On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 2012

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

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

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Weston, British guitarist and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac), dies from a gastrointestinal hemorrhage at 64 (body found this date)
  • Harold Zirin, American astronomer, dies at 82
  • Josef Skvorecky, Czech writer and publisher, dies at 87
  • Robert L Carter, American civil rights activist and judge, dies after complications from a stroke at 94
  • Winifred Milius Lubell, American illustrator and writer (The Outer Lands), dies of congestive heart failure at 97
  • Wylie Walker Vale, American endocrinologist who discovered the stress hormone, dies at 70