On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 2015

Historical Events

  • 18 people are killed after the Norwegian cargo ship MS Bulk Jupiter sinks off the coast of Vietnam
  • Over 2,000 people are killed in north-east Nigeria after Boko Haram militants raze the town of Baga

Famous Deaths

  • Allie Sherman, American NFL coach (Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1953-56 CFL; New York Giants 1961–68), dies at 91

Person of interestEdward W. Brooke

Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass), American politician & first popularly elected African American to the US Senate (1967-79), dies at 95

US Senator Edward W. Brooke
US Senator
Edward W. Brooke

2015 Highlights

About January 3, 2015

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 5 years, 10 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn