January 1, 2015 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • Eurasian Economic Union comes into effect, creating a political and economic union between Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan
  • Lithuania adopts the euro as its currency, replacing the litas and becoming the 19th member of the Eurozone

Deaths in History

  • Boris Morukov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 64
  • Mario Cuomo, American Democratic Party politician and the 52nd Governor of New York (1983-95), dies of a heart condition at 82
  • Ninón Sevilla, Cuban-Mexican actress (Aventurera, Víctimas del Pecado), dies at 85
  • Omar Karami, Lebanese Prime Minister (1992-94, 2004-05), dies at 80