January 21st, 2012, fell on a Saturday. It was day 21 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.
8 years, 11 months and 27 days have passed since January 21st, 2012.
On This Date
Events that occurred on January 21st, 2012:
The mod version of zombie video game "DayZ" is released.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 21st, 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 "Underworld Awakening" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is January 21st, 2012 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.
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 Underworld Awakening is at the top of the Box Office.
In the United Kingdom, David Cameron is the current Prime Minister. 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.
Popular file storage website MegaUpload.com has just been shut down by the FBI for alleged copyright infringement. The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) has recently been killed following coordinated protests by Wikipedia, Google and thousands of other websites. A new Arma 2 mod called "DayZ" has just been released by Dean "Rocket" Hall.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "Bones", "RuPaul's Drag Race", "Modern Family" and "Homeland". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Portal 2", "Duke Nukem Forever", "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" and "DayZ (mod)". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Team Umizoomi", "Victorious", "Good Luck Charlie" and "Jessie".
Popular toys include the likes of "Xbox 360", "PlayStation 3" and "The LeapPad Explorer".
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 21st, 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.
The motto "YOLO" is continuing to rise in popularity. In November of 2011, rapper Drake further popularizes the acronym.
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.
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.
Time Person of the Year 2012
US President Barack Obama is named as the Time Person of Year in 2012.
The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is in the news. Several websites, including Wikipedia, protest against the bill by taking part in a "blackout."
Who were the best NBA players in 2012?
The best NBA players in 2012 were as follows: 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.
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.
On the 19th of January, 2012, popular website MegaUpload.com is seized and shut down by the United States Department of Justice.
Basic facts and information about this date:
This date fell on a weekend.
8 years, 11 months and 27 days have passed since January 21st, 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 21st, 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 1327104000.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around January 21st, 2012:
Barack Obama was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 21st, 2012?
David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on January 21st, 2012 was probably conceived around the 13th of April, 2011. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 21st, 2012 is the 30th of October, 2012. (Rough Estimate).
Premier League results from January 21st, 2012.
Bolton defeat Liverpool 3-1.
Everton and Blackburn draw 1-1.
Fulham defeat Newcastle 5-2.
Norwich and Chelsea draw 0-0.
QPR defeat Wigan 3-1.
Stoke lose 2-1 at home to West Brom.
Sunderland defeat Swansea 2-0.
Wolves lose 3-2 at home to Aston Villa.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about January 21st, 2012.
3,284 days have passed since this date.
283,737,600 seconds have passed since the January 21st, 2012.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 331,027,200 times.
Since January 21st, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 146,408,601,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 47,289,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 24,401,434 steps. That's about 10,845 miles!
Since this date, 3,404,851 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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