What Happened on January 12, 1966

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

"Batman", starring Adam West as Batman, Burt Ward as Robin, and Cesar Romero as The Joker, debuts on ABC

  • 12 day NYC transit strike ends
  • 3 British Members of Parliament are attacked in a hotel in Salisbury, Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach records his 1,000th NBA career victory (regular season and playoffs), 114-102 over the Los Angeles Lakers in Boston

NBA Head Coach Red Auerbach
NBA Head Coach
Red Auerbach

Event of interestEvent of Interest

LBJ says US should stay in South Vietnam until communist aggression ends

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson

Famous Birthdays

  • Craig Parry, Australian golfer (US Open 1993 3rd; PGA Tour titles), born in Sunshine, Victoria
  • Linda Ferrando, Italian tennis star, born in Genoa, Italy
  • Olivier Martinez, French actor (The Horseman on the Roof), born in Paris, France