Friday January 12, 2018

US date format: 1/12/2018, UK date format: 12/1/2018

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 12, 2018). The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Theresa May (Conservative). In that special week of January people in US were listening to Perfect by Ed Sheeran. American Animals, directed by Bart Layton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018 while A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L?Engle was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Black Lightning.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 12, 2018?


  • 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


  • Women's rights in Saudi Arabia, Mohammad bin Salman, Saudi Vision 2030: For the first time, Saudi Arabia allows women to spectate at football matches, part of an easing of strict rules on gender separation by the ultra-conservative Muslim country. (BBC)
  • For the first time, Saudi Arabia allows women to spectate at football matches, part of an easing of strict rules on gender separation by the ultra-conservative Muslim country. (BBC)
  • A major fire engulfs parts of Nottingham station, United Kingdom. (BBC)
  • Turkey–United States relations: Turkey cautions its citizens against travel to the United States in response to an advisory that warned Americans about terror threats and arbitrary detentions in Turkey. (AP via Fox News)
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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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American Animals

American Animals

Directed by: Bart Layton

Starring: Evan Peters, Ann Dowd, Blake Jenner, Barry Keoghan

The Tale

The Tale

Directed by: Jennifer Fox

Starring: Elizabeth Debicki, Laura Dern, Jason Ritter, Chelsea Alden

Den of Thieves

Den of Thieves

Directed by: Christian Gudegast

Starring: Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber, O'Shea Jackson Jr., 50 Cent

Forever My Girl

Forever My Girl

Directed by: Bethany Ashton Wolf

Starring: Alex Roe, Jessica Rothe, Abby Ryder Fortson, Travis Tritt

12 Strong

12 Strong

Directed by: Nicolai Fuglsig

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Navid Negahban

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 12, 2018?
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Top #10 songs in the USA

  1. - Perfect
  2. - Havana
  3. - Rockstar
  4. - Thunder
  5. - No Limit
  6. - Bad At Love
  7. - Too Good At Goodbyes
  8. - MotorSport
  9. - Gucci Gang
  10. - Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)

Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - Rockstar
  2. - No Limit
  3. - MotorSport
  4. - Gucci Gang
  5. - Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)
  6. - Love.
  7. - Him & I
  8. - Let You Down
  9. - Bartier Cardi
  10. - Gummo

Top #5 Rock songs

  1. - Thunder
  2. - Feel It Still
  3. - Believer
  4. - One Foot
  5. - Whatever It Takes

TV Series

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

Black Lightning

Directed by: Alexander Voitinsky

She's Gotta Have It

She's Gotta Have It

Directed by: Spike Lee

Happy Ending

Happy Ending

Directed by: Raj & DK

Hard Sun

Hard Sun

De Luizenmoeder

De Luizenmoeder


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Dog Man and Cat Kid by Dav Pilkey

Dog Man and Cat Kid


Hot diggity dog! Dog Man, the newest hero from Dav Pilkey, the creator of Captain Underpants, is back -- and this time he's not alone. The heroic hound with a real nose for justice now has a furry feline sidekick, …

Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff

Fire and Fury


#1 New York Times BestsellerWith extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.Since

Wonder by R.J. Palacio



NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN WILSON, AND JACOB TREMBLAY!Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. …

Origin by Dan Brown



The #1 New York Times Bestseller (October 2017) from the author of The Da Vinci Code. Bilbao, Spain Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend a major announcement—the unveiling …


Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

News articles

  • After Donald Trump Said It, How News Outlets Handled It Media outlets took the unusual step of allowing a vulgar word in print and on air after a report that Mr. Trump had used the term to describe African nations and Haiti. [..]
  • BlackRock: The $6 Trillion Money Manager BlackRock, the world’s largest money manager, ended 2017 with $6.29 trillion under management as it continued to cash in on the boom in exchange-traded funds. [..]
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Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $87.20
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $176.18
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $88.67
  • General Electric GE: opens at $19.12
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $164.02

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 0.8193 EUR
  • 1 USD = 110.941 JPY
  • 1 USD = 0.7285 GBP
  • 1 USD = 1.2615 AUD
  • 1 USD = 1.2455 CAD

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