On This Day

What Happened on January 12, 1974

Historical Events

  • "Joker" by Steve Miller Band peaks at #1
  • Libya & Tunisia announces they are merging as "Islamic Arab Republic"

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestMel C

Melanie Chisholm, English singer "Sporty Spice" (Spice Girls - "Wannabee"), born in Whiston, England

Singer-Songwriter Mel C
Mel C
  • Tor Arne Hetland, Norwegian cross-country skier, born in Stavanger, Norway
1974 Highlights

About January 12, 1974

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 6 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn