What Happened on January 1, 2007

Historical Events

  • 36th Fiesta Bowl: #9 Boise State beats #7 Oklahoma, 43-42 (OT)
  • 93rd Rose Bowl: #8 Southern California beats #3 Michigan, 32-18
  • 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.

Famous Deaths

  • A. I. Bezzerides, American novelist & screenwriter, dies at 98
  • Del Reeves, American country music singer, dies at 74
  • Julius Hegyi, American conductor, dies at 83
  • Leon Davidson, American scientist known for studying UFOs, dies at 84
  • Leonard Fraser, Australian serial killer, dies of heart attack at 55
  • Roland Levinsky, South African medical scientist, dies at 63
  • Tad Jones, American jazz music historian, dies at 54
  • Tillie Olsen, American writer (Tell Me a Riddle), dies at 94
2007 Highlights

About January 1, 2007

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 8 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: New Year's Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States)

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Irreplaceable - Beyonce
  • UK #1 Song: A Moment Like This - Leona Lewis