Born on this Day in History: January 12, 1951 - Kirstie Alley was born in Wichita, Kansas. Her career breakthrough came when she landed her feature-film debut in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982). She followed the part with a major role in the TV miniseries "North and South." But it wasn't until she was selected to replace Shelly Long in the popular sitcom "Cheers" in the late 1980s that her rise to stardom began.
On this Day in History: January 12, 1914 - Industrialist Henry Ford offers the incredible sum of a $5 per day wage for unskilled labor (previously $2.34), but only to married white Christian men willing to subject themselves to surveillance and random home inspections by the company's Sociology Department.