On This Day

What Happened on January 12, 2012

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 17th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: The Artist wins Best Film

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Janklow, American politician and four-term Governor of South Dakota (Republican: 1979-87, 1995-2003), dies of brain cancer at 72
  • Charles Price, American businessman and diplomat, dies at 80
  • Reginald Hill, British crime author (Andrew Dalziel and Peter Pascoe novels), dies of brain cancer at 75