On This Day

January 12, 1992 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events 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

Birthdays in History

  • Mao Kobayashi, Japanese gravure idol, born in Niigata Prefecture, Japan (d. 2017)

Deaths in History

  • 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