On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 1975

Historical Events

Historic Event

Judge John Sirica orders release of Watergate's John W. Dean III, Herbert W. Kalmbach and Jeb Stuart Magruder from prison

Famous Birthdays

  • DJ Clue, [Ernesto Shaw] American hip-hop DJ and music producer, born in NYC, New York
  • Harris Jayaraj, Indian music composer, born in Chennai, India
  • Vitali Yachmenev, American NHL right wing (LA Kings), born in Chelyabinsk, Russia

Famous Deaths

  • Anthony Warde, American actor (Dangers of the Canadian Mounted, Buck Rogers, Black Widow), dies at 66
  • John Dierkes, American actor (Shane, Daughter of Dr Jekyll, Hanging Tree), dies from emphysema at 69
  • John Gregson, British actor (Gideon CID, The Longest Day, Shirley's World), dies from a heart attack at 55
  • Louis J H C A de Bourbon, Dutch writer/poet (Gypsy Blood), dies at 66
  • Richard Tucker [Reuben Ticker], American tenor (La Gioconda), dies at 61
1975 Highlights

About January 8, 1975

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 47 years and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn