Thursday February 12, 2015

US date format: 2/12/2015, UK date format: 12/2/2015

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 12, 2015). The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat). In that special week of February people in US were listening to Uptown Funk! by Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, directed by John Madden, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015 while Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching X Company. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival or Dungeons 2.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Directed by: John Madden

Starring: Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson

Country: United States of America

Kidnapping Mr. Heineken

Directed by: Daniel Alfredson

Starring: Jim Sturgess, Sam Worthington, Ryan Kwanten, Anthony Hopkins

After the Ball

Directed by: Sean Garrity

Starring: Portia Doubleday, Marc-André Grondin, Chris Noth, Lauren Holly

Almost Anything

Directed by: Torre Catalano

Starring: Alex Ashbaugh, Jodi Balfour, Jordan Hayes, Martha MacIsaac


Directed by: Ron Scalpello

Starring: Danny Huston, Matthew Goode, Joe Cole, Alan McKenna


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 12, 2015?


  • United States - Lincoln's Birthday (traditionally).
  • Saint Alexis of Moscow
  • Saint Benedict of Aniane
  • Red Hand Day
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  • A large meteorite falls in northern New Zealand.
  • Julius Malema and members of the Economic Freedom Fighters are forcibly removed from the National Assembly of South Africa during President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address. Times Live SABC
  • The US Senate confirms Ashton Carter as the 25th Secretary of Defense. (USA Today)
  • The FBI launches a hate crime investigation into the February 11 killing of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (News Observer)
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of February 2015?

    Top #10 songs in the USA

  1. Uptown Funk! - Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars
  2. Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
  3. Hozier - Take Me To Church
  4. Taylor Swift - Blank Space
  5. Sugar - Maroon 5
  6. Meghan Trainor - Lips Are Movin
  7. I'm Not The Only One - Sam Smith
  8. Jealous - Nick Jonas
  9. Taylor Swift - Shake It Off
  10. Centuries - Fall Out Boy

    Top #10 R&B songs

  1. I Don't Mind - Usher Featuring Juicy J
  2. FourFiveSeconds - Rihanna & Kanye West & Paul McCartney
  3. Only - Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown
  4. I Don't F**k With You - Big Sean Featuring E-40
  5. CoCo - O.T. Genasis
  6. 7/11 - Beyonce
  7. No Type - Rae Sremmurd
  8. She Knows - Ne-Yo Featuring Juicy J
  9. Truffle Butter - Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake & Lil Wayne
  10. Tuesday - I LOVE MAKONNEN Featuring Drake

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in those months ?

X Company


Directed by: Ole Bornedal

Just Add Magic

Directed by: Joe Nussbaum

Gym Tony


Directed by: Lee Hyun Seung


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?

Fifty Shades of Grey

By: E.L. James

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTUREWhen literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating.

The Escape

By: David Baldacci

David Baldacci is one of the world's most popular, widely read storytellers. In his blockbuster thrillers Zero Day and The Forgotten, he enthralled readers with John Puller.

Gone Girl

By: Gillian Flynn

THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEROn a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears.

Big Little Lies

By: Liane Moriarty


Private Vegas

By: James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

Las Vegas is a city of contradictions: seedy and glamorous, secretive and wild, Vegas attracts people of all kinds--especially those with a secret to hide, or a life to leave behind.


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Pac-Man 256

Platform: Android, iOS

Genre: Labyrinth, endless runner

Publisher: Bandai Namco

Adventures of Pip

Platform: Microsoft Windows, OS X, Wii U, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS

Genre: Action, platform

Publisher: Tic Toc Games

Dungeons 2

Platform: Microsoft Windows, OS X, SteamOS, PlayStation 4

Genre: Strategy, simulation, dungeon management

Publisher: Kalypso Media

Lego Dimensions

Platform: PlayStation 3; PlayStation 4; Wii U; Xbox 360; Xbox One

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival

Platform: Wii U

Genre: Party

Publisher: Nintendo

Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

    News articles

  • Ackman and Dalio, Two Hedge Fund Titans, Size Each Other Up At a conference, the two men, who have very different investment approaches, appeared bewildered by the other. [..]
  • Aiming to Ease App Discovery, Apple Pairs With Pinterest App Pins, a type of digital corkboard that lets visitors save, or “pin,” items or places they like, aims to do for apps what Pinterest has done for photos and recipes. [..]
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    Stock Markets

  • Gilead Sciences GILD: opens at $100.62
  • Union Pacific UNP: opens at $122.72
  • United Technologies UTX: opens at $119.17
  • HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $38.44
  • Visa V: opens at $267.62

    Exchange Rates

  • 1 CNY = 1.3484 SEK
  • 1 CHF = 9.0664 SEK
  • 1 CHF = 16.0256 MXN
  • 1 CHF = 6.7055 CNY
  • 1 CAD = 6.7401 SEK

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