On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 2008

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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 (b. 1949)
  • Pratap Chandra Chunder, union minister of India (b. 1919)
  • Salvatore Bonanno, son of Joseph Bonnano (b. 1932)