What Happened on January 8, 1971

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Joe Hobert, NFL quarterback (Oakland Raiders)
  • Branislav Janos, hockey forward (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • Brook Mahealani Lee, Miss Universe/Miss USA (1997-Hawaii)
  • Darren Langdon, Deere Lake, NHL left wing (NY Rangers)
  • Jason Giambi, infielder (Oakland A's), born in West Covina, California
  • Pascal Zuberb├╝hler, Swiss footballer
  • Roosevelt Potts, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Stephane Barin, hockey forward (Team France 1998)

Famous Deaths

  • Adriano Lualdi, composer, dies at 85