Leap Year: 2012 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Capricorn.
Zodiac Element: Earth.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2012 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
Native American Zodiac: The 4th of January, 2012 falls under the Goose.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
Age: Anyone born on the 4th of January, 2012, will be 7 years of age.
American Format: 01-04-2012 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 2012-01-04. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "20120104" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1325635200.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 4th of January, 2012:
United States: Sexy And I Know It - LMFAO
United Kingdom: Paradise - Coldplay
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Mission: Impossible 4" was at the top of the box office on this date.
News Topics, Fads & Culture
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 4th of January, 2012.
Fifty Shades of Grey
During the second half of 2011, an erotic novel called Fifty Shades of Grey became one of the fastest selling books of all time.
The motto "YOLO" is continuing to rise in popularity. In November of 2011, rapper Drake further popularizes the acronym.
Time Person of the Year 2012
US President Barack Obama is named as the Time Person of Year in 2012.
The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is in the news. Several websites, including Wikipedia, protest against the bill by taking part in a "blackout."
2012 in music.
Popular music artists in 2012 included Adele, David Guetta, Kelly Clarkson, Nicki Minaj, The Wanted, Gotye, Flo Rida, Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, One Direction, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Ellie Goulding, Fun, Maroon 5, Alex Clare, Bruno Mars and The Lumineers.
Weather information for the 4th of January, 2012:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 9.8 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 15.5 degrees Fahrenheit. -9.17 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 0.51cm.
London, England: Temperature: 7 degrees Celsius.
Who was the US President on this particular date?
Barack Obama was the President of the United States on the 4th of January, 2012.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on the 4th of January, 2012 was probably conceived around the 27th of March, 2011. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 4th of January, 2012 is the 13th of October, 2012. (Rough Estimate).
Around This Time...
Things that happened during this general period of time...
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Visualize the days that have passed since the 4th of January, 2012. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.
Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 4th of January, 2012.
2,662 days have passed since this date.
229,993,200 seconds have passed since the 4th of January, 2012.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 268,325,400 times.
Since the 4th of January, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 118,676,491,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 38,332,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 19,779,415 steps. That's about 8,791 miles!
Since this date, 2,759,918 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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