Sunday 12 January 1958
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Christiane Amanpour and Curt Fraser.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to At The Hop by Danny & The Juniors.
In UK Great Balls Of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis was in the top 5 hits.
The Enemy Below, directed by Dick Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958
while Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts.
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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
- Christiane Amanpour: English-born Iranian-American journalist.
- Curt Fraser: American-Canadian ice hockey player and coach.
- Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open.
- NCAA adds two-point conversion to football scoring.
- Syracuse National Dolph Schayes sets NBA record at 11,770 points.
- NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 26-7.
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