On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 1991

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • "Davis Rules" with Jonathan Winters & Randy Quaid premieres on ABC-TV
  • Gaylord Perry, Ferguson Jenkins & Rod Carew elected to Hall of Fame
  • Rod Carew is 22nd player elected to Hall of Fame on 1st try
  • Tamas Darnyi swims world record 400m medley (4:12.36)

Famous Birthdays

  • Asuka Hinoi, Japanese singer, born in Osaka, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Steve Clark, English rock guitarist (Def Leppard), dies at 30