On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 1997

Famous Deaths

  • Carole Carr [Carless], British singer and actress (Down Among the Z Men), dies of cancer at 68
  • George Handy [Hendleman], American bebop jazz arranger, pianist and composer Handyland, U.S.A.), dies at 76
  • Jesse White, American actor (Bedtime for Bonzo, Maytag repairman, Million Dollar Mermaid), dies at 77
  • Melvin Calvin, scientist, dies at 85
  • Phyllis Hartnoll, writer/editor, dies at 90
1997 Highlights

About January 8, 1997

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn