Thursday 12 January 1956

US date format: 1/12/1956, UK date format: 12/1/1956

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 12, 1956). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Marie Colvin . In UK Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits. Charleys Tante, directed by Hans Quest, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956 while A Charmed Life by Mary McCarthy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heidi.
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Movies

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Charleys Tante

Directed by: Hans Quest

Starring: Heinz Rühmann, Hertha Feiler, Claus Biederstaedt, Walter Giller

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Diane

Directed by: David Miller

Starring: Lana Turner, Pedro Armendáriz, Roger Moore, Marisa Pavan

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The Lieutenant Wore Skirts

Directed by: Frank Tashlin

Starring: Tom Ewell, Sheree North, Rita Moreno, Rick Jason

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A Man Alone

Directed by: Ray Milland

Starring: Ray Milland, Mary Murphy, Ward Bond, Raymond Burr

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Rebel Without a Cause

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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Heidi

Directed by: Daniel Ray

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Wanted

Directed by: Vitaliy Versace

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Penelope

Directed by: Mark Palansky

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St. Ives

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Judge Roy Bean

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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
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Books

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A Charmed Life

By: Mary McCarthy

The life of a writer is flipped upside down when she reconnects with her roots—and her remarried ex-husband—in this witty autobiographical novel by bestselling author Mary McCarthyFormer actress and budding playwright

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Something Of Value

By: Robert Ruark

Something of Value is a novel based on events that took place in Kenya Colony during the violent Mau Mau insurrection of the 1950s, an uprising that was confined almost exclusively

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The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit

By: Sloan Wilson

Universally acclaimed when first published in 1955, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit captured the mood of a generation. Its title — like Catch-22 and Fahrenheit 451 — has become a part of America's cultural vocabulary.

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Beyond Desire

By: Pierre La Mure

A novel based on the life of Mendelssohn-- his romances, love of music, and respect for predecessor Johann Sebastian Bach. Other famous characters in the book include Chopin and George

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