January 12th, 2012

January 12th, 2012, fell on a Thursday. It was day 12 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.

9 years, 3 months and 10 days have passed since January 12th, 2012.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 12th, 2012:

  • United States: Sexy And I Know It - LMFAO
  • United Kingdom: Good Feeling - Flo Rida

Movie Box Office

Which movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "The Devil Inside" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is January 12th, 2012 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. The Christmas holiday season is long over, the decorations have been taken down and a sense of normality has returned.

In America, the song Sexy And I Know It by LMFAO is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Good Feeling by Flo Rida is the number one hit song. Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Devil Inside is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, David Cameron is the current Prime Minister. Pre-made comics called "Rage Comics" are extremely popular on the Internet at the moment, as people use them to share relatable experiences. Protests in Syria have snowballed and a civil war has started. Armed militias are currently springing up across the country.

The slang phrase "YOLO" is continuing to rise in usage. In his song "The Motto", rapper Drake has further popularized the acronym, which stands for "You only live once." It's 2012, so the music charts are being dominated by artists such as Carly Rae Jepsen, Gotye, Flo Rida, LMFAO and Ellie Goulding. A tragic hot air balloon crash near Carterton, New Zealand, has resulted in the deaths of all 11 people on board.

A cringe-worthy Youtube video called "My Video for Briona" is going viral at the moment. The videos consists of a teenager expressing his love for his girlfriend by giving a soppy 2-minute-long monologue. Barcelona star Lionel Messi has won his third Ballon d'Or prize after being Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona team-mate Xavi. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Bones", "Glee", "Community" and "Jersey Shore".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Crysis 2", "Portal 2", "Batman: Arkham City" and "Battlefield 3". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse", "iCarly", "Glee" and "Jake and the Never Land Pirates". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Xbox 360", "PlayStation 3" and "The LeapPad Explorer".


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 January 12th, 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.

  • YOLO

    The motto "YOLO" is continuing to rise in popularity. In November of 2011, rapper Drake further popularizes the acronym.

  • Argo

    The movie "Argo" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2012.

  • 2012 in movies.

    Popular movies in 2012 included The Avengers, Skyfall, The Dark Knight Rises, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Ice Age: Continental Drift, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, The Amazing Spider-Man, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, The Hunger Games, Men in Black 3, Argo, Django Unchained, Lincoln and 21 Jump Street.

  • Who were the best football players in 2012?

    In 2012, the best soccer players were Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi, Radamel Falcao, Iker Casillas, Andrea Pirlo, Didier Drogba, Robin van Persie and Zlatan Ibrahimović.

  • Time Person of the Year 2012

    US President Barack Obama is named as the Time Person of Year in 2012.

  • SOPA

    The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is in the news. Several websites, including Wikipedia, protest against the bill by taking part in a "blackout."

  • Who were the best NBA players in 2012?

    The best NBA players in 2012 were as follows: LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, Chris Paul, Kevin Love, Blake Griffin, Andrew Bynum, Tony Parker, Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony, Dirk Nowitzki, Tyson Chandler, Rajon Rondo and Dwyane Wade.

  • 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.

  • Gotye - "Somebody That I Used to Know"

    "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye (featuring Kimbra) would go on to win a Grammy for 2012's Record of the Year.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 9 years, 3 months and 10 days have passed since January 12th, 2012.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 02 of 2012.
  • Leap Year: 2012 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, 2012, will be 9 years of age.
  • People born in 2012 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1326326400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 12th, 2012:

  • December 15th, 2011: English author and socio-political critic Christopher Hitchens dies from cancer at the age of 62.
  • December 16th, 2011: Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011) is released in cinemas.
  • December 16th, 2011: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011), starring Robert Downey, Jr., is released in cinemas.
  • December 16th, 2011: Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011) is released in cinemas.
  • December 17th, 2011: North Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies of a suspected heart attack.
  • December 21st, 2011: Boxer Floyd Mayweather is sentenced to 90 days in jail for battery upon his former girlfriend Josie Harris.
  • December 23rd, 2011: Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev takes over AS Monaco.
  • December 25th, 2011: 18-year-old American Internet personality Ben Breedlove dies from a cardiac arrest.
  • December 30th, 2011: It is announced that Katy Perry and Russell Brand are divorcing.
  • December 30th, 2011: Soccer: Carlo Ancelotti becomes the new manager of PSG.
  • January 9th, 2012: Lionel Messi is awarded the 2011 Ballon d'Or.
  • This date: January 12th, 2012
  • January 13th, 2012: A cruise ship called the Costa Concordia sinks off the coast of Italy, killing 32 people.
  • January 18th, 2012: A series of protests occur against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).
  • January 19th, 2012: Billionaire Elon Musk announces that he has ended his relationship with his wife Talulah Riley.
  • January 19th, 2012: Popular website Megaupload.com is shut down by the FBI for alleged copyright infringement.
  • January 21st, 2012: The mod version of zombie video game "DayZ" is released.
  • January 31st, 2012: /r/WallStreetBets is created on Reddit.
  • February 1st, 2012: TV host Don Cornelius commits suicide after suffering from seizures and the onset of dementia.
  • February 3rd, 2012: Irish journalist Jonathan Spollen goes missing in Rishikesh, India.
  • February 3rd, 2012: The English FA strips John Terry of the captaincy.
  • February 5th, 2012: Super Bowl XLVI: The New York Giants defeat the New England Patriots by 21-17 at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • February 5th, 2012: Madonna and LMFAO perform at the halftime show of Super Bowl XLVI.
  • February 8th, 2012: England manager Fabio Capello resigns.
  • February 9th, 2012: Singer Whitney Houston makes her last public appearance.
  • February 11th, 2012: Singer Whitney Houston dies.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 12th, 2012, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2012 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 12th, 2012 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • Black Mirror - Dystopian Sci-Fi series.
  • American Horror Story - Anthology horror series.
  • Homeland - Spy thriller about CIA operative Carrie Mathison.
  • Suits - Legal drama television series.
  • Game of Thrones - Fantasy drama series.
  • The Walking Dead - Post-apocalyptic horror series with zombies.
  • Jersey Shore - Reality TV series.
  • White Collar - Crime series about a con artist who works as a CI for the FBI.
  • Modern Family - Mockumentary family sitcom.
  • Community - Sitcom that is set at a community college.
  • The Vampire Diaries - Supernatural teen drama.
  • Glee - Musical TV series.

2012 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 2012.

  • Austin & Ally
  • Jessie
  • Jake and the Never Land Pirates
  • Good Luck Charlie
  • Victorious
  • Team Umizoomi
  • Big Time Rush
  • Glee
  • iCarly
  • Phineas and Ferb
  • Curious George
  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
  • Ben 10
  • LazyTown
  • Peppa Pig
  • One Tree Hill
  • The Fairly OddParents
  • Dora the Explorer

2012 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2012:

  • The LeapPad Explorer
  • PlayStation 3
  • Xbox 360

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Saints Row: The Third - Open world adventure game.
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Open world RPG that was developed by Bethesda Game Studios.
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - The third game in the Modern Warfare series. Developed by Infinity Ward. Contained multiplayer maps such as Dome and Hardhat.
  • Battlefield 3 - FPS game developed by DICE.
  • Batman: Arkham City - Action-adventure game that is set in the Batman universe.
  • Gears of War 3 - Sci-fi first-person-shooter game that was released on the XBox 360.
  • L.A. Noire - Detective crime-solving game starring Officer Cole Phelps.
  • Terraria - Action-adventure sandbox game.
  • Duke Nukem Forever - The long-awaited sequel to Duke Nukem 3D.
  • Portal 2 - Puzzle-solving game developed by Valve Corporation.
  • Crysis 2 - The second game in the series.
  • Homefront - A military FPS game.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 12th of January:


Weather

Weather information for January 12th, 2012:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 10.9 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. There were 3 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 40.8 degrees Fahrenheit. 4.89 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 12.95cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 8.67 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on January 12th, 2012?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 12th, 2012?

  • David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 12th, 2012 was probably conceived around the 4th of April, 2011. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 12th, 2012 is the 21st of October, 2012. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 12th, 2012.

  • 3,389 days have passed since this date.
  • 292,806,000 seconds have passed since the January 12th, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 341,607,000 times.
  • Since January 12th, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 151,087,896,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 48,801,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 25,181,316 steps. That's about 11,192 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,513,672 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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