January 18th, 2012

January 18th, 2012, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 18 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.

8 years, 8 months and 1 days have passed since January 18th, 2012.


On This Date

Events that occurred on January 18th, 2012:

  • A series of protests occur against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 18th, 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 "Contraband" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is January 18th, 2012 and it's a Wednesday. In America, the song We Found Love by Rihanna ft Calvin Harris is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Domino by Jessie J 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. 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 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.

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. A series of protests are being held against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Websites such as Wikipedia in Google are coordinating service blackouts in opposition to the bill. People are watching popular TV shows such as "One Tree Hill", "Real Housewives of New York City", "Community" and "Homeland".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Homefront", "Crysis 2", "Duke Nukem Forever" and "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Curious George", "Phineas and Ferb", "Big Time Rush" and "Good Luck Charlie".


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 18th, 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.

  • 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."

  • 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:

  • 8 years, 8 months and 1 days have passed since January 18th, 2012.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 03 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 18th, 2012, will be 8 years of age.
  • People born in 2012 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1326844800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 18th, 2012:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 18th, 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 18th, 2012 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might 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.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race - Reality competition 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"


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 18th of January:


Weather

Weather information for January 18th, 2012:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 11.6 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 27.2 degrees Fahrenheit. -2.67 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 9.91cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 9.11 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.51cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States on January 18th, 2012.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 18th, 2012 was probably conceived around the 10th of April, 2011. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 18th, 2012 is the 27th of October, 2012. (Rough Estimate).

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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 18th, 2012.

  • 3,168 days have passed since this date.
  • 273,711,600 seconds have passed since the January 18th, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 319,330,200 times.
  • Since January 18th, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 141,235,185,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 45,618,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 23,539,198 steps. That's about 10,462 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,284,539 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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