On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 2016

Historical Events

Television Debut

Late-night talk show "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" debuts on TBS in the US

Famous Deaths

  • John Disley, Welsh athlete (co-founded London Marathon), dies at 87
  • Violetta Verdy, French ballerina and teacher, dies at 82
2016 Highlights

About February 8, 2016

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 5 years, 9 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Waitangi Day (New Zealand)

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius