Friday January 20, 2012

US date format: 1/20/2012, UK date format: 20/1/2012

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 20, 2012). The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church. In that special week of January people in US were listening to We Found Love by Rihanna. The Sessions, directed by Ben Lewin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012 while Boomerang by Michael Lewis was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Les hommes de l'ombre. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bravely Default or Ben 10: Omniverse.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 20, 2012?


  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Aquarius.
  • Saint Fabian
  • Euthymus
  • Desiderius
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  • 2011–2012 Syrian uprising: At least 10 people are killed in violence after Friday prayers. (CNN)
  • AMISOM troops raid Islamist hideouts in the Somali capital Mogadishu. (AFP via Google News)
  • Several people are killed in a series of bomb explosions in the city of Kano, Nigeria. (''Vanguard'')
  • The United Nations says 120,000 people in South Sudan required aid amid tribal fighting. (Reuters)
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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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The Sessions

The Sessions

Directed by: Ben Lewin

Starring: John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Moon Bloodgood



Directed by: Josh Trank

Starring: Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly

Man on a Ledge

Man on a Ledge

Directed by: Asger Leth

Starring: Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Mandy Gonzalez



Directed by: Leslye Headland

Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan, James Marsden

Country: United States of America

Napoleon Dynamite

Napoleon Dynamite

Directed by: Jared Hess

Starring: Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez, Jon Gries, Aaron Ruell

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 20, 2012?
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Top #10 songs in the USA

  1. - We Found Love
  2. - Sexy And I Know It
  3. - It Will Rain
  4. - Set Fire To The Rain
  5. - Good Feeling
  6. - The One That Got Away
  7. - Ni**as In Paris
  8. - I Won't Give Up
  9. - Party Rock Anthem
  10. - Someone Like Youyoutube

Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - Lotus Flower Bomb
  2. - Make Me Proud
  3. - Dance (A$$)
  4. - Ni**as in Paris
  5. - Party
  6. - You The Boss
  7. - Can't Get Enough
  8. - I Do
  9. - That Way
  10. - She Will

Top #5 Rock songs

  1. - Lonely Boy
  2. - These Days
  3. - The Sound Of Winter
  4. - Face To The Floor
  5. - Paradise
Sport Games on January 20, 2012

Sport Games on January 20, 2012

Jupiler League

Football (Belgium)
  • Genk - St Truiden : 2 - 1
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Bundesliga 1

Football (Germany)
  • M'gladbach - Bayern Munich : 3 - 1
See all Football game results of January 20, 2012

La Liga Segunda Division

Football (Spain)
  • Alcoyano - Almeria : 2 - 2
See all Football game results of January 20, 2012

Serie B

Football (Italy)
  • Sampdoria - Livorno : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of January 20, 2012

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Les hommes de l'ombre

Les hommes de l'ombre



Directed by: Minh Nguyen

Hell on Wheels

Hell on Wheels

Directed by: Will Zens

The Layover

The Layover

Directed by: William H. Macy



Days to next January 20

If January 20, 2012 is your birthday you're 8 years, 8 months, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 28 days.

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in January 2012?


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Boomerang by Michael Lewis



“Lewis shows again why he is the leading journalist of his generation.”―Kyle Smith, Forbes The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than

Locked On by Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney

Locked On


Though his father had been reluctant to become a heroic field operative, jack ryan, jr. Wants nothing more... privately training with special forces, he's honing his combat skills to continue his work

A Dance With Dragons by George R. R. Martin

A Dance With Dragons



Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich

Explosive Eighteen


Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum’s life is set to blow sky high when international murder hits dangerously close to home, in this dynamite novel by Janet Evanovich.

The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks

The Best of Me


"Everyone wanted to believe that endless love was possible. She'd believed in it once, too, back when she was eighteen."In the spring of 1984, high school students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply, irrevocably in love.


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Fable Heroes

Fable Heroes

Platform: Xbox 360

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Microsoft Studios

Bravely Default

Bravely Default

Platform: Nintendo 3DS

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: JP Square Enix; INT Nintendo



Platform: Windows, Mac OS X

Genre: Visual novel

Publisher: MoaCube

Dear Esther

Dear Esther

Genre: Exploration game, art game

Publisher: The Chinese Room Curve Digital (consoles)

Ben 10: Omniverse

Ben 10: Omniverse

Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Wii U, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS

Genre: Action-brawlers, Fighting

Publisher: D3 Publisher Bandai Namco Games


Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $87.08
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $427.49
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $28.82
  • General Electric GE: opens at $18.81
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $185.77

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 77.01 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.013 CAD
  • 1 USD = 0.9341 CHF
  • 1 USD = 6.3348 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 99.6 JPY

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