On This Day

What Happened on January 12, 1951

Historical Events

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Ezzard Charles TKOs Lee Oma in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles

Famous Birthdays

  • Ann Althouse, American law professor, born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Bill Madlock, American MLB player (Chicago Cubs), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Chris Bell, American rock guitarist (Big Star), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Drew Pearson, American Pro Football HOF wide receiver (Super Bowl 1977; Pro Bowl, First-team All-Pro 1974, 76, 77; Dallas Cowboys), born in South River, New Jersey
  • Kirstie Alley, American actress (Star Trek II, Cheers-Rebecca), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • Larry Hoppens, American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (Orleans - "Still the One"; "Dance With Me"), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2012)

Person of interestRush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh, American right wing radio personality, born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri (d. 2021)

Radio Personality and Author Rush Limbaugh
Radio Personality and Author
Rush Limbaugh

1951 Highlights

About January 12, 1951

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 9 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn