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 16th 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 16th of January, 2012, will be 7 years of age.
American Format: 01-16-2012 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 2012-01-16. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "20120116" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1326672000.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 16th of January:
Republic Day (India)
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 16th of January, 2012:
United States: We Found Love - Rihanna ft Calvin Harris
United Kingdom: Domino - Jessie J
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Contraband" 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 16th 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 16th of January, 2012:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 7.2 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. There were 4 hours of sunshine.
New York, USA: Temperature: 21.6 degrees Fahrenheit. -5.78 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 16th of January, 2012.
Looking for some nostalgia? Here are some Youtube videos relating to the 16th of January, 2012. Please note that videos are automatically selected by Youtube and that results may vary! Click on the "Load Next Video" button to view the next video in the search playlist. In many cases, you'll find episodes of old TV shows, documentaries, music videos and soap dramas.
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Visualize the days that have passed since the 16th 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 16th of January, 2012.
2,683 days have passed since this date.
231,807,600 seconds have passed since the 16th of January, 2012.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 270,442,200 times.
Since the 16th of January, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 119,612,721,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 38,634,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 19,935,454 steps. That's about 8,860 miles!
Since this date, 2,781,691 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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