On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 2012

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Anderson, English fencer & film fight choreographer (Lord of the Rings, Die Another Day), dies at 90
  • Carlos Soria, Argentine lawyer & politician, dies from gunshot to the head at 62
  • Ed Jenkins, American Congressman (Democratic-Georgia), dies at 78
  • Elizabeth Brumfiel, American feminist archaeologist, dies of cancer at 66
  • Fred Milano, American doo-wop singer, member of the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, dies from lung cancer at 72
  • Hermann Guggiari, Paraguayan engineer & sculptor, dies at 88
  • Kiro Gligorov, 1st President of the Republic of Macedonia (1991-99), dies at 94
  • Marcelle Narbonne, French super-centenarian & oldest person in Europe, dies at 113
  • Nay Win Maung, Burmese physician & pro-democracy activist, dies from a heart attack at 50
  • Tommy Mont, American NFL quarterback & coach (Washington Redskins; DePauw University), dies of heart failure at 89
  • Yafa Yarkoni, Israeli Singer, dies after years of Alzheimer's disease at 86
2012 Highlights

About January 1, 2012

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: New Year's Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States)

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