On This Day

What Happened on January 7, 2019

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Amazon overtakes Microsoft to become the world's most valuable listed company for the first time, worth $797 billion
  • Attempted coup in Gabon fails after rebel soldiers overtake national radio station in Libreville
  • College Football, National Championship, Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara: #2 Clemson beats #1 Alabama, 44-16
  • Rain ruins last 2 days of 4th cricket Test in Sydney as India wins series 2-1; become first Asian side to win a Test series in Australia, 71 years after the first Indian touring team in 1947-48
  • Tennessee woman Cyntoia Brown, convicted for murdering a man aged 16, granted clemency by Governor Bill Haslam

Famous Deaths

  • John Joubert, British South African composer (Chamber Music for brass quintet), dies at 91