Historical Events for January 2008
Events 1 - 21 of 21
1st - A New Hampshire law legalizing civil unions for same-sex couples comes into effect.
1st - Malta and Cyprus officially adopt the Euro currency and become the fourteenth and fifteenth Eurozone countries.
1st - 94th Rose Bowl: #6 Southern California beats #13 Illinois, 49-17
1st - 74th Sugar Bowl: #5 Georgia beats #10 Hawai'i, 41-10
2nd - 37th Fiesta Bowl: #11 West Virginia beats #3 Oklahoma, 48-28
3rd - 74th Orange Bowl: #8 Kansas beats #5 Virginia Tech, 24-21
7th - 13th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: No Country for Old Men wins Best Film
7th - 10th BCS National Championship: #2 LSU beats #1 Ohio State, 38-24
8th - New Jersey officially apologizes for slavery, becoming the first Northern state to do so.
8th - 34th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Reese Witherspoon win (Movie Star) and Patrick Dempsey & Katherine Heigl win (TV)
8th - Joe Gibbs retires, for the second time, as head coach of the Washington Redskins
13th - 65th Golden Globes (announced): Atonement, Daniel Day-Lewis, & Julie Christie win
Actor George Clooney 18th - The United Nations announce George Clooney as a UN messenger of peace
20th - AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots beat San Diego Chargers 21-12
20th - NFC Championship Game: New York Giants beat Green Bay Packers 23-20 (OT)
21st - Black Monday in worldwide stock markets. FTSE 100 had its biggest ever one-day points fall, European stocks closed with their worst result since 9/11, and Asian stocks drop as much as 15%.
21st - The Eyak language in Alaska becomes extinct as its last native speaker dies.
27th - 96th Men's Australian Open: Novak Djokovic beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6)
27th - 96th Women's Australian Open: Maria Sharapova beats Ana Ivanovic (7-5, 6-3)
Tennis Player Maria Sharapova 27th - 56th NHL All-Star Game: East beats West 8-7 at Atlanta, Georgia
27th - 24th Sundance Film Festival: "Frozen River", directed by Courtney Hunt, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic