2012

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"MMXII" redirects here. For the Killing Joke album, see MMXII (album).
This article is about the year 2012. For the film, see 2012 (film). For other uses, see 2012 (disambiguation).
2012 : January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December
Millennium: 3rd millennium
Centuries: 20th century21st century22nd century
Decades: 1980s  1990s  2000s  – 2010s –  2020s  2030s  2040s
Years: 2009 2010 201120122013 2014 2015
2012 by topic:
News by month
JanFebMarAprMayJun
JulAugSepOctNovDec
Arts
ArchitectureArtComicsFilmHome videoLiterature (Poetry) – Music (Country, Metal, UK) – RadioTelevisionVideo gaming
Politics
ElectionsInt'l leadersPoliticsState leadersSovereign states
Science and technology
ArchaeologyAviationBirding/OrnithologyMeteorologyPalaeontologyRail transportScienceSpaceflight
Sports
SportAthletics (Track and Field)Australian Football LeagueBaseballBasketballFootball (soccer)CricketIce HockeyMotorsport – Road cycling (men, women) – TennisRugby league
By place
AlgeriaArgentinaAustraliaBangladesh - Belgium - BrazilCanadaPeople's Republic of ChinaCosta RicaDenmarkEl SalvadorEgyptEuropean UnionFranceGeorgiaGermanyGhanaHungaryIndiaIraqIranIrelandIsraelItalyJapanKenyaLatviaLithuaniaLuxembourgMalaysiaMexicoMoldovaNew ZealandNorwayPakistanPalestinian territoriesPhilippinesPolandRomaniaRussiaSerbiaSingaporeSouth AfricaSouth KoreaSpainSri LankaUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited States
Other topics
AwardsLawReligious leaders
Birth and death categories
BirthsDeaths
Establishments and disestablishments categories
EstablishmentsDisestablishments
Works and introductions categories
WorksIntroductions
Works entering the public domain
2012 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 2012
MMXII
Ab urbe condita 2765
Armenian calendar 1461
ԹՎ ՌՆԿԱ
Assyrian calendar 6762
Bahá'í calendar 168–169
Bengali calendar 1419
Berber calendar 2962
British Regnal year 60 Eliz. 2 – 61 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2556
Burmese calendar 1374
Byzantine calendar 7520–7521
Chinese calendar 辛卯(Metal Rabbit)
4708 or 4648
    — to —
壬辰年 (Water Dragon)
4709 or 4649
Coptic calendar 1728–1729
Discordian calendar 3178
Ethiopian calendar 2004–2005
Hebrew calendar 5772–5773
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2068–2069
 - Shaka Samvat 1934–1935
 - Kali Yuga 5113–5114
Holocene calendar 12012
Igbo calendar 1012–1013
Iranian calendar 1390–1391
Islamic calendar 1433–1434
Japanese calendar Heisei 24
(平成24年)
Juche calendar 101
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4345
Minguo calendar ROC 101
民國101年
Thai solar calendar 2555
Unix time 1325376000–1356998399

2012 (MMXII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, the 2012th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 12th year of the 3rd millennium, the 12th year of the 21st century, and the 3rd year of the 2010s decade.

Events

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Births

Deaths

Main article: Deaths in 2012
Further information: Category:2012 deaths

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

Sun Myung Moon with his wife Hak Ja Han

October

November

December

Nobel Prizes

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In fiction

See also


References

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