What Happened on January 8, 2016

Historical Events

Album Release

ISO/Columbia Records/Sony Music release David Bowie's 26th and final studio album "Blackstar" on his 69th birthday; enters charts in US and UK at #1

El Chapo Finally Recaptured

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

Famous Weddings

  • American country music singer Colton Dixon (24) weds longtime love Annie Coggeshall (27) in Nashville, Tennessee

Famous Deaths

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

About January 8, 2016

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 7 years, 2 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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