What Happened on January 12, 1971

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • "All in the Family" premieres on CBS featuring 1st toilet flush on TV
  • "Soon" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • 2 bombs explode at UK Employment Secretary Robert Carr's home
  • 21st NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 108-107 at San Diego
  • Congressional Black Caucus organizes
  • Negotiations over price of petroleum begin in Tehran between 6 OPEC Persian Gulf states and 22 oil companies

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US Federal grand jury indicts Rev Philip Berrigan & 5 others, including a nun & 2 priests, on charges of plotting to kidnap Henry Kissinger

Politician, statesman Henry Kissinger
Politician, statesman
Henry Kissinger

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Fox, infielder (NY Yankees), born in Sacramento, California
  • Oscar Sturgis, NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Scott Burrell, NBA guard/forward (Chicago Bulls, Charlotte Hornets)
  • Shane Dronett, NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos)