What Happened on January 2, 2008

Historical Events

  • 37th Fiesta Bowl: #11 West Virginia beats #3 Oklahoma, 48-28

Famous Deaths

  • Galyani Vadhana, Princess of Naradhiwas, dies at 84
  • George MacDonald Fraser, British poet & author (Flashman at the Charge), dies at 82
  • Gerry Staley, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1952-53, 60; St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago White Sox), dies of natural causes at 87
  • Lee S. Dreyfus, American politician, dies at 81
2008 Highlights

About January 2, 2008

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 15 years and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Low - Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain
  • UK #1 Song: When You Believe - Leon Jackson