What Happened on January 12, 2001

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Disney Channel series "Lizzie McGuire" premieres starring Hilary Duff

Actress/Singer Hilary Duff
Actress/Singer
Hilary Duff
  • Downtown Disney opens to the public in Anaheim

Famous Deaths

  • Affirmed, American racehorse (b. 1975)
  • Luiz Bonfá, Brazilian guitarist and composer (b. 1922)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

William Hewlett, American engineer and businessman (co-founder Hewlett-Packard), dies of a heart attack at 87

Entrepreneur and Businessman William Hewlett
Entrepreneur and Businessman
William Hewlett