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January 12th, 2017.

January 12th, 2017, was a Thursday. It was day 12 of 2017. The decade was the 2010s.

4 years, 9 months and 4 days have passed since January 12th, 2017.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On this day.

What happened on January 12th, 2017?

  • The song "Despacito" is released by Luis Fonsi.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 12th, 2017.

  • United States: Starboy - The Weeknd
  • United Kingdom: Rockabye - Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul
Play the top hits from 2017.
A Spotify playlist of hit songs from 2017. Take a trip back to the peak days of Ed Sheeran, Luis Fonsi, Kendrick Lamar and The Chainsmokers.
Hidden Figures

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Hidden Figures" was at the top of the box office on January 12th, 2017.

Take me back to January 12th, 2017!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 12th, 2017 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. The Christmas holiday season is long over, the decorations have been taken down and a sense of normality has returned.

In America, the song Starboy by The Weeknd is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Rockabye by Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul is the number one hit song. Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States and the movie Hidden Figures is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, Theresa May is the current Prime Minister. It's 2017, so the music charts are being dominated by artists such as Ed Sheeran, Luis Fonsi, Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar, The Chainsmokers, Migos, Sam Hunt and Post Malone. "Salt Bae" memes are currently going viral on the Internet.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as John Hurt, Bill Paxton, Chuck Berry and Big Black would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Suits", "Peaky Blinders", "Jane the Virgin" and "Better Call Saul". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tom Clancy's The Division", "Gears of War 4", "Civilization VI" and "Titanfall 2".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Sheriff Callie's Wild West", "Henry Danger", "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn" and "Game Shakers". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One, L.O.L. Surprise! and Hatchimals.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on January 12th, 2017.

  • Gal Gadot.

    Gal Gadot.

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot was named as FHM's sexiest woman of the year in 2017.

  • Record of the Year: 2017.

    Record of the Year: 2017.

    The song "24K Magic" by Bruno Mars won a Grammy for 2017's Record of the Year.

  • 2017 in music.

    2017 in music.

    Popular music artists in 2017 included Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers, Bruno Mars, Coldplay, Kendrick Lamar, Future, DJ Khaled, Post Malone, French Montana, Cardi B, Logic, Imagine Dragons, Lil Pump, Shawn Mendes and Kygo.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 2017?

    Who were the best NBA players in 2017?

    The best NBA players in 2017 were Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, James Harden, Anthony Davis and Kawhi Leonard.

  • 2017 in movies.

    2017 in movies.

    Popular movies in 2017 included the likes of It, Get Out, Dunkirk, Wonder Woman, Blade Runner 2049, Baby Driver, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Thor: Ragnarok, Logan, Molly's Game, John Wick: Chapter 2 and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

  • The Shape of Water.

    The Shape of Water.

    "The Shape of Water" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2017.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 4 years, 9 months and 4 days have passed since January 12th, 2017.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 02 of 2017.
  • Leap Year: 2017 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 12th, 2017, will be 4 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1484179200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 12th, 2017.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 12th, 2017, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2017 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 12th, 2017 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.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • Stranger Things - Science fiction series.
  • Better Call Saul - Breaking Bad spin-off.
  • Jane the Virgin - Romantic drama-comedy series.
  • Power - Crime drama.
  • Rick and Morty - Adult animated Sci-Fi sitcom.
  • Peaky Blinders - British crime series that is set in the 19th century.
  • Orange Is the New Black - American comedy-drama about a federal prison.
  • House of Cards - Political thriller.
  • 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.
  • Modern Family - Mockumentary family sitcom.
  • The Vampire Diaries - Supernatural teen drama.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race - Reality competition series.
  • 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.
  • Grey's Anatomy - Medical drama television series.

Kid's TV shows on January 12th, 2017.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 2017.

  • The Loud House
  • Bunnicula
  • Game Shakers
  • Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
  • Henry Danger
  • Girl Meets World
  • Sheriff Callie's Wild West
  • Paw Patrol
  • Doc McStuffins
  • The Fairly OddParents
  • Dora the Explorer

Popular toys and games in 2017.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2017.

  • Hatchimals
  • L.O.L. Surprise!
  • The Xbox One
  • The PlayStation 4

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Dead Rising 4 - Action-adventure game developed by Capcom Vancouver.
  • Final Fantasy XV - Action role-playing game.
  • Watch Dogs 2 - Action-adventure game developed by Ubisoft Montreal.
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare - First-person shooter video game developed by Infinity Ward.
  • Titanfall 2 - First-person shooter video game.
  • Civilization VI - Turn-based strategy game.
  • Gears of War 4 - Third-person shooter video game developed by The Coalition.
  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds - Online battle royale game.
  • Tom Clancy's The Division - Action role-playing game that is online-only.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on January 12th.

Joe Frazier

Boxer.
Born on January 12th, 1944
He turned 73 on this day in 2017.

Rush Limbaugh

Talk-show host. Deceased
Born on January 12th, 1951
He turned 66 on this day in 2017.

Howard Stern

Radio personality.
Born on January 12th, 1954
He turned 63 on this day in 2017.

Jeff Bezos

Amazon founder.
Born on January 12th, 1964
He turned 53 on this day in 2017.

Melanie C

Spice Girls.
Born on January 12th, 1974
She turned 43 on this day in 2017.

Naya Rivera

Actress. Deceased
Born on January 12th, 1987
She turned 30 on this day in 2017.

Pixie Lott

Singer.
Born on January 12th, 1991
She turned 26 on this day in 2017.

US President.

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on January 12th, 2017.

UK Prime Minister.

Theresa May was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 12th, 2017.

Irish Taoiseach.

Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 12th, 2017 was most likely conceived around the 4th of April, 2016.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 12th, 2017 is close to the 22nd of October, 2017.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 12th, 2017.

  • A total of 1,739 days have passed since this date.
  • 248 weeks have passed.
  • 150,246,000 seconds have passed since the January 12th, 2017.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 175,287,000 times.
  • Since January 12th, 2017, the earth has travelled approximately 77,526,936,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 25,041,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 12,921,156 steps. That's about 5,743 miles!
  • Since this date, 1,802,952 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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