On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 1996

Historical Events

  • Blizzard buries eastern US causing at least 50 deaths
  • For 1st time in 25 years no one is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Famous Deaths


21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand
  • Howard Taubman, American music and theater critic, dies at 88
  • Kurt Schmucker, member (Union of Christian Democrats), dies
  • William Mac Lance "Tiny" McCloud, musician/songwriter, dies at 52
1996 Highlights

About January 8, 1996

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 2 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn