On This Day

What Happened on January 19, 2007

Historical Events

  • Armenian Journalist Hrant Dink assassinated in front of his newspaper's office by 17 year old Turkish ultranationalist Og√ľn Samast.

Famous Deaths

  • Denny Doherty, Canadian musician, singer, songwriter (The Mamas and The Papas - "California Dreamin'"), dies from abdominal aortic aneurysm at 66
  • Hrant Dink, Turkish-Armenian newspaper editor (b. 1954)
  • Murat Nasyrov, Russian singer and composer, dies at 37
  • Scott "Bam Bam" Bigelow, American professional wrestler, dies of a drug overdose at 45
2007 Highlights

About January 19, 2007

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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