On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 2008

Historical Events

  • 74th Sugar Bowl: #5 Georgia beats #10 Hawai'i, 41-10
  • 94th Rose Bowl: #6 Southern California beats #13 Illinois, 49-17
  • A New Hampshire law legalizing civil unions for same-sex couples comes into effect.
  • Malta and Cyprus officially adopt the Euro currency and become the fourteenth and fifteenth Eurozone countries.

Famous Deaths

  • Harold Corsini, American photographer, dies from a stroke at 88
  • Peter Caffrey, Irish actor, dies at 58
  • Pratap Chandra Chunder, Indian union minister, dies at 88
  • Salvatore Bonanno, American mafioso & son of crime boss Joseph Bonanno, dies of a heart attack at 75
2008 Highlights

About January 1, 2008

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 13 years, 8 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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