What Happened on January 8, 1996

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Blizzard buries eastern US causing at least 50 deaths
  • For 1st time in 25 years no one is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Francois Mitterrand, President of France (1981-95), dies of cancer at 79

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand
  • Howard Taubman, American music and theater critic (b. 1907)
  • Kurt Schmucker, member (Union of Christian Democrats), dies
  • William Mac Lance "Tiny" McCloud, musician/songwriter, dies at 52