Monday January 12, 1970

US date format: 1/12/1970, UK date format: 12/1/1970

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 12, 1970). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Zack de la Rocha and Jenny Griffith in Burbank. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head by B.J. Thomas. In UK Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris was in the top 5 hits. MASH, directed by Robert Altman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970 while The Gang That Couldn'T Shoot Straight by Jimmy Breslin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Atakku no. 1.
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Historical Events

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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

Events

  • Boeing 747 makes its maiden voyage.
  • Biafran War ends, Biafra surrenders to Nigeria.
  • Biafra capitulates, ending the Nigerian civil war.

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Movies

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MASH

MASH

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt, Sally Kellerman

Country: United States of America

The Molly Maguires

The Molly Maguires

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Sean Connery, Richard Harris, Samantha Eggar, Frank Finlay

Scream and Scream Again

Scream and Scream Again

Directed by: Gordon Hessler

Starring: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Judy Huxtable

Pippi in the South Seas

Pippi in the South Seas

Directed by: Olle Hellbom

Starring: Inger Nilsson, Maria Persson, Pär Sundberg, Beppe Wolgers

Bloodthirsty Butchers

Bloodthirsty Butchers

Directed by: Andy Milligan

Starring: John Miranda, Annabella Wood, Berwick Kaler, Jane Hilary

TV Series

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Atakku no. 1

Atakku no. 1

Manhunt

Manhunt

Directed by: Greg Barker

Look, Stranger

Look, Stranger

Directed by: Arielle Javitch

The Tim Conway Show

The Tim Conway Show

Carrusel del domingo

Carrusel del domingo

Days to next January 12

If January 12, 1970 is your birthday you're 50 years, 8 months, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 21 days.
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Books

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The Collapse Of The Third Republic by William L. Shirer

The Collapse Of The Third Republic

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An acclaimed historian unfolds a monumental, eyewitness page-turner on the tragic fall of France to Hitler’s Third Reich at the outset of WWII. As an international war correspondent and radio commentator, William L.

In Someones Shadow by Rod McKuen

In Someones Shadow

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In Someone's Shadow, by McKuen, Rod

The Peter Principle by Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hull

The Peter Principle

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“The Peter Principle has cosmic implications.”—New York TimesBack in 1969, Lawrence J. Peter created a cultural phenomenon with his brilliant, outrageous, hilarious, and all-too-true treatise on business and life, The Peter

Fire From Heaven by Mary Renault

Fire From Heaven

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“Written with her usual vigor and imagination...Mary Renault has a great talent.”–The New York Times Book ReviewAlexander’s beauty, strength, and defiance were apparent from birth, but his boyhood honed those gifts


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