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Sunday 12 January 1936

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Alain Corbin and Jennifer Hilton. The Ghost Goes West, directed by Ren Clair, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936 while It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Theatre Parade.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Theatre Parade

Starring: Greer Garson, D.A. Clarke-Smith, Antoinette Cellier, John Wyse

Theatre Parade

Starring: Greer Garson, D.A. Clarke-Smith, Antoinette Cellier, John Wyse

Theatre Parade

Starring: Greer Garson, D.A. Clarke-Smith, Antoinette Cellier, John Wyse

Theatre Parade

Starring: Greer Garson, D.A. Clarke-Smith, Antoinette Cellier, John Wyse

Theatre Parade

Starring: Greer Garson, D.A. Clarke-Smith, Antoinette Cellier, John Wyse

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Professional Soldier

Directed by: Tay Garnett

Starring: Victor McLaglen, Freddie Bartholomew, Gloria Stuart

Country: United States

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Dangerous

Directed by: Alfred E. Green

Starring: Bette Davis, Franchot Tone, Margaret Lindsay

Country: United States

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The Littlest Rebel

Directed by: David Butler

Starring: Shirley Temple, John Boles, Jack Holt

Country: United States

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Captain Blood

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Lionel Atwill

Country: United States

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A Tale of Two Cities

Directed by: Jack Conway

Starring: Ronald Colman, Elizabeth Allan, Edna May Oliver

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 January 1936 ?

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 Birthdays:
  • Alain Corbin: French historian, specializing in 19th century France and in microhistory.
  • Jennifer Hilton: Baroness Hilton of Eggardon English police officer and politician.
  • Raimonds Pauls: Latvian pianist and composer.
  • Brajanath Ratha: Indian poet and activist (d. 2014).
  • Mohammad Sayeed: Indian lawyer and politician Indian Minister of Home Affairs (d. 2016).
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in January 1936?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Haile Selassie, Man of the Year -- Jan. 6, 1936
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  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Helen Hayes -- Dec. 30, 1935

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

It Can't Happen Here

By: Sinclair Lewis

“The novel that foreshadowed Donald Trump’s authoritarian appeal.”—SalonIt Can’t Happen Here is the only one of Sinclair Lewis’s later novels to match the power of Main Street, Babbitt, and Arrowsmith.

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Drums Along the Mohawk

By: Walter D. Edmonds

The bestselling novel behind John Ford’s acclaimed film starring Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, and Edna May Oliver. When newlyweds Gilbert and Lana Martin settle in the Mohawk Valley in 1776, they work tirelessly against the elements to build a new ...

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The Last Puritan

By: George Santayana

Santayana's The Last Puritan, 1st Ed by George Santayana. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1936. First edition. 602 pages. Hardcover w/Jacket. Solid copy, moderate wear

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By: Lloyd C. Douglas

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