What Happened on January 27, 2008

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 24th Sundance Film Festival: "Frozen River", directed by Courtney Hunt, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 56th NHL All-Star Game: East beats West 8-7 at Atlanta, Georgia

Sport awardTennis Open

96th Men's Australian Open: Novak Đoković beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6)

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković

Sport awardTennis Open

96th Women's Australian Open: Maria Sharapova beats Ana Ivanovic (7-5, 6-3)

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova

Famous Deaths

  • Gordon B. Hinckley, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  • Gordon B. Hinckley, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1910)
  • Louie Welch, mayor of Houston (b. 1918)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Suharto, 2nd President of Indonesia (1967-98), dies at 86

2nd President of Indonesia Suharto
2nd President of Indonesia
Suharto