On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 1951

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
1951 Highlights

About January 8, 1951

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn