On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 1971

Historical Events

  • 29 pilot whales beach themselves & die at San Clemente Island, California
  • Voyageurs National Park, Minn, established

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Joe Hobert, American NFL quarterback (Oakland Raiders), born in Puyallup, Washington
  • Brook Lee, American actress & model (Miss Hawaii 1997, Miss USA 1997, Miss Universe 1997), born in Pearl City, Hawaii
  • Darren Langdon, Canadian NHL left wing (NY Rangers), born in Deer Lake, Canada
  • Jason Giambi, American baseball infielder (Oakland A's), born in West Covina, California
  • Pascal Zuberb├╝hler, Swiss footballer, born in Frauenfeld, Switzerland
  • Roosevelt Potts, American NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts), born in Rayville, Louisiana

Famous Deaths

  • Adriano Lualdi, composer, dies at 85
1971 Highlights

About January 8, 1971

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 6 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn