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January 14th, 2012.

January 14th, 2012, was a Saturday. It was day 14 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.

10 years and 3 days have passed since January 14th, 2012.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Song charts

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 14th, 2012.

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on January 14th, 2012.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Sexy And I Know It - LMFAO
  • We Found Love - Rihanna Featuring Calvin Harris
  • The One That Got Away - Katy Perry
  • It Will Rain - Bruno Mars
  • 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 14th, 2012.

Take me back to January 14th, 2012!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 14th, 2012 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 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Whitney Houston, Edd Gould, MCA and Rodney King would all be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Royle Family", "Desperate Housewives", "House" and "Breaking Bad". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Homefront", "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D", "Gears of War 3" and "Saints Row: The Third". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "LazyTown", "Johnny Test", "Horrid Henry" and "Phineas and Ferb".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3, the KidiZoom Camera and Skylanders Giants figures.

News

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 14th, 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.

  • DVD sales are plummeting.

    DVD sales are plummeting.

    As online streaming became more and more popular, sales of DVDs started to plummet. Between 2008 and 2014, sales in the USA fell by a whopping 66%.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 10 years and 3 days have passed since January 14th, 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 14th, 2012, will be 10 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 2012 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1326499200.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 14th, 2012.

  • December 15th, 2011: English author and socio-political critic Christopher Hitchens dies from cancer at the age of 62.
  • December 16th, 2011: The film "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" is released in movie theaters.
  • December 16th, 2011: The film "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows", starring Robert Downey, Jr., is released.
  • December 16th, 2011: The film "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked" is released.
  • December 17th, 2011: North Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies of a suspected heart attack.
  • December 17th, 2011: Harry Judd and Aliona Vilani are crowned as the winners of Strictly Come Dancing.
  • 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.
  • January 13th, 2012: A cruise ship called the Costa Concordia sinks off the coast of Italy, killing 32 people.
  • This date: January 14th, 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.

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Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 14th, 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 11.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 14th, 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.
Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from January, 2012.

Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Dystopian Sci-Fi series.

Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time
Fantasy drama series.

American Horror Story
American Horror Story
Anthology horror series.

Homeland
Homeland
Spy thriller about CIA operative Carrie Mathison.

Suits
Suits
Legal drama television series.

Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
Fantasy drama series.

The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead
Post-apocalyptic horror series with zombies.

Boardwalk Empire
Boardwalk Empire
Crime drama set in Atlanta City during the prohibition era.

Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
Reality TV series.

White Collar
White Collar
Crime series about a con artist who works as a CI for the FBI.

Modern Family
Modern Family
Mockumentary family sitcom.

Community
Community
Sitcom that is set at a community college.

The Vampire Diaries
The Vampire Diaries
Supernatural teen drama.

Glee
Glee
Musical TV series.

RuPaul's Drag Race
RuPaul's Drag Race
Reality competition series.

Sons of Anarchy
Sons of Anarchy
Crime drama series about a biker gang.

Real Housewives of New York City
Real Housewives of New York City
American reality television series.

Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad
Series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.

The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory
A sitcom about two physicists called Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper.

Gossip Girl
Gossip Girl
Teen drama starring Blake Lively.

Mad Men
Mad Men
Period drama about an advertising agency in New York City.

Skins
Skins
British TV series about a group of teenagers living in Bristol.

Dexter
Dexter
Crime drama series about a serial killer who murders other serial killers.

How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother
Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.

Bones
Bones
Crime comedy-drama TV series.

Prison Break
Prison Break
TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.

Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy
Medical drama television series.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on January 14th, 2012.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2012.

Austin & Ally
Austin & Ally

Jessie
Jessie

Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Jake and the Never Land Pirates

Good Luck Charlie
Good Luck Charlie

Victorious
Victorious

Team Umizoomi
Team Umizoomi

Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush

Glee
Glee

iCarly
iCarly

WordGirl
WordGirl

Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb

Horrid Henry
Horrid Henry

Curious George
Curious George

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

Ben 10
Ben 10

Johnny Test
Johnny Test

LazyTown
LazyTown

Peppa Pig
Peppa Pig

One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill

The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents

Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer

Toys

Popular toys and games in 2012.

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

Skylanders Giants figures
Skylanders Giants figures

The LeapPad Explorer
The LeapPad Explorer

The KidiZoom Camera
The KidiZoom Camera

The PlayStation 3
The PlayStation 3

The Xbox 360
The Xbox 360

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

Minecraft 2011
Minecraft
Sandbox game.

Saints Row: The Third 2011
Saints Row: The Third
Open world adventure game.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Open world RPG that was developed by Bethesda Game Studios.

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection 2011
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
Remastered collection of the Metal Gear Solid series.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 2011
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 2011
Battlefield 3
FPS game developed by DICE.

Batman: Arkham City 2011
Batman: Arkham City
Action-adventure game that is set in the Batman universe.

Gears of War 3 2011
Gears of War 3
Sci-fi first-person-shooter game that was released on the XBox 360.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution 2011
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Action RPG developed by Eidos Montréal.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D 2011
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
Released for the Nintendo 3DS.

L.A. Noire 2011
L.A. Noire
Detective crime-solving game starring Officer Cole Phelps.

Terraria 2011
Terraria
Action-adventure sandbox game.

Duke Nukem Forever 2011
Duke Nukem Forever
The long-awaited sequel to Duke Nukem 3D.

Portal 2 2011
Portal 2
Puzzle-solving game developed by Valve Corporation.

Crysis 2 2011
Crysis 2
The second game in the series.

Total War: Shogun 2 2011
Total War: Shogun 2
Strategy game.

Homefront 2011
Homefront
A military FPS game.

Dead Space 2 2011
Dead Space 2
Sci-fi survival horror.

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 14th, 2018 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on January 14th.

LL Cool J

Rapper / actor.
Born on January 14th, 1968
He turned 44 on this day in 2012.

Dave Grohl

Singer.
Born on January 14th, 1969
He turned 43 on this day in 2012.

Weather details

Weather on January 14th, 2012.

Historical weather information for January 14th, 2012.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 6.9 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. There were 3 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 19.0 degrees Fahrenheit. -7.22 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 3.05cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 1.17 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported.
USA

US President.

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on January 14th, 2012.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 14th, 2012.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 14th, 2012 was most likely conceived around April 23rd, 2011.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 14th, 2012 is close to October 6th, 2012.

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Stats for January 14th, 2012

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 14th, 2012.

  • A total of 3,656 days have passed since this date.
  • 522 weeks have passed.
  • 315,878,400 seconds have passed since the January 14th, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 368,524,800 times.
  • Since January 14th, 2012, the earth has travelled approximately 162,993,254,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 52,646,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 27,165,542 steps. That's about 12,074 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,790,541 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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