It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). .
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 ?
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of Wednesday, 12 January 1955 ?

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
Patty Hayes: LPGA golfer
Rockne S. O'Bannon: American screenwriter

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Music Charts

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Magazine

 Esquire Magazine cover
Esquire Magazine cover

Magazine

 TIME Magazine Cover: Great Bull Market -- Jan. 10, 1955
TIME Magazine Cover: Great Bull Market -- Jan. 10, 1955

Magazine

 Playboy Magazine cover
Playboy Magazine cover

Magazine

 Sports Illustrated: no.7391
Sports Illustrated: no.7391
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Books

Marjorie Morningstar - Herman Wouk

Marjorie Morningstar - Herman Wouk

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Books

Auntie Mame - Patrick Dennis

Auntie Mame - Patrick Dennis

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Books

Andersonville - MacKinlay Kantor

Andersonville - MacKinlay Kantor

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Books

Bonjour Tristesse - Francoise Sagan

Bonjour Tristesse - Francoise Sagan

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Old Journal Ads

Lincoln Car  Everything Reflects Good Taste (1955)Lincoln Car Everything Reflects Good Taste (1955)
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Jell-o Jello Old Women Lived In a Shoe Nursery (1955)Jell-o Jello Old Women Lived In a Shoe Nursery (1955)
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Pepsi Cola Bride to Be Tevering Art Vintage (1955)Pepsi Cola Bride to Be Tevering Art Vintage (1955)
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