Friday 12 January 1951
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Kirstie Alley in Wichita and Larry Hoppens rocker (Orleans - "Still the One".
Halls of Montezuma, directed by Lewis Milestone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951
while From Here to Eternity by James Jones was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Red Ryder.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 12 January 1951 ?
- 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
- Kirstie Alley in Wichita: Kansas, USA; actress (Star Trek II, Rebecca - Cheers).
- Larry Hoppens rocker (Orleans - "Still the One": "Dance With Me").
- Chris Bell in Memphis: Tennessee, USA; rock guitarist (Big Star).
- Rush Hudson Limbaugh III in Cape Girardeau: Missouri, USA; conservative radio and television host.
- Bill Madlock: four times National League batting champion (Chicago Cubs).
- Ann Althouse: American law professor
- Rush Limbaugh: American author and talk show host, considered by the political left as "the most dangerous man in America" with his ridicule of liberals. He started his national radio show with 56 stations in 1982 and slowly grew in massive popularity in the next decade. By March 1994, over 634 radio stations carried his show, plus some overseas. His late night talk show ran from September 1992 until 1996, when it was canceled. He took calls on his show but never guests as any noted person might deflect attent
- Kirstie Alley: TV Actress
- Chris Bell: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Big Star) (d. 1978)
- Drew Pearson: American football player and sportscaster
- Ezzard Charles TKOs Lee Oma in ten rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1951 ?
Top #1 songs in the USA
- Frosty the Snowman - Nat King Cole Pete Rugolo & His Orchestra)
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