January 12, 1992 in History
- A new constitution, providing for freedom to form political parties, is approved by a referendum in Mali.
- Algeria's general elections canceled after strong gains by Islamic Salvation Front in the 1st round
- Last building in Gateway area in Cleveland is demolished
- US male Figure Skating championship won by Christopher Bowman
- Mao Kobayashi, Japanese gravure idol, born in Niigata Prefecture, Japan (d. 2017)
- Harry van Doorn, Dutch politician (KVP/KRO-chairman/PPR/CRM), dies at 76
- Walt Morey, US children's book writer (Gentle Ben), dies at 84