What Happened on January 29, 2012

Historical Events

Australian Men's Tennis Open

100th Australian Open Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković beats Rafael Nadal 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7, 7-5; longest Grand Slam singles final in duration in the Open Era, 5 hours 53 minutes

  • 28th Sundance Film Festival: "The House I Live In", directed by Eugene Jarecki, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 59th NHL All-Star Game, Scotiabank Place, Ottawa: Team Chara beats Team Alfredsson, 12-9; Marián Gáborík, NY Rangers, LW

Sports History

American snowboarder Shaun White achieves the first ever SuperPipe perfect score (100) in Winter X Games history

  • NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 59-41; MVP: Brandon Marshall, Miami Dolphins, WR
2012 History

Famous Deaths

  • Camilla Williams, American operatic soprano, dies at 92
  • François Migault, French auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1976 runner-up; 16 F1 GP), dies from cancer at 67
  • Goody Petronelli, American boxing trainer and manager, dies at 88
  • Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, Italian President (1992-99), dies at 93

About January 29, 2012

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 11 years, 4 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Set Fire To The Rain - Adele
  • UK #1 Song: Twilight - Cover Drive