January 1 | On this Day

Year Description Category
2015 Astronaut from Russia, Boris Morukov died. Death day
2013 Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium Disaster in Ivory Coast killed 61 people. Man-Made Disaster
2012 Macedonian politician Kiro Gligorov died. Death day
2012 Supercentenarian from France, Marcelle Narbonne died at the age of 113 years, 282 days. Death day
2009 66 people died in Santika Club fire at Bangkok, Thailand. Man-Made Disaster
2009 59 - 61 people died in Santika Bangkok nightclub fire at Bangkok, Thailand. Man-Made Disaster
2007 Adam Air Flight 574[nb 17] aircraft incident at Makassar Strait, Indonesia, killed 102 people. Man-Made Disaster
1995 Hungarian-American physicist Eugene Wigner died. Death day
1993 Chess grandmaster from Turkey, Burak Firat was born. Birthday
1992 Chess grandmaster from Ukraine, Vitaly Sivuk was born. Birthday
1992 American computer scientist Grace Murray Hopper died. Death day
1989 Chess grandmaster from Georgia, Tornike Sanikidze was born. Birthday
1987 Chess grandmaster from Georgia, Nino Batsiashvili was born. Birthday
1987 Chess grandmaster from Georgia, Nana Dzagnidze was born. Birthday
1987 Chess grandmaster from Russia, Igor Lysyj was born. Birthday
1986 Golfer from United States, Henry Ciuci died. Death day
1981 Chess grandmaster from India, M. S. Thejkumar was born. Birthday
1981 Chess grandmaster from Turkey, Kıvanç Haznedaroğlu was born. Birthday
1980 American tennis player Barbara Jordan won her first title in 1979 Australian Open. Achievement
1980 48 people died in Opémiska Community Hall at Chapais, Quebec, Canada. Man-Made Disaster
1978 American tennis player Vitas Gerulaitis won his first title in 1977 Australian Open (December). Achievement
1978 Air India Flight 855 aircraft incident at Arabian Sea, off Mumbai, India, killed 213 people. Man-Made Disaster
1976 Middle East Airlines Flight 438 aircraft incident at As Sufayri, Hafar Al-Batin, Saudi Arabia, killed 81 people. Man-Made Disaster
1975 Chess grandmaster from Germany, Roman Slobodjan was born. Birthday
1975 Chess grandmaster from Israel, Alexander Finkel was born. Birthday
1974 American tennis player Jimmy Connors won his first title in 1974 Australian Open. Achievement
1972 French footballer Lilian Thuram was born. Birthday
1968 Croatian footballer Davor Šuker was born. Birthday
1966 Chess grandmaster from Montenegro, Dragisa Blagojevic was born. Birthday
1966 French politician Vincent Auriol died. Death day
1963 Chess grandmaster from Belgium, Luc Winants was born. Birthday
1962 Chess grandmaster from Indonesia, Cerdas Barus was born. Birthday
1960 Chess grandmaster from Russia, Alexey Vyzmanavin was born. Birthday
1959 Triumph of the Revolution of Cuba. National Holiday
1959 Astronaut from Afghanistan, Abdul Mohmand was born. Birthday
1958 Chess grandmaster from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Faruk Bistric was born. Birthday
1956 Independence Day of Sudan. National Holiday
1956 Astronaut from Russia, Sergei Avdeyev was born. Birthday
1947 Astronaut from Soviet Union, Vladimir Titov was born. Birthday
1946 Brazilian footballer Rivelino was born. Birthday
1944 Pakistani politician Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali was born. Birthday
1942 Astronaut from Soviet Union, Gennadi Sarafanov was born. Birthday
1941 British biologist Martin Evans was born. Birthday
1941 British biologist Sir Martin John Evans was born. Birthday
1930 American basketball player Jim Browne was born. Birthday
1927 American economist Vernon L. Smith was born. Birthday
1918 Golfer from United States, Dave Douglas was born. Birthday
1918 300 people died in Changsha rail disaster. Man-Made Disaster
1906 Swiss scientist Albert Hofmann was born. Birthday
1904 Pakistani politician Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry was born. Birthday
1894 German physicist Heinrich Hertz died. Death day
1892 Filipino politician Manuel Roxas was born. Birthday
1883 Japanese politician Ichiro Hatoyama was born. Birthday
1869 German chemist Karl von Reichenbach died. Death day
1804 Independence Day of Haiti. National Holiday
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