Saturday October 20, 2012: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 10/20/2012, UK date format: 20/10/2012

October 20th, 2012 was the 294th day of the year 2012 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Libra. The day of the week was Saturday.

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 In Sunlight And In Shadow by Mark Helprin 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 AKB1/149 Renai Sōsenkyo (Love Election) or Autumn Dynasty.

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.

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October 20, 2012 Events

What happened on October 20, 2012?

Historical Events

  • Syrian civil war: UN special envoy Lakhdar brahimi (Arab League) meets with Walid Muallem, Syrian Foreign Minister, Damascus to try to negotiate a temporary ceasefire for next week's Eid al-Adha holiday.
  • Authorities in Tripoli announce that Muammar Gaddafi has captured Moussa Ibrahim, the former spokesman of Muammar. He is located near Tarhouna 40 miles south-east of Tripoli. Ibrahim's location was unknown since 2011's civil war and several reports had previously reported his arrest. A few hours later, an audio message purporting to be from Ibrahim was posted online. It claims that he has not been captured and is even in Libya.
  • Siege of Bani Walid (2012) - Reports indicate that Khamis Gaddafi (the youngest son of Muammar Gadafi) was killed in the fighting at Bani Walid. Since the start of last year's civil conflict, the 29-year old has been declared dead multiple times.
  • The United Nations Security Council announced plans to impose sanctions against the leaders of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's M23 rebel group for violating an arms embargo.
  • Boko Haram members are suspected to have attacked Potiskum in northern Nigeria, causing destruction of several buildings and the deaths of at least 23 people.
  • 9 people were killed in clashes overnight in southeastern Turkey, including 6 security personnel and 3 suspected Kurdish militants.
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What happened on October 20 in history? Find out the list of October 20th major events

What was 2012 famous for? Discover everything about 2012


October 20, 2012 Famous Birthdays

Other October 20th famous birthdays

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How old am I?

If October 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 October 20.

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October 20, 2012 Famous Deaths

Other October 20th famous deaths

  • Burt Lancaster

    Actor Elmer Gantry dies at 80 from a heart attack.

  • Joel McCrea

    American actor, with over 100 films, who began his career as a horse-wrangler in westerns.

  • Anthony Quayle

    England, United Kingdom -- Actor.

  • Basil Radford

    Actor (Whisky Galore Dead of Night), is killed at 55.

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October 20, 2012 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Libra personality

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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 20, 2012 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was October 20, 2012?

The day of the week was Saturday.

October 20th marks the 293rd day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2012.

There are 72 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


October 20, 2012 Holidays and Observances

What is special on October 20, 2012?


  • October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Bahá'f Faith - Holy Day - the Báb
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Music charts

What was the number one song on October 20, 2012? Which were the top hits on October 20, 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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In Sunlight And In Shadow by Mark Helprin

In Sunlight And In Shadow


New York City is alive and well in 1946's summer. Harry Copeland is a World War II vet who has returned to the family business.

How Children Succeed by Paul Tough

How Children Succeed


"Drop the flashcards - grit, character and curiosity are more important than cognitive skills. A powerful wake-up call ."--People: Why are some children successful while others fail?

Dark Storm by Christine Feehan

Dark Storm


Return to the "steamy, dreamy" world (Publishers Weekly), of Christine Feehan's New York Times bestselling Carpathian novel as thundering passions signal an approaching dark force... Buried alive for many

One Last Strike by Tony La Russa with Rick Hummel

One Last Strike


On an extra title page, SIGNED FIRST Edition, "Has been Specially Bound, Produced By the Publisher." Signed and numbered by La Russa.

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 …

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

AKB1/149 Renai Sōsenkyo (Love Election)

AKB1/149 Renai Sōsenkyo (Love Election)

Platform: PlayStation Portable PlayStation Vita PlayStation 3

Genre: Dating sim

Publisher: Namco Bandai Games

Autumn Dynasty

Autumn Dynasty

Platform: iOS,[1] Android,[2] BlackBerry

Alan Wake's American Nightmare

Alan Wake's American Nightmare

Platform: Xbox 360 Xbox ONE Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action-adventure, psychological horror, third-person shooter

Publisher: Microsoft Studios

Book of Spells

Book of Spells

Platform: PlayStation 3

Genre: Augmented reality

Angry Birds Space

Angry Birds Space

Platform: iOS, Android, BlackBerry 10, Windows Phone, Microsoft Windows, Windows 8, BlackBerry Tablet OS, Mac OS X

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Rovio Entertainment


October 20, 2012 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

First Quarter

The moon phase for October 20, 2012 is First Quarter.

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Sport Games on October 20, 2012

Sport Games on October 20, 2012

Serie A

Italian Football
  • Juventus - Napoli : 2 - 0
  • Lazio - Milan : 3 - 2
See all Football game results of October 20, 2012

Jupiler League

Football (Belgium)
  • Cercle Brugge - Mechelen : 1 - 2
  • Genk - Germinal : 3 - 0
  • Gent - Kortrijk : 0 - 1
  • Lierse - Charleroi : 0 - 1
  • Oud-Heverlee Leuven - Club Brugge : 4 - 1
See all Football game results of October 20, 2012

Bundesliga 1

Football (Germany)
  • Dortmund - Schalke 04 : 1 - 2
  • Ein Frankfurt - Hannover : 3 - 1
  • Fortuna Dusseldorf - Bayern Munich : 0 - 5
  • Leverkusen - Mainz : 2 - 2
  • Werder Bremen - M'gladbach : 4 - 0
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Bundesliga 2

Football (Germany)
  • Dresden - Braunschweig : 0 - 2
  • Regensburg - FC Koln : 2 - 3
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