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

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Historical Events

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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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Personalised Chocolate Gifts

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk

Marjorie Morningstar

by Herman Wouk


A starry-eyed young beauty, Marjorie Morgenstern is nineteen years old when she leaves New York to accept the job of her dreams-working in a summer-stock company for Noel Airman, its talented and intensely charismatic director.

Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis

Auntie Mame

by Patrick Dennis


Wildly successful when it was first published in 1955, Patrick Dennis’ Auntie Mame sold over two million copies and stayed put on the New York Times bestseller list for 112 weeks.

Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor

Andersonville

by MacKinlay Kantor


"The greatest of our Civil War novels."—The New York Times. The 1955 Pulitzer Prize-winning story of the Andersonville Fortress and its use as a concentration camp-like prison by the South during the Civil War.

Bonjour Tristesse by Francoise Sagan

Bonjour Tristesse

by Francoise Sagan


"La villa est magnifique, l'été brûlant, la Méditerranée toute proche. Cécile a dix-sept ans. Elle ne connaît de l'amour que des baisers, des rendez-vous, des lassitudes.

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Sears Logan Square Shopping Center PA USAIRCO (1955)Sears Logan Square Shopping Center PA USAIRCO (1955)
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Boxer Dog Art General Nygen Car Tire (1955)Boxer Dog Art General Nygen Car Tire (1955)
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Leica M-3 Camera  At Home or Abroad (1955)Leica M-3 Camera At Home or Abroad (1955)
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