What Happened on January 12, 1962

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Operation Chopper begins, America's first combat mission in the Vietnam War

Famous Birthdays

  • Joe Quesada, American comic book writer
  • Richie Richardson, West Indies cricketer (elegant West Indian batsman 1983-95), born in Five Islands Village, Antigua and Barbuda

Famous Deaths

  • Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams, Russian writer and feminist, dies at 92
  • Ernie Kovacs, comedian (Ernie Kovacs Show), killed in auto crash at 42
  • Richard de Guide, composer, dies at 52