January 12th, 2017.

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

5 years, 4 months and 7 days have passed since January 12th, 2017.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On This Day

On this day.

What happened on January 12th, 2017?

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

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on January 12th, 2017.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Starboy - The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk
  • Black Beatles - Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane
  • Closer - The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey
  • 24K Magic - Bruno Mars
  • Juju On That Beat (TZ Anthem) - Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall
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 "Once Upon a Time", "Orange Is the New Black", "Peaky Blinders" and "Rick and Morty". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Doom", "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds", "Mafia III" and "Final Fantasy XV".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "The Thundermans", "Bunnicula" and "The Loud House". 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.

  • 5 years, 4 months and 7 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 5 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1484179200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 12th, 2017.

  • December 13th, 2016: Sundance Head wins the eleventh season of The Voice.
  • December 13th, 2016: The first Airpods are released by Apple.
  • December 15th, 2016: American sports reporter Craig Sager dies from leukemia at the age of 65.
  • December 17th, 2016: Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton are crowned as the winners of Strictly Come Dancing.
  • December 18th, 2016: Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor passes away at the age of 99.
  • December 19th, 2016: The Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, is assassinated by an off-duty police officer.
  • December 19th, 2016: 12 pedestrians are killed after a truck is deliberately driven into a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany.
  • December 21st, 2016: The film Assassin's Creed (2016) is released in movie theaters.
  • December 25th, 2016: Singer George Michael passes away at the age of 53.
  • December 27th, 2016: Actress Carrie Fisher dies at the age of 60.
  • January 1st, 2017: 39 people are killed when ISIS attacks the Reina nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • January 6th, 2017: The songs "Shape of You" and "Castle on the Hill" are released by Ed Sheeran.
  • This date: January 12th, 2017
  • January 13th, 2017: The Chainsmokers release their single "Paris".
  • January 14th, 2017: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard finalize their divorce.
  • January 15th, 2017: Former WWF wrestler Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka dies at the age of 73.
  • January 17th, 2017: The sentence of Chelsea Manning is commuted by President Barack Obama.
  • January 17th, 2017: The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is suspended after nearly three years.
  • January 20th, 2017: Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.
  • January 20th, 2017: The biographical drama film "The Founder", starring Michael Keaton, is released in movie theaters.
  • January 21st, 2017: The Women's March on Washington takes place a day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
  • January 25th, 2017: English actor John Hurt passes away at the age of 77.
  • January 25th, 2017: American actress Mary Tyler Moore passes away at the age of 80.
  • January 27th, 2017: US President Donald Trump bans travel from several predominantly Muslim countries.
  • January 30th, 2017: Alexandre Bissonnette kills six people at a mosque in Sainte-Foy, Canada.
  • January 30th, 2017: Bruno Mars releases his single "That's What I Like".
  • February 2nd, 2017: Soccer: Frank Lampard announces his retirement.
  • February 5th, 2017: Super Bowl LI takes place at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas: The New England Patriots defeat the Atlanta Falcons and Lady Gaga performs at the halftime show.
  • February 8th, 2017: Jeff Sessions becomes United States attorney general.

Personality traits.

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Zodiac info

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.
Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from January, 2017.

Stranger Things
Stranger Things
Science fiction series.

Better Call Saul
Better Call Saul
Breaking Bad spin-off.

Jane the Virgin
Jane the Virgin
Romantic drama-comedy series.

A sitcom about an upper class African-American family.

Crime drama series based on the Batman universe.

Crime drama.

Rick and Morty
Rick and Morty
Adult animated Sci-Fi sitcom.

Peaky Blinders
Peaky Blinders
British crime series that is set in the 19th century.

Orange Is the New Black
Orange Is the New Black
American comedy-drama about a federal prison.

House of Cards
House of Cards
Political thriller.

Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Dystopian Sci-Fi series.

Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time
Fantasy drama series.

American Horror Story
American Horror Story
Anthology horror series.

Spy thriller about CIA operative Carrie Mathison.

Legal drama television series.

Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
Fantasy drama series.

The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead
Post-apocalyptic horror series with zombies.

Modern Family
Modern Family
Mockumentary family sitcom.

The Vampire Diaries
The Vampire Diaries
Supernatural teen drama.

RuPaul's Drag Race
RuPaul's Drag Race
Reality competition series.

The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory
A sitcom about two physicists called Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper.

Crime comedy-drama TV series.

Prison Break
Prison Break
TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.

Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy
Medical drama television series.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on January 12th, 2017.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2017.

The Loud House
The Loud House


Game Shakers
Game Shakers

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn

Henry Danger
Henry Danger

Girl Meets World
Girl Meets World

Sheriff Callie's Wild West
Sheriff Callie's Wild West

The Thundermans
The Thundermans

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Paw Patrol
Paw Patrol

Doc McStuffins
Doc McStuffins

Horrid Henry
Horrid Henry

The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents

Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer


Popular toys and games in 2017.

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


L.O.L. Surprise!
L.O.L. Surprise!

The Xbox One
The Xbox One

The PlayStation 4
The PlayStation 4

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

Dead Rising 4 2016
Dead Rising 4
Action-adventure game developed by Capcom Vancouver.

Final Fantasy XV 2016
Final Fantasy XV
Action role-playing game.

Watch Dogs 2 2016
Watch Dogs 2
Action-adventure game developed by Ubisoft Montreal.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare 2016
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
First-person shooter video game developed by Infinity Ward.

Titanfall 2 2016
Titanfall 2
First-person shooter video game.

Civilization VI 2016
Civilization VI
Turn-based strategy game.

Gears of War 4 2016
Gears of War 4
Third-person shooter video game developed by The Coalition.

Mafia III 2016
Mafia III
Mafia-themed action-adventure game developed by Hangar 13.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds 2016
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
Online battle royale game.

Doom 2016
First-person shooter that was released on Windows, the PS4 and the Xbox One.

Tom Clancy's The Division 2016
Tom Clancy's The Division
Action role-playing game that is online-only.

Cities: Skylines 2015
Cities: Skylines
City-building simulation.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

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

Joe Frazier

Boxer. Deceased
Born on January 12th, 1944
He was not alive on this date.

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

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 April 21st, 2016.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 12th, 2017 is close to October 5th, 2017.

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Stats for January 12th, 2017

Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 1,954 days have passed since this date.
  • 279 weeks have passed.
  • 168,822,000 seconds have passed since the January 12th, 2017.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 196,959,000 times.
  • Since January 12th, 2017, the earth has travelled approximately 87,112,152,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 28,137,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 14,518,692 steps. That's about 6,453 miles!
  • Since this date, 2,025,864 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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