Sunday January 12, 2014

US date format: 1/12/2014, UK date format: 12/1/2014

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 12, 2014). The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat). In that special week of January people in US were listening to The Monster by Eminem Featuring Rihanna. Calvary, directed by John Michael McDonagh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014 while The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching House of Fools. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Darkin or Tetris Ultimate.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?

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Calvary

Directed by: John Michael McDonagh

Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Directed by: Ana Lily Amirpour

Starring: Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Marshall Manesh, Mozhan Marnò

The Signal

Directed by: William Eubank

Starring: Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp, Laurence Fishburne

Whiplash

Directed by: Damien Chazelle

Starring: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser

Country: United States of America

I Origins

Directed by: Mike Cahill

Starring: Michael Pitt, Steven Yeun, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Brit Marling

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 12, 2014?


    Holidays

  • 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

    Events

  • Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal): A car bombing at a bus station in central Baghdad kills at least nine people. (BBC)
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 12, 2014?


    Top #10 songs in the USA

  1. The Monster - Eminem Featuring Rihanna
  2. Timber - Pitbull Featuring Ke$ha
  3. OneRepublic - Counting Stars
  4. Lorde - Royals
  5. Say Something - A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera
  6. Demons - Imagine Dragons
  7. Passenger - Let Her Go
  8. Katy Perry - Roar
  9. One Direction - Story Of My Life
  10. Wake Me Up! - Avicii

    Top #10 R&B songs

  1. The Monster - Eminem Featuring Rihanna
  2. 23 - Mike WiLL Made-It Featuring Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa & Juicy J
  3. Hold On, We're Going Home - Drake Featuring Majid Jordan
  4. Drunk In Love - Beyonce Featuring Jay Z
  5. White Walls - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring ScHoolboy Q & Hollis
  6. My Hitta - YG Featuring Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan
  7. Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. + Pharrell
  8. Holy Grail - Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake
  9. Gas Pedal - Sage The Gemini Featuring IamSu!
  10. Rap God - Eminem

    Top #5 Rock songs

  1. Lorde - Royals
  2. Demons - Imagine Dragons
  3. Passenger - Let Her Go
  4. Sweater Weather - The Neighbourhood
  5. Team - Lorde
Sport Games on January 12, 2014

Sport Games on January 12, 2014


TV Series

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

House of Fools

Directed by: Andrei Konchalovsky

Hinterland

Directed by: Jost Althoff

Side Effects

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Riley Rewind

Directed by: Ray William Johnson

Bitten

Directed by: Harvey Glazer

Books

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

The Luminaries

By: Eleanor Catton

The bestselling, Man Booker Prize-winning novel hailed as "a true achievement. Catton has built a lively parody of a 19th-century novel, and in so doing created a novel for the 21st,

Cross My Heart

By: James Patterson

James Patterson raises the stakes to their highest level, ever-when Alex Cross becomes the obsession of a genius of menace set on proving that he is the greatest mind in the history of crime.Detective

Inferno

By: Dan Brown

#1 WORLDWIDE BESTSELLERHarvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon awakens in an Italian hospital, disoriented and with no recollection of the past thirty-six hours, including the origin of the macabre object hidden in his belongings.

Unbroken

By: Laura Hillenbrand

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.In

The Valley Of Amazement

By: Amy Tan

Amy Tan’s The Valley of Amazement is a sweeping, evocative epic of two women’s intertwined fates and their search for identity, that moves from the lavish parlors of Shanghai courtesans to

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Darkin

Platform: iOS

Genre: puzzle-RPG

Five Nights at Freddy's 2

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Android, iOS

Genre: Survival horror

Publisher: Scott Cawthon

Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea

Platform: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: JP Gust Co. Ltd.; WW Koei Tecmo

Platform: Microsoft Windows OS X Linux PlayStation 4 Xbox One

Genre: Survival horror, adventure

Publisher: Krillbite Studio (PC) Sony Computer Entertainment (PS4) Microsoft Studios (XBOX)

Tetris Ultimate

Platform: Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation Vita, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Ubisoft


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