On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 2012

Day of the Week: Sunday

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Anderson, English Olympic fencer and renowned film fight choreographer, dies at 90
  • Carlos Soria, Argentine lawyer and 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 and sculptor, dies at 88
  • Kiro Gligorov, 1st President of the Republic of Macedonia (1991-99), dies at 94
  • Marcelle Narbonne, French super-centenarian and oldest person in Europe, dies at 113
  • Nay Win Maung, Burmese physician, and pro-democracy activist, dies from a heart attack at 50
  • Yafa Yarkoni, Israeli Singer, dies after years of Alzheimer's disease at 86