What Happened on January 12, 1986

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 24th space shuttle (61-C) mission-Columbia 7-launched
  • AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots beat Miami Dolphins 31-14
  • Chic Blackhawk Denis Savard scores at 4 seconds of 3rd period
  • NFC Championship Game: Chicago Bears beat Los Angeles Rams 24-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Miguel Ángel Nieto, Spanish footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Marcel Arland, French author (L'ordre, Lumière du Soir), dies at 86