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January 12th In Pop Culture History

"I became operational at the H.A.L. plant in Urbana, Illinois on the 12th of January 1992. My instructor was Mr. Langley, and he taught me to sing a song. If you'd like to hear it I can sing it for you."
-Hal 5000, in 2001: A Space Odyssey

1888 - Schoolhouse Blizzard, USA

1906 - Dow Jones closed over 100 for the 1st time.

1926 - Original Sam 'n' Henry premiered on WGN (Chicago) radio and later renamed Amos 'n' Andy in 1928.

January 12, 1957 Birthday (fictional) Tow Mater, Cars, Pixar/Disney, Film

1959 - Motown Records was formed in Detroit.

1963 - #1 Hit January 12, 1963 - January 25, 1963: Steve Lawrence - Go Away Little Girl

1965 - Hullabaloo premiered on NBC.

1966 - ABC's Batman television series premiered.

1967 - Dr. James Bedford was the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation. He is still frozen at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation.

1971 - All In The Family aired for the first time on CBS

1974 - #1 Hit January 12, 1974 - January 18, 1974: Steve Miller Band - The Joker

1988 - Dynasty debuted on ABC

1990 - Internal Affairs was released in theaters.

1996 - Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, Bio-Dome, Two if By Sea and Dunston Checks In were released in theaters.

January 12, 1997 Activated (fictional) HAL 9000 computer was activated on January 12, 1997. But in the film, HAL said that he was activated on January 12, 1992. #mandelaeffect? 2001: A Space Odyssey, Film

1997 - King Of The Hill made its premiere on FOX.

1998 - The game SuperBall! was played for the last time on The Price Is Right

2001 - Save the Last Dance debuted in theaters.

2001 - National Geographic Channel debuted American cable

2001 - Lizzie McGuire premiered on The Disney Channel

2006 - A stampede during the Stoning of the Devil ritual on the last day at the Hajj in Mina, Saudi Arabia, killed at least 362 Muslim pilgrims.

January 12, 2007 - Jump In! aired on The Disney Channel

2007 - Stomp the Yard, Alpha Dog & Primeval debuted in theaters.

2010 (Earthquake) Port-au-Prince, Haiti

2014 - Broadway Show - Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Musical) January 12, 2014

January 12th
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Now You Know...

John Hancock (1737)
Milton Sills (1882, d.1930)
Jack London (1876)
Texas Guinan (1884, d.1933)
Rex Ingram (1896)
Ray Teal (1902)
Mississippi Fred McDowell (1904)
Henry Youngman (1906)
Tex Ritter (1906)
Patsy Kelly (1907, d.1981)
Jose Limon (1908)
Mauritz Hugo (1909)
Luise Rainer (1910)
Jay McShann (1916, d.2006)
Bill Burrud (1925)
Scottie MacGregor (1925)
Ray Price (1926, d.2013)
Lew Gallo (1928)
Ruth Brown (1928, d.2006)
Tim Horton (1930)
Glenn Yarborough (1930)
Michael Aspel (1933)
"Amazing" Kreskin (1935)
Ron Harper (1935)
William Lee Gloden (1935)
Liliana Cavani (1937)
Marie Dubois (1937)
Vincente Sardinero (1937, d.2002)
Lewis Fiander (1938)
Long John Baldry (1941)
Henri J "Adriaan" Adriaansen (1943)
Joe Frazier (1944)
Carlos Villagran (1944)
Maggie Bell (1945)
Cynthia Robinson (1946)
George Duke (1946, d.2013)
Wallace Yohn (1947, d.1974)
Anthony Andrews (1948)
Wayne Wang (1949)
Chris Bell (1951)
Kirstie Alley (1951)
Larry Hoppens (1951)
Rush Limbaugh (1951)
Ricky Van Shelton (1952)
Howard Stern (1954)
John Lasseter (1957)
Per Helmstad Gessle (1959)
Blixa Bargeld (1959)
Oliver Platt (1960)
Francois Girard (1963)
Jeff Bezos (1964)
John Francis (1965)
Mark Moore (1965)
Rob Zombie (1965)
Oliver Martinez (1966)
Farrah Forke (1967)
Vendela (1967)
Heather Mills (1968)
Raekwon (1970)
Zack de la Rocha (1970)
Randy Skylar (1972)
Greg Morton (1973)
Dan Haseltine (1973)
Matt Wong (1973)
Melanie Chisholm "Sporty Spice" (1974)
Chase Hampton (1975)
Jason Freese (1975)
Piolo Pascual (1977)
Jeremy Camp (1978)
Chris Roe (1978)
Ameriie (1981)
Yohana Cobo (1985)
Naya Rivera (1987)
Will Rothaar (1987)
Andrew Lawrence (1988)
Pixie Lott (1991)
HAL 9000 (1992)
Zayn Malik (1993)
Nathan Gamble (1998)
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