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January 18th, 2012.

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

9 years, 4 months and 25 days have passed since January 18th, 2012.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On this day.

What happened on January 18th, 2012?

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

Music charts.

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
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Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Contraband" was at the top of the box office on January 18th, 2012.

Take me back to January 18th, 2012!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 18th, 2012 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. 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. 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 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "RuPaul's Drag Race", "Modern Family", "White Collar" and "Black Mirror".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Homefront", "Duke Nukem Forever", "L.A. Noire" and "Saints Row: The Third". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "One Tree Hill", "Peppa Pig", "LazyTown" and "Jessie". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3 and the LeapPad Explorer.

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 18th, 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.

  • 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, 4 months and 25 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 9 years of age.
  • Generation: 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.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • 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 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 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 18th, 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.

Kid's TV shows on January 18th, 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.

  • The LeapPad Explorer
  • 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 18th, 2018 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 18th of January.

Weather on January 18th, 2012.

Historical 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.

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

UK Prime Minister.

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 18th, 2012.

Irish Taoiseach.

Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 18th, 2012 was most likely conceived around the 10th of April, 2011.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 18th, 2012 is close to the 27th of October, 2012.

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Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 3,434 days have passed since this date.
  • 490 weeks have passed.
  • 296,694,000 seconds have passed since the January 18th, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 346,143,000 times.
  • Since January 18th, 2012, the earth has travelled approximately 153,094,104,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 49,449,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 25,515,684 steps. That's about 11,340 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,560,328 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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