On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 2011

Historical Events

  • 40th Fiesta Bowl: #9 Oklahoma beats #25 Connecticut, 48-20
  • 97th Rose Bowl: #3 TCU beats #4 Wisconsin, 21-19

Famous Weddings

  • "Hot in Cleveland" actress Valerie Bertinelli weds financial planner Tom Vitale at their home in Malibu, California
  • Singer-songwriter Kellie Pickler (25) weds country music songwriter Kyle Jacobs (34) at the Jumby Bay Resort in Antigua

Shania Twain

Singer-songwriter Shania Twain (46) weds Swiss business executive Frederic Thiebaud in Rincon, Puerto Rico

Famous Deaths

  • Billy Joe Patton, American golfer (Masters 1954 3rd; Walker Cup captain 1969), dies at 88
  • Charles Fambrough, American jazz bassist (Jazz Messengers), dies at 60
  • Marin Constantin, Romanian composer & conductor, dies at 85
  • Reynaldo Dagsa, Filipino politician, assassinated at 35
2011 Highlights

About January 1, 2011

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 10 years, 11 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: New Year's Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States)

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn