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 NFL wide receiver, born in South River, New Jersey
  • Kirstie Alley, American actress (Star Trek II, Cheers-Rebecca), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • Larry Hoppens, American musician (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

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? 69 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn