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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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1936 ?
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Magazine

 TIME Magazine Cover: Haile Selassie, Man of the Year -- Jan. 6, 1936
TIME Magazine Cover: Haile Selassie, Man of the Year -- Jan. 6, 1936

Magazine

 Esquire Magazine cover
Esquire Magazine cover
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Books

Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell

Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell

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Books

The Last Puritan - George Santayana

The Last Puritan - George Santayana

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Books

Sparkenbroke - Charles Morgan

Sparkenbroke - Charles Morgan

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Books

Drums Along the Mohawk - Walter D. Edmonds

Drums Along the Mohawk - Walter D. Edmonds

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Old Journal Ads

Greyhound Bus  Ive Discovered America (1936)Greyhound Bus Ive Discovered America (1936)
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Junior promJunior prom
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Industrial designs by Joe Funk, Ottumwa Art Center / designed & made by Iowa Art Program, W.P.A. (1936)Industrial designs by Joe Funk, Ottumwa Art Center / designed & made by Iowa Art Program, W.P.A. (1936)
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Tell the world why Sunday, 12 January 1936 is such a special date for you!