On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 2009

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Music awardsGrammy Awards

51st Grammy Awards: Best Album "Raising Sand" and Record of the Year "Please Read The Letter" by Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Rock Vocalist Robert Plant
Rock Vocalist
Robert Plant
Country Singer and Musician Alison Krauss
Country Singer and Musician
Alison Krauss
  • 62nd British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Slumdog Millionaire" Best Film, Danny Boyle Best Director
  • NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 30-21; MVP: Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals, WR

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Singer Rihanna cancels appearance at the Grammys after being assaulted by boyfriend Chris Brown

Singer Rihanna
Singer
Rihanna
Singer Chris Brown
Singer
Chris Brown

Famous Deaths

  • Marian Cozma, Romanian handball player (Romania 60 caps), dies of stab wounds at 26