On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 2017

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Film tv awardsGolden Globes

74th Golden Globes: "Moonlight", Casey Affleck and Isabelle Huppert win


Famous Weddings

  • "Dancing with the stars" pro Louis Van Amstel (44) weds health coach Joshua Lancaster in Utah

Famous Deaths

  • Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, 4th President of Iran (1989-97) and de facto commander-in-chief of the Iranian military during the Iran-Iraq War, dies of a heart attack at 82
  • Peter Sarstedt, British musician (Where do you go to my lovely), dies at 75
  • Roy Innis, American activist, leader of the Congress of Racial Equality, dies at 82