On This Day

What Happened on January 9, 2012

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "Time is Love" single released by Josh Turner (Billboard Song of the Year 2012)
  • College Football, 14th BCS National Championship, Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans: #2 Alabama beats #1 LSU, 21-0

Sport awardFootball Awards

FIFA Ballon d'Or: Barcelona forward Lionel Messi wins award for a record 3rd consecutive year; Japanese midfielder Homare Sawa wins women's award

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi

Famous Deaths

  • Brian Curvis, British boxer and 1960 welterweight champion, dies from leukemia at 74
  • Bridie Gallagher, Irish singer, dies at 87
  • Malam Bacai Sanhá, President of Guinea-Bissau, dies of diabetes at 64
  • Ruth Fernandez, Puerto Rican singer and politician, dies from septic shock and pneumonia at 92
  • William Roll, German poltergeist researcher and parapsychologist (The Poltergeist, Unsolved Mysteries), dies at 85