On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 2012

Day of the Week: Monday

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