Historical Events In January - 12
Saturday, 04 July 2020
1972 Padraic Colum, Irish poet/writer/founder (Irish Review), dies at 90 on January - 12.
1973 Yassar Arafat is re-elected to lead the Palestinian Liberation Organization on this day in history.
1974 On January - 12 "Joker" by Steve Miller Band peaks at #1
1974 On this day in history libya &Tunisia announces they are merging as "Islamic Arab Republic"
1975 On this day in history chrysler Corp offers first car rebates
1975 Caryn Campbell, Bundy victim, disappears from Snowmass, Colo on this day in history.
1976 On January - 12 uN Security Council votes 11-1 to seat Palestine Liberation Organization
1976 Agatha Christie, mystery writer (10 Little Indians), dies at 85 on January - 12.
1977 Anti-French demonstrations takes place in Israel after Paris released Abu Daoud, responsible 1972 Munich massacre of Israeli athletes on January - 12.
1977 Via Rail Canada is incorporated to operate inter-city passenger rail service on this day in history.
1977 Henri-Georges Clouzot, director (Diabolique, Truth), dies at 69 on this day in history.
1978 Nancy Spungen, stabbed to death by boyfriend Sid Vicious on this day in history.
1979 6th American Music Award Barry Manilow, Linda Ronstadt win on January - 12.
1979 On this day in history 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 On this day in history "Dynasty", a prime time soap opera inspired by Dallas, starring Joan Collins, premieres on ABC-TV
1981 -35ºF (-37ºC), Chester, Massachusetts (state record) on this day in history.
1981 Beulah Bondi, actress (It's a Wonderful Life), dies at 89 on this day in history.
1986 On January - 12 24th space shuttle (61-C) mission-Columbia 7-launched
1986 On this day in history 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 6 claim to survive in rubble, 35 days after Armenian quake (hoax) on January - 12.
1989 Idi Amin expelled from Zaire on January - 12.
1990 On this day in history civil Rights activist Reverand Al Sharpton is stabbed in Bensonhurst Brooklyn
1990 On this day in history martial Law is lifted in Beijing, China
1990 Romania bans Communist party on this day in history.
1990 On this day in history laurence J Peter, author (Peter Princible), dies of a stroke at 70
1991 On this day in history congress gives the go-ahead to U.S. military action against Iraq in Operation Desert Storm.
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 this day in history.
1991 Melvin Stewart swims world record 200 meter butterfly (1 55.69) on January - 12.
1991 On this day in history uS Congress authorises military strikes against Iraq, for its invasion of Kuwait
1991 Keye Luke, actor (Charlie Chan's No 1 Son), dies after a stroke at 86 on January - 12.
1992 Algeria's General elections canceled after strong gains by Islamic Salvation Front in the first round on January - 12.