What Happened on January 1, 2012

Historical Events

  • Philip Glass' Symphony No. 9 premieres with the Bruckner Orchester Linz conducted by Dennis Russell Davies, at Brucknerhaus in Linz, Austria

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 (Rep-D-Georgia 1977-93), 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 football quarterback (Washington Redskins) and coach (University of Maryland 1956-58, DePauw University 1959-76), 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? 11 years, 8 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Sexy And I Know It - LMFAO
  • UK #1 Song: Paradise - Coldplay