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

Valerie Bertinelli

"Hot in Cleveland" actress Valerie Bertinelli (50) weds financial planner Tom Vitale at their home in Malibu, California; divorce in 2022

Shania Twain

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

  • Singer-songwriter Kellie Pickler (25) weds country music songwriter Kyle Jacobs (34) at the Jumby Bay Resort in Antigua

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 and conductor, dies at 85
  • Reynaldo Dagsa, Filipino politician, assassinated at 35

About January 1, 2011

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 12 years, 4 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Firework - Katy Perry
  • UK #1 Song: When We Collide - Matt Cardle