On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 2011

Day of the Week: Saturday

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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Singer Shania Twain
Shania Twain

Famous Deaths

  • Marin Constantin, Romanian composer and conductor (b. 1925)
  • Reynaldo Dagsa, Filipino politician