What Happened on January 8, 1997

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Famous Deaths

  • Carole Carr, singer/actress (Down Among the Z Men), dies at 68
  • George Handy [George Joseph Hendleman], American jazz musician (Handyland, U.S.A.), dies at 76
  • Jesse White, American actor (Bedtime for Bonzo, Maytag repairman, Million Dollar Mermaid), dies at 77
  • Melvin Calvin, scientist, dies at 85
  • Phyllis Hartnoll, writer/editor, dies at 90
  • Ronald William Eastman, cinematogrpaher, dies at 60