On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 2017

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
  • Buddy Bregman, American orchestra leader and arranger (Eddie Fisher Show; Ella Fitzgerald's Cole Porter Songbook), dies of Alzheimer's disease complications at 86 [1]
  • Peter Sarstedt, British pop-folk singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Where Do You Go To (My Lovely?"), dies at 75
  • Roy Innis, American activist, leader of the Congress of Racial Equality, dies at 82
2017 Highlights

About January 8, 2017

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 9 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn