On This Day

What Happened on January 12, 1971

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • "All in the Family" premieres on CBS featuring 1st toilet flush on TV
  • "Soon" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • 2 bombs explode at UK Employment Secretary Robert Carr's home

Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

21st NBA All-Star Game, San Diego Sports Arena: West beats East, 108-107; MVP: Lenny Wilkens, Seattle SuperSonics, PG; oldest MVP in All-Star history (33); scores 21 points

NBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny Wilkens
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Lenny Wilkens
  • Congressional Black Caucus organizes
  • Negotiations over price of petroleum begin in Tehran between 6 OPEC Persian Gulf states and 22 oil companies

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US Federal grand jury indicts Rev Philip Berrigan & 5 others, including a nun & 2 priests, on charges of plotting to kidnap Henry Kissinger

US Secretary of State and Political Scientist Henry Kissinger
US Secretary of State and Political Scientist
Henry Kissinger

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Fox, American baseball infielder (NY Yankees), born in Sacramento, California
  • Oscar Sturgis, American NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys), born in Hamlet, North Carolina
  • Scott Burrell, American NBA guard/forward (Chicago Bulls, Charlotte Hornets), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Shane Dronett, American NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos), born in Orange, Texas (d. 2009)