On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 2014

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 15 people are killed & 130 injured in a hotel fire in Medina, Saudi Arabia
  • 17 people are killed after a truck & bus collide in Mendoza, Argentina
  • Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe claim gold and silver medals in the moguls freestyle skiing event at the Sochi Winter Olympics; first Canadian sisters to stand together on the podium
  • Netherlands sweeps the medals in the men's 5,000m speed skating at the Sochi Winter Olympics; Sven Kramer retains title (Vancouver (2010) ahead of team mates Jan Blokhuijsen and Jorrit Bergsma
  • Ole Einar Bjørndalen equals the Winter Olympics medal record with 12
  • Slopestyle snowboarding event makes Olympic debut at Sochi Winter Games; American Sage Kotsenburg is inaugural men's gold medallist