On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 2014

Historical Events

  • 30 people are killed after a bus plunges off a cliff and falls 400 ft in Malshej Ghat, India
  • 80th Sugar Bowl: #11 Oklahoma beats #3 Alabama, 45-31

Historic Event

Raúl Castro gives a speech commemorating the 55th anniversary of the Cuban revolution and warns of "neo-liberal and neo-colonial thinking" entering the country

President of Cuba Raúl Castro
President of Cuba
Raúl Castro

Famous Deaths

  • Elizabeth Jane Howard, English novelist, dies at 90
  • Jay Traynor, American singer (Jay and the Americans), dies of liver cancer at 70
2014 Highlights

About January 2, 2014

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 7 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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

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