Camilla Williams, 92, the first black woman to perform a lead role with a major U.S. opera troupe; the soprano also sang at the 1963 Washington civil rights march.
The Australian Open, by Novak Djokovic, who defeated Rafael Nadal in a 5 hr. 53 min. match, the longest Grand Slam singles final in pro-tennis history.
Nicol Williamson, 75, a mercurial British actor who courted controversy as Hamlet and Macbeth onstage and as a cocaine-shooting Sherlock Holmes on film.
The first perfect 100 in Winter X Games superpipe history, by snowboarding star Shaun White, who won his fifth consecutive gold medal in the event.
British knighthood, from former Royal Bank of Scotland CEO Fred Goodwin, after he led the 285-year-old bank into the world's largest bailout: 45.5 billion.
John Baker Jr., 66, a 5 ft. 2 in. (157 cm) former gymnast who knocked out six enemy bunkers and saved eight GIs in a 1966 Vietnam battle and was awarded the Medal of Honor.