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January 12th, 1954.

January 12th, 1954, was a Tuesday. It was day 12 of 1954. The decade was the 1950s.

67 years, 9 months and 13 days have passed since January 12th, 1954.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Born on January 12th, 1954.

People who were born on this exact date.

Top song: January 12th, 1954

The best-selling single on January 12th, 1954 was "Oh! My PaPa (O Mein Papa)" by Eddie Fisher.

Play the top hits from 1954.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1954. Take a trip back to the days of Eddie Fisher, Doris Day, Rosemary Clooney and The Chordettes.

Take me back to January 12th, 1954!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 12th, 1954 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. The Christmas holiday season is long over, the decorations have been taken down and a sense of normality has returned.

In music, the song "Oh! My PaPa (O Mein Papa)" by Eddie Fisher is the best-selling record at the moment. Dwight David Eisenhower is currently the President of the United States and Winston Churchill is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. In fashion, women are sporting the popular "The New Look" by Christian Dior. This formal style includes rounded shoulders, a full-skirted silhouette and a tight waist. Meanwhile, men are beginning to follow a new "Teddy Boy" trend that involves greased-back hair, extremely narrow trousers and velvet-collared jackets.

Because it's 1954, anyone listening to a jukebox or radio station is likely to hear songs from artists such as Kitty Kallen, Perry Como, Rosemary Clooney, The Crew-Cuts, Jo Stafford, Eddie Fisher, The Four Knights, The Four Aces and Doris Day. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Albert Einstein and James Dean would be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Gene Autry Show", "I Love Lucy", "The Danny Thomas Show" and "Annie Oakley".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry", "Crusader Rabbit" and "Adventures of Superman". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Tonka trucks, Toy Guns, Spinning Tops and Mr. Potato Head.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on January 12th, 1954.

  • Rock and roll.

    Rock and roll.

    In the mid-1950s, a new music genre called "Rock and Roll" began to take off.

  • Movies from 1954.

    Movies from 1954.

    The most popular movies of 1954 included the likes of White Christmas, The Caine Mutiny, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, The Glenn Miller Story, The Country Girl, The High and the Mighty and A Star is Born.

  • 1954 in music.

    1954 in music.

    The radio stations in 1954 were dominated by artists such as Kitty Kallen, Perry Como, Rosemary Clooney, The Crew-Cuts, Jo Stafford, Eddie Fisher, The Four Knights, The Four Aces and Doris Day.

  • John Foster Dulles.

    John Foster Dulles.

    US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1954. This was due to his involvement in creating the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization.

  • Panty raids are all the rage on college campuses.

    Panty raids are all the rage on college campuses.

    Panty raids were a popular college prank during this period of time. The prank involved large groups of male students "raiding" the living quarters of their female counterparts. Panties were then stolen as as proof that the raid had been successful. These "raids" became popular during a time when colleges had curfews and men were forbidden from entering female dormitories.

  • Poodle skirts are a thing.

    Poodle skirts are a thing.

    During the 1950s, it became a fad to wear wide unrestricted felt skirts called "poodle skirts". These skirts consisted of a solid color that had a design or a logo. In many cases, the design was an image of a poodle or a cat.

  • Greasers.

    Greasers.

    During the 1950s and early 1960s, a popular youth subculture called "greasers" emerged. The style included greased-back hairstyles, work pants and denim or leather jackets.

  • The Jukebox.

    The Jukebox.

    During this period, the jukebox was at the height of its popularity. Around this time, teenagers and young adults would hang out at local restaurants and diners and listen to the latest songs.

  • Men are getting "DA haircuts".

    Men are getting "DA haircuts".

    During the 1950s, "DA haircuts" were popular among men. The cut consisted of a combed back hair style that was parted down the middle at the back. "DA" stood for "Ducks Ass", which is what many people liked to call the style.

  • Sock hops are popular.

    Sock hops are popular.

    Sock hops were informal dance events for teenagers. The name originated from the fact that many of these dances required participants to remove their socks. This was because sock hops were often held in high school gymnasiums and the organizers wanted to prevent the floors from being scuffed.

  • Capitalism vs Communism.

    Capitalism vs Communism.

    The ideological clash between capitalism and communism heated up during the 1950s. It was during this period that a "Cold War" started between the United States and the Soviet Union. In the US, there were fears that Soviet spies had infiltrated all parts of society, including Hollywood.

  • The economy is booming.

    The economy is booming.

    During the 1950s, the world was recovering from World War II. Many countries witnessed an economic boom during this decade. Unemployment was low, consumerism increased, mortgages were cheap and governments started to invest in infrastructure such as highways. For many, this was the "golden age" of the economy.

  • Rotary phones.

    Rotary phones.

    During the 1950s, people were using rotary phones. It was during this period that the heavier metal dial components were phased out and replaced with plastic.

  • More and more people are buying television sets.

    More and more people are buying television sets.

    In the late 1940s and 1950s, more and more households were buying TV sets. In 1950, 20% of homes had a television set. By the end of the decade, that figure had risen to 90%.

  • Polio cases are high.

    Polio cases are high.

    Cases of Polio were particularly high during this period of time and outbreaks were common. In the United States, the disease peaked in 1952, with nearly 60,000 cases and 3,145 deaths. It wasn't until 1955 that a national immunization program started and cases began to drop.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 67 years, 9 months and 13 days have passed since January 12th, 1954.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 02 of 1954.
  • Leap Year: 1954 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 12th, 1954, will be 67 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1954 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 12th, 1954.

  • December 27th, 1953: NFL: The Detroit Lions defeat the Cleveland Browns 17-16 to win the 1953 NFL Championship Game.
  • January 9th, 1954: The first episode of "Annie Oakley" is aired on television.
  • January 11th, 1954: Blons avalanches: 125 people are killed by avalanches in the Great Walser Valley region of Austria.
  • This date: January 12th, 1954
  • January 14th, 1954: Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio are married at San Francisco City Hall.
  • January 21st, 1954: The United States launches the world's first nuclear-powered submarine (USS Nautilus).
  • February 3rd, 1954: Queen Elizabeth II visits Australia.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 12th, 1954, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1954 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 12th, 1954 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from January, 1954.

Annie Oakley
Annie Oakley
American Western series that fictionalizes the life of sharpshooter Annie Oakley.

Life with Elizabeth
Life with Elizabeth
Starring Betty White as Elizabeth and Del Moore as her husband Alvin.

The Danny Thomas Show
The Danny Thomas Show
American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.

I Married Joan
I Married Joan
Comedy about the scatterbrained wife of judge Bradley Stevens.

Our Miss Brooks
Our Miss Brooks
Sitcom about a high school teacher called Constance "Connie" Brooks.

My Little Margie
My Little Margie
Comedy series about 21-year-old Margie Albright and her widowed father Charles Farrell.

The Roy Rogers Show
The Roy Rogers Show
American Western television series about a ranch owner called Roy Rogers.

I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy
Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.

Sky King
Sky King
Western series starring Kirby Grant, Gloria Winters and Ron Hagerthy.

The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.

The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
TV series that broadcast on CBS.

You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life
Comedy quiz series hosted by Groucho Marx.

The Colgate Comedy Hour
The Colgate Comedy Hour
Comedy-musical that featured various comedians and entertainers.

The Cisco Kid
The Cisco Kid
American Western drama series starring Duncan Renaldo.

The Gene Autry Show
The Gene Autry Show
Cowboy TV series starring Gene Autry.

Space Patrol
Space Patrol
Sci-fi series starring Ed Kemmer and Lyn Osborn.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
American Western drama TV series.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety show.

Cars in 1954.

1954 saw the introduction of cars such as the Vauxhall Cresta, the Pontiac Pathfinder, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, the AC Aceca, the Dodge C series and the Packard Pacific.

Cars in 1954.

Kids' TV shows on January 12th, 1954.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1954.

Adventures of Superman
Adventures of Superman

Crusader Rabbit
Crusader Rabbit

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry

Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Popular toys and games in 1954.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1954.

Matchbox toy cars
Matchbox toy cars

Roy Rogers Plastic Figures
Roy Rogers Plastic Figures

Mr. Potato Head
Mr. Potato Head

Feed the Elephant
Feed the Elephant

Pitchin' Pal
Pitchin' Pal

Colorforms
Colorforms

Butch the Pup Toy
Butch the Pup Toy

BAS-KET Miniature Basketball
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball

Tiny Tears (doll)
Tiny Tears (doll)

Spinning Tops
Spinning Tops

Toy Guns
Toy Guns

Foto-Electric Baseball
Foto-Electric Baseball

Tonka trucks
Tonka trucks

Dimestore soldiers
Dimestore soldiers

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1954.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out January 12th, 1960 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on January 12th.

Joe Frazier

Boxer.
Born on January 12th, 1944
He turned 10 on this day in 1954.

Rush Limbaugh

Talk-show host. Deceased
Born on January 12th, 1951
He turned 3 on this day in 1954.

Jeff Bezos

Amazon founder.
Born on January 12th, 1964
He was born exactly 10 years after this date.

Melanie C

Spice Girls.
Born on January 12th, 1974
She was born exactly 20 years after this date.

Naya Rivera

Actress. Deceased
Born on January 12th, 1987
She was born exactly 33 years after this date.

Pixie Lott

Singer.
Born on January 12th, 1991
She was born exactly 37 years after this date.

US President.

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on January 12th, 1954.

UK Prime Minister.

Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 12th, 1954.

Irish Taoiseach.

Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 12th, 1954 was most likely conceived around April 21st, 1953.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 12th, 1954 is close to October 5th, 1954.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 12th, 1954.

  • A total of 24,759 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,537 weeks have passed.
  • 2,139,174,000 seconds have passed since the January 12th, 1954.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,495,703,000 times.
  • Since January 12th, 1954, the earth has travelled approximately 1,103,813,784,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 356,529,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 183,968,964 steps. That's about 81,764 miles!
  • Since this date, 25,670,088 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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