What Happened on January 2, 2011

Historical Events

  • Fela! based on music and lyrics by Nigerian singer Fela Kuti, closes on Broadway after 463 performances and 3 Tony awards [1]

Famous Weddings

  • Dresden Dolls singer Amanda Palmer (34) weds author Neil Gaiman (50) in Berkley, California

Famous Deaths

  • Anne Francis, American actress (Honey West, Forbidden Planet, Pancho Villa), dies at 80
  • Pete Postlethwaite, English actor (In the Name of the Father, Inception), dies of pancreatic cancer at 64
  • Richard Winters, American army officer and war hero (commanded 'Easy Company' during Normandy Invasion portrayed in "Band of Brothers"), dies at 92
  • Szeto Wah, Hong Kong politician & educationalist, dies at 79
2011 Highlights

About January 2, 2011

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 12 years and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Day after New Year's Day (New Zealand), New Year Holiday (United Kingdom)

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Grenade - Bruno Mars
  • UK #1 Song: When We Collide - Matt Cardle