Wednesday January 12, 2011

US date format: 1/12/2011, UK date format: 12/1/2011

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 12, 2011). The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat). In that special week of January people in US were listening to Firework by Katy Perry. Tyrannosaur, directed by Paddy Considine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011 while I Remember Nothing by Nora Ephron was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Green Hornet. If you liked videogames you were probably playing All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation or Chaos Code.
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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Directed by: Paddy Considine

Starring: Peter Mullan, Archie Lal, Jag Sanghera, Mike Fearnley

Win Win

Directed by: Tom McCarthy

Starring: Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Jeffrey Tambor, Bobby Cannavale

The Devil's Double

Directed by: Lee Tamahori

Starring: Dominic Cooper, Ludivine Sagnier, Raad Rawi, Philip Quast

Like Crazy

Directed by: Drake Doremus

Starring: Felicity Jones, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlie Bewley

The Mechanic

Directed by: Simon West

Starring: Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Donald Sutherland, Tony Goldwyn


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 12, 2011?


  • 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


  • Attacks by men armed with rifles and machetes kill 19 people in three villages, including Kuru Station and Fagawon in central Nigeria. (IOL)
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 12, 2011?

    Top #10 R&B songs

  1. Can't Be Friends - Trey Songz
  2. Aston Martin Music - Rick Ross Featuring Drake & Chrisette Michele
  3. What's My Name? - Rihanna Featuring Drake
  4. No Hands - Waka Flocka Flame Featuring Roscoe Dash & Wale
  5. Right Thru Me - Nicki Minaj
  6. Make A Movie - Twista Featuring Chris Brown
  7. Lay It Down - Lloyd
  8. Deuces - Chris Brown Featuring Tyga & Kevin McCall
  9. Wiz Khalifa - Black And Yellow
  10. No BS - Chris Brown
Sport Games on January 12, 2011

Sport Games on January 12, 2011

TV Series

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

The Green Hornet

Directed by: Michel Gondry

Eva Luna

Directed by: Adriana Barraza

In Between Men

Directed by: Jennifer Gelfer

Glory Daze

Directed by: Ramon Fernandez


Directed by: Danny Leiner

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in January 2011?


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

I Remember Nothing

By: Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron returns with her first book since the astounding success of I Feel Bad About My Neck, taking a hilarious look at the past, the present, and the future, bemoaning


By: Jay-Z

Expanded paperback edition of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller features 16 pages of new material, including 3 new songs decoded.

Autobiography Of Mark Twain, Vol. 1

By: Mark Twain

"I've struck it!" Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a friend. "And I will give it away—to you. You will never know how much enjoyment you have lost until

Secrets To The Grave

By: Tami Hoag

Marissa Fordham is dead, but her daughter is found at the crime scene, injured but alive. Now sheriff's detective Tony Mendez and child advocate Anne Leone begin to peel

Sh*T My Dad Says

By: Justin Halpern

After being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, twenty-eight-year-old Justin Halpern found himself living at home with his seventy-three-year-old dad. Sam Halpern, who is "like Socrates, but angrier, and with worse hair,"


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Chaos Code

Platform: Arcade PlayStation 3

Genre: Fighting game

Publisher: Arc System Works

Bloodline Champions

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action

Publisher: Funcom

The Big Ben Burglary

Platform: WiiWare

Genre: Educational

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation

Platform: Nintendo DS

Publisher: Bandai Namco Games

Dino D-Day

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: First-person action

Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

    Stock Markets

  • Gilead Sciences GILD: opens at $37.30
  • Union Pacific UNP: opens at $98.00
  • United Technologies UTX: opens at $79.57
  • HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $45.49
  • Visa V: opens at $72.00

    Exchange Rates

  • 1 CHF = 6.8334 CNY
  • 1 CAD = 6.6977 CNY
  • 1 CAD = 0.9798 CHF
  • 1 AUD = 6.58 CNY
  • 1 AUD = 0.9629 CHF

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