What Happened on January 7, 2015

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

41st People's Choice Awards: Robert Downey & Jennifer Lawrence win (movie star), Patrick Dempsey, Ellen Pomero (TV dramatic)

  • A car bomb explodes in Sana'a, the capital of Yemen, killing 38 people and injuring more than 63

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Terrorist attack on the offices of satirical newspaper "Charlie Hebdo" in Paris kills 12 (including Jean Cabut and Stéphane Charbonnier), injures 11

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Cabut [Cabu], French caricaturist (Charlie Hebdo), killed in terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo's office in Paris at 76

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Rod Taylor, Australian actor (Time Machine, The Birds), dies at 84

Actor Rod Taylor
Rod Taylor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Stéphane Charbonnier [Charb], French cartoonist and editor of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, dies in a terrorist attack at 47

  • Tadeusz Konwicki, Polish writer (Bohin Manor) and film director, dies at 88