On This Day

Historical Events on January 12 (Part 2)

  • 2013 "Mile High Miracle", In AFC Divisional Playoff Game Denver Broncos ahead of Baltimore Ravens 35-28 with 1:09 remaining, quarterback Joe Flacco heaves 70 yard touchdown pass to receiver Jacoby Jones to tie the game. Ravens win in overtime.
  • 2014 Stephen Bunting and Lisa Ashton win the 2014 BDO World Darts Championship

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

2014 "True Detective", a crime-drama starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, debuts on HBO

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

2014 Woody Allen receives the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards

Actor, Screenwriter and Director Woody Allen
Actor, Screenwriter and Director
Woody Allen

Sport awardFootball Awards

2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or: Real Madrid & Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo wins for a 2nd consecutive time; his 3rd award overall; VfL Wolfsburg midfielder Nadine Keßler is women's award winner

Football Star Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Star
Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 2015 College Football National Championship, AT&T Stadium, Arlington: #4 Ohio State beats #2 Oregon, 42-20

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017 US President Barack Obama in surprise presentation awards Vice President Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom

47th Vice President of the United States and President-elect Joe Biden
47th Vice President of the United States and President-elect
Joe Biden
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2017 Justin Thomas (23) becomes the youngest player to shoot a sub-60 round of 59 in the opening round of the Sony Open at Waialae CC in Hawaii; he also wins the tournament
  • 2019 18 year-old Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun arrives in Toronto, Canada, as a refugee, via Thailand, after escaping family abuse in Saudi Arabia
  • 2019 Missy Eliot is the first female rapper to be inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2020 1st ATP Cup Men's Tennis, Sydney: Novak Đoković & Viktor Troicki beat Spanish pair Pablo Carreño Busta & Feliciano López 6-3, 6-4 to clinch inaugural title for Serbia, 2-1; Đoković beats Raphael Nadal 6-2, 7-6

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
  • 2020 Taal volcano, 70km (45 miles) south of Manila in the Philippines begins erupting prompting evacuations
  • 2020 Argentine striker Sergio Agüero becomes top-scoring overseas player in English Premier League football history with a hat-trick in Manchester City's 6-1 rout of Aston Villa; total 177 takes him past Thierry Henry
  • 2021 India's Supreme Court puts on hold three controversial new farm laws that ignited weeks of protests by farmers in Delhi