What Happened on January 12, 2001

Historical Events

Lizzie McGuire Premieres

Disney Channel TV series "Lizzie McGuire" premieres starring 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)

Bill HewlettBill Hewlett (1913-2001)

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

About January 12, 2001

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 2 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Independent Women Part I - Destiny's Child
  • UK #1 Song: Touch Me - Rui Da Silva Ft. Cassandra