On This Day

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 D. Winters, American Army officer, 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? 10 years, 6 months and 17 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