Thursday 12 January 1950
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Marilyn R Smith and Sheila Jackson Lee.
All the King's Men, directed by Robert Rossen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950
while The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Rocky King, Detective.
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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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- Marilyn R Smith: Microbiologist.
- Sheila Jackson Lee: American politician.
- Bob McEwen American politician (Representative-Republican-Ohio: 1981-).
- Goran Lindblad: Swedish politician.
- Ricky Ray Rector: American murderer (d. 1992).
- Patrice Dominguez: French professional tennis player, left handed, he was ranked world N°36. Retired, he became Henri Leconte's coach and a TV presenter (analyst). Then he was named National technical director of the French Tennis Federation (2005-11).
- Sheila Lee: American lawyer judge and politician
- Göran Lindblad: Swedish dentist and politician
- Bob McEwen: American businessman and politician
- Dorrit Moussaieff: Israeli-Icelandic jewelry designer and businesswoman 5th First Lady of Iceland
- Ricky Rector: American murderer (d. 1992)
- Koos van de Griend: Composer, dies at 44.
- Swedish tanker rams British submarine Truculent in Thames, 64 die.
- USSR re-introduces death penalty for treason, espionage and sabotage.
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