Wednesday 3 January 2007
It was Wednesday, 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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- The tenth night and ninth day of Christmas in Western Christianity
- The Festival of Sleep Day
- In astronomy the best date to view the Quadrantids meteor shower.
- Roman Empire - Festival in honour of Pax
- Feast day of St Genevieve
- In astronomy the approximate date of Earth's perihelion.
Famous Birthdays:See famous people born on 03 January
- Janos Furst: Hungarian orchestral conductor (Born 1935).
- William Verity Jr: American industrialist and 28th Secretary of Commerce (Born 1917).
- Sir Cecil Walker: Northern Irish pilitician (Born 1924).
- Earl Reibel: Canadian hockey player (Born 1930).
- Michael Yeats: Irish barrister and Fianna Fáil politician.
- National Express has its worst ever coach crash just outside Heathrow Airport.
- The People's Republic of China conducts a counter-terrorism raid in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
- Palestinian factional violence: Clashes between Hamas, Fatah result in abductions from both sides. Four Fatah loyalists and a female bystander are killed in gunbattles. (Ynetnews)
- A prison guard is arrested in Baghdad under suspicion of secretly filming the execution of Saddam Hussein using a mobile phone and publishing the video on the Internet. (The Times)
- The North Korean Korean Central News Agency reports that Foreign Minister Paek Nam-sun has died, without describing the cause of death. (BBC)
- Fourteen-year-old Michael Perham becomes the youngest person to ever sail single-handedly across the Atlantic Ocean, when he completes a six-week voyage from Gibraltar by docking in Antigua. (The Times)
- Former United States President Gerald Ford is buried in his hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan. (BBC)
- Celebrity Big Brother 2007 (UK) launches which sparked the Celebrity Big Brother racism controversy.
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