What Happened on January 4, 2007

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • The 110th United States Congress convenes, electing Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the House in U.S. history.

Famous Deaths

  • Ben Gannon, Australian theatre film and television producer (b. 1952)
  • Gáspár Nagy, Hungarian poet and writer (b. 1949)
  • Gren, Welsh newspaper cartoonist (b. 1934)
  • Helen Hill, American independent filmmaker (b. 1970)
  • Jan Schröder, Dutch cyclist (b. 1941)
  • Marais Viljoen, former State President of South Africa (b. 1915)
  • Osman Waqialla, Sudanese artist and calligrapher (b. 1925)
  • Sandro Salvadore, Italian footballer (b. 1939)
  • Sir Lewis Hodges, British Air Chief Marshal (b. 1918)
  • Steve Krantz, American film and TV producer (Fritz the Cat) (b. 1923)