On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 2016

Day of the Week: Friday

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

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