What Happened on January 8, 1994

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Rintje Ritsma skates world record 1500m (1:51.60)
  • Russian manned space craft TM-18, launches into orbit
  • US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Davis

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Duke, actor (Decadence, Silver Bears), dies of cancer at 40
  • Harvey Haddix, pitcher (12 perfect inning game), dies at 68
  • Jay Blackton, US conductor/arranger (Oklahoma!), dies at 84
  • Lady Caithness, wife of British undersecretary, commits suicide
  • Pat Buttram, actor (Haney-Green Acres), dies of kidney failure at 78
  • Sri Chandrashekhara Saraswathi, guru of Kanchi, dies at 99
  • Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Italian actor (Octopus), dies at 52