What Happened on January 12, 1990

Historical Events

Al Sharpton Stabbed

Civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton is stabbed in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn

  • Romania bans Communist party (1st Warsaw Pact member to do so)

Famous Birthdays

  • Sergey Karjakin, Ukrainian chess player, born in Simferopol
Born in 1990

Famous Deaths

  • Laurence J. Peter, Canadian author (Peter Principle), dies of a stroke at 70
  • Paul Amadeus Pisk, Austrian-American composer, musicologist, and educator, dies at 96

About January 12, 1990

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 4 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Another Day In Paradise - Phil Collins
  • UK #1 Song: Hangin' Tough - New Kids On The Block