On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 1986

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Willie McCovey is 16th elected to Hall of Fame in his 1st year

Famous Birthdays

  • David Silva, Spanish footballer, born in ArguineguĂ­n, Spain
  • Jaclyn Linetsky, Canadian actress, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2003)

Famous Deaths

  • Mansel Treharne Thomas, Welsh composer, dies at 76
  • Pierre Fournier, French cellist (b. 1906)
  • Yaroslav Seifert, Czech poet (Nobel 1984), dies at 84