On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 2008

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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"

Musician Daniel Johns
Daniel Johns

Famous Deaths

  • Jimmy Nah, Singapore celebrity (b. 1968)
  • Joyce Carlson, American artist (b. 1923)
  • Xavier Chamorro Cardenal, Nicaraguan print editor (b. 1932)