What Happened on January 8, 2009

Historical Events

  • 14th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Slumdog Millionaire wins Best Film
  • A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit Costa Rica´s region of Volcan Poás, with an epicenter near Cinchona. It was caused by Varablanca-Angel fault.
  • College Football, 11th BCS National Championship, Dolphin Stadium, Miami Gardens: #2 Florida beats #1 Oklahoma, 24-14

Famous Deaths

  • Don Galloway, American actor (Arrest & Trial, Ironside), dies at 71
  • Richard John Neuhaus, Canadian-American Christian writer and editor (b. 1936)
2009 Highlights

About January 8, 2009

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 13 years, 8 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) - Beyonce
  • UK #1 Song: Hallelujah - Alexandra Burke