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Tuesday 12 January 1932

1932-01-12

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Forbidden, directed by Frank R. Capra, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932 while The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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

Forbidden

Directed by: Frank R. Capra

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, Ralph Bellamy

Country: United States

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian

Starring: Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart

Country: United States

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À Nous la Liberté

Directed by: Ren Clair

Starring: Raymond Cordy, Henri Marchand, Rolla France

Country: United States

Mata Hari

Directed by: Greta Garbo

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Glenda Farrell

Country: United States

Tonight or Never

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Gloria Swanson, Melvyn Douglas, Alison Skipworth

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

William Searle

Starring: William Searle

Country: United States

Gladys Kahn

Starring: Gladys Kahn

Country: United States

Strange People

Starring: Henrietta Dunlap

Country: United States

Television Magic

Starring: Edwin Howard

Country: United States

Mortimer Miller

Starring: Mortimer Miller

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 January 1932 ?

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:
  • Ginette Jany: French swimming champion she was on the Olympics team in the 1956 games in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Alain Teister: Dutch sculptor / writer.
  • Tzeni Karezi: Greek actress (d. 1992).
  • Des O'Connor: English comedian singer and television host.
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Facts:
  • Hattie W Caraway elected 1st woman senator (D-Ark)
  • Hattie W. Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in January 1932?

  • Time: B&O Railroad President
  • Science: Science vol. 75 issue 1932
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Pierre Laval, Man of the Year -- Jan. 4, 1932

Books

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

The Good Earth

By: Pearl S. Buck

Nobel Laureate Pearl S. Buck’s epic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and Oprah Book Club selection about a vanished China and one family’s shifting fortunes.Though more than seventy years have passed since this remarkable novel won the Pulitzer Prize, it has retained ...

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The Fountain

By: Charles Morgan

Charles Morgan's "The Fountain" by now needs little introduction, having won overwhelming praise, from the best critical minds in England and America.The scene is Enkendaal, the castle of the van Leydens, a Dutch family of ancient lineage.

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Sons

By: Pearl S. Buck

Second in the trilogy that began with The Good Earth, Buck's classic and starkly real tale of sons rising against their honored fathers tells of the bitter struggle to the death between the old and the new in China.

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Magnolia Street

By: Louis Golding

A saga of Jewish working class life in 1920's Manchester.

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