On This Day

What Happened on January 7, 2012

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Tomáš Berdych beats Frenchman Richard Gasquet 7-6, 6-4 for an unassailable 2-0 lead; 2nd title for Czech Republic
  • Hot air balloon crashes in Carterton, New Zealand, killing 11

Famous Weddings

  • Lady Antebellum singer-songwriter Hillary Scott (26) weds drummer Chris Tyrrell (25) at the Appel Inn near Albany, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Ibrahim Aslan, Egyptian author, dies from heart failure at 77