On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 2009

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Israeli ground forces invade Gaza.
  • The Bitcoin network is created as the first block of the digital currency is mined by a person or group of people using the name Satoshi Nakamoto

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Walters, British political economist (Chief Economic Adviser to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher), dies at 82
  • Charles Camilleri, Maltese composer, dies at 77
  • Hisayasu Nagata, Japanese politician (b. 1969)
  • Martin Patterson "Pat" Hingle, American actor (Hang 'em High, Splendor in the Grass, Batman Returns), dies of myelodysplastic syndrome at 84
  • Olga San Juan, American actress, dancer and comedian (Variety Girl, 1 Touch of Venus), dies at 81
  • Ulf G. Lindén, Swedish entrepreneur (b. 1937)