What Happened on January 4, 2008

Historical Events

Hopman Cup

Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Americans Serena Williams & Mardy Fish beat Serbian pair Novak Đoković & Jelena Janković 7-6, 6-2 for an unassailable 2-0 lead, and the 5th US title

Famous Divorces

Daniel Johns

Australian pop diva Natalie Imbruglia (32) and "Silverchair" frontman Daniel Johns (28) announce their divorce stating "we have simply grown apart through not being able to spend enough time together"

Famous Deaths

  • Jimmy Nah, Singapore celebrity (b. 1968)
  • John O'Donohue, Irish poet (Anam Cara; Benedictus), philosopher, theologian, and one-time priest, dies at 52
  • Joyce Carlson, American artist (b. 1923)
  • Mort Garson, Canadian-American composer ("Our Day Will Come") and Moog synthesizer pioneer, dies of renal failure at 83
  • Xavier Chamorro Cardenal, Nicaraguan journalist and newspaper editor (La Prensa; El Nuevo Diario), dies of heart disease at 75
2008 Highlights

About January 4, 2008

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 2 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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