What Happened on January 1, 2007

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 36th Fiesta Bowl: #9 Boise State beats #7 Oklahoma, 43-42 (OT)
  • 93rd Rose Bowl: #8 Southern California beats #3 Michigan, 32-18
  • Adam Air Flight 574 disappears over Indonesia with 102 people on board.
  • Bulgaria and Romania officially join the European Union. Also, Bulgarian, Romanian, and Irish become official languages of the European Union, joining 20 other official languages.
  • Slovenia officially adopts the Euro currency and becomes the thirteenth Eurozone country.

Famous Deaths

  • A. I. Bezzerides, American novelist and screenwriter (b. 1908)
  • Darrent Williams, American football player (b. 1982)
  • Del Reeves, American country singer (b. 1932)
  • Ernie Koy, American baseball player (b. 1909)
  • Julius Hegyi, American conductor (b. 1923)
  • Leon Davidson, American scientist known for studying UFOs (b. 1922)
  • Leonard Fraser, Australian serial killer (b. 1951)
  • Roland Levinsky, South African medical scientist (b. 1943)
  • Tad Jones, American jazz music historian (b. 1952)
  • Tillie Olsen, American writer (b. 1912)