What Happened on January 15, 2007

Historical Events

  • 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.

Half of a Yellow Sun

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

2007 History

Famous Deaths

  • Awad Hamed al-Bandar, former chief judge of the Iraqi Revolutionary Court (b. 1945) (executed)
  • Bo Yibo, Chinese politician (b. 1908)
  • David Vanole, American soccer player (b. 1963)
  • James Hillier, Canadian-American inventor (co-created the electron microscope), dies at 91
  • Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino writer and diplomat (b. 1905)

About January 15, 2007

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 8 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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

Holidays: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (United States)

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