January 19th, 2012

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

8 years, 5 months and 19 days have passed since January 19th, 2012.


On This Date

Events that occurred on January 19th, 2012:

  • Popular website Megaupload.com is shut down by the FBI for alleged copyright infringement.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 19th, 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 19th, 2012 and it's a Thursday. 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. It's 2012, so the music charts are being dominated by artists such as Carly Rae Jepsen, Gotye, Flo Rida, LMFAO and Ellie Goulding. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Futurama", "Dora the Explorer", "Desperate Housewives" and "RuPaul's Drag Race".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Crysis 2", "Gears of War 3", "Batman: Arkham City" and "Saints Row: The Third". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "Team Umizoomi", "Good Luck Charlie" and "Jake and the Never Land Pirates".


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 19th, 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.

  • MegaUpload.com

    On the 19th of January, 2012, popular website MegaUpload.com is seized and shut down by the United States Department of Justice.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 8 years, 5 months and 19 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: Anyone born on January 19th, 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 1326931200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 19th, 2012:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • 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).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 19th, 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.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race - Reality competition 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.

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 19th of January:


Weather

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.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

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

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 19th, 2012 was probably conceived around the 11th of April, 2011. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 19th, 2012 is the 28th 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 19th, 2012.

  • 3,093 days have passed since this date.
  • 267,231,600 seconds have passed since the January 19th, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 311,770,200 times.
  • Since January 19th, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 137,891,505,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 44,538,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 22,981,918 steps. That's about 10,214 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,206,779 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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