On This Day

What Happened on January 12, 1992

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 13th ACE Cable Awards: CNN wins the Golden CableACE for the coverage of the Persian Gulf War
  • A new constitution, providing for freedom to form political parties, is approved by a referendum in Mali.

Sport awardAFC Championship

AFC Championship, Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, NY: Buffalo Bills beat Denver Broncos, 10-7

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • Algeria's general elections canceled after strong gains by Islamic Salvation Front in the 1st round
  • Last building in Gateway area in Cleveland is demolished
  • NFC Championship, RFK Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C.: Washington Redskins beat Detroit Lions, 41-10
  • US male Figure Skating championship won by Christopher Bowman

Famous Birthdays

  • Mao Kobayashi, Japanese gravure idol, born in Niigata Prefecture, Japan (d. 2017)

Famous Deaths

  • Harry van Doorn, Dutch politician (KVP/KRO-chairman/PPR/CRM), dies at 76
  • Sadao Bekku, Japanese classical and film composer (Matango), dies at 89
  • Walt Morey, US children's book writer (Gentle Ben), dies at 84