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 This day in History - January 12
396 Historic Events for January 12
1977

"Ipi Tombi" opens at Harkness Theater NYC for 39 performances

Event
1977

Sara Walsh, South Bend In, fencer-foil (Olympics-96)

Birth
1978

Nancy Spungen, stabbed to death by boyfriend Sid Vicious

Death
1979

Jenny Schmidgall, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)

Birth
1979

6th American Music Award: Barry Manilow, Linda Ronstadt win

Event
1979

LA's Hillside Strangler, Kenneth Bianchi, arrested in Bellingham

Event
1979

Record blizzard struck midwest killing over 100

Event
1980

Hans Ebeling, cricketer (Vict stalwart, bowled for Aust 1934), dies

Death
1980

Mike Bratz (Phoenix) begins NBA free throw streak of 57 games

Event
1981

"Dynasty" with Joan Collins premieres on ABC-TV

Event
1981

-35øF (-37øC), Chester, Massachusetts (state record)

Event
1981

Dynasty, a prime time soap opera inspired by Dallas, premieres on ABC

Event
1981

Isobel Elsom, actress (Unseen, Jane Eyre, Illegal), dies at 87

Death
1981

Beulah Bondi, actress (It's a Wonderful Life), dies at 89

Death
1983

NCAA creates football Kickoff Classic to begin in August

Event
1983

Brooks Robinson and Juan Marichal elected to Hall of Fame

Event
1986

24th space shuttle (61-C) mission-Columbia 7-launched

Event
1986

Chic Blackhawk Denis Savard scores at 4 seconds of 3rd period

Event
1986

Miami Dolphins win AFC football championship

Event
1986

Marcel Arland, French author (L'ordre, LumiŠre du Soir), dies at 86

Death
1987

Andrew Lawrence, Phila, actor (Andy Roman-Brotherly Love)

Birth
1987

Britain's Prince Edward resigns from his Royal Marines training

Event
1987

Naya Rivera, actress (Cindy-Fresh Prince of Bel Air)

Birth
1988

Willie Stargell (Pitts Pirate), elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Event
1989

Idi Amin expelled from Zaire

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