On This Day

Historical Events on January 9 (Part 2)

Historic Event

2007 Apple Inc CEO Steve Jobs announces the iPhone

Film and TV Awards

2007 33rd People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Jennifer Aniston win (Movie Star) and Patrick Dempsey & Eva Longoria win (TV)

  • 2009 Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Dominik Hrbatý beats Russia's Marat Safin 6-7, 7-5, 7-6 for an unassailable 2-0 lead, and Slovakia's 3rd title

Hopman Cup

2010 Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: María José Martínez Sánchez & Tommy Robredo of Spain beat British pair Laura Robson & Andy Murray 7-6, 7-5 to clinch a 2-1 win; Spain's 3rd title

Football Awards

2012 FIFA Ballon d'Or: Barcelona forward Lionel Messi wins award for a record 3rd consecutive year; Japanese midfielder Homare Sawa wins women's award

  • 2012 "Time is Love" single released by Josh Turner (Billboard Song of the Year 2012)
  • 2014 5 people are killed in a Mitsubishi Materials chemical plant, Yokkaichi, Japan
  • 2014 Yaya Toure wins African Footballer of the Year
  • 2014 Taliban suicide car bomb assassinates senior police officer Chaudhry Aslam and kills three others in Pakistan, Pakistan
  • 2016 Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Australian Nick Kyrgios beats Alexandr Dolgopolov of the Ukraine 6-3, 6-4 for an unassailable 2-0 lead and the home nation's second title
  • 2017 College Football National Championship, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa: #2 Clemson beats #1 Alabama, 35-31
  • 2018 Former White House strategist Steve Bannon leaves Breitbart News after his criticism of the White House in "Fire and the Fury" book
  • 2018 The first same-sex marriages take place in Australia after legislation passed a month ago

Historic Event

2018 President Trump cancels program allowing 200,000 San Salvadoreans temporary status to live in the US

  • 2018 Mudslides sweep away 100 houses in Montecito, California, killing at least 20, on land stripped bare by recent fires
  • 2019 Car manufacture Hyundai unveils a model of a proposed walking car, for first responders, in Las Vegas
  • 2019 US President Donald Trump makes Oval Office address live on TV over government shutdown and border wall
  • 2019 California's monarch butterfly count drops by 86% according to 2018 census
  • 2021 Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 crashes in the Java Sea just after take off from Jakarta, Indonesia, killing all 62 on board
  • 2021 China places two cities, Shijiazhuang and Xingtai, under lockdown after over 130 cases of COVID-19 reported