On This Day

What Happened on January 12, 1990

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Minister and Civil Rights Activist Al Sharpton
Minister and Civil Rights Activist
Al Sharpton
  • 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? 30 years, 10 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn