What Happened on January 2, 2007

Historical Events

  • 73rd Orange Bowl: #5 Louisville beats #15 Wake Forest, 24-13

Famous Deaths

  • A. Richard Newton, Australian-born technology pioneer & professor, dies at 55
  • David Perkins, Stanford University geneticist, dies at 87
  • Don Massengale, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1967 runner-up), dies of a heart attack at 69
  • Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, American historian, dies at 65
  • Garry Betty, American CEO of Earthlink, dies at 49
  • Mauno Jokipii, Finnish professor & World War II researcher, dies at 82
  • Paek Nam-sun, North Korean Foreign Affairs minister, dies at 77
  • Robert C. Solomon, American scholar of continental philosophy, dies at 64
  • Sergio JimĂ©nez, Mexican actor, dies at 69
  • Teddy Kollek, Israeli politician (Mayor of Jerusalem), dies at 95
2007 Highlights

About January 2, 2007

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 10 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Day after New Year's Day (New Zealand), New Year Holiday (United Kingdom)

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