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January 13th, 2012.

January 13th, 2012, was a Friday. It was day 13 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.

9 years, 6 months and 9 days have passed since January 13th, 2012.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On this day.

What happened on January 13th, 2012?

  • A cruise ship called the Costa Concordia sinks off the coast of Italy, killing 32 people.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 13th, 2012.

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

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Contraband" was at the top of the box office on January 13th, 2012.

Take me back to January 13th, 2012!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 13th, 2012 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the 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 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 Contraband is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, David Cameron is the current Prime Minister. Video rental stores such as Blockbuster are continuing to close their doors at the moment. This is due to the increasing popularity of online streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu.

Pre-made comics called "Rage Comics" are extremely popular on the Internet at the moment, as people use them to share relatable experiences. Meanwhile, in the Middle East, protests in Syria have snowballed and a civil war has started. Armed militias are currently springing up across the country. The slang phrase YOLO (You only live once) was beginning to rise in popularity at this time.

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. 33 people have been left dead after a cruise ship called the Costa Concordia crashes on the coast of Italy. The captain of the ship, Francesco Schettino, has been arrested. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition", "How I Met Your Mother" and "Jersey Shore".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Portal 2", "Gears of War 3", "Batman: Arkham City" and "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "LazyTown", "Glee" and "Big Time Rush". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3, the LeapPad Explorer and Skylanders Giants figures.

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 13th, 2012.

  • Gotye - "Somebody That I Used to Know"

    Gotye - "Somebody That I Used to Know"

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

  • 2012 in music.

    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.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 2012?

    Who were the best NBA players in 2012?

    The best NBA players in 2012 were 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.

  • SOPA.

    SOPA.

    The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) was receiving widespread media coverage during this time. Several websites, including Wikipedia, protested against the proposed bill by taking part in a blackout.

  • Time Person of the Year 2012.

    Time Person of the Year 2012.

    US President Barack Obama is named as the Time Person of Year in 2012 following his victory over Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

  • Who were the best football players in 2012?

    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.

  • 2012 in movies.

    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.

  • Argo.

    Argo.

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

  • Katy Perry and Russell Brand split up.

    Katy Perry and Russell Brand split up.

    On December 30th, 2011, it was announced that Katy Perry and Russell Brand would be getting a divorce.

  • YOLO.

    YOLO.

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

  • Fifty Shades of Grey.

    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.

  • Video rental stores are closing down.

    Video rental stores are closing down.

    From 2010 onward, video rental stores such as Blockbuster were beginning to close down. This was due to the popularity of new online streaming services such as Netflix and the Internet in general. Although a few stores and franchises continued to hobble along, it was only a matter of time before they were also forced to close their doors.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 9 years, 6 months and 9 days have passed since January 13th, 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 13th, 2012, will be 9 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 2012 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1326412800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 13th, 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 13th, 2012
  • 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.

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 13th, 2012, 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, 2012 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 13th, 2012 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.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race - Reality competition series.
  • Sons of Anarchy - Crime drama series about a biker gang.
  • Real Housewives of New York City - American reality television series.
  • Breaking Bad - Series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.
  • 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.
  • The Office - The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.

Kid's TV shows on January 13th, 2012.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 2012.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2012.

  • Skylanders Giants figures
  • The LeapPad Explorer
  • The KidiZoom Camera
  • The PlayStation 3
  • The Xbox 360

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.

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 2012.

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 13th, 2018 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on January 13th.

Big Black

TV personality. Deceased
Born on January 13th, 1972
He turned 40 on this day in 2012.

Orlando Bloom

Actor.
Born on January 13th, 1977
He turned 35 on this day in 2012.

Weather on January 13th, 2012.

Historical weather information for January 13th, 2012.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 8.2 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 31.1 degrees Fahrenheit. -0.5 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 10.16cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 3.5 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on January 13th, 2012.

UK Prime Minister.

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 13th, 2012.

Irish Taoiseach.

Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 13th, 2012 was most likely conceived around the 5th of April, 2011.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 13th, 2012 is close to the 22nd of October, 2012.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 13th, 2012.

  • A total of 3,479 days have passed since this date.
  • 497 weeks have passed.
  • 300,582,000 seconds have passed since the January 13th, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 350,679,000 times.
  • Since January 13th, 2012, the earth has travelled approximately 155,100,312,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 50,097,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 25,850,052 steps. That's about 11,489 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,606,984 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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