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About January 12th, 2020, in brief:

  • Historical events: Taal Volcano in the Philippines erupts, and kills 39 people.
  • Day of the week: January 12th, 2020 was a Sunday
  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn (in western zodiac), Rat (in Chinese zodiac)
  • Famous Birthdays: Taraneh Alidoosti, John Lasseter
  • Moon Phase: Full Moon
  • Popular movie: Dolittle directed by Stephen Gaghan

More about January 12th, 2020? See below for more news and curiosities on January 12th, 2020.


What day of the week was January 12, 2020?

January 12, 2020 was a Sunday and it was the 12th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar.

January 12, 2020 can also be written as 1/12/2020 in the US and as 12/1/2020 in UK and Europe.

January 12, 2020 in January 2020 calendar


January 12, 2020: What happened on that day?

Here's what happened on January 12, 2020:

  • Taal volcano in the philippines erupts, and kills 39 people.

January 12, 2020: What were the magazines covers that day?

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January 12, 2020: What is The Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Zodiac and Astrological sign for January 12th is Capricorn.

Capricorn is the 10th sign in the Western Zodiac. People born between December 22nd and January 19th belong to the Capricorn sign: discover Capricorn personality and who should a Capricorn marry.

Babies born in January are either Capricorn or Aquarius. People born before January 19th are Capricorn, while people born from January 20th have the sign of Aquarius.

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January 12, 2020: What is the Chinese Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Chinese Zodiac sign for January 12, 2020 is Rat and the associated element is Metal.

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January 12, 2020: What was the moon phase on that day?

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The moon phase on January 12, 2020 was Full Moon.

The moon phase refers to the appearance of the Moon in the night sky on January 12, 2020 and is determined by the portion of the Moon's illuminated surface that is visible from Earth.

An observer located in New York City on January 12, 2020 at 10pm, would see the moon, being 89% full, rising at 07:04 pm and setting at 09:34 am.

The previous full moon was on Jan 10, 2020 while the next full moon would come on Feb 09, 2020.

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Who was born on January 12, 2020?

Whose famous birthday is on January 12th?

Famous individuals and celebrities born on January 12th:

  • Taraneh Alidoosti
    Taraneh Alidoosti

    Renowned Iranian actress known for her impactful performances in Iranian cinema.

  • John Lasseter
    John Lasseter

    John lasseter is an animator known for co-founding pixar animation studios and for his work on popular animated films such as toy story and...

  • Howard Stern
    Howard Stern

    American talk-show host and shock-jock, who has a listener base of around three million.

  • Olivier Martinez
    Olivier Martinez

    He was a french film actor.

  • Haruki Murakami
    Haruki Murakami

    Japanese writer.

  • Rob Zombie
    Rob Zombie

    American film director, screenwriter, and producer.

  • Sakshi Tanwar
    Sakshi Tanwar

    Sakshi tanwar is an indian actress known for her role as parvati agarwal in the television series kahaani ghar ghar kii.

  • Kirstie Alley
    Kirstie Alley

    Kirstie Alley is an American actress known for her roles in Cheers and Look Who's Talking.

  • John Francis
    John Francis

    John francis is a well-known model who gained fame for his work in the fashion industry.

  • Naya Rivera
    Naya Rivera

    American actress, model and singer (b. 1987).

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How old is someone born on January 12, 2020?

Someone born on January 12, 2020 is:

4 years 5 months old,

or 53 months and 1 day old,

or 230 weeks and 4 days old,

or 1614 days old,

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How many days until your next birthday if you were born on January 12, 2020?

There are 213 days until your next birthday, which will occur on Sunday January 12th 2025.

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What generation do you belong to if you were born on January 12, 2020?

You belong to the Gen Alpha generation if you were born on January 12, 2020.

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January 12, 2020: What famous people died on that day?

Famous people died on January 12, 2020:

  • Benedicta Ward

    Renowned author known for her works on Christian spirituality.

  • Mckinsley Emerson

    Mckinsley Emerson was a celebrated American musician and composer known for his contributions to the jazz and blues genres.

  • Isiac Everett

    Isiac Everett was an American politician who served as a member of the Texas State Senate from 1987 to 2005.

  • Uri Treisman

    British mathematician known for his contributions to the field of mathematics education.

  • Sir Roger Scruton

    English philosopher and writer (b. 1944).

  • Giampaolo Pansa
  • Carlo Azzini
  • Dick Schnittker
  • Antonio Capuozzo
  • Paulo Gonçalves
  • Giorgio Merighi
  • Frank Nervik

What famous deaths happened on January 12th?

Famous deaths on January 12th:

  • Maurice Gibb
    Maurice Gibb

    British-american musician.

  • Amrish Puri
    Amrish Puri

    Indian singer and actor (d. 2005).

  • Alexandra Bastedo
    Alexandra Bastedo

    English actress (d. 2014.

  • Norman Kerry
    Norman Kerry

    Actor (air eagles phantom of opera), died at 61.

  • Betty Lou Gerson
    Betty Lou Gerson

    American voice actress (born 1914).

  • Alegend Christie

    Best-selling crime novelist, creator of iconic detective Hercule Poirot.

  • Aadin Christie

    Renowned mystery writer, known for creating iconic detective characters.

  • Lorrane Hansberry

    Pioneering playwright best known for her work 'A Raisin in the Sun'.

  • Agatha Tennis

    Agatha Tennis was a renowned British mystery writer, best known for her detective novels featuring Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple.

  • Williom Hewlett

    Co-founder of Hewlett-Packard, a leading technology company.

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January 12, 2020: What are the Holidays, Observances and Saints celebrated on that day?

Holidays on January 12, 2020:

  • 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

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January 12, 2020: What were the most popular TV Series on that day?

The most popular TV Series on January 12, 2020 were the Televisions Series released on TV close to that day characterized by high ratings, critical acclaim and a large fan base.. They included:

The Outsider

Release year: 2020

Directed by: Brian A. Miller


Release year: 2019

Directed by: Gary Hustwit


Release year: 2019

Directed by: Brian A Miller

Truth Be Told

Release year: 2019

Home for Christmas

Release year: 2019

Directed by: Jamie Patterson

January 12, 2020: What were the bestselling books on that day?

The bestselling books on January 12, 2020 were the literary works published close to that day that have achieved notable commercial success, including:

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Such a Fun Age


Emira, a babysitter of color, is accused by Alix of kidnapping her white young child. Her life and Alix's are turned upside-down.

Dog Man: Fetch-22 by Dav Pilkey

Dog Man: Fetch-22


Youth: Petey and Dog Man must team up to save Li'l Petey. This is the eighth series.

The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

The Last Wish


A collection of stories about Geralt, the Witcher, who is a fighter against monsters and fiends.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball


Youth: Greg Heffley's family questions if they made a good decision to renovate their home.

All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness

All Souls Trilogy


It contains "A Discovery of Witches", "Shadow of Night", and "The Book of Life".


Who was the US President on January 12, 2020?

On January 12, 2020 the US President was Donald John Trump (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 12, 2020?

On January 12, 2020 the UK Prime Minister was Boris Johnson (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on January 12, 2020?

On January 12, 2020 the Pope was Francis.


Back in 2020


What is special about January 12th?

January 12th refers to a specific date on the calendar, which is the 12th day of the month of January. It is a date that occurs annually and is part of the Gregorian calendar, which is widely used around the world.

Over the years several events happened on January 12th, such as:

  • 2019 - 2019 paris explosion: an explosion in paris caused by a gas leak causes a large explosion that destroys a bakery located in paris' 9th arrondissement. there are 40 people who are hurt and four are killed.
  • 2018 - Saudi arabia: women's rights, mohammad bin salman. saudi vision 2030: saudi arabia has allowed women to watch football matches for the first time. this is part of an easement of the strict rules regarding gender separation that the ultra-conservative muslim nation enforces.
  • 2017 - Two members of the funk band tower of power were seriously injured when a train struck them near jack london square, oakland, california.

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What happened in 2020?

2020 was filled with very interesting events such as

  • Iranian General Qasem Soleimani is killed by an American airstrike near Baghdad International Airport, igniting global concerns of a potential armed conflict.
  • Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 crashes immediately after takeoff at Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport; all 176 on board are killed. The plane was shot down by an Iranian anti-aircraft missile.
  • Taal Volcano in the Philippines erupts, and kills 39 people.

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What was the calendar for January 2020?

January 2020 followed the same calendar system as the rest of that year and the years surrounding it, with January being the 1st month of the year. This calendar is characterized by 12 months, 365 days in a common year, and 366 days in a leap year, such as 2012.

Discover how January 2020 calendar looked like.