On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 1951

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Thought extinct since 1615, a Cahow (the Bermuda petrel) is rediscovered in Bermuda

Famous Birthdays

  • John McTiernan, American actor (Predator, Die Hard, Medicine Man), born in Albany, New York
  • Kenny Anthony, Saint Lucian politician, born in Laborie, Saint Lucia
  • Paul Dresher, American composer, born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Actor Burgess Meredith (43) weds ballerina Kaja Sundsten


Famous Deaths

  • Samuel D. Riddle, American thoroughbred owner (Man 'o War, War Admiral), dies at 89