January 31st, 2012, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 31 of 2012. The decade was the 2010s.
9 years, 0 months and 25 days have passed since January 31st, 2012.
On This Date
Events that occurred on January 31st, 2012:
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Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 31st, 2012:
United States: Set Fire To The Rain - Adele
United Kingdom: Twilight - Cover Drive
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "The Grey" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is January 31st, 2012 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. In America, the song Set Fire To The Rain by Adele is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, Twilight by Cover Drive is the number one hit song. Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Grey 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. 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", "How I Met Your Mother", "Homeland" and "American Horror Story".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Crysis 2", "Terraria", "L.A. Noire" and "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "The Fairly OddParents", "Peppa Pig" and "Team Umizoomi". 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 31st, 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.
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 and information about this date:
9 years, 0 months and 25 days have passed since January 31st, 2012.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 05 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 31st, 2012, will be 9 years of age.
People born in 2012 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1327968000.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around January 31st, 2012:
Barack Obama was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 31st, 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 31st, 2012 was probably conceived around the 23rd of April, 2011. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 31st, 2012 is the 9th of November, 2012. (Rough Estimate).
Premier League results from January 31st, 2012.
Everton defeat Man City 1-0.
Man United defeat Stoke 2-0.
Swansea and Chelsea draw 1-1.
Tottenham defeat Wigan 3-1.
Wolves lose 3-0 at home to Liverpool.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about January 31st, 2012.
3,313 days have passed since this date.
286,243,200 seconds have passed since the January 31st, 2012.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 333,950,400 times.
Since January 31st, 2012, earth has travelled approximately 147,701,491,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 47,707,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 24,616,915 steps. That's about 10,941 miles!
Since this date, 3,434,918 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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