On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 2008

Historical Events


Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

34th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Reese Witherspoon win (Movie Star) and Patrick Dempsey & Katherine Heigl win (TV)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Joe Gibbs retires, for the second time, as head coach of the Washington Redskins

NFL Head Coach and NASCAR Team Owner Joe Gibbs
NFL Head Coach and NASCAR Team Owner
Joe Gibbs
  • New Jersey officially apologizes for slavery, becoming the first Northern state to do so.

Famous Deaths

  • Clyde Otis, American songwriter and music producer (b. c. 1924)
  • George Moore, Australian champion jockey (b. 1923)
2008 Highlights

About January 8, 2008

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 12 years, 6 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn