January 1, 2012 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Deaths in History

  • Alfredo Battisti, Roman Catholic Archdiosese of Udine, Italy, dies at 87
  • Carlos Soria, Argentine lawyer and politician, dies from gunshot to the head at 62
  • Ed Jenkins, American Congressman for Georgia, died at 78
  • Elizabeth Brumfiel, American feminist archaeologist, dies of cancer at 66
  • Hermann Guggiari, Paraguayan engineer and sculptor, dies at 88
  • Kiro Gligorov, President of the Republic of Macedonia 1991-1999
  • Marcelle Narbonne, French supercentenarian and oldest person in Europe, died at 113
  • Nay Win Maung, Burmese physician, and pro-democracy activist, dies from a heart attack at 50