On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 2021

Historical Events

  • Martial law declared in Mandalay, Myanmar, amid continuing protests against the country's military coup
  • South Africa halts rollout of Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine after research into the South African variant showed no protection again mild and moderate illness

Famous Deaths

  • David Egerton, English rugby union #8 (7 caps; Bath Rugby) and broadcaster (BBC), dies from COVID-19 at 59
  • Marty Schottenheimer, American football coach (Cleveland Browns, KC Chiefs; NFL Coach of Year 2004, San Diego Chargers), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 77
  • Mary Wilson, American pop vocalist (Supremes - "Where Did Our Love Go?"), dies at 76 [1]
2021 Highlights

About February 8, 2021

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? and 1 month
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Waitangi Day (New Zealand)

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius