Thursday 12 January 1939
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Helmut Eisendle and Jacobus M "Jacques" Hamelink.
Jesse James, directed by Henry King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
while The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Television Surveys.
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- 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
- Helmut Eisendle: Writer.
- Jacobus M "Jacques" Hamelink: Dutch writer / poet (Cold Unrest).
- William Lee Golden in Brewton: Alabama, USA; country singer (Oak Ridge Boys).
- Jean-Robert Ragache: French historian and freemason, a grand master of 'Le Grand Orient de France.
- William Golden: American singer-songwriter and painter (The Oak Ridge Boys).
- Jim Palosaari: American evangelist (d. 2011)
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