On This Day

What Happened on January 12, 1969

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Golden Rainbow" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 355 performances
  • Debut album of Led Zeppelin released first in the US
  • Super Bowl III, Orange Bowl, Miami, FL: New York Jets beat Baltimore Colts, 16-7; MVP: Joe Namath, NY Jets, QB

Famous Birthdays

  • Cam Russell, Canadian NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • David Mitchell, English novelist (Cloud Atlas), born in Southport, England
  • Robert Prosinečki, Croatian footballer, born in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany