Explore

Thursday 12 January 1928

1928-01-12

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). The Divine Woman, directed by Victor Seastrom, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928 while The Bridge of San Luis by Rey Thornton Wilder was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

Or have a look at the whole 1928.

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

Have a look at the old newspapers from 12 January 1928 and get them!

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Divine Woman

Directed by: Victor Seastrom

Starring: Greta Garbo, Lars Hanson, Lowell Sherman

Country: United States

Sadie Thompson

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Lionel Barrymore, Blanche Friderici, Charles Lane

Country: United States

More info

The Circus

Directed by: Charlie Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Merna Kennedy, Al Ernest Garcia

Country: United States

More info

West Point

Directed by: Edward Sedgwick

Starring: William Haines, Joan Crawford, William Bakewell

Country: United States

More info

Chicago

Directed by: Frank Urson

Starring: Phyllis Haver, Victor Varconi, Virginia Bradford

Country: United States

More info

Find out your future

Find out your future

Get a FREE Numerology report based on the digits of 12 January 1928!

GET YOUR FREE NUMEROLOGY REPORT NOW

Wish him/her..

Send your special wishes with this personalized page

Send him/her your special wishes with this personalized page

Click here for a personalized message

Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 January 1928 ?

Holidays:
  • 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
Famous Birthdays:
  • Ruth Brown: American black singer nicknamed "Miss Rhythm," she was a runaway success of rhythm and blues over one hundred records.
  • André Labarrère: French politician, a member of the Socialist Party, who served as deputy, senator and vice-president of the National Assembly between 1973 and 1974, Minister for Relations with Parliament from 1981 to 1986 and mayor of the city of Pau from 1971 to 2006.
  • Daniel Filipacchi: French producer and photographer.
  • Lew Gallo in Mount Kisco: New York, USA; actor (12 O'Clock High).
  • Jack Boynton: American artist.
See other famous people born on 12 January
Famous Deaths:
  • Ruth Snyder: American homicide; the killer of her husband with her accomplice, her lover Henry Gray, on 3/20/1927.
Facts:
  • U.S. murderer Ruth Snyder is executed at Ossining.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Don't miss our monthly news, no spam guarantee

Click here to Subscribe

Make this date unforgettable

Make this date unforgettable

Have a look at our special collection of personalized gifts

Look at our personalized gifts

CD and DVD Birthday Cards

CD and DVD Birthday Cards

CD and DVD cards from 12 January 1928 to enjoy the time of your life

See our collection

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in January 1928?

  • Time: Farmer from Montana
  • Science: Science vol. 67 issue 1723
  • Time: Charles Lindbergh was TIME's first Man of the Year. Drawing of Lindbergh by S.J. Woolf.

Books

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

The Bridge of San Luis

By: Rey Thornton Wilder

More info

Swan Song

By: John Galsworth

More info

The Greene Murder Case

By: S. S. Van Dine

It has long been a source of wonder to me why the leading criminological writers—men like Edmund Lester Pearson, H. B. Irving, Filson Young, Canon Brookes, William Bolitho, and Harold Eaton—have not devoted more space to the Greene tragedy; for ...

More info

Claire Ambler

By: Booth Tarkington

Garden City, New York published Fiction

More info

Remember when

Remember when

Birthday and personalized Football books

Discover our birthday books

Tell the world why 12 January 1928 is such a special date for you!