Wednesday October 17, 2012: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 10/17/2012, UK date format: 17/10/2012

October 17th, 2012 was the 291st day of the year 2012 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Libra. The day of the week was Wednesday.

The number one song in US was One More Night by Maroon 5.

Moneyball, directed by Bennett Miller, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2012 while Winter of the World by Ken Follett was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching The Greatest Event in Television History. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Basketball Pro Management or Amnesia Fortnight 2012.

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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October 17, 2012 Events

What happened on October 17, 2012?

Historical Events

  • During an ambush in Hashaba (Sudan), one UNAMID peacekeeper was killed and three others were wounded.
  • 2012 Syrian-Turkish border fighting: Turkish artillery responds to a Syrian bomb that landed on Turkish territory, Hatay Province.
  • Two U.S. Navy sailors were arrested for allegedly raping a Japanese woman in Okinawa.
  • After an officer used a Taser to attack a blind man, the UK's Lancashire Police apologized. The Taser was misinterpreted as a samurai blade by his white cane. The matter has been referred to Independent Police Complaints Commission.
  • Mohammed Nafis was arrested by the FBI for plotting to set off a car bomb weighing 1,000 lb (454kg) in front of New York's Federal Reserve Bank.
  • Former barrister Kate Lampard is appointed by the UK's Department of Health to lead an inquiry into allegations that Jimmy Savile was involved in activities at hospitals.
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October 17, 2012 Famous Birthdays

Other October 17th famous birthdays

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  • American actress, who was also one of the most well-known pin-up girls during World War II.

  • Montgomery Clift

    Film actor (From Here to Eternity).

  • Montgomery Clift

    Film actor (From Here to Eternity).

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How old am I?

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October 17, 2012 Famous Deaths

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October 17, 2012 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Libra personality

Who should a Libra marry?

Babies born in October are either Libra or Scorpio. People born before October 22nd are Libra, while people born from October 23rd have the sign of Scorpio

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Chinese Zodiac

Dragon chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Dragon

Element: Water

Dragon personality

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October 17, 2012 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was October 17, 2012?

The day of the week was Wednesday.

October 17th marks the 290th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2012.

There are 75 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


October 17, 2012 Holidays and Observances

What is special on October 17, 2012?


  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (áthelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
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Music charts

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

  1. - One More Night
  2. - Gangnam Style
  3. - Live While We're Young
  4. - Some Nights
  5. - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Diamonds
  2. - Clique
  3. - Mercy
  4. - Adorn
  5. - No Lie

Top #5 Rock songs

  1. - Some Nights
  2. - Too Close
  3. - Home
  4. - 50 Ways To Say Goodbye
  5. - I Will Wait

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Algo Me Gusta De Ti
  2. - Incondicional
  3. - Dutty Love
  4. - Will U Still Love Me Tomorrow
  5. - Hasta Que Salga El Sol

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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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The Greatest Event in Television History

The Greatest Event in Television History

Release year: 2012

The Inbetweeners

The Inbetweeners

Release year: 2012

Directed by: Ben Palmer

Bad Education

Bad Education

Release year: 2012

Directed by: Pedro Almodovar

Hotel Hell

Hotel Hell

Release year: 2012

Directed by: Derrick Granado

Transformers: Rescue Bots

Transformers: Rescue Bots

Release year: 2012

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Winter of the World by Ken Follett

Winter of the World


"This book is truly extraordinary. . . . The reader will likely wish there were more pages. The Huffington Post. Winter of the World picks up from Fall of Giants, the original novel in the remarkable Century Trilogy. It follows …

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

The Casual Vacancy



Zoo by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge



A CBS-TV TV SERIES COMING TO LIFE JUNE 30, 2015 This is James Patterson’s greatest book.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl


The #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER When Nick's intelligent and beautiful wife vanishes, presents are being wrapped and reservations made.

Into The Fire by Dakota Meyer and Bing West

Into The Fire


"The Story of Dakota" . . will be told for generations."--President Barack Obama, from remarks given at Meyer's Medal of Honor ceremonyIn the fall of 2009, Taliban insurgents

Birth chart on this day

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Basketball Pro Management

Basketball Pro Management

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Sports game, Business simulation, Sports Management

Publisher: Umix Studios

Amnesia Fortnight 2012

Amnesia Fortnight 2012

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action adventure, Sim game, platformer, sandbox, RPG

Publisher: Double Fine Productions

Air Mail

Air Mail

Platform: iOS

DoDonPachi SaiDaiOuJou

DoDonPachi SaiDaiOuJou

Platform: Arcade, Xbox 360

Genre: Bullet Hell

Publisher: Cave

Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan

Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan

Platform: Nintendo 3DS

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: EU NIS America


October 17, 2012 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

New Moon

The moon phase for October 17, 2012 is New Moon.

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Sport Games on October 17, 2012

Sport Games on October 17, 2012

Division 3

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Clyde - Elgin : 2 - 2
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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $92.62
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $648.87
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $29.30
  • General Electric GE: opens at $22.77
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $201.21

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 79.02 JPY
  • 1 USD = 0.9778 CAD
  • 1 USD = 0.9222 CHF
  • 1 USD = 6.2545 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 103.64 JPY

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