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

  • Gunde Svan, Swedish cross country skier (4 Olympic gold 1984, 88), born in J√§rna, Sweden
  • Joe Quesada, American comic book writer, born in New York City, New York
  • 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
  • Richard de Guide, composer, dies at 52