January 1, 2007 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • Adam Air Flight 574 disappears over Indonesia with 102 people on board.
  • Bulgaria and Romania officially join the European Union. Also, Bulgarian, Romanian, and Irish become official languages of the European Union, joining 20 other official languages.
  • Slovenia officially adopts the Euro currency and becomes the thirteenth Eurozone country.

Deaths in History

  • Leon Davidson, American scientist known for studying UFOs (b. 1922)
  • Leonard Fraser, Australian serial killer (b. 1951)
  • Roland Levinsky, South African medical scientist (b. 1943)
  • Tillie Olsen, American writer (b. 1912)