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Saturday 21 January 2012

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on January 21, 2012). The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). 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 In The Garden Of Beasts by Erik Larson 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 Dishonored or The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dragonborn.
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What the sky looked like on 21 January 2012

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Sessions

Directed by: Ben Lewin

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

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Directed by: Josh Trank

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

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Man on a Ledge

Directed by: Asger Leth

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

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Directed by: Leslye Headland

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

Country: United States

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Napoleon Dynamite

Directed by: Jared Hess

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

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Les hommes de l'ombre

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Directed by: Minh Nguyen

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Hell on Wheels

Directed by: Will Zens

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The Layover

Directed by: William H. Macy

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Impractical Jokers

Starring: Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn, Sal Vulcano

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 January 2012 ?

  • National Hugging Day
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agnes.
  • Mauritius - Thaipoosam Cavadee.
  • UN Arms Day
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  • The death toll of a series of co-ordinated bombing attacks in Kano, Nigeria, rises to more than 140. The attacks, which targeted police stations across the city, are attributed to Islamist group Boko Haram. (''The Guardian'')
  • Under new guidelines to come into force from April 30, clinics which charge for pregnancy services, including abortions, will be able to advertise on radio and television in the United Kingdom, after the Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice ruled there was no justification for barring such clinics from advertising their services. (BBC)
  • A Republican Party primary election takes place in the U.S. state of South Carolina, with Newt Gingrich being declared the winner and Mitt Romney coming second. (BBC)
  • Håkan Juholt resigns as the head of the Swedish Social Democratic Party, after less than a year in the post. (''Aftonbladet'')
  • Leading international virologists agree to temporarily halt work on a more virulent strain of the H5N1 influenza virus, due to fears that an airborne strain of the lethal virus could be used by bioterrorists. (''New Scientist'')

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Sport Games on 21 January 2012

Serie A
Italian Football
  • Atalanta - Juventus : 0 - 2
  • Roma - Cesena : 5 - 1
See all Football game results of 21 January 2012
Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Bergen - Oud-Heverlee Leuven : 2 - 2
  • Club Brugge - Mechelen : 0 - 1
  • Gent - Waregem : 0 - 0
  • Germinal - Cercle Brugge : 4 - 0
See all Football game results of 21 January 2012
Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Freiburg - Augsburg : 1 - 0
  • Hoffenheim - Hannover : 0 - 0
  • Kaiserslautern - Werder Bremen : 0 - 0
  • Nurnberg - Hertha : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of 21 January 2012
La Liga Primera Division
Football (Spain)
  • Betis - Sevilla : 1 - 1
  • Espanol - Granada : 3 - 0
  • Santander - Getafe : 1 - 2
  • Sociedad - Ath Madrid : 0 - 4
See all Football game results of 21 January 2012

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 21, 2012 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 2012 ?

Top #10 songs in the USA
  1. Rihanna - We Found Love
  2. LMFAO - Sexy And I Know It
  3. Bruno Mars - It Will Rain
  4. Set Fire To The Rain - Adele
  5. Flo Rida - Good Feeling
  6. The One That Got Away - Katy Perry
  7. Ni**as In Paris - Jay-Z
  8. Jason Mraz - I Won't Give Up
  9. LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem
  10. Someone Like You - Adele
Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Lotus Flower Bomb - Wale Featuring Miguel
  2. Make Me Proud - Drake Featuring Nicki Minaj
  3. Dance (A$$) - Big Sean Featuring Nicki Minaj
  4. Ni**as in Paris - Jay Z Kanye West
  5. Party - Beyonce Featuring Andre 3000
  6. You The Boss - Rick Ross Featuring Nicki Minaj
  7. Can't Get Enough - J. Cole Featuring Trey Songz
  8. I Do - Young Jeezy Featuring Jay-Z & Andre 3000
  9. That Way - Wale Featuring Jeremih & Rick Ross
  10. She Will - Lil Wayne Featuring Drake
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. El Verdadero Amor Perdona - Mana Featuring Prince Royce
  2. Promise - Romeo Santos Featuring Usher
  3. La Adictiva Banda San Jose de Mesillas - Nada Iguales
  4. Te Quiero A Morir - Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga
  5. We Found Love - Rihanna Featuring Calvin Harris
  6. El Mil Amores - Pesado
  7. Give Me Everything - Pitbull Featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer
  8. Lovumba (Prestige) - Daddy Yankee
  9. LMFAO - Sexy And I Know It
  10. Di Que Regresaras - La Original Banda el Limon de Salvador Lizarraga
Top #10 Rock songs
  1. The Black Keys - Lonely Boy
  2. These Days - Foo Fighters
  3. The Sound Of Winter - Bush
  4. Face To The Floor - Chevelle
  5. Paradise - Coldplay
  6. Foo Fighters - Walk
  7. Tonight - Seether
  8. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Monarchy Of Roses
  9. Cough Syrup - Young The Giant
  10. Shake It Out - Florence + The Machine


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

In The Garden Of Beasts

By: Erik Larson

Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Devil in the White City, delivers a remarkable story set during Hitler’s rise to power.The

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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

By: Stieg Larsson

Murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue combine into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel, the first in Stieg Larsson's thrilling Millenium series featuring Lisbeth Salander.

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The Drop

By: Michael Connelly

Harry Bosch has been given three years before he must retire from the LAPD, and he wants cases more fiercely than ever.

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The Litigators

By: John Grisham

The partners at Finley & Figg often refer to themselves as a “boutique law firm.” Boutique, as in chic, selective, and prosperous. Oscar Finley and Wally Figg are none of these things.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Caverns of Minos

Caverns of Minos

Platform: iOS

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Llamasoft

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dragonborn

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dragonborn

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Genre: Action role-playing

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma

Platform: Arcade PlayStation 3 PlayStation Vita

Genre: Fighting game

Publisher: JP / PAL Arc System Works; NA Aksys Games

Criminal Case (video game)

Criminal Case (video game)

Platform: Facebook (Adobe Flash), iOS, Android

Genre: Puzzle



Platform: Microsoft Windows PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4 Xbox 360 Xbox One

Genre: Action-adventure, stealth

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Battlefield America

Studio: Arc Entertainment

Format: DVD & Blu-ray

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Thin Ice

Studio: 20th Century Fox

Format: DVD & Blu-ray

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Hide Away

Studio: Flatrion Film Co.

Format: DVD

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The Lion of Judah

Studio: Warner Bros.

Format: DVD, Blu-ray & Blu-ray 3D

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Chernobyl Diaries

Studio: Warner Bros.

Format: DVD & Blu-ray

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