What Happened on January 8, 2009

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 11th BCS National Championship: #2 Florida beats #1 Oklahoma, 24-14
  • 14th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Slumdog Millionaire wins Best Film
  • A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit Costa Rica´s region of Volcan Poás, with an epicenter near Cinchona. It was caused by Varablanca-Angel fault.

Famous Deaths

  • Richard John Neuhaus, Canadian-American Christian writer and editor (b. 1936)