On This Day

What Happened on January 12, 1996

Historical Events

  • Russian troops arrived in Bosnia (joint operation with US)

Famous Birthdays

  • Sarah Morales, Mexican, Siamese twin (survived), born in Tijuana, Mexico
  • Sarahi Morales, Mexican Siamese twin (died on Jan 27, 1996), born in Tijuana, Mexico

Famous Deaths

  • Edmund Happold, British structural engineer (founder of Buro Happold), dies at 65
  • Joachim Nitsche, German mathematician (b. 1926)
  • John Howard Purnell, Welsh chemist (Royal Society of Chemistry), dies at 70
  • Peggy Braithwaite, lighthouse-keeper, dies at 76
1996 Highlights

About January 12, 1996

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 10 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn