What Happened on January 8, 2013

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 130 wildfires across Australia‚Äôs east coast force thousands to evacuate their homes
  • 2,130 prisoners held by the Syrian government are exchanged for 48 Iranians kidnapped by Syrian rebels

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Steve Nash records his 10,000th career assist against Houston

Basketball Player Steve Nash
Basketball Player
Steve Nash

Famous Deaths

  • Jeanne Manford, American gay rights activist, dies at 92
  • Kenojuak Ashevak, Canadian Inuit artist, dies from lung cancer at 85