What Happened on January 8th, 2008

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

34th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Reese Witherspoon win (Movie Star) and Patrick Dempsey & Katherine Heigl win (TV)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Joe Gibbs retires, for the second time, as head coach of the Washington Redskins

NFL Head Coach Joe Gibbs
NFL Head Coach
Joe Gibbs
  • New Jersey officially apologizes for slavery, becoming the first Northern state to do so.

Famous Deaths

  • Clyde Otis, American song writer and music producer (b. c. 1924)
  • George Moore, Australian champion jockey (b. 1923)