January 26th, 2012

January 26th, 2012, fell on a Thursday. It was day 26 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.

8 years, 10 months and 8 days have passed since January 26th, 2012.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 26th, 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 26th, 2012 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. 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. 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. An Internet meme called "Bad Luck Brian" is extremely popular at the moment. The European Union has adopted an embargo against Iran because of its continuous efforts to enrich uranium.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "Futurama", "CSI: Miami", "White Collar" and "Jersey Shore". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Portal 2", "Duke Nukem Forever", "Gears of War 3" and "DayZ (mod)". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "LazyTown", "Curious George", "iCarly" and "Jessie".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "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 26th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bad Luck Brian.

    The "Advice Animal" meme "Bad Luck Brian" was extremely popular during this period of time. The meme was born in January of 2012 and it peaked in popularity in June of 2012.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 8 years, 10 months and 8 days have passed since January 26th, 2012.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 04 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 26th, 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 1327536000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 26th, 2012:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 26th, 2012, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2012 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 26th, 2012 falls under the Otter.
  • 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

2012 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2012:

  • The LeapPad Explorer
  • PlayStation 3
  • Xbox 360

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 26th of January:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 26th of January:

  • Australia Day

Weather

Weather information for January 26th, 2012:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 5.6 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. There were 3 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 32.7 degrees Fahrenheit. 0.39 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.52cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 6.94 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.02cm.

US President

Who was the US President on January 26th, 2012?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 26th, 2012?

  • David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 26th, 2012 was probably conceived around the 18th of April, 2011. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 26th, 2012 is the 4th of November, 2012. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • DayZ (mod) - An open-world Zombie survival game that is built on Arma 2.
  • 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.

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on January 26th, 2012.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 26th, 2012.

  • 3,234 days have passed since this date.
  • 279,417,600 seconds have passed since the January 26th, 2012.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 325,987,200 times.
  • Since January 26th, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 144,179,481,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 46,569,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 24,029,914 steps. That's about 10,680 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,353,011 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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