are Young
- Soundgarden - Live To Rise
Top #5 Latin songs
- Michel Telo - Ai Se Eu Te Pego
- Juan Magan Featuring Pitbull & El Cata - Bailando Por El Mundo
- 3BallMTY Featuring El Bebeto y America Sierra - Intentalo
- Don Omar Featuring Natti Natasha - Dutty Love
- La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho - Llamada de Mi Ex
Sport Games on May 15, 2012
Serie BFootball (Italy)
- Pescara - Livorno : 0 - 2
- Torino - Sassuolo : 3 - 0
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?
Stock Markets and Exchange Rates
- 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
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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.