What Happened on January 12

Significant Events

  • 1528 Gustav I of Sweden "father of the nation" crowned King of Sweden. Rules 37 years
  • 1554 Bayinnaung is crowned King of Burma. He would go on to assemble the largest empire in the history of Southeast Asia
  • 1872 Yohannes IV is crowned Emperor of Ethiopia in Axum, the first imperial coronation in that city in over 200 years.
  • 1948 Mahatma Gandhi begins his final fast
  • 2010 Earthquake occurs in Haiti killing approximately 160,000 and destroying the majority of the capital Port-au-Prince
More Historical Events

January 12 in Film & TV

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

January 12 in Music

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

January 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 paper, 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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