What Happened on January 10, 2011

Historical Events

  • College Football, 13th BCS National Championship, University of Phoenix Stadium: #1 Auburn beats #2 Oregon, 22-19

Ballon d'Or

FIFA Ballon d'Or: Barcelona forward Lionel Messi wins 2nd straight award from teammates Andrés Iniesta & Xavi; Brazilian forward Marta wins women's award for 5th consecutive year

Film & TV History

Ian McKellen officially confirms that he will reprise the role of Gandalf in "The Hobbit" film adaptations

2011 History

Famous Deaths

  • Bosko Petrovic, Croatian jazz musician, founder of the Zagreb Jazz Quartet, dies at 75
  • Cookie Gilchrist, American football fullback (AFL All Star 1962-65; AFL MVP 1962; CFL All Star 1956-60), dies of chronic traumatic encephalopathy at 75
  • Liana Alexandra, Romanian pianist and composer, dies from a cerebral hemorrhage at 63
  • Margaret Whiting, American singer (It Might As Well Be Spring, Time After Time), dies at 86

About January 10, 2011

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 12 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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

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