What Happened on January 8, 1993

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


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Elvis Presley Commemorative Postage Stamp goes on sale

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Michael Stich beats Emilio S├ínchez of Spain 7-5, 6-3 for a 2-0 win, and Germany's first title

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Michael Jordan's game-high 35 points leads Chicago to 120-95 win over Milwaukee; gives him exactly 20,000 points in 620th game of his NBA career; 2nd-fastest to reach milestone after Wilt Chamberlain (499)

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

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NBC offers "Tonight Show" to David Letterman

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman

Famous Deaths

  • Asif Nawaz, Pakistani general, dies
  • Hakija Turajlic, Bosnian vice-premier, murdered
  • Theo Bruins, Dutch pianist/composer (Syncope), dies at 63