Monday 12 January 1953
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Brigitte Girardin and Mary Harron.
In UK You Belong To Me by Jo Stafford was in the top 5 hits.
The Little World of Don Camillo, directed by Julien Duvivier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953
while The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Your Favorite Story.
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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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- Brigitte Girardin: French politician who served from 2010-2011 as Secretary-General of United Republic (République solidaire, RS) which is a centre-right political party in France.
- Mary Harron: Canadian director and screenwriter.
- Simeon Roncal: Composer, dies at 82.
- 9 Jewish physicians arrested for terrorist activities in Moscow
- Estonian émigrés found a government in exile in Oslo.
- Marshal Josip Broz Tito is chosen President of Yugoslavia.
- The CIA-sponsored Robertson Panel first meets to discuss the UFO phenomenon.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1953 ?
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- Pretend - Ralph Marterie & His Orchestra
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