On This Day

What Happened on January 12, 2001

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Disney Channel series "Lizzie McGuire" premieres starring Hilary Duff

Actress and Singer Hilary Duff
Actress and Singer
Hilary Duff
  • Downtown Disney opens to the public in Anaheim

Famous Deaths

  • Adhemar da Silva, Brazilian triple jumper (Olympic golds 1952, 56), dies at 73
  • Affirmed, American racehorse (b. 1975)
  • Kyra Vayne [Knopmuss], English stage and opera soprano, dies at 84
  • Luiz Bonfá, Brazilian guitarist and composer (b. 1922)

Person of interestBill Hewlett

William Hewlett, American engineer and businessman (co-founder Hewlett-Packard), dies of a heart attack at 87

Electrical Engineer and Businessman Bill Hewlett
Electrical Engineer and Businessman
Bill Hewlett

2001 Highlights

About January 12, 2001

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 8 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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