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 Aquarius.
Zodiac Element: Air.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2012 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
Native American Zodiac: The 21st of January, 2012 falls under the Otter.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
Age: Anyone born on the 21st of January, 2012, will be 7 years of age.
American Format: 01-21-2012 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 2012-01-21. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "20120121" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1327104000.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 21st 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 "Underworld Awakening" 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 21st 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.
On the 19th of January, 2012, popular website MegaUpload.com is seized and shut down by the United States Department of Justice.
Weather information for the 21st of January, 2012:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 10.6 degrees Celsius. It was a wet day. It was a windy day. There were 2 hours of sunshine.
New York, USA: Temperature: 20.6 degrees Fahrenheit. -6.33 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 3.05cm.
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 21st of January, 2012.
Looking for some nostalgia? Here are some Youtube videos relating to the 21st 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 21st 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 21st of January, 2012.
2,771 days have passed since this date.
239,410,800 seconds have passed since the 21st of January, 2012.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 279,312,600 times.
Since the 21st of January, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 123,535,972,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 39,901,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 20,589,329 steps. That's about 9,151 miles!
Since this date, 2,872,930 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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