On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 1986

Historical Events


Hall of fameHall of Fame

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

Baseball Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Willie McCovey
Baseball Hall of Fame 1st Baseman
Willie McCovey

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
1986 Highlights

About January 8, 1986

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 10 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn