On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 2007

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

The 110th United States Congress convenes and elects Nancy Pelosi as the 1st female Speaker of the House

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
US Speaker of the House
Nancy Pelosi

Famous Deaths

  • Ben Gannon, Australian theatre film and television producer (b. 1952)
  • Gáspár Nagy, Hungarian poet and writer (b. 1949)
  • Gren, Welsh newspaper cartoonist (b. 1934)
  • Helen Hill, American independent filmmaker (b. 1970)
  • Jan Schröder, Dutch cyclist (b. 1941)
  • Marais Viljoen, former State President of South Africa (b. 1915)
  • Osman Waqialla, Sudanese artist and calligrapher (b. 1925)
  • Sandro Salvadore, Italian footballer (b. 1939)
  • Sir Lewis Hodges, British Air Chief Marshal (b. 1918)
  • Steve Krantz, American film and TV producer (Fritz the Cat) (b. 1923)