On This Day

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

Sport awardFootball Awards

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

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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


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 composer, dies at 63
  • Margaret Whiting, American singer (It Might As Well Be Spring, Time After Time), dies at 86
2011 Highlights

About January 10, 2011

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 9 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn