Historical Events In January - 12
Friday, 28 February 2020
1972 Padraic Colum, Irish poet/writer/founder (Irish Review), dies at 90 on January - 12.
1973 On this day in history yassar Arafat is re-elected to lead the Palestinian Liberation Organization.
1974 On January - 12 "Joker" by Steve Miller Band peaks at #1
1974 Libya &Tunisia announces they are merging as "Islamic Arab Republic" on January - 12.
1975 Chrysler Corp offers first car rebates on January - 12.
1975 Caryn Campbell, Bundy victim, disappears from Snowmass, Colo on this day in history.
1976 UN Security Council votes 11-1 to seat Palestine Liberation Organization on this day in history.
1976 On January - 12 agatha Christie, mystery writer (10 Little Indians), dies at 85
1977 On this day in history anti-French demonstrations takes place in Israel after Paris released Abu Daoud, responsible 1972 Munich massacre of Israeli athletes
1977 On January - 12 via Rail Canada is incorporated to operate inter-city passenger rail service.
1977 Henri-Georges Clouzot, director (Diabolique, Truth), dies at 69 on January - 12.
1978 Nancy Spungen, stabbed to death by boyfriend Sid Vicious on this day in history.
1979 On January - 12 6th American Music Award Barry Manilow, Linda Ronstadt win
1979 On January - 12 los Angeles's Hillside Strangler, Kenneth Bianchi, arrested in Bellingham
1979 Record blizzard struck midwest killing over 100 on this day in history.
1980 Hans Ebeling, cricketer (Vict stalwart, bowled for Aust 1934), dies on January - 12.
1981 "Dynasty", a prime time soap opera inspired by Dallas, starring Joan Collins, premieres on ABC-TV on this day in history.
1981 On this day in history -35ºF (-37ºC), Chester, Massachusetts (state record)
1981 Beulah Bondi, actress (It's a Wonderful Life), dies at 89 on this day in history.
1986 24th space shuttle (61-C) mission-Columbia 7-launched on January - 12.
1986 On January - 12 marcel Arland, French author (L'ordre, LumiÃ¨re du Soir), dies at 86
1987 Britain's Prince Edward resigns from his Royal Marines training on January - 12.
1989 On this day in history 6 claim to survive in rubble, 35 days after Armenian quake (hoax)
1989 On this day in history idi Amin expelled from Zaire
1990 On January - 12 civil Rights activist Reverand Al Sharpton is stabbed in Bensonhurst Brooklyn
1990 Martial Law is lifted in Beijing, China on January - 12.
1990 Romania bans Communist party on January - 12.
1990 On January - 12 laurence J Peter, author (Peter Princible), dies of a stroke at 70
1991 Congress gives the go-ahead to U.S. military action against Iraq in Operation Desert Storm on this day in history.
1991 Key Luke, movie and TV actor best known as "Number One Son" in numerous Charlie Chan movies, dies of a stroke at age 86 on January - 12.
1991 Melvin Stewart swims world record 200 meter butterfly (1 55.69) on this day in history.
1991 US Congress authorises military strikes against Iraq, for its invasion of Kuwait on January - 12.
1991 On this day in history keye Luke, actor (Charlie Chan's No 1 Son), dies after a stroke at 86
1992 Algeria's General elections canceled after strong gains by Islamic Salvation Front in the first round on January - 12.