On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 2008

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
Musician
Daniel Johns

Famous Deaths

  • Jimmy Nah, Singapore celebrity (b. 1968)
  • 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 print editor (b. 1932)
2008 Highlights

About January 4, 2008

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 12 years, 9 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn