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January 12th, 2008.

January 12th, 2008, was a Saturday. It was day 12 of 2008. The decade was the 2000s.

13 years, 5 months and 3 days have passed since January 12th, 2008.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 12th, 2008.

  • United States: Low - Flo-Rida & T-Pain
  • United Kingdom: When You Believe - Leon Jackson
Play the top hits from 2008.
A Spotify playlist of songs from 2008. Let us take you back to the peak days of Flo Rida, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys and Basshunter.

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Bucket List" was at the top of the box office on January 12th, 2008.

Take me back to January 12th, 2008!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 12th, 2008 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The Christmas holiday season is long over, the decorations have been taken down and a sense of normality has returned. In America, the song Low by Flo-Rida & T-Pain is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, When You Believe by Leon Jackson is the number one hit song.

George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Bucket List is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Gordon Brown is the current Prime Minister. Practically every teenager and adult has a MySpace or a Bebo account.

A rock music genre called "Emo" is extremely popular at the moment. The genre, which stands for "emotional hardcore", has created a subculture of "Emos" who dye their hair black and wear thick frame glasses. Meanwhile, in technology news, more and more people are beginning to use the Internet on their phones. This transition towards mobile Internet has been aided by the recent roll-out of faster 3G networks and the introduction of larger touchscreen phones. A social network called Facebook is beginning to surge in popularity, replacing the likes of MySpace.

Video rental stores such as Blockbuster are currently struggling to keep their heads above water. This is due to the popularity of new online streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. It's 2008, so the music charts are filled with artists such as Flo Rida, Katy Perry, Rihanna and T.I. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "King of the Hill", "24", "Stargate Atlantis" and "Grey's Anatomy".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Portal", "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare", "Assassin's Creed" and "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Fairly OddParents", "One Tree Hill", "LazyTown" and "Everybody Hates Chris". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3 and iPod Touch.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on January 12th, 2008.

  • Britney Spears' public meltdown continues.

    Britney Spears' public meltdown continues.

    On January 3rd, 2008, Britney Spears was escorted to an LA hospital in an ambulance following a 3-hour custody standoff involving her two young sons.

  • Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - "Please Read the Letter"

    Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - "Please Read the Letter"

    "Please Read the Letter" by Robert Plant & Alison Krauss went on to win a Grammy for 2008's Record of the Year.

  • 2008 in music.

    2008 in music.

    Popular music artists in 2008 included Sara Bareilles, Chris Brown, Rihanna, Usher, Jordin Sparks, Ray J, Leona Lewis, Lil Wayne, T.I., Pink, Beyoncé, Natasha Bedingfield, Coldplay, Katy Perry, M.I.A., Kevin Rudolf and Britney Spears.

  • World Economic Crisis.

    World Economic Crisis.

    Throughout 2008, a world economic crisis took hold. Countries fell into recession and stock markets plunged. Icelandic banks went into receivership. Ireland issued a "bank guarantee" and both the EU and the US slipped into recession.

  • The highest paid celebrities in 2008.

    The highest paid celebrities in 2008.

    According to Forbes, the highest paid celebrities in 2008 were Oprah Winfrey, Tiger Woods, Angelina Jolie, Beyoncé, David Beckham, Johnny Depp, Jay-Z, The Police, J.K. Rowling, Brad Pitt and Paula Deen.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 2008?

    Who were the best NBA players in 2008?

    In 2008, the best NBA players were Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, LeBron James, Dwight Howard, Chris Paul, Dirk Nowitzki, Tim Duncan, Amare Stoudemire, Steve Nash, Deron Williams, Carlos Boozer, Paul Pierce, Yao Ming, Tracy McGrady and Manu Ginóbili.

  • Time Person of the Year 2008.

    Time Person of the Year 2008.

    US President Barack Obama was named as the Time Person of the Year in 2008. In November of 2008, Obama became the first African American to be elected as the president of the United States.

  • Megan Fox.

    Megan Fox.

    American actress Megan Fox was listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 2008.

  • Who were the best football players in 2008?

    Who were the best football players in 2008?

    In 2008, the best soccer players were Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Fernando Torres, Iker Casillas, Xavi, Andrey Arshavin, David Villa, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Kaká and Steven Gerrard.

  • 2008 in movies.

    2008 in movies.

    Movies that hit the big screen in 2008 included the likes of The Dark Knight, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Kung Fu Panda, Hancock, Mamma Mia!, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Iron Man, Quantum of Solace, WALL-E, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Slumdog Millionaire, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Tropic Thunder and Cloverfield.

  • Slumdog Millionaire.

    Slumdog Millionaire.

    "Slumdog Millionaire" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2008.

  • Online streaming begins to threaten video rental stores.

    Online streaming begins to threaten video rental stores.

    In the late naughties, online video streaming was becoming more and more popular. New services such as Netflix and Hulu were gaining millions of users and video rental stores such as Blockbuster were starting to feel the impact. During this stage, small video stores started to close, while the larger franchises downsized and branched out into selling other products such as cell phones and merchandise.

  • I Am Legend.

    I Am Legend.

    The post-apocalyptic film "I Am Legend" was being shown in movie theaters at this time. The movie starred Will Smith as US Army virologist Robert Neville.

  • HD TV becomes the norm.

    HD TV becomes the norm.

    In the late naughties, HD TV became the norm and flat screen television sets started to became more affordable.

  • Mobile Internet begins to take off.

    Mobile Internet begins to take off.

    In the later half of "the naughties", more and more people started to use the Internet on their cell phones. This was aided by the roll-out of faster 3G Internet networks and introduction of larger touchscreen phones.

  • The HD DVD war.

    The HD DVD war.

    During this period of time, two HD DVD formats called "Blu-ray" and "HD DVD" were competing with each other to become the standard. As a result, certain movies and TV shows could only be found on one of the formats. This was because film studios would align themselves with one of the formats. In rental stores, it was common to see separate Blu-ray and HD DVD sections.

  • Bringing digital cameras to nightclubs and bars.

    Bringing digital cameras to nightclubs and bars.

    In the late 2000s, it was extremely popular for people to bring digital cameras with them on a night out. The next day, they would then upload their photographs to social media websites such as Facebook, MySpace and Bebo. This was before phones came equipped with high quality cameras.

  • Bebo.

    Bebo.

    In countries such as the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Ireland, a social network called Bebo was extremely popular in the mid-to-late naughties. Bebo was famous for its quizzes, auto-playing video box, whiteboard, "Bebo Skins" and "Bebo Luv" features.

  • Music stores are going out of business.

    Music stores are going out of business.

    During this period, many music stores were closing their doors for the last time. The ease at which people could download or stream music meant that the business model of selling CDs was no longer viable.

  • Scene kids.

    Scene kids.

    From the mid-2000s to 2010, "scene kids" were a popular subculture. The scene kid fashion consisted of skinny jeans, bright colors and straight hair with long fringes.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 13 years, 5 months and 3 days have passed since January 12th, 2008.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 02 of 2008.
  • Leap Year: 2008 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
  • Age: Anyone born on January 12th, 2008, will be 13 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 2008 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1200096000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 12th, 2008.

  • December 14th, 2007: The movie I Am Legend (2007) is released.
  • December 14th, 2007: Soccer: Fabio Capello becomes the new manager of England.
  • December 15th, 2007: Leon Jackson wins The X Factor.
  • December 16th, 2007: American politician Ron Paul sets a record by raising over six million dollars online in just 24 hours.
  • December 21st, 2007: The movie P.S. I Love You (2007) is released.
  • December 21st, 2007: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) is released in cinemas.
  • December 26th, 2007: The film There Will Be Blood (2007) is released.
  • December 27th, 2007: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is assassinated in Rawalpindi.
  • December 29th, 2007: Scottish footballer Phil O'Donnell dies after suffering a cardiac arrest while playing for Motherwell against Dundee United.
  • January 2nd, 2008: The price of petroleum hits $100 per barrel.
  • January 3rd, 2008: Pop star Britney Spears is brought away in an ambulance following a 3-hour custody standoff involving her two young sons.
  • January 7th, 2008: The first episode of the webseries "Arby 'n' the Chief" is released.
  • This date: January 12th, 2008
  • January 16th, 2008: Football: Kevin Keegan makes an unexpected return as manager of Newcastle United.
  • January 18th, 2008: The movie Cloverfield (2008) is released.
  • January 20th, 2008: The first episode of Breaking Bad is aired.
  • January 21st, 2008: World stock markets take a plunge as talk of a US recession continues to grow.
  • January 22nd, 2008: Actor Heath Ledger dies from acute combined drug intoxication at the age of 28.
  • January 24th, 2008: Allegations surface that Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole cheated on his wife Cheryl.
  • January 25th, 2008: The subreddit /r/atheism is created on Reddit.
  • February 1st, 2008: Pop star Britney Spears is placed under temporary conservatorship.
  • February 2nd, 2008: Brock Lesnar defeats Frank Mir during his debut at UFC 81: Breaking Point.
  • February 3rd, 2008: Super Bowl XLII: The New York Giants defeat the New England Patriots by 17-14 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
  • February 8th, 2008: In Bruges (2008) is released in movie theaters.
  • February 10th, 2008: Project Chanology: Roughly 7,000 people stage worldwide protests against the Church of Scientology.
  • February 11th, 2008: Football: Italian manager Giovanni Trapattoni agrees to take over the Republic of Ireland national team.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 12th, 2008, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2008 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 12th, 2008 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Photos of late 2000s fashion.

Photographs of late 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of late 2000s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • The Hills - American reality television series. Spin-off of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.
  • How I Met Your Mother - Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.
  • Bones - Crime comedy-drama TV series.
  • Prison Break - TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - American comedy sitcom.
  • Grey's Anatomy - Medical drama television series.
  • The Office - The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.
  • House - Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.
  • Battlestar Galactica - Sci-fi series.
  • Desperate Housewives - TV show about housewives living in suburban America.
  • Boston Legal - TV show about a Boston law firm.
  • CSI: NY - New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.

Kid's TV shows on January 12th, 2008.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 2008.

  • Wizards of Waverly Place
  • iCarly
  • Phineas and Ferb
  • Curious George
  • The Hills
  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
  • Hannah Montana
  • Ben 10
  • Everybody Hates Chris
  • Go, Diego, Go!
  • The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Zoey 101
  • LazyTown
  • Peppa Pig
  • One Tree Hill
  • The Fairly OddParents
  • Dora the Explorer
  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy

Popular toys and games in 2008.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2008.

  • iPod Touch
  • The PlayStation 3
  • The Xbox 360

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Uncharted: Drake's Fortune - Third person adventure game that was released on the PS3.
  • Assassin's Creed - The first game in the series.
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - Popular first-person shooter game. The first game in the series to make the shift to a modern time-frame.
  • Half-Life 2: Episode Two - Iconic first-person shooter game that was developed by Valve Corporation.
  • Team Fortress 2 - Team-based game that was developed by Valve Corporation.
  • Portal - Puzzle game developed by Valve.
  • Halo 3 - First-person shooter game that was developed by Bungie. Released for the XBox 360.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 2008.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out January 12th, 2014 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 12th of January.

Weather on January 12th, 2008.

Historical weather information for January 12th, 2008.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 11.5 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 36.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 2.5 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.03cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 5.56 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.03cm.

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on January 12th, 2008.

UK Prime Minister.

Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 12th, 2008.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 12th, 2008 was most likely conceived around the 4th of April, 2007.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 12th, 2008 is close to the 21st of October, 2008.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 12th, 2008.

  • A total of 4,904 days have passed since this date.
  • 700 weeks have passed.
  • 423,702,000 seconds have passed since the January 12th, 2008.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 494,319,000 times.
  • Since January 12th, 2008, the earth has travelled approximately 218,630,232,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 70,617,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 36,438,372 steps. That's about 16,195 miles!
  • Since this date, 5,084,424 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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