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, actor (Predator, Die Hard, Medicine Man), born in Albany, New York
  • Kenny Anthony, Saint Lucian politician
  • Paul Dresher, composer

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding 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