On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 1977

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Australian Open Women's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Kerry Melville Reid wins her first and only Grand Slam singles title; beats Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat 7-5, 6-2

Famous Birthdays

  • Amber Benson, American actress, born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Lee Yoo-jin, Korean actress, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Ron Pederson, Canadian actor, born in Edmonton, Canada
  • Ryan Frances, American actor (Trevor-Sisters), born in Los Angeles County, California