On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 2012

Historical Events

  • 78th Sugar Bowl: #13 Michigan beats #11 Virginia Tech, 23-20

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Weston, British guitarist & songwriter (Fleetwood Mac), dies from a gastrointestinal hemorrhage at 64 (body found this date)
  • Gene Bartow, American College Basketball Hall of Fame coach (US National Team 1974; Valparaiso, Memphis State, Illinois, UCLA), dies of stomach cancer at 81
  • Harold Zirin, American astronomer, dies at 82
  • Josef Skvorecky, Czech writer & publisher, dies at 87
  • Robert L Carter, American civil rights activist & judge, dies after complications from a stroke at 94
  • Winifred Milius Lubell, American illustrator & writer (The Outer Lands), dies of congestive heart failure at 97
  • Wylie Walker Vale, American endocrinologist who discovered the stress hormone, dies at 70
2012 Highlights

About January 3, 2012

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 9 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: New Year Holiday (United Kingdom), New Year's Day (New Zealand)

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