On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 2020

Historical Events

  • Duke and Duchess of Sussex announce they are stepping back as "senior" royals, will work towards becoming financially independent
  • Iran launches missile strike on Irbil and Al Asad bases in Iraqi housing some American troops in retaliation to assassination of General Qasem Soleimani
  • Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 crashes just after take-off from Tehran, Iran, killing all 176 people on board

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US singer Justin Bieber reveals he has Lyme disease, an infectious disease spread by ticks

Pop Star Justin Bieber
Pop Star
Justin Bieber

Famous Deaths

  • Peter T. Kirstein, British computer scientist 'European father of the internet' (Internet Protocol), dies at 86
2020 Highlights

About January 8, 2020

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn