On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 2008

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

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

Famous Deaths

  • George MacDonald Fraser, British poet and author (Flashman at the Charge), dies at 82
  • Gerry Staley, American baseball player (b. 1920)
  • Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana Krommaluang Narathiwat Rajanagarindra, elder sister of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand (b. 1923)
  • Lee S. Dreyfus, American politician (b. 1926)