On This Day

What Happened on January 12, 1990

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Famous Deaths

  • Laurence J. Peter, Canadian author (Peter Principle), dies of a stroke at 70
  • Paul Amadeus Pisk, composer, dies at 96
1990 Highlights

About January 12, 1990

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 10 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn