On This Day

What Happened on January 12, 1997

Historical Events

Film and TV Awards

23rd People's Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Sandra Bullock win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Oprah Winfrey win (TV)

  • AFC Championship, Foxborough Stadium: New England Patriots beat Jacksonville Jaguars, 20-6
  • Ice skater Oksana Baiul injured slightly whiled driving intoxicated
  • NFC Championship, Lambeau Field, Green Bay: Green Bay Packers beat Carolina Panthers, 30-13
  • Space Shuttle STS 81 (Atlantis 18), launches into space

Sports History

Tiger Woods wins Mercedes Championships


Famous Deaths

  • Charles Huggins, American-Canadian physician and cancer researcher (1966 Nobel Prize), dies at 95
  • Jean Writer-Edern Hallier, dies at 60
  • Jill Summers, actress (Agatha Coronation Street), dies at 86
1997 Highlights

About January 12, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 10 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn