On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday

Famous Birthdays

  • Heinz Gunthardt, Swiss tennis star
  • Irina Kalinina, USSR, springboard diver (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Mauricio Macri, Argentine politician and President of Argentina (2015-present), born in Tandil, Buenos Aires

Famous Deaths

  • William J "Wild Bill" Donovan, Office Strategic Services, dies at 76