What Happened on January 12, 1981

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • -35°F (-37°C), Chester, Massachusetts (state record)
  • Soap opera "Dynasty" produced by Aaron Spelling and starring John Forsythe, Linda Evans and Joan Collins premieres on ABC-TV

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Klecko, American football player

Famous Deaths

  • Isobel Elsom, actress (Unseen, Jane Eyre, Illegal), dies at 87