What Happened on January 12, 1992

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 13th ACE Cable Awards: CNN wins the Golden CableACE for the coverage of the Persian Gulf War
  • A new constitution, providing for freedom to form political parties, is approved by a referendum in Mali.
  • AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills beat Denver Broncos 10-7
  • Algeria's general elections canceled after strong gains by Islamic Salvation Front in the 1st round
  • Last building in Gateway area in Cleveland is demolished
  • NFC Championship Game: Washington Redskins beat Detroit Lions 41-10
  • US male Figure Skating championship won by Christopher Bowman

Famous Birthdays

  • Mao Kobayashi, Japanese gravure idol

Famous Deaths

  • Harry van Doorn, Dutch MP (KVP/KRO-chairman/PPR/CRM), dies at 76
  • Sadao Bekku, Japanese classical and film composer (Matango), dies at 89
  • Walt Morey, US children's book writer (Gentle Ben), dies at 84