On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 2016

Historical Events


Person of InterestEl Chapo Finally Recaptured

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announces the recapture of drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, six months after he escaped prison

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Mexican drug lord Joaquín
Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán in American custody after being extradited to the United States
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Famous Weddings

  • Singer Colton Dixon (24) weds longtime love Annie Coggeshall in Nashville, Tennessee

Famous Deaths

  • Maria Teresa de Filippis, Italian racing car driver (first woman to complete in Formula One), dies at 89
2016 Highlights

About January 8, 2016

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 8 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Capricorn