On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 2018

Historical Events

  • Bus crash in Pasamayo, Peru, kills 51 on notorious "Devil's Curve" road
  • Storm Eleanor forms near Ireland then sweeps across the UK and Western Europe in next few days
  • US senator Al Franken resigns
  • WHO reveals it will classify gaming addiction as mental health condition in its next Classification of Diseases

Famous Deaths

  • Rick Hall, American record producer, songwriter, and creator of the "Muscle Shoals sound" (FAME Studio), dies of prostate cancer at 85
  • Thomas Monson, 16th president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dies at 90
2018 Highlights

About January 2, 2018

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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

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