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From left, clockwise: The passenger cruise ship Costa Concordia lies capsized after the Costa Concordia disaster; Damage to Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, New Jersey as a result of Hurricane Sandy; People gather at a Mayan temple to commemorate the end of the Mayan calendar on December 21, when it was predicted a doomsday event would occur; NASA's Curiosity Rover lands on the surface of Mars; The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting caused shock and outrage across the United States and the world; K-pop artist Psy performs his hit single Gangnam Style, which became a cultural phenomenon in 2012; the elementary particle, the Higgs boson, dubbed "The God Particle", is discovered by CERN and revolutionizes quantum physics; The 2012 Summer Olympics open in London. 2012 Events Collage V3.png
From left, clockwise: The passenger cruise ship Costa Concordia lies capsized after the Costa Concordia disaster; Damage to Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, New Jersey as a result of Hurricane Sandy; People gather at a Mayan temple to commemorate the end of the Mayan calendar on December 21, when it was predicted a doomsday event would occur; NASA's Curiosity Rover lands on the surface of Mars; The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting caused shock and outrage across the United States and the world; K-pop artist Psy performs his hit single Gangnam Style, which became a cultural phenomenon in 2012; the elementary particle, the Higgs boson, dubbed "The God Particle", is discovered by CERN and revolutionizes quantum physics; The 2012 Summer Olympics open in London.

Millennium: 3rd millennium
Centuries:
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2012 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 2012
MMXII
Ab urbe condita 2765
Armenian calendar 1461
ԹՎ ՌՆԿԱ
Assyrian calendar 6762
Baháʼí calendar 168–169
Balinese saka calendar 1933–1934
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 辛卯年 (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 1933–1934
 - Kali Yuga 5112–5113
Holocene calendar 12012
Igbo calendar 1012–1013
Iranian calendar 1390–1391
Islamic calendar 1433–1434
Japanese calendar Heisei 24
(平成24年)
Javanese calendar 1945–1946
Juche calendar 101
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4345
Minguo calendar ROC 101
民國101年
Nanakshahi calendar 544
Thai solar calendar 2555
Tibetan calendar 阴金兔年
(female Iron-Rabbit)
2138 or 1757 or 985
     to 
阳水龙年
(male Water-Dragon)
2139 or 1758 or 986
Unix time 1325376000 – 1356998399

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

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2012 was designated as:

Events

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Births

Deaths

Deaths
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January

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Etta James
Oscar Luigi Scalfaro Oscar Luigi Scalfaro portrait.jpg
Oscar Luigi Scalfaro

February

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Whitney Houston
Davy Jones Davy Jones (Geneva, IL, 2006).jpg
Davy Jones

March

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F. Sherwood Rowland
Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria Chuck Kennedy - The Official White House Photostream - P060409CK-0199 (pd).jpg
Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria
George Tupou V George Tupou V of Tonga, 2011 (cropped).jpg
George Tupou V

April

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Mike Wallace
Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Maersk-McKinney-Moller m.jpg
Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller

May

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Carlos Fuentes
Donna Summer Nobel Peace Price Concert 2009 Donna Summer1 cropped.jpg
Donna Summer
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Robin Gibb

June

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Ray Bradbury
Yitzhak Shamir Yitzhak Shamir (1980).jpg
Yitzhak Shamir

July

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Andy Griffith
Ernest Borgnine Ernest Borgnine McHale McHale's Navy 1962.JPG
Ernest Borgnine
Maeve Binchy Binchy33.jpg
Maeve Binchy

August

Bernard Lovell BernardLovell.jpg
Bernard Lovell
Phyllis Diller Phyllis Diller Allan Warren.jpg
Phyllis Diller
Neil Armstrong Neil Armstrong pose.jpg
Neil Armstrong

September

Michael Clarke Duncan MichaelClarkeDuncanJan09.jpg
Michael Clarke Duncan
Santiago Carrillo Santiago Carrillo firmando en la Feria del Libro de Madrid en 2006.jpg
Santiago Carrillo

October

Eric Hobsbawm Eric Hobsbawm.jpg
Eric Hobsbawm

November

Larry Hagman Larry Hagman 2011 (cropped).jpg
Larry Hagman

December

Oscar Niemeyer Oscar Niemeyer 1968b.jpg
Oscar Niemeyer
Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. NormanSchwarzkopf.jpg
Norman Schwarzkopf Jr.

Nobel Prizes

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1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1962nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 962nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 62nd year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1960s decade.

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2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2002nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 2nd year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 3rd year of the 2000s decade.

2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2004th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 4th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 5th year of the 2000s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2009</span> Calendar year

2009 (MMIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2009th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 9th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2000s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2005</span> Calendar year

2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2005th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 5th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 6th year of the 2000s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2006</span> Calendar year

2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2006th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 6th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 7th year of the 2000s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2007</span> Calendar year

2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2007th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 7th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 8th year of the 2000s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2011</span> Calendar year

2011 (MMXI) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2011th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 11th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 2nd year of the 2010s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2010</span> Calendar year

2010 (MMX) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2010th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 10th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 1st year of the 2010s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2013</span> Calendar year

2013 (MMXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2013th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 13th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 4th year of the 2010s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2014</span> Calendar year

2014 (MMXIV) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2014th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 14th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 5th year of the 2010s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2015</span> Calendar year

2015 (MMXV) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2015th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 15th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 6th year of the 2010s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2016</span> Calendar year

2016 (MMXVI) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2016th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 16th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 7th year of the 2010s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2017</span> Calendar year

2017 (MMXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2017th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 17th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 8th year of the 2010s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2018</span> Calendar year

2018 (MMXVIII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2018th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 18th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 9th year of the 2010s decade.

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