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..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
Which were the important events of Wednesday, 12 January 1955 ?
Famous People born
- 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
: LPGA golfer
Rockne S. O'Bannon
: American screenwriter
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1955 ?
Playboy Magazine cover
TIME Magazine Cover: Great Bull Market -- Jan. 10, 1955
Sports Illustrated: no.7391
Esquire Magazine cover
Marjorie Morningstar - Herman Wouk
Auntie Mame - Patrick Dennis
Andersonville - MacKinlay Kantor
Bonjour Tristesse - Francoise Sagan
American Airlines Memphis Brasco Store Fronts (1955)
Olga French Secret Sexy Girdle Bra (1955)
Black & White Scotch Ad Whats the Trick? Magician (1955)
Tell the world why Wednesday, 12 January 1955 is such a special date for you!