Monday 1 January 2007
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of January people in US were listening to Irreplaceable by Beyonce.
Children of Men, directed by Alfonso Cuarn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007
while For One More Day by Mitch Albom was one of the best selling books.
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Famous Birthdays:See famous people born on 01 January
- A I Bezzerides: American novelist and screenwriter (Born 1908).
- Leon Davidson: American scientist known for studying UFOs (Born 1922).
- Julius Hegyi: American conductor (Born 1923).
- Leonard Fraser: Australian serial killer (Born 1951).
- Roland Levinsky: South African medical scientist (Born 1943).
- Bulgaria and Romania officially join the European Union. Also, Bulgarian, Romanian, and Irish become official languages of the European Union, joining 20 other official languages.
- Raymond Van Barneveld beats Phil Taylor 7-6 in sets to win the 2007 PDC World Darts Championship and collects £100,000.
- The First ever episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures called Invasion of the Bane was aired
- The Bulgarian political party Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria, which had only been founded on 2006-12-03 by Sofia mayor Boyko Borisov, instantly comes second in a public poll on party support, trailing only the Bulgarian Socialist Party. (Angus-Reid)
- The Palestinian factional violence flares up again. (Ynet)
- Prime Minister Ali Mohammed Gedi calls for a disarmament of the country's militias and businesses, and offers an amnesty to former members of the Islamic militias. (Shabelle)
- Slovenia adopts the euro, replacing the tolar and becoming the second enlargement to the eurozone. (BBC)
- CITIC, a state-owned investment enterprise of the Chinese government, buys Nations Energy Company, a Canadian petroleum extraction company, giving it a majority stake in KazMunayGas, the state-owned oil and gas company in Kazakhstan, for USD $1.91 billion. The deal is highly controversial because of the amount of control China now has over Kazakhstan's natural resources. Kazakh Oil Minister Baktykozha Izmukhambetov has criticized the deal since it was first considered in October 2006. (The
- The Armenian government detains citizen Vahan Aroyan for allegedly plotting a coup d'état against Armenian President Robert Kocharyan. The Association of Armenian Volunteers, a political opposition group, denounces Aroyan's detainment, saying the move is an attempt to silence dissidence. (RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty)
- In Switzerland civil unions for same-sex partners are possible. (Tagesanzeiger)
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