On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 2020

Historical Events

  • Gunman shoots and kills 29 people in a shopping center in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, with 57 injured. Shooter shot and killed by security forces a day later.
  • Irish General Election: No party wins a majority, Sinn Féin 37 seats and the popular vote, Fianna Fáil 38 seats, Leo Varadkar's ruling Fine Gael only 35 seats

Famous Deaths

  • Erhard Schnell, German automotive designer 'Father of the Opel GT', dies at 92
  • Robert Conrad [Conrad R. Falk], American actor (Wild Wild West), dies at 84
2020 Highlights

About February 8, 2020

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 4 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Box - Roddy Ricch
  • UK #1 Song: Blinding Lights - The Weeknd