What Happened on January 2, 2012

Historical Events

  • 41st Fiesta Bowl: #3 Oklahoma State beats #4 Stanford, 41-38 (OT)
  • 98th Rose Bowl: #6 Oregon beats #9 Wisconsin, 45-38
  • Englishman Adrian Lewis retains his PDC World Darts Championship with a 7-3 win over Andy Hamilton at the Alexandra Palace, London

Famous Deaths

  • David Barron, British physicist & computer scientist, at 76 (b.1935)
  • Gordon Hirabayashi, American sociologist & opponent to Japanese-American internment, dies after Alzheimer's disease at 93
  • Ian Bargh, Canadian jazz pianist & composer, dies from lung cancer at 76
  • Ivan Calin, Moldavian President & Prime Minister 1980-1990, dies at 76
  • Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt, American rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly), dies at 63
  • William Carey, American businessman & philanthropist (W. P. Carey & Co.), died from complications after a heart attack at 81
2012 Highlights

About January 2, 2012

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 11 years and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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

Music Charts

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