On This Day

What Happened on January 12, 1981

Historical Events

  • -35°F (-37°C), Chester, Massachusetts (state record)

Television Premiere

Soap opera "Dynasty" produced by Aaron Spelling and starring John Forsythe, Linda Evans and Joan Collins premieres on ABC-TV

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Klecko, American football player, born in Chester, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Isobel Elsom, actress (Unseen, Jane Eyre, Illegal), dies at 87
1981 Highlights

About January 12, 1981

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 10 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn