On This Day

What Happened on January 12

Important Events

  • 1528 Gustav I of Sweden crowned King of Sweden, rules for 37 years and becomes known as the "father of the nation"
  • 1554 Bayinnaung crowned King of Burma, goes on to assemble the largest empire in the history of Southeast Asia

Jan 12 in Film & TV

  • 1966 "Batman", starring Adam West as Batman, Burt Ward as Robin, and Cesar Romero as The Joker, debuts on ABC

Jan 12 in Music

  • 1969 Debut album of Led Zeppelin released first in the US

Jan 12 in Sport

  • 2009 Cristiano Ronaldo is awarded 2008 FIFA World Player of the Year for the first time at a ceremony in Zurich

Did You Know?

After using other pseudonyms over the years, Josef Dzhugashvili signs himself as Stalin ("man of steel") in a letter to the newspaper Social Democrat

On January 12, 1913

Would You Believe?

Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation and remains preserved at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation

On January 12, 1967

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