What Happened on January 12, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 17th United Negro College Fund raises

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

23rd People's Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Sandra Bullock win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Oprah Winfrey win (TV)

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey
Talk show host
Oprah Winfrey
Actress Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock
Actor Tim Allen
Tim Allen
  • AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots beat Jacksonville Jaguars 20-6
  • Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Champions
  • HAL became operational (2001: A Space Odyssey)
  • Ice skater Oksana Baiul injured slightly whiled driving intoxicated
  • NFC Championship Game: Green Bay Packers beat Carolina Panthers 30-13
  • Space Shuttle STS 81 (Atlantis 18), launches into space

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Tiger Woods wins Mercedes Championships

Golfer Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Huggins, surgeon/medical researcher, dies at 95
  • Jean Writer-Edern Hallier, dies at 60
  • Jill Summers, actress (Agatha Coronation Street), dies at 86