On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 2006

Historical Events

  • A magnitude 6.9 earthquake with its epicenter just off the Greek island of Kythira hits much of the country and is felt throughout the entire eastern Mediterranean Sea.

Famous Deaths

  • Otis Clay, American gospel, soul, and R&B-singer ("That's How It Is (When You're In Love)"), dies at 73
  • Tony Banks, British politician (Labour), dies after a stroke at 63
2006 Highlights

About January 8, 2006

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 8 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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