On This Day

What Happened on January 22, 2012

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • AFC Championship, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough: New England Patriots beat Baltimore Ravens, 23-20
  • NFC Championship, Candlestick Park, SF: New York Giants beat San Francisco 49ers, 20-17 (OT)

Famous Deaths

  • Joe Paterno, American college hall of football coach (Penn State) and Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of 1986, dies from lung cancer at 85
  • Richard "Dick" Tufeld, American voice actor (Lost in Space), dies at 85