It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). .
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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

  • The Ghost Goes WestThe Ghost Goes West
    directed by Ren Clair
    starring: Robert Donat, Jean Parker, Eugene Pallette
  • Professional SoldierProfessional Soldier
    directed by Tay Garnett
    starring: Victor McLaglen, Freddie Bartholomew, Gloria Stuart
  • DangerousDangerous
    directed by Alfred E. Green
    starring: Bette Davis, Franchot Tone, Margaret Lindsay
  • Captain BloodCaptain Blood
    directed by Michael Curtiz
    starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Lionel Atwill
  • The Littlest RebelThe Littlest Rebel
    directed by David Butler
    starring: Shirley Temple, John Boles, Jack Holt
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of Sunday, 12 January 1936 ?


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 People born
Raimonds Pauls: Latvian Composer

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Make this date unforgettable

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Cards and funny ecards to celebrate special dates

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in January 1936 ?

  •  Esquire Magazine cover Esquire
  •  TIME Magazine Cover: Haile Selassie, Man of the Year -- Jan. 6, 1936 Time
    TIME Magazine Cover: Haile Selassie, Man of the Year -- Jan. 6, 1936
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Books

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

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Gone with the Wind

by Margaret Mitchell


Since its original publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind—winner of the Pulitzer Prize and one of the bestselling novels of all time—has been heralded by readers everywhere as The Great American Novel.Widely

The Last Puritan by George Santayana

The Last Puritan

by George Santayana


Written by the Spanish-American philosopher George Santayana. As Santayana explained in the prologue, "in Oliver puritanism worked itself out to its logical end. He convinced himself, on puritan grounds, that it was wrong to be a puritan."

Sparkenbroke by Charles Morgan

Sparkenbroke

by Charles Morgan


. sl tears to dw, odd fox to eps

Drums Along the Mohawk by Walter D. Edmonds

Drums Along the Mohawk

by Walter D. Edmonds


The bestselling novel behind John Ford’s acclaimed film starring Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, and Edna May Oliver.    When newlyweds Gilbert and Lana Martin settle in the Mohawk Valley in 1776, they work tirelessly against the elements to build a new life.

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Old Journal Ads

Great Northern Railway  The Trip of the Year (1936)Great Northern Railway The Trip of the Year (1936)
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Old Journal Ads

Linit Starch  Renew Dresses and Lingerie (1936)Linit Starch Renew Dresses and Lingerie (1936)
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