What Happened on January 1, 2015

Historical Events

  • 101st Rose Bowl: #2 Oregon beats #3 Florida State, 59-20 (National Championship Playoff Semi-Final)
  • 81st Sugar Bowl: #4 Ohio State beats #1 Alabama, 42-35 (National Championship Playoff Semi-Final)
  • Eurasian Economic Union comes into effect, creating a political and economic union between Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan
  • Lithuania adopts the euro as its currency, replacing the litas and becoming the 19th member of the Eurozone
2015 History

Famous Weddings

  • American singer-songwriter Ben Harper (45) weds social advocate Jaclyn Matfus

Famous Deaths

  • Boris Morukov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 64
  • Donna Douglas, American actress (Elly May Clampett-The Beverly Hillbillies), dies of pancreatic cancer at 82
  • Jeff Golub, American jazz guitarist (Avenue Blue; Rod Stewart), dies of a rare brain disease at 59
  • Mario Cuomo, American Democratic Party politician and the 52nd Governor of New York (1983-95), dies of a heart condition at 82
  • Ninón Sevilla, Cuban-Mexican actress (Aventurera, Víctimas del Pecado), dies at 85
  • Omar Karami, Lebanese Prime Minister (1992-94, 2004-05), dies at 80

About January 1, 2015

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 2 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: New Year's Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States)

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn

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