Sunday June 17, 2012: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 6/17/2012, UK date format: 17/6/2012

June 17th, 2012 was the 169th day of the year 2012 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Gemini. The day of the week was Sunday.

The number one song in US was Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye.

Moneyball, directed by Bennett Miller, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2012 while Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching True Love. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Aikatsu! or Cherry Tree High Comedy Club.

The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened that day: find out below.

Events | Famous Birthdays | Famous Deaths | Zodiac | Calendar and Day of Week | Holidays and Observances | Lunar and Planetary phase | Movies | TV Series | Music charts | Books | Videogames

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June 17, 2012 Events

What happened on June 17, 2012?

Historical Events

  • Multiple bombings have killed at least 12 people in Kaduna, northern Nigeria.
  • Google has revealed that it removed "terrorism videos" from the internet at governments' request. It also blocked more than 100 YouTube videos that allegedly insulted the Thai monarchy.
  • 13 people were killed when a fire broke out in a Sanliurfa prison in southeast Turkey's province of Sanliurfa.
  • Rodney King, who was videotaped being beat by Los Angeles officers in March 1991, later led to riots that occurred in April 1992. He was found dead at the bottom a Rialto swimming pool.
  • Two Palestinians tried to rob an Israeli truck driver. They were shot in self-defense near Hebron, West Bank.
  • After the May 6th failed coalition government formation election, voters in Greece will vote for a second legislative elections.
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What happened on June 17 in history? Find out the list of June 17th major events

What was 2012 famous for? Discover everything about 2012


June 17, 2012 Famous Birthdays

Other June 17th famous birthdays

  • Newt Gingrich

    American politician who rose to prominence in 1994 as the first GOP Speaker in 40 years.

  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Belgian singer and actress who was a pop icon in France and Belgium during the 1980s.

  • American tennis player who rose to the top of Women's Tennis at 18 years old.

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How old am I?

If June 17, 2012 is your birthday you are 10 years old. Find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long until your next birthday on June 17.

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June 17, 2012 Famous Deaths

Other June 17th famous deaths

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June 17, 2012 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Gemini personality

Who should a Gemini marry?

Babies born in June are either Gemini or Cancer. People born before June 20th are Gemini, while people born from June 21st have the sign of Cancer

Personality of June born

Chinese Zodiac

Dragon chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Dragon

Element: Water

Dragon personality

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June 17, 2012 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was June 17, 2012?

The day of the week was Sunday.

June 17th marks the 168th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2012.

There are 197 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


June 17, 2012 Holidays and Observances

What is special on June 17, 2012?


  • St. Albert Chmielowski.
  • National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
  • Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.


  • World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
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Music charts

What was the number one song on June 17, 2012? Which were the top hits on June 17, 2012?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Somebody That I Used To Know
  2. - Call Me Maybe
  3. - Payphone
  4. - We Are Young
  5. - Starships

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Climax
  2. - Cashin' Out
  3. - Birthday Cake
  4. - Mercy
  5. - Heart Attack

Top #5 Rock songs

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

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Ai Se Eu Te Pego
  2. - Bailando Por El Mundo
  3. - Llamada de Mi Ex
  4. - Un Hombre Normal
  5. - Follow The Leader

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Release year: 2012

Directed by: Bennett Miller

Starring: Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Country: United States of America

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Release year: 2012

Directed by: Brad Bird

Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton

Country: United States of America

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Release year: 2012

Directed by: John Madden

Starring: Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson

Country: United States of America

Killer Joe

Killer Joe

Release year: 2012

Directed by: William Friedkin

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple, Thomas Haden Church

Country: United States of America

J. Edgar

J. Edgar

Release year: 2012

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Josh Hamilton

Country: United States of America

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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True Love

True Love

Release year: 2012

Directed by: Michael J. Saul



Release year: 2012

Directed by: Neil Berkeley

Burning Love

Burning Love

Release year: 2012

Directed by: Ken Marino



Release year: 2012

Directed by: Stephen Tolkin

Satyamev Jayate

Satyamev Jayate

Release year: 2012

Starring: Aamir Khan

Country: India


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel

Bring Up The Bodies



Istanbul Passage by Joseph Kanon

Istanbul Passage


Istanbul Passage, in the best tradition of espionage books by Alan Furst and John LeCarre, brilliantly illustrates why Joseph Kanon, Edgar Award-winning author, has been called "the heir apparent".

Cronkite by Douglas Brinkley



Douglas Brinkley is an acclaimed author and historian who presents the definitive and most complete biography of Walter Cronkite, the American news anchor. He has used recently released letters, diaries and other artifacts to do so.

The Passage Of Power by Robert A. Caro

The Passage Of Power



The Amateur by Edward Klein

The Amateur


You think you know Barack Obama the real Barack Obama? The Amateur is the only way to find out.

Birth chart on this day

Discover the planets positions on June 17th, 2012 as well as what the sky looked like at your place

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?



Platform: Arcade

Genre: Music, Idol

Publisher: Bandai

Cherry Tree High Comedy Club

Cherry Tree High Comedy Club

Platform: Windows PC

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Capcom

Dramatical Murder

Dramatical Murder

Platform: PC

Genre: Science fiction, Drama

Publisher: Nitro+chiral

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

Platform: PlayStation Portable

Genre: Drama, Romance, Supernatural, Tragedy

Publisher: 5pb.

Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan

Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan

Platform: Nintendo 3DS

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: EU NIS America


June 17, 2012 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

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