January 15, 2007 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, former Iraqi intelligence chief and half-brother of Saddam Hussein, and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, former chief judge of the Revolutionary Court, are executed by hanging in Iraq.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel about the Biafran War, "Half of a Yellow Sun", is published


Deaths in History

  • Awad Hamed al-Bandar, former chief judge of the Iraqi Revolutionary Court (b. 1945) (executed)
  • Bo Yibo, Chinese politician (b. 1908)
  • James Hillier, Canadian-American inventor (co-created the electron microscope), dies at 91
  • Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino writer and diplomat (b. 1905)