Friday January 12, 2007

US date format: 1/12/2007, UK date format: 12/1/2007

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 12, 2007). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of January people in US were listening to Irreplaceable by Beyonce. In UK A Moment Like This by Leona Lewis was in the top 5 hits. The Savages, directed by Tamara Jenkins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007 while The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Raja Ki Ayegi Baraat. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars or Rock Band.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?

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The Savages

Directed by: Tamara Jenkins

Starring: Laura Linney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Bosco, Peter Friedman

The Hitcher

Directed by: Dave Meyers

Starring: Sean Bean, Sophia Bush, Zachary Knighton, Neal McDonough


Directed by: Mitchell Lichtenstein

Starring: Jess Weixler, John Hensley, Josh Pais, Hale Appleman

The Ten

Directed by: David Wain

Starring: Paul Rudd, Jessica Alba, Winona Ryder, Adam Brody


Directed by: Marcus Nispel

Starring: Karl Urban, Clancy Brown, Moon Bloodgood, Russell Means


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 12, 2007?


  • In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
  • In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
  • In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
  • Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day


  • The US Embassy in Athens is attacked with a rocket propelled grenade, causing minimal damage and no injuries.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 12, 2007?

    Top #10 R&B songs

  1. Beyonce - Irreplaceable
  2. Ciara - Promise
  3. I Wanna Love You - Akon Featuring Snoop Dogg
  4. You - Lloyd Featuring Lil Wayne
  5. Jim Jones - We Fly High
  6. My Love - Justin Timberlake Featuring T.I.
  7. Shortie Like Mine - Bow Wow Featuring Chris Brown & Johnta Austin
  8. Unk - Walk It Out
  9. Make It Rain - Fat Joe Featuring Lil Wayne
  10. Poppin' - Chris Brown Featuring Jay Biz
Sport Games on January 12, 2007

Sport Games on January 12, 2007

TV Series

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

Raja Ki Ayegi Baraat

Simon Schama's Power of Art

Horrid Henry

Directed by: Nick Moore

Strictly Confidential

Directed by: Charles Saunders

My Bare Lady

Directed by: Arthur Knight

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in January 2007?


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

The Memory Keeper's Daughter

By: Kim Edwards

A #1 New York Times bestseller by Kim Edwards, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter is a brilliantly crafted novel of parallel lives, familial secrets, and the redemptive power of loveKim Edwards’s stunning novel begins on a winter night in 1964 in …

You: On a Diet

By: Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet C. Oz

AMERICA'S MOST TRUSTED DOCTOR TEAM CRACKS THE CODE ON WAIST MANAGEMENT For the first time in our history, scientists are uncovering astounding medical evidence about dieting.

Point Blank

By: Catherine Coulter

FBI Agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich face the most explosive case of their careers, pitting them against an unstable villain-with a very long memory.


By: James Patterson

ALSO PUBLISHED AS ALEX CROSSAlex Cross was a rising star in the Washington, DC, Police Department when an unknown shooter gunned down his wife, Maria, in front of him.


By: Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner

Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? How much do parents really matter? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask.


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars

Platform: PlayStation Portable

Genre: Racing, Action

Publisher: Sega

Platform: PlayStation Portable

Genre: Action role-playing

Publisher: Square Enix

Rock Band

Genre: Rhythm game

Publisher: Electronic Arts, Harmonix

Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties

Platform: Microsoft Windows Mac OS X

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios (PC) Macsoft (Mac)

Platform: NES/Famicom, Game Boy, PlayStation Broadband Navigator, Virtual Console

Genre: Action/Puzzle

Publisher: Hudson Soft

Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

    News articles

  • An Updraft for the Airlines The chief of US Airways, with a $10.5 billion takeover proposal for Delta, has helped make the industry feel better about itself again. [..]
  • Executive Who Stirred Up Volkswagen Will Step Down Wolfgang Bernhard will leave the company as part of a broad shake-up of its managing board. [..]
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    Stock Markets

  • Gilead Sciences GILD: opens at $65.80
  • Union Pacific UNP: opens at $90.51
  • United Technologies UTX: opens at $63.49
  • HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $42.64
  • Cisco Systems CSCO: opens at $28.54

    Exchange Rates

  • 1 CAD = 1.0656 CHF
  • 1 AUD = 0.9769 CHF
  • 1 AUD = 0.9164 CAD
  • 1 GBP = 2.4426 CHF
  • 1 GBP = 2.2919 CAD

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