YspeopleExplore tab

Memory Lane: January 12


About Justin

Sharing my thoughts and opinions with you


Celebrating an anniversary or birthday today? January 12 has marked some momentous occasions.

Wondering what some highlights of today in history are?

Who might you be sharing a birthday with?.

Who might you be sharing a birthday with?

Here's a taste of what went down on January 12 over the years.

  • Heavyweight bo legend Joseph William Frazier, nicknamed Smokin Joe, was born in the US (1944)
  • US radio shock jock Howard Stern was born (1954)
  • Gandhi begins his final fast (1948)
  • After using other pseudonyms over the years, Josef Dzhugashvili signs himself as Stalin ("man of steel") in a letter to the paper, Social Democrat (1913)
  • Dr James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation -- and remains so at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation (1967)
  • The world's largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, makes its maiden voyage (2004)
  • Did you ever watch Frazier fight? He defeated none other than Muhammad Ali in their Fight of the Century, but was beaten by Ali in their brutal rubbermatch, the Thriller in Manila.

    Would you consider being cryonically preserved in the hope of coming back to life in the  future? Or is that too far out there for your liking?

    Sound off in the comments below.

    Banner 2
    | Your rating
    No ratings yet


    Related stories

    They may be hideous, but geez, some toby jugs are valuable.

    Is your toby jug worth a fortune?

     

    Did you know that some of those crusty-looking old toby jugs hidden in mum's china cabinet may be worth some serious coin?

    Money Ageing
    Expand
    6 months ago
    (Nostalgia)
    I hated school, but felt free during the daily walk there and back.

    Do you remember walking to school?

    Walking the few kilometres to and from school used to be a favourite part of my day. That's not the case for today's kids.

    Culture Community Nostalgia
    Expand
    9 months ago
    (Nostalgia)
    Walt Disney Shopping World and some delightful beer.

    On This Day: March 22

    Plenty of important moments in history took place on March 22 -- in the fields of politics, exploration, music, sports and more!

    Culture Sport History Politics Celebrities
    Expand
    9 months ago
    (Nostalgia)
    Annie and Alcatraz.

    On This Day: March 21

    March 21 is a day packed with historic action. Check out what happened here.

    Culture Sport History Politics Celebrities
    Expand
    9 months ago
    (Nostalgia)
    Colonel Sanders and General McArthur.

    On This Day: March 20

    What do Michael Jackson, General Douglas Macarthur and Princess Anne have in common? A connection to March 20.

    Culture Sport History Politics Celebrities
    Expand
    9 months ago
    (Nostalgia)
    Sean Connery and the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

    On This Day: March 19

    History's a wondrous thing, providing so much for us all to learn from. Check out what happened on this day.

    Culture Sport History Politics Celebrities
    Expand
    9 months ago
    (Nostalgia)
    Matthew Flinders' ship and The London Bridge.

    On This Day: March 16

    Traditionally, a lot of blood has been spilled on March 16. But it's not all bad news.

    Culture Sport History Politics Celebrities
    Expand
    9 months ago
    (Nostalgia)
    Australia's tallest mountain and one of the greatest films of all time.

    On This Day: March 15

    Are you celebrating a birthday or anniversary today? Learn what else makes March 15 historically significant.

    Culture Sport History Politics Celebrities
    Expand
    9 months ago
    (Nostalgia)
    Can you guess who? .

    Can you guess who I am?

    Using just these quotes (no cheating on Google), can you guess which iconic 1960s figure I am?

    Culture Sport History Politics Celebrities
    Expand
    9 months ago
    (Nostalgia)
    Dave Matthews Band and one of Australian cricket's finest wins.

    On This Day: March 14

    Read on to find out all you need to know about the life-changing historic events that occurred on March 14.

    Expand
    9 months ago
    (Nostalgia)

    Message board

    Derek, 6 months ago:
    I am great
    George, 6 months ago:
    What's up Thomas?
    George, 6 months ago:
    Messages are now updated in real time on other browsers.
    Thomas, 6 months ago:
    Hello
    Thomas, 7 months ago:
    Great!
    DJC, 7 months ago:
    Groovy!
    George, 7 months ago:
    Message board active from June 2018

    Have your say!

    Your Great Australians

    Trending stories
    You could volunteer to help reintegrate elephants back into their natural environment on your next holiday to Thailand.

    Top 5 volunteering adventure holidays

    Are you looking for a...

    (Kindness) Over 1 year ago
    Embrace the uncertainties of life to enjoy the wonder.

    Embrace uncertainty to really live

    It's the perfect way to...

    (Ys Comment) About 1 year ago
    When it comes to great bloggers you can connect with, this list has you covered.

    20 mature bloggers worth following

    Looking for Australian...

    (Entertainment & Culture) Over 1 year ago
    The Australian Car.

    Remembering the mighty Holden EH

    While the EH Holden, even...

    (Pastimes) 6 months ago
    Who's worse, member unions or business? Picture: Supplied.

    Are unions as bad as business?

    Employer unions, employee...

    6 months ago
    Weekly Poll
    Photographic memories
    Hizgg0vzzqvwc9xicknk
    It's 35 years since the Ash Wednesday bushfires in South Australia and Victoria claimed 75 lives and more than 2500 buildings.