On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 2017

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • US Senate confirms Jeff Sessions Attorney General, after controversy and protests

Famous Deaths

  • Ljubisa Beara, Bosnian general convicted of overseeing Srebrenica Massacre, dies in prison at 77
  • Nicolai Gedda, Swedish opera tenor (Opera Two to Six), dies at 91
  • Peter Mansfield, British Physician whose discoveries led to MRI (2003 Nobel Prize), dies at 83
  • Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, British socialite, dies at 45