On This Day

What Happened on January 29, 2012

Historical Events


Sport awardAustralian 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

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

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
2012 Highlights

About January 29, 2012

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 9 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius