On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 2013

Historical Events

  • 130 wildfires across Australia‚Äôs east coast force thousands to evacuate their homes
  • 2,130 prisoners held by the Syrian government are exchanged for 48 Iranians kidnapped by Syrian rebels

Sports History

Steve Nash records his 10,000th career assist against Houston

Famous Deaths

  • Jeanne Manford, American gay rights activist, dies at 92
  • Kenojuak Ashevak, Canadian Inuit artist, dies from lung cancer at 85
2013 Highlights

About January 8, 2013

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 10 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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