On This Day

What Happened on January 12, 1995

Historical Events

  • Major earthquake kills 5,092 in Kobe Japan

Murder of Interest

Murder trial against O.J. Simpson, begins in LA

Papal Visit

Pope John Paul II begins visit to SE Asia

Hall of Fame

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: The Allman Brothers Band; Al Green; Janis Joplin; Led Zeppelin; Martha and the Vandellas; Neil Young; Frank Zappa; The Orioles; Paul Ackerman


Famous Birthdays

  • Laurel McGoff, American singer, born in Medford, Massachusetts
  • Motjeka Madisha, South African soccer defender (13 caps; Mamelodi Sundowns), born in Tembisa, South Africa (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • George Price, cartoonist (New Yorker), dies at 93
  • Marion Herbst, German/Dutch jewelry designer, dies at 50
1995 Highlights

About January 12, 1995

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 10 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn