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January 19th, 2012.

January 19th, 2012, was a Thursday. It was day 19 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.

10 years, 8 months and 18 days have passed since January 19th, 2012.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on January 19th, 2012.

  • Popular website Megaupload.com is shut down by the FBI for alleged copyright infringement.
  • Billionaire Elon Musk announces that he has ended his relationship with his wife Talulah Riley.
Song charts

Top songs.

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on January 19th, 2012.

  • United States: We Found Love - Rihanna ft Calvin Harris
  • United Kingdom: Domino - Jessie J

The Billboard Hot 100 on January 19th, 2012.

A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date.

  • 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
Play the top singles from the year 2012.
A Spotify playlist of songs from 2012. Let us bring you back to the days of Lorde, Carly Rae Jepsen, Swedish House Mafia, Avicii and Otto Knows.
Contraband

Top movie.

The movie "Contraband" was at the top of the Box Office on this day.

Comments.

The following comments about January 19th, 2012 were written by our visitors.

Zeo

I used to watch all of my favorite TV shows on Megaupload. It was so easy to use lol.
Posted on September 16th, 2022 09:23


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Take me back to January 19th, 2012!

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is January 19th, 2012, and it's a Thursday. 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. Popular file storage website MegaUpload.com has just been shut down by the FBI for alleged copyright infringement.

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 Vampire Diaries", "Community", "Boardwalk Empire" and "Suits". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duke Nukem Forever", "Batman: Arkham City", "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" and "Minecraft".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "One Tree Hill", "Johnny Test", "Good Luck Charlie" and "Jessie". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the PlayStation 3, the KidiZoom Camera, the LeapPad Explorer and Skylanders Giants figures.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on January 19th, 2012.

  • Megaupload is shut down.

    Megaupload is shut down.

    On January 19th, 2012, the file storage website Megaupload was seized and shut down due to copyright infringement.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 10 years, 8 months and 18 days have passed since January 19th, 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: A person born on January 19th, 2012 will be 10 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 2012 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1326931200.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around January 19th, 2012.

Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

NEW! Check out our personality summary image for this birth date.

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 19th, 2012, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • 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 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 19th, 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.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on January 19th, 2012.

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Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in January, 2012.

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 19th, 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 in January of 2012.

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 you should check out January 19th, 2018 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on January 19th.

Edgar Allan Poe

Author. Deceased
Born on January 19th, 1809
He was not alive on this date.

Janis Joplin

Singer. Deceased
Born on January 19th, 1943
She was not alive on this date.

Dolly Parton

Singer.
Born on January 19th, 1946
She turned 66 on this day in 2012.

Dustin Poirier

UFC fighter.
Born on January 19th, 1989
He turned 23 on this day in 2012.

Mac Miller

Rapper. Deceased
Born on January 19th, 1992
He turned 20 on this day in 2012.

Mike Thalassitis

Love Island contestant. Deceased
Born on January 19th, 1993
He turned 19 on this day in 2012.

Weather details

Weather on January 19th, 2012.

Historical weather information for January 19th, 2012.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 8.0 degrees Celsius. It was a wet day. It was a windy day. There were 4 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 23.8 degrees Fahrenheit. -4.56 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 9.61 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 4.57cm.
USA

US President.

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on January 19th, 2012.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 19th, 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 19th, 2012 was most likely conceived around April 28th, 2011.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 19th, 2012 is close to October 11th, 2012.

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Stats for January 19th, 2012

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 19th, 2012.

  • A total of 3,914 days have passed since this date.
  • 559 weeks have passed.
  • 338,166,000 seconds have passed since the January 19th, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 394,527,000 times.
  • Since January 19th, 2012, the Earth has travelled approximately 174,493,656,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 56,361,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 29,082,276 steps. That's about 12,925 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,057,992 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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