What Happened on January 2, 2007

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 73rd Orange Bowl: #5 Louisville beats #15 Wake Forest, 24-13

Famous Deaths

  • Dan Shaver, NASCAR driver and ARCA race car driver/owner (b. 1950)
  • David Perkins, Stanford University geneticist (b. 1919)
  • Don Massengale, American PGA Tour golf player (b. 1937)
  • Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, American historian (b. 1941)
  • Garry Betty, American CEO of Earthlink (b. 1957)
  • Mauno Jokipii, Finnish professor and World War II researcher (b. 1924)
  • Paek Nam-sun, North Korean Foreign Affairs minister (b. 1929)
  • Richard Newton, Australian-born technology pioneer and professor (b. 1951)
  • Robert C. Solomon, American scholar of continental philosophy (b. 1942)
  • Sergio JimĂ©nez, Mexican actor (b. 1937)
  • Teddy Kollek, Austrian-born mayor of Jerusalem (b. 1911)