Friday 12 January 1940US date format: 1/12/1940, UK date format: 12/1/1940
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 12, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat).
Famous people born on this day include Serge Latouche and Veerappa Moily.
The Blue Bird, directed by Walter Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
On TV people were watching Down on the Farm.
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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.
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