Wednesday 12 January 1916
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include A P[ieter] W Botha and Pieter Willem Botha.
The Green-Eyed Monster, directed by J. Gordon Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916
while Seventeen by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching FoxyTv (1916 TV Series).
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Which were the important events of 12 January 1916 ?
- 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
- A P[ieter] W Botha: Orange Free State, South Africa -- President of South Africa.
- Pieter Willem Botha: South African politician (d. 2006).
- Pieter Botha: South African politician who was Prime Minister from 1978-1984 when he was elected President.
- Gérard Jaquet: French politician who represented the French Section of the Workers' International (SFIO) in the Constituent Assembly elected in 1945, in the Constituent Assembly elected in 1946 and in the National Assembly from 1946 to 1958.
- G?rard Fraikin: Neuilly sur Seine EXecutives.
- Ruth Benerito: American chemist and inventor (d. 2013)
- P Botha: South African politician 8th Prime Minister of South Africa (d. 2006)
- Jay McShann: American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2006)
- William Pleeth: English cellist and educator (d. 1999)
- Britain proclaims Gilbert and Ellice Island colony in the Pacific.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1916 ?
Top #5 songs in the USA
- I Think We've Got Another Washington (Wilson is His Name) - Peerless Quartet
- America, I Love You - Sam Ash
- When You're in Love with Someone Who is Not in Love with You - Henry Burr & Helen Clark
- Noche Serena (Calm Night) - Emilio DeGogorza
- They Didn't Believe Me - Walter Van Brunt & Gladys Rice
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