Wednesday June 20, 2012: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 6/20/2012, UK date format: 20/6/2012

June 20th, 2012 was the 172nd day of the year 2012 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Gemini. The day of the week was Wednesday.

The number one song in US was Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen.

Moneyball, directed by Bennett Miller, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2012 while A Blaze Of Glory by Jeff Shaara was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching True Love. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Asphalt 7: Heat or ARC Squadron.

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 20, 2012 Events

What happened on June 20, 2012?

Historical Events

  • After seizing four hostages from the Credit Industriel et Commercial bank, in Toulouse in southern France, a gunman was arrested. This is the same bank where Mohammed Merah killed five people in March.
  • Israeli airstrikes respond to rocket attacks from Gaza Strip, resulting at least in one death.
  • Turkey's military confirmed that it carried out strikes against Kurdish rebel targets in Iraq.
  • According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, at least 20 soldiers from Syria's Army and five rebels were killed in heavy fighting near Latakia.
  • Tribal fighting in western Libya has left 105 people dead, and 500 others injured.
  • Rupert Murdoch, media mogul, launches surprise bid to buy billionaire James Packer’s share in Consolidated Media Holdings. This stakeholder is a major stakeholder in Foxtel and Fox Sports Australia.
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What happened on June 20 in history? Find out the list of June 20th major events

What was 2012 famous for? Discover everything about 2012


June 20, 2012 Famous Birthdays

Other June 20th famous birthdays

  • Nicole Kidman

    American actress, known for her energetic roles and her marriage to Tom Cruise.

  • French politician and candidate for the Far Right National Front in 2002.

  • Brian Wilson

    American musician and the eccentric genius behind "The Beach Boys", a composer and producer, who quit touring with the group at the age of...

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How old am I?

If June 20, 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 20.

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June 20, 2012 Famous Deaths

Who died on June 20, 2012?

Other June 20th famous deaths

  • French composer and organist.

  • American screenplay writer, actor and director before he found his niche as a TV director.

  • New York, United States -- Actor (Cobra Woman, Macbeth, Rocky, Cornered).

  • Canadian-born producer and film director (d. 1978).

See all famous people who died on June 20th


June 20, 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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Can the numbers in June 20, 2012 reveal something about your future ? Find out


June 20, 2012 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was June 20, 2012?

The day of the week was Wednesday.

June 20th marks the 171st day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2012.

There are 194 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


June 20, 2012 Holidays and Observances

What is special on June 20, 2012?


  • American Radio Relay League ? Bring your Handy-Talky to Work Day
  • West Virginia ? West Virginia Day.
  • Flag Day in Argentina (1938).
  • UNHCR - World Refugee Day.
  • Ancient Latvia ? Zalu Diena.
  • Roman Empire ? Festival in honor of Summanus.
  • Day of The Royal Victorian Order.


  • World Refugee Day
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Music charts

What was the number one song on June 20, 2012? Which were the top hits on June 20, 2012?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

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

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Climax
  2. - Cashin' Out
  3. - Mercy
  4. - Nobody's Perfect
  5. - Heart Attack

Top #5 Rock songs

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

Top #5 Latin songs

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

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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



Release year: 2012

Directed by: Seth MacFarlane

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane, Joel McHale

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

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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A Blaze Of Glory by Jeff Shaara

A Blaze Of Glory


"[A] fascinating read. . . In this first book in a trilogy, Jeff Shaara returns to the U.S. Civil War. . . . This novel is meticulously researched, and gives a vivid reality of the historical events ."--Library.

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 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.

Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel

Bring Up The Bodies



Wild by Cheryl Strayed



#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed believed she had lost all. Her family dispersed and her marriage was soon ended in the wake of her mother's passing.

Birth chart on this day

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Asphalt 7: Heat

Asphalt 7: Heat

Platform: iOS, Android, BlackBerry 10, Windows Phone 8, BlackBerry PlayBook, Windows 8

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Gameloft

ARC Squadron

ARC Squadron

Platform: iOS, Android

Genre: Space combat

Publisher: Psyonix

Elemental: Fallen Enchantress

Elemental: Fallen Enchantress

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: 4X, turn-based strategy

Publisher: Stardock

Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk

Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk

Platform: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: JP Gust Co. Ltd.; WW Koei Tecmo



Platform: Microsoft Windows PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4 Xbox 360 Xbox One

Genre: Action-adventure, stealth

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks


June 20, 2012 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

New Moon

The moon phase for June 20, 2012 is New Moon.

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $84.40
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $588.21
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $30.93
  • General Electric GE: opens at $20.00
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $198.70

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 79.47 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.0184 CAD
  • 1 USD = 0.9455 CHF
  • 1 USD = 6.3598 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 100.91 JPY

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