What Happened on January 12, 2005

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Deep Impact (space mission) launches from Cape Canaveral on a Delta 2 rocket.

Famous Deaths

  • Alessia di Matteo, first survivor of eight transplants in one operation (b. 2003)
  • Amrish Puri, Indian actor (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom- Mola Ram, Mr. India), dies of a cerebral haemorrhage at 72
  • Edmund S. Valtman, Estonian-born cartoonist (b. 1914)