On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 2016

Historical Events

  • Saudi Arabia executes 47 alleged terrorists, including Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr

Famous Deaths

  • Nimr al-Nimr, Saudi Shiite religious leader & non-violent critic of the Saudi Arabian government, executed by the Saudi authorities aged 56 or 57
2016 Highlights

About January 2, 2016

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 5 years, 9 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Capricorn