What Happened on January 8, 2017

Historical Events

Golden Globes

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

Famous Weddings

  • Dutch-American "Dancing with the Stars" pro Louis Van Amstel (44) weds American health coach Joshua Lancaster (27) in Sundance, 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?"; "I Am A Cathedral"), 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? 6 years, 2 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Black Beatles - Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane
  • UK #1 Song: Rockabye - Clean Bandit